It’s no secret that Grand Cayman is one of my favorite places on Earth. We’ve been there three times – on family vacations and on cruise stops. Seven Mile Beach is absolutely stunning, but there are also lots of fantastic things to do with kids. If you are only there for a day on a cruise stop, you’ll need to decide which activity you most want to do. Here are my favorite Grand Cayman cruise excursions.
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Note: You’ll have to option of booking either on your own or through your cruise operator. Keep in mind that since ships at Grand Cayman tender (meaning they dock in the water and ships bring guests to shore), there’s always the chance that rough seas will force your cruise ship to skip that stop. This could result in lost money if you do not book with your cruise line. Also, some of these excursions can be combined. Remember to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses, and beach towels.
Grand Cayman Cruise Excursions
A Day at the Beach
Grand Cayman is known for its gorgeous beaches, and you can definitely enjoy a day on the beach as an excursion. There are specific excursions that will take you to and from the beach to the ship. Spend the day, enjoy lunch, and don’t stress about your plans.
My family loves the Cayman Turtle Farm. Not only is it a great place to see turtles, but you can also snorkel in very gentle waters among the turtles, enjoy a yummy lunch, and swim in a large pool. Remember to bring along your own towels – none are provided at the farm.
On our last family cruise, we decided to spend our Grand Cayman day at the Westin Grand Cayman. It was a great experience, because we had a hotel room to use for showers and relaxing. We enjoyed the beach, had a delicious lunch, snorkeled right off the shore, and took a cab back to the port with plenty of time. I did have to reserve the hotel and pay in advance.
Stingray City is such a unique experience that really can’t be missed. You’ll take a boat to a shallow sandbar where stingrays come right up to humans in hopes of scoring some fish. This is one of those experiences where it’s worth paying for the professional pictures, because it’s such a unique experience.
Rum Point is my favorite beach of all time. It’s located on the other side of Grand Cayman, and is best accessed via boat. There’s a food counter, bar (home of the very first Mud Slide), beach chairs, and a Red Sail sports kiosk where water sports can be booked and equipment can be rented.