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Getting toSalt Cay
Preparing a Piper Aztec PA23 for a flight to Salt Cay.
Salt Cay has several scheduled flights a week from Providenciales and Grand Turk. Salt Cay is part of the Turks Islands group, and is located about 80 miles (129 km) east of Providenciales. Due to this distance, passenger ferries between Salt Cay and Providenciales are unfeasible.
If you're staying overnight on Salt Cay, you may want to 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 (citizens of the United States, Canada and United Kingdom 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 airlines, Caicos Express Airways and interCaribbean, operate routes between Providenciales and Grand Turk. Be warned that cargo space may be limited as small Piper Aztecs and de Havilland Twin Otters are the typical aircraft of choice.
Cost is around $160 per person round trip from Providenciales, 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.