the Caribbean Cruisn' passenger ferry boat in the Bellefield Landing Channel The North Caicos ferry off of the south coast of Pine Cay.
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Getting to North Caicos & Middle Caicos

The sparsely-populated North Caicos and Middle Caicos are the two largest islands in the Turks and Caicos, and are connected by a causeway. On this page you'll find information on how to get to these islands from Providenciales. There are scheduled passenger ferries to North Caicos from Providenciales (you can then drive across the causeway to Middle Caicos).

There are no scheduled flights to North Caicos or Middle Caicos, either international or domestic.

Ferries to North Caicos and Middle Caicos

passenger ferry boat arriving at Sand Point Marina on North Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands
The Providenciales - North Caicos ferry arriving at Sandy Point Marina, North Caicos.

Regular scheduled ferries depart from Heaving Down Rock Marina (Walkin Marina) on Providenciales, and arrive at Sandy Point Marina (or in the case of the MV My Girl Ferry Service, Bellefield Landing), North Caicos. You are then able to drive across to Middle Caicos.

This 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 ferry trip usually takes about thirty minutes each way and tickets can be purchased at the dock before departure. Return fares cost $50 (2018). The primary ferry company is Caribbean Cruisin', but MV My Girl Ferry Service also offers the service.

We recommend that you arrive at the marinas at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departures. On most days, reservations are not required. The Valentine’s Day Cup event can see the ferry filled to capacity, so you’ll want to arrive early if travelling during that holiday.

The Causeway

North Caicos and Middle Caicos Causeway
The North Caicos and Middle Caicos Causeway.

A one mile causeway road connects North and Middle Caicos, so it's easy to travel between both islands, and they largely function as a single island.

Although heavily damaged during two 2008 hurricanes, the causeway has been completely repaired and is now safe and suitable for any vehicle. It's quite a scenic drive when crossing.

The distance from Sandy Point Marina, (the far end of North Caicos and landing spot for the ferry) to Lorimers (far east on Middle Caicos) is 32.1 miles (51.6 kilometres).


There are no scheduled flights to either islands.

Since the introduction of the ferry and the construction of the causeway, demand for flights dropped significantly and the route was no longer profitable for local airlines.

North Caicos Airport (NCA) is still open for charter flights and special occasions, but Middle Caicos Airport (MDS) has been closed.

Flight time from Providenciales International Airport (PLS) is about 10-15 minutes.

Note: Charter flights may make sense for groups of about 6 people or more.

Boats and Yachts

North Caicos has two marinas, both located on the western coast. There are no marinas on Middle Caicos, only a few piers along the northern coast.

North Caicos Marinas

Bellefield Landing
Bellefield Landing is the industrial and fishing port for the islands of North and Middle Caicos. This site is also the landing point for some of the Providenciales passenger ferries.
Sandy Point Marina
Found on the northwest point of North Caicos, this is the main marina on the island and the landing point for the Providenciales ferry.


North Caicos Airport (NCA)
This small and quiet airport on North Caicos (NCA) has an asphalt runway. There are no regular scheduled flights that land here.
Middle Caicos Airport (MDS)
Found near the settlement of Conch Bar, this airport has largely been inactive since the construction of the North Caicos – Middle Caicos causeway in 2007. The airport has a small “terminal” building and a 2200 foot paved runway.
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