Grand Cayman Shore Excursions In 2019
Here is a selection of best Grand Cayman shore excursions in 2019 off a cruise ship! When you dock at George Town on the island of Grand Cayman you will have plenty of outstanding options for day excursions. The island is a natural playground with many fascinating sights for you to enjoy as well as a variety of transportation options. You can choose from taking a West Bay Biking Tour to seeing West Bay in an open-air Land Rover 4x4. You can visit the Atlantis Adventure Center where you can explore the colorful underworld of the Caribbean Sea in a submarine where you will see plenty of colorful marine life and coral reefs at depths of 100 feet. Other excursion ideas range from a Cultural Walking Tour where you sample food and drink at over ten restaurants or visiting Barker’s National Park as well as the black limestone formation known as Hell. If you want you can visit the Cayman Turtle Farm or Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park or a combination of several sights. Read on for fun things to do in Grand Cayman off a cruise ship and be amazed at the friendly island guides and the genuine people you will meet.
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Grand Cayman Shore Excursion: West Bay Tour by Land Rover
The West Bay Tour by Land Rover is the perfect selection of a Grand Cayman excursion for families who want to explore the island in a small group setting while visiting a nature preserve. Your 3.5-hour excursion begins with pickup service from you cruise ship pier by your expert guide who will give a narrative of interesting facts throughout your tour. You will be transported by an open-air Land Rover 4x4 and travel westward on Grand Cayman. Your first stop will be at Barker’s National Park which is a nature preserve of over 100-acres. You will travel along an isolated white sand beach and view the incredible tropical landscape. Next you will stop at Hell which is a famous black limestone rock formation on Grand Cayman. You will have plenty of time to explore and take photographs of this wonderful piece of nature. Your next stop will be at Tortuga Rum Cake Factory where you will sample some of the islands world famous rum cake. The last stop on your tour will be at the Cayman Turtle Farm where you will learn about the islands early turtle fishing industry as well as be able to touch and play with turtles. Your Grand Cayman shore excursion concludes with a ride back in your Land Rover to your cruise ship pier.
Grand Cayman Shore Excursion: Atlantis Submarine Expedition
The Atlantis Submarine Expedition is the perfect Grand Cayman excursion for families to learn and see the exquisite marine life of Grand Cayman. Your 90-minute excursion has many departures times throughout the day and begins with a short five minute walk from your cruise ship pier to the Atlantis Adventure Center. Once at the center you will be taken to a transfer vessel where you will have a short 5-minute boat ride. As you approach the loading area, you will see the submarine come up from the water and unload the passengers from the previous trip. Once the submarine is ready you will submerge into the wonderful underwater world of the Caribbean Sea. As you travel through the Grand Cayman’s Underwater Marine Park you will be amazed by the brightly colored fish and coral reefs which are loaded with marine life. You will dive to depths of 100 feet and you will not have any problems because the cabin is pressurized as well as air-conditioned. When your 45-minutes venture is over you will have lasting memories of the beautiful marine life. After this Grand Cayman shore excursion concludes you will simply walk 5-minutes back to your cruise ship pier.
Grand Cayman Shore Excursion: Semi-Submarine and Fish Feeding Show
The Semi-Submarine and Fish Feeding Show is an ideal selection for families that are interested in viewing marine life while riding in a semi-submarine. Your 60-minute Grand Cayman excursion begins with a short walk to the Atlantis Submarine Center. Once here you will proceed to board your semi-submarine that is similar a large viewing bubble. Your captain will give an interesting narrative as you travel into this exciting underwater world. You will view a shipwreck from the 1944 where you will have an excellent opportunity to watch hundreds of colorful fish and other marine life as they swim around the coral crusted shipwreck of the Cali. Your next viewing stop will be to Cheeseburger Reef where an expert diver will feed the numerous fish as you watch them swim from your window. Your Seaworld Explorer underwater vehicle when then travel to where in 1932 the large freighter, the Balboa broke into several pieces when traveling through a hurricane. Many of pieces of the cargo of wood she was carrying later used to construct buildings in present day George Town. After your Grand Cayman shore excursion concludes you will travel a short distance back to your cruise ship pier or you can venture into George Town.