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The notoriously tiny airstrip at the Salt Cay airport has been lengthened and resurfaced -- but you still need to arrive during daylight hours; the airstrip is not lighted for night. Air Turks & Caicos (tel. 649/946-4999 or 649/946-6940 or -6906 on Salt Cay; www.airturksandcaicos.com) and fly to Salt Cay from Providenciales. Or you can charter a flight with Global Airways (tel. 649/231-0045; www.globalairways.tc) or Caicos Express (tel. 649/244-1407; caicosexpressairways@tciway.tc); flights run from $500 to $650 a charter.

Air Turks & Caicos offers daily flights between Provo and Salt Cay; the flight takes 30 minutes and costs $160. Contact Global for schedules and fees.

A government-subsidized ferry runs between Grand Turk and Salt Cay, weather permitting, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (leaving from South Dock -- the island's only dock, by the way). The trip takes an hour and costs $12. You can also hire a private boat operator to take you between Salt Cay and Grand Turk (as long as the seas aren't too rough). Contact Salt Cay Adventure Tours (tel. 649/946-6909; www.saltcaytours.com). Cruise-ship passengers who arrive in Grand Turk can also contact Salt Cay Adventure Tours to arrange day trips to Salt Cay.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.