Booked thru Turks and Caicos Reservations: $100. for ferry ride and $100. guided tour for the 2 of us. This was our first trip to North/Middle, glad we had a guide. Charles met us at the ferry (we went over on the 9:30 ferry) and after he took care of a couple of car rentals...he owns Superior Car Rentals....we were on our way. We stopped at 3 Mary Cays, Horsestable Beach, Cottage Pond, Flamingo Pond, Pumpkin Bluff, Mudgin Harbor and Dragon Cay and Bambarra Beach. Charles also pointed out places of interest in Whitby, Kew,....we stopped at the caves....
Flamingos: saw flamingos at Pumpkin Bluff Pond .....they were on the far side so all we could see was pink dots on the water!! Charles said yesterday they were closer!! Also saw them at Flamingo Pond - go figure! But again, at a distance. Closest we saw was as we drove down the road....on our return trip to. Sandy Point... saw one by itself and it was showing off a little!
Mudgin Harbor/Dragon Cay: I could have stayed there all day......waves were crashing, and we were hesitant to walk to the Dragon, although others did and some were snorkeling the area. Walking down the path from the praying hands, waves were really crashing big here...Totally mesmerizing. So beautiful.....
Lunch at Mudgin Harbor Grill: grilled snapper and salad which was wonderful. Dr. G served some great drinks and Patrice took great care of us. Views were outstanding.
On to the Conch Bar Caves....not on my have to list, but DH was interested. However, after we arrived, there were no flashlights available, so after a quick walk to the....Skylight Chamber....it was on to Bambarra Beach....and I was relieved!! More beach, less cave!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Charles. He is a local, from Middle Caicos, and so knowledgeable...he pointed out many places of interest on the villages of Whitby, Kew....and others. Although I assumed we would hit Daniel's and the Barracuda Bar, we didn't make it. We had scheduled the 4:00 ferry for the return. I would encourage anyone interested in exploring to consider this excursion, especially for the first trip. I think Charles has a pretty "planned tour" but you could let him know if there are places you are more interested in and those you prefer to skip. We enjoyed the history and information he shared. When we return, we will rent a car from Charles at Superior and focus our time on Mudgin/Dragon Cay.
Thanks for the responses on what to take and suggestions...for us, glad we did not take snorkel gear...too rough and too rushed...we took water shoes but flip flops were sufficient...wish we had made time for a few other stops. Next time!!
Another great day in TCI. Down to the last four full days....it's nothing but beach time from here on out!!!