Our group decided to book the shore snorkel experience. Half of our group had never snorkeled before and we thought this would be a good fit for all of us. The excursion was well organized where we were met at the port and escorted to a bus for the 5 minute ride to the dive spot. When we got to Don Foster's dive site we were greeted by 3 very professional instructors who informed us of what we needed to know and then suited us up. This excursion was entitled shore snorkel, but you could not walk into the water. We were instructed to get in the water by using the ladder and then put on our gear. We were in the water about an hour and a half and we saw a variety of fish and coral. The water was crystal clear! Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed this excursion and would do it again on future trips to Grand Cayman.
This was a very relaxing day! We chose not to take an excursion, however, when we got off the ship we decided to hire a driver to take us around the city. Leroy took us to view Dunn's River Falls, through the city of St. Anne to see how the typical Jamiacan's live, and to the private Bamboo beach. Our tour with Leroy ended in the shopping district which was an easy 5 minute walk back to the port. The shopping area was rather small but suited our needs for souvenirs and a cool drink on a hot June day. We stumbled on Margaritaville and hung out there for about an hour enjoying the music, pool with water slide, and the small beach area. I was impressed on how clean Ocho Rios was. The one complaint I had read about was how the peple beg you,but we never really experienced this even when we walked back to the cruise port. People would ask you to buy something, but if you said no that was it, they would leave you alone. Overall, it was a great day and I'm looking forward to going back in the future.