When your cruise ship arrives at the Caribbean port of George Town, Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands that make up the Grand Cayman Islands, you’ll want to head straight for the fun. When choosing from such a diverse assortment of Grand Cayman shore excursions, you can be sure you’ll find the best way to maximize your island time.
Grand Cayman cruise excursions are the perfect way to enjoy the many charms of this island paradise, which include beautiful beaches, colorful coral reefs, and a population of friendly islanders who are ready and most willing to assist in your quest for a memorable experience.
Among the most popular Grand Cayman shore excursions is the family favorite that lets you swim and play among the friendly Southern stingrays at Stingray City. These gentle creatures love to be hand-fed and have their bellies rubbed. And, it’s said that kissing a stingray brings seven years of good luck.
Just as popular and family friendly are shore excursions to Dolphin Discovery, where you can swim and play with dolphins and even ride these beloved marine mammals. Continue your day of nature discovery with a tour of the Turtle Centre, a nature conservation site, where you can hold a hatchling green sea turtle and see free-flying Caribbean birds and butterflies.
The coral reefs of Grand Cayman attract visitors from all over the world. There’s no better way to witness their beauty and learn about their importance to the global ecosystem than by scheduling one of the Grand Cayman shore excursions that offer snorkeling or diving with expert instructors and guides. Swim in crystal clear waters and prepare to be dazzled by the variety of colorful tropical fish and the fragile beauty of the coral reefs.
Beach lovers are sure to be wowed by Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach, a crescent-shaped, coral sand beach on the island’s western side. Among the most unusual ways to experience the beauty of the beach is to take a Segway tour before settling on a chaise at the water’s edge to work on your tan, or get an aerial view of the beach and the whole island on a helicopter ride.
Enjoy Grand Cayman’s distinctly Caribbean vibe on a guided trolley tour of the island. Hear tales of Blackbeard, the infamous pirate, see the charming residential area of South Sound, and shop for souvenirs in George Town, the island’s capital.