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The sparsely populated North Caicos and Middle Caicos are the two largest islands in the Turks and Caicos and are connected by a causeway. On this page you'll find information on how to get to these islands from Providenciales.
There are scheduled ferries to North Caicos from Providenciales (you can then drive across the causeway to Middle Caicos). There are no scheduled flights to North Caicos or Middle Caicos from any other island or country.
Regular scheduled ferries depart from Heaving Down Rock Marina (Walkin Marina), Providenciales and arrive at Sandy Point Marina (or in the case of the MV My Girl Ferry Service, Bellefield Landing), North Caicos. You are then able to 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 Service 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.
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).
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.
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.
North Caicos has two marinas, both located on the western coast. There are no marinas on Middle Caicos, only a few piers along the northern coast.