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George Town, Grand Cayman Reviews

54%

good (5067 votes)

What people said about this port:

"Seven mile beach was beautiful!!" in 241 reviews.
"the stores were expensive turtle farm was great went snorkeling with splash adn steve on..." in 200 reviews.
"The waters are very nice The snorkeling at the reef and stingray city were good." in 167 reviews.

2895 reviews and tips of George Town, Grand Cayman


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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends Experience:
7+ cruises
So, So

I've been here before but never taken an organized tour. If you just like to relax, take a taxi down to 7 mile beach and grab your own private spot. For those that like shopping, there are many tourist stores. However, I do recommend a Stingray/snorkeling tour. Even with beginner to moderate swimmers, lightweight preservers are mandatory so all are safe. You will see many friendly stingray and they seem to know there is no danger to them. They are free to come and go off this sandbar and always manage to grab some squid chum. To my knowlege, there has never been any bad incident. They welcomed people and didn't mind being touched. Those that didn't want to be touched just cruised on by you.

Traveled As:
Couple Experience:
2-3 cruises
So, So

We thought the turtle farm was really interesting, as we are nature lovers. We had our picture taken holding the sea turtles (you can also take them with your own camera, and aren't obligated to buy theirs) The dowtown area had lots of good shopping. The town of "Hell" is a waste of time, although the rock formations are interesting. We had more interest in this huge lizard that was in the tree overlooking the rock formations!

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children Experience:
4-6 cruises
Very Good

The whole family loved the Boatswain's Beach turtle sanctuary. My children got to pick up and pet a variety of turtles. It is worth the admission, but you only need the two part pass, not the four part, which is a waste. On the way back from the turtle farm, stop at the beach opposite Courtyard by Marriott. The beach is safe and pretty here, and you can order food from the Marriott's beachside cabana bar. Unfortunately, stingray city was closed during our trip due to high winds. Don't fall for the "fabulous duty free shopping" pitch. It's a lie. You will not save money, except perhaps on booze and Cuban cigars.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children Experience:
2-3 cruises
Very Good

The Helmut Diving, Sea Trek, was the best thing I have ever done in my life. I was so scared at first, cause of sharks, but the staff was so helpful and attentive, was I climbed down the ladder it was the coolest thing in the world. I recommend this excursion for all. What an experience of a life time.

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Traveled As:
Couple Experience:
2-3 cruises
Very Good

Fantastic, Me and my wife rented a jeep, took the top off and drove east of town. If you are like me, I like to see small towns in the carribean and on the east side of the island was the most undescribable water you have ever seen. We went to the blow holes and spent some time there. My favorite thing we did that cruise was just drive east on the coast and see the little towns and see all the small beaches.

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CNC
Traveled As:
Singles/Friends Experience:
1 cruise (first)

Not a very pretty port. If shopping in port go up the side streets for better deals. Get as far away as possible on the excursion.

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Traveled As:
Couple Experience:
1 cruise (first)
So, So

We enjoyed Tortuga Rum Factory and even Turtle Farm. The stop at "Hell" is a waste of your time and money. Of all our stops, this was our least favorite. It is beautiful, but very touristy and more expensive than other stops.

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Traveled As:
Couple Experience:
1 cruise (first)
So, So

The 7 mile beach would be my choice there. We took a bus tour that I felt was a waste of time and money. Don't need to have a bus to go to souvenir shops. There was no time to do anything else.

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