Island Beach and Cave Exploring
North & Middle Caicos Tours: Let us take you on a PRIVATE, guided tour to visit spectacular beaches and seascapes of these beautiful, rural outer islands. Here you’ll get a taste of the old West Indies. We’ll also take you to one of the biggest caves systems in the Caribbean Region.
We pick you up at your hotel (in Grace Bay or Leeward) at 8:30 am and head to the ferry where you get a full briefing on the tour. Then, at 9:30 am, we hop on the ferry for a gorgeous 30 minute ride through the archipelago of the Caicos Cays to North Caicos where an SUV or van is waiting for us. We head through the lush, green island, past small villages and shallow ponds where we hope to see Flamingos, before reaching the Conch Bar Caves. You get a privately guided tour deep into several cave “rooms,” including one where Taino Indian ceremonies took place long ago. Lots of stactites and stalagmites. Trail is a bit uneven and sometimes can be slippery, so we advise wearing aqua shoes for grip or sturdy sandals.
Then it’s on to Mudjin Harbour, one of the most beautiful settings for a beach anywhere on the planet. Seriously, it’s jaw-dropping. We walk along the bluff where you get a spectacular view of the beach and pristine coastline along the wild Atlantic.
Definitely beach time and a dip in the turquoise sea at Mudjin Harbour (which is not actually a “harbour,” just the beach, the water, and you). If conditions are right, you can cross the sandpit to Dragon Cay, a magnificent limestone formation that resembles a dragon.
At lunch time, we head to a local cafe for a delicious lunch for fresh caught snapper, conch, or vegetarian options.
On the way back to North Caicos, we check out the ponds to see if any Flamingos are feeding in the shallow water. We stop off a the Barracuda Bar–the coolest thatched roofed bar right on the beach where we enjoy fresh cut, cold coconuts. Here we take in the serenity of the long, empty stretch of wild beach and ocean. If time permits, we’ll swing by Sandy Point beach, the calmest, most swimmer friendly beach Turks & Caicos. And you will have it all to yourself.
Along the way, we tell you the fascinating history of the place, including Taino Indians, Columbus’s landing in 1492, the real pirates of the Caribbean who hid out on these islands, slave ships wrecks, arrival of Loyalists and slaves following the American Revolution–and bring you right up to present times.
We’re return on the 3:30 pm during standard time or 4:00 pm ferry during daylight savings time and have you back in Provo a half an hour later.
Cost per person: 4 or more people: $325
Cost per person: 3 people: $355
Cost per person: 2 people: $445
(plus $14 government tax per person)
Tour includes transfers from your hotel in Grace Bay or Leeward, private guide, ferry ride, private vehicle, cave tour, beaches, coconuts, snacks, water, lunch.
Note: If you are in a villa outside Grace Bay, there may be an extra charge for the transport to and from the ferry, unless, of course, you have your own vehicle.
Essentials: Bring sturdy sandals, hat, reef safe sunscreen, extra shirt, swim suit, small towel. Aqua shoes for caves highly recommended.
Fair Warning: Imagination likely to run wild. You may feel (or be) transported back in time as shipwrecked sailor centuries ago meeting up with local Taino Indians or pirates. Nobody leaves without being awestruck. Possible bonus: Humpback whales migrating along this coast January-March. May come close enough to be a major lunch-time distraction. Reserve your North and Middle Caicos Tours.