ocated on the eastern coast of Providenciales, Heaving Down Rock Marina, (also known as Walkin Marina) functions as a departing port for small passenger ferries, and as a home for both tour boats and private vessels.
The North Caicos and South Caicos Passenger Ferry
The two passenger ferry services, Caribbean Cruisin' and MV My Girl, leave from the general vicinity. These ferries are commonly used when taking a day trip from Providenciales.
Caribbean Cruisin’ operates inside the marina, with an established office and waiting area.
MV My Girl simply docks outside the marina, basically at the turn-around where Leeward Highway concludes at the ocean.
Luggage and Cargo for the Ferry
It’s possible to unload a vehicle quite close to where the ferries depart, and doing so is advisable when traveling with large amounts of luggage. There is ramped access to the boats.
There is no charge for parking either inside or outside the marina. Please consider your chosen parking spot, especially in the turnaround outside the marina, as cargo barges do occasionally dock in the area.
Heaving Down Rock Marina is found near the eastern conclusion of Leeward Highway. Simply drive east on the highway and you’ll eventually arrive at the site. It’s about three miles (4.8 km) from the roundabout near Grace Bay (where Leeward Highway constricts from a four-lane highway to a two-lane road).
If in the Leeward residential region of Providenciales, simply take a left out of the southern entrance gates. The marina is a short 0.4 mile (0.6 km) drive away.
When you’re close to the marina, on your right you’ll pass the former Caicos Conch Farm location.