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Getting to North Caicos and Middle Caicos

The sparsely populated North Caicos and Middle Caicos are the two largest islands in the Turks and Caicos and are connected by a drivable causeway. On this page you'll find information on how to get to these islands from Providenciales.

At this time, there are no scheduled ferries or flights to North Caicos or Middle Caicos from any other island or country.

Ferries

See also Domestic Flights and Ferries.

Regular scheduled ferries depart from Heaving Down Rock Marina, Providenciales and arrive at Sandy Point Marina, North Caicos. You then drive across to Middle Caicos.

This is the easiest and most cost effective way to get to North and Middle Caicos. This service is offered by two operators and usually runs several times a day, seven days a week. The ferry trip usually takes about forty minutes each way and tickets can be purchased at the dock before departure. Return fares cost $50 (2015). The primary ferry company is Caribbean Cruisin', but MV My Girl Ferry also offers the service.

We recommend that you arrive at the marinas at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departures. On most days, reservations are not required. The Valentine’s Day Cup event can see the ferry filled to capacity, so you’ll want to arrive early if travelling during that holiday.

The Providenciales - North Caicos ferry arriving at Sandy Point Marina, North Caicos.

The Causeway

See also Getting Around North Caicos and Middle Caicos.

A one mile causeway road connects North and Middle Caicos, so it's easy to travel between both islands and they function more as a single island.

Although heavily damaged during two 2008 hurricanes, extensive repairs have been made and the causeway is safe and suitable now for any vehicle. However, due to a few rough transitions from the bridges and asphalt to the unpaved sections, it’s advisable to pay attention and not to exceed the speed limit.

The distance from Sandy Point Marina, (the far end of North Caicos and landing spot for the ferry) to Lorimers (far east on Middle Caicos) is 32.1 miles (51.6 kilometres).

Driving over the North Caicos - Middle Caicos Causeway.

Flights

There are no scheduled flights to either islands.

Since the introduction of the ferry and the construction of the causeway, demand for flights dropped significantly and the route was no longer profitable for local airlines.

North Caicos Airport (NCA) is still open for charter flights and special occassions, but Middle Caicos Airport (MDS) has been closed.

Charter flights may make sense for groups of about 6 people or more.

Flight time from Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is about 10-15 minutes.