The Providenciales - North Caicos ferry arriving at Sandy Point Marina, North Caicos.
The sparsely-populated North Caicos and Middle Caicos are the two largest islands in the Turks and Caicos, and are connected by a
road causeway. Collectively, these two Garden Islands make up most of the landmass in our archipelago.
The only scheduled public transport between North Caicos and Middle Caicos and any other island in the Turks and Caicos are passenger ferry services that operate between Providenciales and North Caicos. Once on North Caicos, it’s possible to drive across both islands due to the causeway.
On this page you'll find information on the ferry services, which travel between
Heaving Down Rock on Providenciales and either
Sandy Point Marina or
Bellefield Landing on North Caicos, as well as charter flight services.
There are no scheduled domestic or international flights to North Caicos or Middle Caicos.
Middle Caicos may appear to be within easy access of South Caicos, yet it’s not. The northern and eastern deep water routes between the islands are typically too rough for most of the small local vessels, and the shallows of the
Caicos Banks and Stake Bank directly between the islands prevent the passage of all but the smallest and most specialised flats boats.
The ferry is the easiest and most cost-effective way to get to North and Middle Caicos. This service is offered by two operators and usually runs several times a day, seven days a week. The trip usually takes about thirty minutes each way and tickets can be purchased at the port before departure. Return fares cost $55 (2020). The primary ferry company is
Caribbean Cruisin', yet
MV My Girl Ferry Service also offers a similar service.
We recommend that you arrive at the marinas at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure times. On most days, reservations are not required. Events such as the Valentine’s Day Cup or Crab Fest can see the ferry filled to capacity, so you’ll want to arrive early if travelling during such holidays.
North Caicos has two marinas, both located on the western coast. There are no marinas on Middle Caicos, only very small fishing piers and docks near the causeway landing on the west side of the island, at
Conch Bar Beach, and at Lorimers. The docks on Middle Caicos are not feasible for cruising vessels due to shallows and reefs.