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North Caicos & Middle Caicos Ferry Services

Note: Please be aware that the Providenciales - North Caicos ferry service now lands at Bellefield Landing, and not Sandy Point Marina. Guests transiting to North Caicos will typically not have to take any action, as car rental companies and taxis will be aware of ferry landing locations and act accordingly.
North caicos ferry at Sandy Point Marina
The Providenciales and North Caicos ferry services operate small passenger vessels.

Passenger ferries are the typical way to travel between the islands of Providenciales and North Caicos, and are the favored means of transport whether you’re visiting our central Garden Islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos for the day, or are staying overnight. Both islands have an airport, yet there are no scheduled flights to either island.

Visiting North Caicos and Middle Caicos from Providenciales on a day trip is one of our top recommended activities, and it’s easy to plan your adventure.

There are no scheduled ferries suitable for the transport of cars or vehicles. The regular ferries are small passenger vessels that carry 15-50 people.

The ferry service takes about 25 minutes each way, and follows a highly scenic route along the exquisite Caicos cays. You’ll get amazing views of Little Water Cay, Half Moon Bay, Water Cay, Pine Cay, Fort George Cay, Dellis Cay, and Parrot Cay on the journey. Have your camera ready!

Two businesses provide ferry services to North Caicos: Caribbean Cruisin', and MV My Girl.

Caribbean Cruisin’ is the foremost service, and operates several vessels in their signature blue and yellow color scheme. This service offers the most scheduled ferries per day.

MV My Girl operates one smaller vessel, which is suitable for about 12-15 persons.

Reservations and Booking

Aerial view of Little Water Cay and Half Moon Bay on the North Caicos ferry route
Aerial view of the Caicos Cays between Providenciales and North Caicos.
Reservations are not typically required, simply arrive at the dock 20-30 minutes prior to departure.

Both ferry services are $35 per person, one way, and $65 return fare.

Tickets may only be valid for one day, so select the one-way fare if you’ll be returning on a different day. On North Caicos, fares may be purchased at the ferry.

The ferries are typically punctual and depart within about 10 minutes of scheduled times. On normal days, and if you are aware of the departure location, arrival at the dock 15-20 minutes prior to departure is sufficient. If you haven’t been on the ferry before, we advise allowing for extra time.

If you’re traveling with a large group, we advise contacting the ferry in advance to ensure sufficient space.

If you’re traveling on the day of the Valentine’s Day Cup sailboat race, we advise arriving a minimum of 30 minutes early in order to secure a spot on the ferry. Caribbean Cruisin’ will typically run multiple vessels to accommodate any extra passengers, yet there may be delays.

North Caicos ferry
The 'MV My Girl' Providenciales - North Caicos ferry at Leeward.

Luggage and Excessive Cargo

Both ferry services technically have luggage weight restrictions, yet these are rarely if ever enforced.

If you’ll be transporting oversized items such as a kayak or paddleboard, or are bringing large amounts of cargo, we advise contacting the ferry in advance of your journey. Bicycles are typically welcome.

Middle Caicos Ferry

There are no scheduled ferries to the island of Middle Caicos. North Caicos and Middle Caicos are connected by a road causeway, so it’s possible to drive across both islands. Day trips and tours to either island simply start on North Caicos.

Where to Catch the North Caicos Ferry

The Ferry Dock on Providenciales

The ferry port on Providenciales for the North Caicos ferry
The Heaving Down Rock ferry dock on Providenciales for the North Caicos ferry.

On Providenciales, the ferry departs from Heaving Down Rock Marina (Walkin Marina), which is on the far eastern end of the island. It’s very easy to find this area on Providenciales–simply follow Leeward Highway to its conclusion. If you continue past the Gateway to Grace Bay roundabout, the dual carriageway Leeward Highway transforms into a paved road with one lane in each way, yet continues in the same direction. There are small road signs indicating the way at the Grace Bay roundabout, and near Heaving Down Rock.

It takes a little less than 20 minutes to drive from the Providenciales International Airport to the ferry dock, and less than 10 from the Grace Bay region.

Caribbean Cruisin’s ferries depart from inside the marina area itself, in front of the blue and yellow building off to the right of the road, where the floating docks can be seen. This structure is the ticket office.

MV My Girl Ferry Service simply docks where the road ends at the water, and is technically outside of Heaving Down Rock Marina at the public government boat-slip area. There’s a short floating dock. Purchase fares at the ferry boat.

Ferry Docks on North Caicos

On North Caicos, both Caribbean Cruisin’ and MV My Girl land at Bellefield Landing, which is a small dock and cargo port on the southwestern point of the island. There is restaurant and a gift shop at Bellefield Landing. Car rental companies and taxis will typically meet their guests arriving via ferry quite close to where the boat lands.

Please be aware that ferry schedules may change with little warning. To check the current schedule, visit TCI Ferry.
Caribbean Cruisin’ North Caicos Ferry Schedule
Weekdays and Saturday
Departure from Providenciales Departure from North Caicos
7:30 AM 8:00 AM
9:30 AM 10:00 AM
1:00 PM 1:30 PM
3:30 PM 4:00 PM
5:00 PM 5:30 PM
Sunday and Most Holidays
Departure from Providenciales Departure from North Caicos
8:00 AM 8:30 AM
2:00 PM 2:30 PM
4:00 PM 4:30 PM
MV My Girl North Caicos Ferry Schedule
Weekdays and Saturday
Departure from Providenciales Departure from North Caicos
9:30 AM 7:00 AM
12:30 PM 10:00 AM
3:00 PM 1:00 PM
4:00 PM 3:00 PM
Sunday and Most Holidays
Departure from Providenciales Departure from North Caicos
8:00 AM 7:00 AM
4:30 PM 4:00 PM

North Caicos Ferry Services

Caribbean Cruisin'
Located at Heaving Down Rock Marina on the east end of Providenciales, Caribbean Cruisin' is the primary passenger ferry service operator in the country, with routes from Providenciales to North and South Caicos. They also provide jet ski rentals and tours, boat charters, and excursions, and water sports.
MV My Girl Ferry Service
This ferry service travels between Heaving Down Rock on Providenciales and Bellefield Landing on North Caicos. We recommend calling ahead to verify the schedule.