mermaidatsea
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Choice of Excursions between Jamaica or Cayman

Hello Cruisers!!

I am going on my 6th cruise in April the 2 ports Cayman and Ocho Rios will be new to me. If you have been to both of these which do you recommend. I like snorkeling , ziplining and active trips. Beach swimming good too.. I am ok with crowds if the excursion is really worth it. I don't go for the been there buy the tshirt tourist stuff so off the beaten road is good too!

 

Thank you in advance!! 

Tammy

Tags: #neverbeentocayman #neverbeentoochorios #carnivalvista041518

9 Answers

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Stingray City in Grand Cayman is probably the most popular.  We enjoyed it years ago.  Bring an underwater camera. 

Jamaica.......Dunne’s River Falls was fun.

 

I don’t recommend going off the beaten road in either place, especially Jamaica.

 

Agree.  Did Stingray City twice and loved it.   Dunne's River Falls also great...the water at the falls is cold.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

If you do Dunnes River Falls, make sure you wear a good water shoe with good traction.

OldGreyWolf
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I agree with BAK, Dunne's River Falls Jamaica is awesome and should be a must do for all.

akaGrandmaJo
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I agree with Stingray City.  We really enjoyed it.

In Jamaica, we did the Bob Marley tour.  It was a blast!!  Be aware that you will be visiting the only place in Jamaica where it is legal to sell marijuana.  You will walk through a bar where folks are smoking.  My brother got a face full of smoke, but I didn't hear him complain LOL  We got to see a lot of the country on our way to the shrine.

Our guide also warned folks that even though it is legal to buy weed at the shrine, it is illegal for cruisers to possess it.  Apparently some of the sales people double down on their profits by narking to the officials at the pier.

NikandWen
Contributor Level: Purser

We are doing the float down the Martha Brae River when in Jamaica. In Grand Caymen we are 

Reef and Shipwreck Snorkeling. These were reserved through the cruise line. Anyone have a say about what they are doing in Limon? Going to be on the Princess Cruise, Caribbean Princess 4/21/18.

 

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

I just want to say that the Reef & Wreck snorkeling was one of our all time favorite snorkel adventures.  Consider learning a bit about the shipwrecks in the area before you do it (just in case you're not briefed completely).  We had been there before that tour and had been in the semi-sub that included time over some of the same wrecks we did the snorkel adventure 2 years later.  I think, it made it a bit more fun, knowing what we were seeing ahead of time.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Reef & Wreck ?

I’ve had roast beef on weck up in Buffalo.   One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had.

coasterking
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

We ride the Jamacan bobsleds (a roller coaster on a mountain side)  They give you a meal of jerked chicken and then you zip line down the mountain.  We don't do water stuff

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