Georgetown Cruises, Cayman Islands
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This half-day tour lets you get to grips with Grand Cayman’s main cultural hotspots in one fell swoop. After leaving from the pier in an air-conditioned coach, you’ll take a scenic drive along the south coast, as your guide fills you in on the history of the island and its people. Your first stop is Pedro’s Castle – an 18th-century plantation house that went on to serve as the meeting place for Grand Cayman’s first elected parliament. After a guided tour, you’ll head on to the original capital of the Cayman Islands – Bodden Town. Here, you’ll stop at the Botanical Gardens. This real-life Garden of Eden is bursting with exotic plants and reptiles – even the endangered blue iguana lives here. Once you’ve had a good stroll around the grounds, it’s time to head back to the pier and meet your ship.
You’ll be able to ogle Grand Cayman’s most popular sandy strip, Seven Mile Beach, during this laidback cruise. After meeting your guide at the port, you’ll stroll over to the nearby marina where your boat will be waiting. Once on board, you’ll set sail along the island’s western coastline. During the journey, you’ll be able to chat to the skipper about the island’s history, top up your tan on the deck and sip on a chilled fruit or rum punch. After a few hours, you’ll start to make your way back to the port. On the way, you’ll dock at George Town’s main shopping area, where you’ll be able to head off and shop for souvenirs. Nautical-themed antiques, leather bags and bottles of rum are all popular picks here.
Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands. On this trip, you’ll explore three towns, including the capital city and a coastal town called Hell – yes, Hell. You’ll meet your guide at the port and head first to Camana Bay – a high-end waterfront town. Here, you’ll head to the top of a 75-foot-tall observation tower, where you can snap some photos of the coast. Next, you’ll drive along Seven Mile Beach – one of the most popular sandy strips in the Caribbean – to Hell. On the way, you’ll get a glimpse of the Governor’s Mansion – a swish, whitewashed villa that’s home to the Cayman Islands’ head of state. When you arrive in Hell, you’ll take a look at its collection of black, tooth-shaped rock formations. They look like they belong in the underworld, and that’s how the town got its gloomy name. You’ll also be able to send a souvenir postcode to your friends and family from the crimson-coloured post office. When you’re done, you’ll head back to the port, stopping off in George Town for a chance to shop for souvenirs like seashell jewellery and bottles of rum.