Cayman Islands; Day tour ideas for cruise stop

Old Aug 21st, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Cayman Islands; Day tour ideas for cruise stop

our cruise (December 2011) stops in Caymans, and we are interested in suggestions of what would be a good day tour. Most sites suggest Stingrays and snorkel/scuba, but, we'd rather get a taste or feel for the island. Is it a good idea to rent a vehicle for 4-5 hours ?
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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:27 AM
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rent a car. you can drive the circumference of the island then stop at rum point for lunch on the beach and a swim.
you could also stop at the botanical gardens which are wonderful, lush & gorgeous.
from georgetown - around the island - to rum point would take perhaps 1 1/4 hrs. or you can cut through the center of the island (passing botanical garden) & arrive rum point in 45 mins.
the botanical gardens take an hour or so for a quick look.
driving is on the "wrong" side if that matters.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:57 AM
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A visit to Stingray City is an experience not to be missed.
If you take an early tour, you'll still have time to do some island exploring.
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I just came across this driving tour that was posted on trip adviser and it sounded pretty accurate...
http://caymansnorkelblog.blogspot.co...s-eastern.html
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thanks, good advice, seems very "doable" on a limited time frame..... driving on the left is no problem, we lived in Turks & Caicos for 2 years
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The beauty of Grand Cayman is in & under the water. Stingray City is the thing to do....it really is an amazing experience. I suggest a smaller operator instead of going on the "cattle boats" thru the cruise ship. Try Captain Dexter with Fantasia tours...small catamaran...and a great old timer who will have some stories for you....he was great!!
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