We had booked the “Turtle Encounter and Island Tour” with Celebrity. Once off the ship (done through tender in Grand Cayman) we had to wait an extra 10-15 min because of some confusion. Due to rough sea conditions, all excursions that included the stingrays were cancelled. That created an understandable confusion as guests were offered to book other excursions. Overall, a 10-15 min wait was not bad for such a cancellation.
Once ready, we were driven directly to the Turtle farm and the island tour was postponed to after the turtles. Which was fine with us.
Once at the Turtle Farm we were given a quick tour by a local guide. The tour done we were given the opportunity to spend some quality time with turtles that we could take in our hands for some pictures. A real special moment for my wife who really loves turtles. We were free to spend as much time as we wanted as the remaining 1.5-2 hours was free at the Turtle Farm. The tour also included the opportunity to snorkel a nice man made artificial lagoon that is home to nice fishes and turtles. Snorkeling equipment was provided and we were free to spend as much time as we wanted in the lagoon. We did take our time and at some moments we were all by ourselves, letting the underwater life coming close to us. A great experience!
After the stay at the Turtle Farm the group left to do the island tour. As Grand Cayman was our last port of call we decided to skip that portion of the tour and go to the beach for 1.5 hour. We boarded a public bus (small van) and paid 2.50US$ per person to go to a beach club (Royal Palm). The entrance to the beach club was 2US$ per person. The beach was splendid, turquoise water and beautiful sand. Once finished it was a 5 minutes taxi ride (5US$ per person) back to the pier to catch one of the last tender to our ship.
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