Begin exploring the capital by strolling along the waterfront Harbour Drive to Elmslie Memorial United Church, named after the first Presbyterian missionary to serve in Cayman. Its vaulted ceiling, wooden arches, and sedate nave reflect the religious nature of island residents. In front of the court building, in the center of town, names of influential Caymanians are inscribed on the Wall of History, which commemorates the islands' quincentennial in 2003. Across the street is the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly Building, next door to the 1919 Peace Memorial Building. View more
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This Grand Cayman shore excursion gives you a memorable overview of this beautiful island. Experience the Cayman Turtle Centre, see the formations of "Hell" and visit the famous Tortuga Rum Company.
Cayman Sea Turtle Centre
Start your day by meeting your guide and accessible van at the Grand Georgetown cruise dock. From here, you will head out on a beautiful scenic drive past the Governor's Residence and the Seven Mile Beach area, and see the traditional architecture of a Caymanian Cottage and the many native fruit trees in the district of West Bay.
Next, you will continue to the first stop of the day, the popular Cayman Sea Turtle Centre. While here, you will have a chance to hold and take pictures with some of the smaller turtles, and see everything from new turtle hatchlings all the way up to some of the largest turtles weighing up to 600 lbs. You will also learn about the conservation efforts of the facility.
Hell, Tortuga Rum Company
After a visit with the turtles, you will continue to the unique rock formations of Hell. Hell is a group of short, black, limestone formations, created by salt and lime deposits over 24 million years.
The last stop of your day will be the famous Tortuga Rum Company outlet where you can sample various rum cakes and rum available for purchase.
Please Note: This tour is designed to be accessible for all guests. It is suitable for guests on a wheelchair who can transfer to a seat. The ship will be at anchor in George Town therefore guests will need to board a tender in order to go ashore. Full time wheelchair users, are kindly requested to contact firstname.lastname@example.org in order to provide further details and determine if the tour is suitable for them. The tour route avoids steps and stairs. Accessible bathrooms with wide doors for wheelchairs are present along the tour route. An accessible vehicle with a wheelchair lift or ramp will be used for transportation. Guides are not allowed to push wheelchairs. The number of accessible vehicles is extremely limited and guests are encouraged to make their accessible shore excursion reservations in advance. A minimum participation of 8 guests is required to operate the excursion at the advertised rate.
Snorkel in the world famous waters of Grand Cayman's stingray sandbar. After a short transfer to the Cayman Island Yacht Club you will board the spacious and comfortable Allura catamaran. Sailing the beautiful waters of the North Sound you will finally reach the stingray sandbar.
Here you will interact with the Southern Stingrays and may be have the possibility of having them eating out of your hand! You will be provided with a mask and a snorkel so that you will be able to swim and see the stingrays. This is a unique experience you will have the opportunity to enjoy only here in Caymans.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utislise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to climb in and out of a boat with deep steps up and down. Wear a bathing suit under a cover-up and suitable water shoes and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Please be aware that guests will have to go barefoot in the water and no footwear will be allowed.
Depart the pier in your awaiting air conditioned bus and drive through George Town, the capital of the Cayman Islands.
Camana Bay Observation Tower
The first stop will be at Camana Bay where you will have an opportunity to see the wonderfully intricate Observation Tower. Take a walk up the majestic 75-foot Observation Tower and be rewarded at the top with a panoramic view of Grand Cayman. There's plenty to see as you go up, including a stunning mosaic mural depicting an underwater scene familiar to divers who have experienced the renowned dive sites for which Cayman is known. From there enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Grand Cayman from Coast to Coast, along with a Bird's Eye view of Camana Bay.
Seven Mile Beach and Hell
Drive out along Seven Mile Beach, otherwise known as the Hotel District. Pass by the Governor's Mansion and sightsee the turquoise colours of the Caribbean Sea and white powdery sands of Seven Mile Beach. View the quaint architecture of a historic Caymanian home. The tour continues on to the Northwest section of the island where you will arrive at the town of Hell, home to a rather unusual rock formation that gives it its name. From here you may mail a post card to family and friends that will be postmark ''mailed from Hell''.
Rum Cake Factory
Next, enjoy a stop at very own Islands Rum Cake Factory, sample the delicious assorted Rums and Famous Rum Cake, and bring them home with you if you wish to.
On the way back to the ship, passing through Heroes Square with its many stores where you may return for shopping after the excursion.
Please note: this tour involves a minimum amount of walking and it is recommended for guests with limited mobility but not for guests utilizing a wheelchair. An elevator is available at the Observation Tower. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable seasonal clothing and walking shoes and bring sunscreen and a camera.
Discover the spectacular undersea beauty of Grand Cayman during this private, two-tank scuba excursion.
Grand Cayman, Don Foster's Dive Shop, Dive Boat-Ride, Caribbean Sea
Present your dive certification card, then depart the pier with your guide for the short transfer to Don Foster's Dive Shop. Upon arrival, receive your safety instructions, have your certification card and dive log checked, and sign your liability waiver. Afterward, you are outfitted with all of your gear before embarking a custom-built dive boat and heading out for your private, two-tank diving adventure.
First Dive, Cayman Wall, Coral, Colourful Sponges, Beautiful Gorgonians
Grand Cayman is a paradise for divers with its translucent, calm waters and magnificent marine life. The first of your two guided dives has a duration of approximately 40-minutes, and includes an opportunity to soar over the legendary Cayman Wall to an average depth of approximately 80 feet (about 24 metres). This spectacular wall features many crevices and overhangs teeming with hard coral, colourful sponges and beautiful gorgonians.
Second Dive, Coral Reef or Wreck, Tropical Fish, Marine Life, Dive Centre, Gift Shop
After your first guided scuba diving session, embark the boat and head out to the second dive site, one of the many shallow, beautiful coral reefs or wrecks in the Caymans. These shallow coves attract colourful and diverse collections of fish and other marine life. Your second dive lasts approximately 55 minutes, and takes place at a depth of approximately 50 feet (about 15.2 metres). Following your second diving session, embark the boat and commence the short ride back to the dive centre. After disembarking the boat, you can stop by the gift shop before re-boarding your coach for the short transfer back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, embark/disembark the boat and manoeuvre in/out of the boat. This tour involves a drift dive with currents, and is recommended for certified divers only. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and bottled water from the ship. As part of our fight against plastic in our oceans and support for recycling, we offer to fill our guest's water bottles with complementary, purified ice water on our boats and at our dive centre; coolers are also available should you want to bring along your own refreshments. We utilise high-standard water-purifying machines to avoid bring more pollution to our ocean and community. Guests must have been diving within the last two years; please bring your dive log. You must present your certification card, and complete and sign a required medical questionnaire and liability waiver, to participate on this tour. All scuba equipment, including BCD, tanks, regulators, fins, belts, weights, and a wetsuit, is included; you may wish to bring your own mask and snorkel. By the law of the Cayman Islands, gloves are not permitted on any of the dives. Nitrox is available upon request, and at a cost of US$15 per tank. For underwater photographers, our dive boats are camera-friendly and have freshwater rinse tanks. The actual dive sites are determined by the captain/dive master, and based on weather and sea conditions. All dive activities are guided by a certified PADI Dive Master and/or PADI Scuba Instructors. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Guests may not dive if they have consumed alcohol. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Experience the breath-taking undersea treasures of Grand Cayman from up-close during this panoramic, half-day snorkelling excursion.
Grand Cayman, Hog Sty Beach, George Town Harbour, Boat-Ride
Meet your guide at the pier and depart for the short walk over to Hog Sty Beach, located in the heart of George Town Harbour. Upon arrival, meet your captain and crew, receive your safety and boating instructions, then embark one of Don Foster's spacious snorkel boats for the short ride to the first snorkelling stop. En route, learn about the reef formations and abundant, colourful fish; if you are lucky, you may see a stingray or sea turtle.
First Reef Site, Snorkelling, Coral, Tropical Fish, Marine Life
Upon arrival at the first reef site, your dive master provides details about the reef formations and fish species. He also offers some great techniques to improve your snorkelling on this tour, which is ideal for beginner and experienced snorkelers alike. Next, begin your first, approximately 45-minute, guided snorkelling session. Along the way, marvel at the coral, tropical fish and marine life.
Second Reef Site, Devil's Grotto, Underwater Caves, Reef Formations, Fish, Turtles, Marine Life
Following your first snorkelling session, embark the boat for the short ride to the Devil's Grotto, a famous marine park renowned for its conservation efforts, underwater caves and reef formations full of fish. During your second, approximately 45-minute guided snorkelling session in the crystal-clear waters, look for colourful fish such as sergeant majors, parrot fish, angel fish and Hawksbill sea turtles. Afterward, embark your boat for the short ride back to Hog Sty Beach. Upon arrival, commence the short walk back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 200 yards (about 183 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat and manoeuvre in/out of the boat, and eight steps to access the beach. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and know how to swim. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and bottled water from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Guests weighing more than 275 pounds (about 125 kilograms) cannot participate on this tour. All snorkelling equipment, including masks, snorkels, fins, and flotation vests, is provided; wetsuits are available for rental. By the law of the Cayman Islands, gloves are not permitted on any of the dives. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended; GoPro cameras are available for rental. There are no changing facilities on board the boat. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Guests may not snorkel if they have consumed alcohol. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.
Discover some of the Caribbean's most beautiful coral reefs and the world-famous Stingray City during this memorable snorkelling excursion in Grand Cayman.
North Sound Boat Ride
Depart the pier with your guide for the brief transfer to a private dock in Snug Harbour. Upon arrival, board a spacious boat for the scenic, approximately 30-minute ride across the North Sound en route to your first snorkel stop at one of Grand Cayman's beautiful coral reefs.
Coral Reef Snorkelling
After receiving your safety instructions and snorkelling gear, begin your guided snorkelling session. Here, you can expect to see a wide array of beautiful coral and tropical marine life, including angelfish, parrot fish, sergeant majors, eels, and an occasional turtle.
Next, proceed to your second stop, the world-famous Stingray Sandbar. During your visit, you can snorkel and interact with the graceful Southern stingrays; while the crew feeds the rays, you can touch and interact with them in a fun and safe manner. At the conclusion of your snorkelling adventure, commence the return ride to the private dock and re-board the bus for the approximately 15-minute transfer back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.25 miles (0.4 kilometres), with three steps to negotiate to get on/off the bus, and five steps on the boat ladder to exit the water. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Some prior snorkelling experience is recommended. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a towel from the ship.
Embrace the scenic tropical splendour of Grand Cayman in a fun-filled new way during this half-day Segway and Seven-Mile Beach excursion.
Grand Cayman, Segway Tour, Camana Bay, Observation Tower, Island Views
Depart the pier for the short drive to the Segway starting point. Upon arrival, receive your Segway Personal Transporter (PT) orientation and safety instructions, then don your safety equipment and make some practice runs before beginning your guided Segway tour. Your first stop is Camana Bay. Here, learn some historic facts about the Cayman Islands and common Cayman phrases from your local guides. Camana Bay is a town within a town, with shopping, restaurants and more. Explore the approximately 75-feet-high (about 23-metre-high) Observation Tower, which offers breath-taking, 360-degree views of all five districts of Grand Cayman, and learn about the tower's history.
Royal Palms Beach Club, Seven-Mile Beach
Afterward, ride by Segway PT to visit the Royal Palms Beach Club, a popular spot with both locals and tourists. Upon arrival, take a scenic ride on your Segway PT along the famous Seven-Mile Beach. One of the world's best beaches, the Seven-Mile Beach offers stunning views and photo opportunities along its beautiful coastline and out to sea. Following your Segway-ride, return your Segway PT and transfer back to the Royal Palms Beach Club.
Royal Palms Beach Club, Free Time, White-Sand Beach, Sunbathing, Swimming
Upon arrival, some free time is made available to swim in Grand Cayman's crystal-clear waters, relax on the white-sand beach and/or enjoy a bite or cool beverage at your own expense. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short ride back to the pier. You may opt to return directly to the ship, or remain in George Town for shopping and further exploration, then return to the ship on your own.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity and a minimal amount of walking for approximately 109 yards (about 100 metres), at times over inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and Segway, and at the sites visited. Guests must be able to walk without assistance, have good coordination, and stand and maintain their balance for the Segway portion of the tour. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests who suffer from vertigo, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking or sports shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel, swimsuit, change of clothing, and cash/credit card for purchases from the ship; food, beverages, towels, umbrellas, and beach chairs at Seven-Mile Beach are at the expense of each guest. Guests must be at least 13 years old to participate on this tour; guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests must weigh between 100 pounds (about 45 kilograms) and 260 pounds (about 118 kilograms) to participate on this tour. Guests must understand English to participate on this tour. Safety equipment is provided, and must be worn at all times during the Segway portion of the tour. Guests are not allowed to take pictures whilst riding the Segway; photo stops are made during the tour. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Depart the pier for the approximately 30-minute scenic ride along the coastal road, passing through Bodden Town, the original Capital of the Cayman Islands. Upon arrival at The White House, a Colonial Beach Mansion, located directly on the Caribbean Sea and on a beautiful white sandy beach, meet the hostess who will welcome you with a rum/fruit punch and introduce you to the resort`s facilities. A sunbed is reserved for each guest.
You will have approximately 3-hours to relax on the beach and enjoy a a dip in the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Full a la carte food and beverage services and non motorized water sports (floats, snorkel gear and kayaks) are available at an additional charge.
Please Note: this tour requires a minimum amount of walking and it is suitable for guests with linited mobility but not for guests utilizing a wheelchair. Umbrellas are available for rent at additional charge.