Grand Cayman (Georgetown) Hell Excursion Reviews

Visit Hell -- a group of short, black, limestone formations located in Grand Cayman. It’s touristy, but it’s a must-do (and a great photo op for your cruise scrapbook).
Great tour of the island- this was a very beautiful island, relaxed and lovely
Great tour of the island- this was a very beautiful island, relaxed and lovely
Great tour of the island- this was a very beautiful island, relaxed and lovely Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
It was OK.
It was OK. Just a spot on the map called Hell.
It was OK. Just a spot on the map called Hell. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Okay, this one had it's ups and downs.
Okay, this one had it's ups and downs. Upside - Georgetown is not huge so it doesn't take long to go from one place to the next. They had the lowest pressure port market of any we went to, there was no high pressure to buy ... Read More
Okay, this one had it's ups and downs. Upside - Georgetown is not huge so it doesn't take long to go from one place to the next. They had the lowest pressure port market of any we went to, there was no high pressure to buy anything. The port and island are beautiful although it is beginning to suffer from over-development that was not present when I last visited 20 years ago. The tour guide was talkative...too talkative. We only had 20 minutes at the Turtle Farm and he took up 6-7 giving us a speech about the Turtle Farm. Look, I appreciate information as much as the next tourist but if I only get 20 minutes to look at these beautiful creatures, I would rather do that than hear some guy yammer about them for 28% of my extremely limited time there. Same thing with Hell, 15 minutes to see it, minus 5 minutes of mandated speechifying. The rum factory tour was literally 10-15 minutes. The sting ray adventure was the most laid back because we left Johnny Talks a Lot at the dock and took a leisurely 25 to 30 minute boat ride out to the sting ray sandbar. There was food but it was very overpriced at $10 for a relatively good jerk chicken thigh and two extremely tough and under proofed rolls. They also told everyone they couldn't bring their cameras in the water, this is not true, you can. This was done to force people to buy their overpriced digital shots. Then back to the bus where the driver continued to talk the entire 20 minute ride back to the port. He was often obviously annoyed when people took longer than the 15-20 minutes we had for each stop and was, frankly, annoying to listen to as he constantly referred to the "richest man in the Cayman Islands," owning this or that and gave a 10 minute talk on how much it costs to get a vehicle on the island including taxes and fees. The Cayman Islands are absolutely stunning. This tour was rushed so much and wasted precious time on un-needed and unasked for commentary. Go to one or all of the places on your own, you will have more fun. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very rushed tour.
Very rushed tour. With our tour guide trying to help the souvenir shop sell us stuff
Very rushed tour. With our tour guide trying to help the souvenir shop sell us stuff Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Grand Cayman is very nice.
Grand Cayman is very nice. We went on the Best of Cayman excursion which included Seven Mile Beach, Governor’s Residence, Sea Turtle Farm, Tortuga rum cake, and our final stop was in Hell. Yes, I can honestly say I've been to Hell!
Grand Cayman is very nice. We went on the Best of Cayman excursion which included Seven Mile Beach, Governor’s Residence, Sea Turtle Farm, Tortuga rum cake, and our final stop was in Hell. Yes, I can honestly say I've been to Hell! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Just an OK stop.
Just an OK stop. Mainly to get a t shirt
Just an OK stop. Mainly to get a t shirt Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Took the 2 hour local island tour.
Took the 2 hour local island tour. Liked seeing the hotels but did not like that the gift shop of "Hell" was so run down / badly kept. There is too much tourist money coming in for that to be badly maintained. Also wished I ... Read More
Took the 2 hour local island tour. Liked seeing the hotels but did not like that the gift shop of "Hell" was so run down / badly kept. There is too much tourist money coming in for that to be badly maintained. Also wished I could see more of the local homes - too many gift shops on the tour. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Short stop.
Short stop. Not much to look at. You can have your passport stamped from here. Mostly gift shops capitalizing on the name.
Short stop. Not much to look at. You can have your passport stamped from here. Mostly gift shops capitalizing on the name. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hell was much smaller than expected a good thing??!!) really not much to see.
Hell was much smaller than expected a good thing??!!) really not much to see.
Hell was much smaller than expected a good thing??!!) really not much to see. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Total tourist trap - if it had a different name, nobody would give it a second look.
Total tourist trap - if it had a different name, nobody would give it a second look.
Total tourist trap - if it had a different name, nobody would give it a second look. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the most interesting part of the tour.
This was the most interesting part of the tour. The dead coral is an interesting sight and I'm glad we stopped here. Plus I sent postcards from Hell.
This was the most interesting part of the tour. The dead coral is an interesting sight and I'm glad we stopped here. Plus I sent postcards from Hell. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was part of our turtle farm excursion, so we just went along for the ride.
This was part of our turtle farm excursion, so we just went along for the ride. I would not have paid extra to see this. Altough I do enjoy wearing the shirt I bought that says "I've been to Hell and back, Grand Cayman". ... Read More
This was part of our turtle farm excursion, so we just went along for the ride. I would not have paid extra to see this. Altough I do enjoy wearing the shirt I bought that says "I've been to Hell and back, Grand Cayman". It's a great conversation starter. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Neat little place with interesting rock formations
Neat little place with interesting rock formations
Neat little place with interesting rock formations Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Hell is cute but it's a 5 minute tourist stop.
Hell is cute but it's a 5 minute tourist stop. The Tortuga rum cake factory is too but the rum and cake are worth it. We also visited 7 fathoms rum distillery....at 9 am!
Hell is cute but it's a 5 minute tourist stop. The Tortuga rum cake factory is too but the rum and cake are worth it. We also visited 7 fathoms rum distillery....at 9 am! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It wasn't much.
It wasn't much. But I was told I could now say I've been to Hell and back. I replied that I've been there and back several times already.
It wasn't much. But I was told I could now say I've been to Hell and back. I replied that I've been there and back several times already. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I've been to Hell before, and like before I sent postcards from Hell.
I've been to Hell before, and like before I sent postcards from Hell.
I've been to Hell before, and like before I sent postcards from Hell. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Amvivo was the tour operator and the tour was book through Viator.
Amvivo was the tour operator and the tour was book through Viator. Our ship docked late and Amvivo did not answer their phone when we tried to call. It took three attempts. 35 minutes after the excursion depart Amvivo answered and said ... Read More
Amvivo was the tour operator and the tour was book through Viator. Our ship docked late and Amvivo did not answer their phone when we tried to call. It took three attempts. 35 minutes after the excursion depart Amvivo answered and said the tour had left. When I asked for a refund because they had not answered, I was told 50%. When I threatened to leave negative reviews, like this one, they agreed to 100%. Read the other reviews for yourself though. You will see I am not the first person to state they do not answer their phone. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Could do on own.
Could do on own. Not much to see. Once is enough.
Could do on own. Not much to see. Once is enough. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Been here and used to stay on the island and dive so pretty familiar.
Been here and used to stay on the island and dive so pretty familiar. We just wanted to do something so they took us to Hell (been there--no big deal) and the dolphin place. It really depressed me because they have such a small ... Read More
Been here and used to stay on the island and dive so pretty familiar. We just wanted to do something so they took us to Hell (been there--no big deal) and the dolphin place. It really depressed me because they have such a small enclosure. Kind of like if you were relegated to a 15x15 cell and had to do tricks for your food. Their enclosure should be at least the size of a bay in a natural sandy bottom. The only one I have liked is at Anthony's Key where they have an entire bay that is acres in size and it the actual ocean. I found this place woefully depressing to me. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wanted to see hell but had to run thru hell for the 15 minutes stop which made me mad, as we spent ...
Wanted to see hell but had to run thru hell for the 15 minutes stop which made me mad, as we spent 1/2hr at rum store.we were dropped off at resort for 3 hrs where there was no shade, everything offered at resort was overpriced.
Wanted to see hell but had to run thru hell for the 15 minutes stop which made me mad, as we spent 1/2hr at rum store.we were dropped off at resort for 3 hrs where there was no shade, everything offered at resort was overpriced. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was about a 10 minute stop on our way from the Turtle Farm to Stingray City.
This was about a 10 minute stop on our way from the Turtle Farm to Stingray City. I got a post card purchased, a photo of "hell" itself, but didn't have time to get into the post office and send the card. 10 more minutes ... Read More
This was about a 10 minute stop on our way from the Turtle Farm to Stingray City. I got a post card purchased, a photo of "hell" itself, but didn't have time to get into the post office and send the card. 10 more minutes would have been nice. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We stopped for about 20 mins.
We stopped for about 20 mins. and were able to buy gifts and have our rum cake and shot of rum.
We stopped for about 20 mins. and were able to buy gifts and have our rum cake and shot of rum. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went on an island tour, it included going to Hell, which isn't anything special but it was worth ...
We went on an island tour, it included going to Hell, which isn't anything special but it was worth the stop. We first stopped at a dolphin discovery, then free rum and rumcake testing and then went to hell last.
We went on an island tour, it included going to Hell, which isn't anything special but it was worth the stop. We first stopped at a dolphin discovery, then free rum and rumcake testing and then went to hell last. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Been to "hell" before and this just reinforced the fact that's it's a waste of time.
Been to "hell" before and this just reinforced the fact that's it's a waste of time. There are a few small/crowded shops and a post office, besides the black lava that represents "hell".
Been to "hell" before and this just reinforced the fact that's it's a waste of time. There are a few small/crowded shops and a post office, besides the black lava that represents "hell". Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This one we traveled and ate and shopped.
This one we traveled and ate and shopped. EXCELLENT. Tyrone was amazing tour guide.
This one we traveled and ate and shopped. EXCELLENT. Tyrone was amazing tour guide. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line