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A dirt track on the north shore of Salt Cay.

Getting Around Salt Cay

Driving an off-road golf car on Salt Cay can be a lot of fun.

Salt Cay doesn't have any paved roads and there isn't any public transportation or taxis on the island.

Your only choices are to walk (the island from end to end is about 3.8 miles/6.2 km), or rent a cycle, scooter, or off-road golf cart.

Our recommendation (especially for day trip visitors) is to rent an off-road cart. With such a vehicle, you’ll be able to see all of the main sights easily in one day. No local companies rent cars, but an off-road golf cart is a lot more fun.

It depends a bit on your schedule and what you want to see, but walking is generally not our suggested means of transport outside of the confines of Balfour Town. It’s extremely hot and dry on Salt Cay and there’s very little shade, so bring plenty of water and a hat if you decide to explore on foot.

Bicycles can be a good way to get around Again, this is a very hot and dry island and cycling will not be for everyone, however, much of Salt Cay can be explored by an active cyclist in a day.

Several of the rental villas and guest houses include a bicycle, and local businesses rent them for day trippers.

Two local companies rent off-road golf carts for rent for around $80/day including gas (2017 price). This is a fun way for getting around the island. Despite having a sun roof, you will still get sun-burn so make sure you bring sun cream and a hat. Don't worry about gas as the tank will last you the full day.

Scooters are also sometimes available for rent, but the sandy roads of the island are better suited for off-road golf carts.

Booking and Reservations

We recommend that you book in advance to ensure that a cart or scooter is available (as there's a limited selection of vehicles available).

Deane's Dock
Deane’s Dock is the oldest harbour in the Turks and Caicos and the only port on Salt Cay. Along with the passenger ferry, local water sport businesses and fisherman use this complex.
Pirates Hideaway
Three suites, with one to three bedrooms available located near the beach. Also rents golf carts.
Salt Cay Airport (SLX)
This small single runway and terminal airport is domestic only and services the island of Salt Cay.
Salt Cay Community Ferry
This ferry service is scheduled for three days per week and runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. It travels between Deane’s Dock on Salt Cay and South Dock on Grand Turk. Travel time is about one hour.
Salt Cay Rentals
This business offers rentals of bicycles, scooters and rugged golf cart style vehicles. Reservations recommended.