The La Famille Express is a grounded shipwreck located near the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, about two miles offshore from Long Bay Beach. It is a popular spot for boat cruises and jet skiers, as well as kiteboarders launching from Long Bay Beach’s unrivaled kite spot, as well as proficient kayakers and stand up paddle boarders. The La Famille Express was originally christened the oрт-евенко (or Fort Shevchenko in English) in 1953 in the Soviet Union, where it worked as an oil rig service ship, ferrying supplies to remote offshore oil wells. It has since become a popular landmark in the Turks and Caicos.



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  • Teresa Such
    Teresa Such
    7 months ago

    Really cool visit. Getting up to the top of the ladder and getting yourself over is hard. Highly recommend water shoes as the entire ship is rusty. Not crowded when we pulled up (we went on sun afternoon) : one boat full of people was leaving as soon as we pulled up. When we left a couple jet skiers pulled up. Highly recommend

  • Isabella M
    Isabella M
    3 months ago

    Very cool to see. It is very rusty so I don’t recommend going on the shipwreck, but even just looking around it was a great experience! The distance is decieving from the shoreline- it is NOT walking distance. Take a boat or jet ski

  • Thomas Novelli
    Thomas Novelli
    a year ago

    What is not to like? A unique shipwreck site in a beautiful setting. If jumping off of the wreck, be careful as some areas are more shallow than others. Best place to jump is towards the port side of the hull.

  • Bryant Boyd
    Bryant Boyd
    a year ago

    Very unique and interesting place to visit. Bringing water shoes is a must. Make sure you have your tetanus shot prior to getting on board as well. It’s definitely a must see but you have to be very brave and a risk taker to actually climb on the boat. YouTube some of the videos prior to going to see what the inside looks like.

  • Ronald
    a year ago

    Jumping off a ship is what this experience is all about. The ship itself is abandoned and is now a major attraction in the islands. You can go there by jet ski or boat as part of an excursion and they will gladly let you off once near the ship. You can choose to jump off it or just explore. Of course jumping is what everyone wants to do. Just make sure you land feet first. Otherwise it can be a painful landing and you will have the bruise to show for it.

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