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4x4 carts waiting at the Grand Turk Cruise Center.

Grand Turk Dune Buggy Tours

Our Opinion
This tour is definitely fun, however, it’s definitely worth considering renting a vehicle and exploring on your own as the costs will be less and you’ll likely see more.
3 star rating for Grand Turk Dune Buggy Tours by Visit Turks and Caicos Islands
Cruising on Lighthouse Road, Grand Turk.

Guided tours are a popular activity on Grand Turk, and off-road “dune buggy” carts are definitely a fun adventure option. Two person carts are the standard vehicle, and they have a rack on the back for backpacks and bags. These are similar to ATV tours offered on the island, but differ as you're actually sitting inside a vehicle instead of straddling it as with a motorcycle.

As a British territory, we drive on the left. Traffic on Grand Turk is typically quite light and a guide dune buggy leads the convoy, so navigation and driving conditions are mostly stress-free.

There is a bit off driving on unpaved roads, but much of the tour route takes place on paved roads (although some of the surfaced roads are a bit rough). There is no actual off-roading on this excursion.

Complimentary drinking water is included.

Sights and Stops

Tours begin at the Grand Turk Cruise Center. If you're not arriving on a cruise, call in advance to ensure that a ride can be arranged.

Hawkes Nest, where you’ll see abandoned salt ponds, is the initial stop. Next up is Gun Hill, a low bluff that offer views over White Sands Beach and Gibbs Cay.

Tours continue onto to North Wells and the entrance to North Creek. Next up is the scenic Grand Turk Lighthouse and surrounding grounds, which offer great vistas over North Reef and the old decommissioned NAVFAC 104 US Navy Base.

Heading back to the Cruise Center, the excursion visits the Grand Turk Salt Salinas and oceanfront colonial architecture of historical Cockburn Town.

Throughout the tour, you’ll also see many of Grand Turk’s beautiful beaches.

Requirements

Drivers must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. Passengers must be a minimum of 12 years old.

Booking

Tours can be reserved through your cruise line or directly with the local company. There's a limited number of vehicles available, so if this is something you'd like to do we recommend you book in advance.

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