Grand Cayman Island Tour Excursion Reviews
Grand Cayman is a very nice island and I'm glad we took the tour. We booked an tour which did a quick stop at 7-mile beach, the governors mansion, a few minutes at Hell, and a hour or so at the turtle farm. The turtle farm was the best part, we enjoyed playing with the baby turtles, although at first they tried telling us no photos, but then told us we could move farther down and pick up our own turtles to take photos with. The tour guide was a bit negative about the development occurring on the island, but we mostly tuned him out as we looked at the sights. On our way back to the ship we got some rum cakes and samples of rum; we're looking forward to these to remind us about our trip on rainy days.
This tour went to the turtle farm, the town of hell and the rum factory. All were very enjoyable along with the tour of the island. This island is very beautiful and we would love to go back to it even if not on a cruise. This tour was advertised as a 2 1/2 hour tour but barely made it to 2 hours. Did not feel it was worth the money and would do a non cruise line tour if we ever went back.
Have been here 3 times previously. 4 ships in port, beach was out of the question with so many ships. Went into town and found an Island Tour for $15 in an AC bus. WEnt to "Hell" whichone needs to see the "rocks" which I was not aware of and why this place is called "Hell". The Rum factory was just a rum outlet andhad free rum cake and rum tasting. On the waer, nice view. Dolphin Encounter vist, great, clean facilitiy. Watched part of a dophin show, no admission, no donations which surprises me based on the good condition. The "Turtle Farm" was available but it had a $10 admission charge and the stop was just about 20 minutes.
Tour was about 2 hours long and worth the $15. Back in Port had a couple of drinks at the Tiki bar before going back to the ship.
This tour was a bus ride around the island. The bus driver took a lot of time showing us things that were not part of the itinerary. While I"m sure some people appreciate the effort it took for the driver to add a few stops, I felt it took precious time away from the places we actually wanted to see. We felt very rushed at each stop and barely had time to snap a few pictures before we had to get back on the bus.
Lovely place to visit. The island tour was very informative and the stops were good. We've visited "Hell" and the "Tortuga Rum Factory", quite enjoyable.
This tour was excellent. We went to Hell and got the t-shirt, we visited the rum cake factory and tasted samples of rum and rum cake. The piece de resistance was the turtle farm, where my wife says I almost fell into one of the tanks trying to catch a turtle. I was successful and have the photos to prove it. Our guide was a native Caymanian and very knowledgeable. We need back at the port and did some shopping before catching a tender back to the ship.The tour was a full 3 hours and left us wanting to come back for more. Unlike Jamaica we saw not traces of poverty.
The tour operator was difficult to find, but we eventually found them - their operations hut was at a different pier than the one our tender left us off on. We then got in the van and we went to Hell, a Dolphin Encounter and then 7 mile beach. We spent about 20 minutes at each stop. The guide did not really explain about the history of island.
Joyce drove us around the Island in a small, nicely air conditioned minibus. Her narrative was informative, and we visited the Dolphin Encounter, the Turtle Farm, Hell, and some of the Island's historic locations. The tour was just under two hours, and would be good for those who have wondered what lies beyond Stingray City.
Fantastic city tour of the island including Hell and the turtle farm. Also did stingray city, which was extremely fun. Highly recommend Capt Marvin's!!
The last day port day was Grand Cayman. What a lovely Island. It was so beautiful and clean. We rented a car off the web from Grand Cayman Auto and it was only $80 total. We even got upgraded. The cost once there was a bit more (about $120 for the smaller car, $140 for the one we were upgraded to). DRIVE ON THE LEFT! It was fun driving all around. First we went to Hell, and then spent about 20 minutes at 7 mile beach, and then everyone else from the ship got there so we left. We then drove all the around the island, stopping at various beaches and visited the blow holes, and the pirate caves. We had lunch just before we got to rum point and then we went to rum point. The folks from the ship were there already as well and there were still plenty of chairs to enjoy. The water was a bit murky, probably because of all the people. Gasoline was $5.53 the day we were on the island a gallon. We only used 2.75 gallons to tour the whole island!
Tour left 30 minutes late with no apology
Tour of island was nice - saw lots of new development and some of the areas where the locals live
Caution: bring food! There is no food offered during lunch time and we were all starving and had to buy snacks in Hell (heehee). The tour drove by a few places of interest probably only to Caymanians, then to Hell for a 20 minute stop (very bizarre, but kitschy and cute tourist trap), but the driver was really nice and shepherded us around so we wouldn't miss the boat to Stingray City. Bathrooms were there and much appreciated!
We are glad we did this port adventure. The kids especially liked the hands-on eco guide as we earned about the mangroves.
We also learned a great deal about the island from our tour guide, went to Hell and made a short stop at 7-mile Beach, where our family hopped in the beautiful water for about 20 minutes.
The Island part of the Island and Tiki beach tour, was easy, the guide vey friendly and knew her history.
Especially interesting was the ship wreck exhibit & the 200yr. anniversarial plaque. Remnants of the keel & Propeller were wonderful. The Blow hole was awesome.
:Mostly this was a tour of condos along the beach. Not a great tour, but it would probably have been better if we could understand the tour guide a little clearer. She was great but hard to understand. We went to Hell, and stopped at the turtle farm and saw the Dolphin encounter. It was really cute. We returned back to the port with about 2 1/2 hours left to shop. But since we are not really into that we basically took the tender back to the boat early.
guide did very good job
turtle farm very interesting
The bus ride was nice, and the island is nice. I thought we were going to the Rum Factory but we didn't.
The Island Tour with Saltwater Forest in a truly memorable tour. We were driven by bus around the island (yeah, been there and done that) but then we went out on a boat captained by Don. We saw the mangrove trees, canals of the wealthy homes, and the iguanas and birds of Georgetown. This is a must do tour. Danielle gave the narrative of the birds, flora and fauna with an in depth knowledge. Great Tour.
It was a 2 hour tour in a van. We went to Hell and back, spent some time at the Turtle Farm or Dolphin Discovery, sampled rum and rum cake, and learned a little about the island. $20.
The tour was very nice, with stops at the turtle farm, Tortuga rum outlet, and Hell. The driver tells you all about the island's history along the way.
Grand Cayman was Grand Cayman. Unless you bank or scuba dive, Jimmy Buffett's would be a highlight. Tour lady was very friendly and courteous.
Unfortunately, we got stuck with a pathetic tour guide who told us very little about the island. I loved Pedro Saint James and the tour guide there told us more about the island in 1/2 hour than our guide did in 4 hours. He didn't offer very much information about the town of "Hell" (is this a real town or just a tourist place), nor did he offer history of the island. I asked him about pirates and he said all he knew was that there was a festival head each year for them. I liked the places we stopped, but I felt he could have told me more about the island.
Beautiful island. Clean, safe, and friendly people. Beautiful foliage.
Nice tour. Enjoyed the Tortuga place and finally made it to Hell. The submarine ride was interesting and enjoyable. Only negative was fellow travelers disappearing and delaying departures from the stops. That made us miss walking around and shopping near the port because we were running late.
Cayman Islands...My favorite port. We booked "Explore Cayman Land & Sea" and had the best time. We went on the semi-submarine and saw two ship wrecks. Our guide was outstanding, explaining many of the sites and giving us a lots of information about the Cayman Islands. We then stopped at the turtle farm. It smelled bad but ended up being a lot of fun. All of us held turtles and ate a little turtle soup! We visited Hell and I sent myself a postcard. We stopped at a rum cake shop and went to the beach. After our excursion, we went to grab a bite at a restaurant near the port.