Preparing a Piper Aztec PA23 for a flight to Salt Cay.
Salt Cay is the most difficult to access of the inhabited islands in the Turks and Caicos. Salt Cay is part of the Turks Islands group, and is located about 80 miles east of Providenciales. Due to this distance, passenger ferries between Salt Cay and Providenciales are unfeasible.
If you're staying overnight on Salt Cay, it's recommended that you spend a day or two on Providenciales before continuing on to Salt Cay for ease of domestic flight connections, and to allow for a visit to one of the local grocery stores for supplies. If you're visiting to scuba dive, consider visiting the excellent dive sites near Providenciales as well.
For information on connecting through Providenciales, check out the
Getting to Providenciales page. You'll find
passports and visas requirements (United States and United Kingdom citizens don't need a visa), flight information, local connections, and more.
The Salt Cay-Grand Turk ferry at Balfour Harbour, Salt Cay.
The easiest way to get to Salt Cay is via plane. Currently both local Turks and Caicos airplines,
Caicos Express Airways and
interCaribbean, operate routes between Providenciales and Grand Turk. Be warned that cargo space may be quite limited as small the Piper Aztec and de Havilland Twin Otter are the typical aircraft of choice.
Cost is around $180 per person roundtrip from Providenciales (2018), although discounts may be able to be arranged for large groups.
The Salt Cay Ferry typically runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. It departs from Salt Cay, so it’s not suitable for a day trip from Grand Turk to Salt Cay. However, it is viable for day trips from Salt Cay to Grand Turk.