Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Grand Turk Horseback Beach Ride & Swim
Horseback, Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 2 hours
Depart the pier by motor coach and head out on a scenic 15-minute ride from the Grand Turk Cruise Center to the other side of the island. The drive passes by Governor’s Beach, the local airport, and several of Grand Turk's natural salinas -- remnants of the island’s salt industry that was Grand Turk's main source of revenue in the 19th century.
Drive through the charming little city of Cockburn Town, the administrative and political capital of the Turks and Caicos.
The Grand Turk Indigenous Horse Shelter is where your ride begins. Once you’ve been assigned a horse and you’re ready to go, set out on a leisurely ride along a bluff overlooking the beach and the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean.
Learn about the history of the lighthouse and water-catchment area that can be seen in the distance. The horseback trail ride culminates with a home stretch along the beach.
You can take your horse into the water for a swim if you wish. Dismount so the guides can unsaddle the steeds and prepare them for the swim. With just a halter and water-blanket, you’ll enter the ocean on horseback.
When your ride ends, enjoy a shower and time to relax before transferring back to the ship.
On the return drive, enjoy the view of the North Creek where many locals have their boats moored -- this is the only hurricane shelter for yachts traveling between Nassau and Puerto Rico.
If you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of the famous endangered pink flamingos as they bask in the sun in one of the many salinas on the island.
Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel and sunscreen. Bring aqua shoes. Minimum age is 6 years. Maximum weight is 230 lbs. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.