We ordered and pre-paid a 4 hours island tour. They said they need at least 5 people to book this excursions. We were 4 so I paid an extra adult to meet their requirements. When we arrived to the meeting point (which is a yellow wood kiosk in the port), we were told, they don't do this tour because they need at least 10 people to go... Finally we got an offer to go for this "trolley Roger" tour, which was not too bad, Roger was really informative but was short and we were only at a little part of George Town.
Loved this port and really enjoyed this tour - I've seen really poor reviews for this trip but it was just what we wanted. It was an hour long tour on an open trolley that took us around parts of rd island for an hour. We had a really lovely tour guide and weren't stick on a stuffy bus.
Just the right length...driver and guide were friendly and informative. Provided a very basic overview of the Islands' history and culture. Very good for older folks or folks with physical limitations (but not those using a wheelchair).
Absolutely loved this tour. We learned a lot about Grand Cayman and how the island operates (which apparently works for them). Out of the 55k people there they have only about 2200 unemployed, which says a lot. Banking is their #1 industry and banks are charged something like $350k a year by their government. Tourism is their #2 industry. Every cruise ship has to pay Grand Cayman $15 for each person on the ship (crew or passenger) and they sometimes have as many as 17 ships per week. Airlines flying into Grand Cayman pay $25 pp. There are no taxes, no sales tax, no income tax, etc. People who want to move/live there are granted a 7 year visa during which time they need to show what they can do for Grand Cayman. I.e., if they are going to start a business, get that going and start making a profit, in order to stay. Additionally, what we thought was amazing, everyone is given the opportunity for an education. There is no reason for someone not to go to school. It is free to everyone. English is their #1 language and people must learn it. No excuse. We learned so much in that hour tour - quite impressive actually. Would definitely do the tour again.
This was a short trolley tour of Grand Cayman narrated by a tour guide who explained the basic philosophy of the Cayman government and the extensive banking done in Grand Cayman. Highlight was a brief stop at a local beach that was beautiful.
Very nice and quick tour of island highlights. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Also very full tour, it is likely that you and traveling companions won't sit together ...but it is only for about 1 hour.
this tour was great because it lasted about an hour, they picked you up right at the dock, very easy to find the signs, and they spoke to you about the history of cayman islands, showed you around shops, banks, houses, hotels, and a locals beach spot which is gorgeous and they give you 10 minutes to check it out! I truly think its a great value for the money. the island is small, quiet, safe, clean, very different from other islands. truly beautiful. we then took a taxi to 7 mile beach which is amazing and spent a couple hours there before heading back to dock. tenders are easy, fast, and great service with water, cold towels waiting for you before boarding.
Again cheaper than booking through the cruiseline. Made reservations via email before the cruise. Picked the excursion that fit our ships time and gave detailed information on where to find them. Just a block from the cruise terminal. We went on the snorkle and stingray tour and the guys were great. The bus ride to the boat was very informative and nice. Provided water and punch as well is snorkle gear. It was only 40 gor me and 35 for each of my boys. Clean boat and equipment.
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