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.