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My family group of 8 chose this tour so we could get some exercise and to see parts of the island not normally seen by tourists. Meeting Richard at port was easy, bikes were easy to ride and hearing Richard's history of the area was fascinating. The turnaround stop at the park was beautiful and shady with more history and island info provided by Richard. The trip description is a bit misleading in that the ride, while being mostly flat, has some fairly steep hills and if you take the tour in the summer, it's going to be hot in the sun! Challenging for young, old and out of shape folks but fun! Richard was very solicitous of our group's needs and took measures to make sure we were all ok and made it back to the ship on time.
Doing what: Grand Cayman Shore Excursion: West Bay Bike Tour
Great tour from beginning to end. Highly recommend it!!!
I highly recommend this tour. The staff was great and the tour was a lot of fun. My 12 year old daughter and I loved it.
This was the highlight of our cruise. We had 7 people 3 double skis and a single and we all had a great time. I have done stingray city before by ferry and there is no comparison. The jetskis were a blast, and we weren't in a group with 100 other ppl like the ferries. The guides have a secure van to store your things and the skis have a dry box. We did the snorkel option as the Starfish detour wasn't available. The snorkeling was just OK, so if you can get the starfish option maybe go for that. The guides were all professional and helpful, and did the usual snag a stingray, let you pet it kiss it, etc. We all appreciated the tipping situation, especially as compared to Jamaica. Rather than groveling for tips they set out a red can and you put in there whatever you wanted, and we gave them a well deserved tip without any moaning or groaning or in-fighting as was the case with another tour company in Jamaica. My highest recommendation !
I cannot say enough about this excursion! We had Marvyn all day. He picked us up at the port and drove us to Dunns River Falls, he stayed till we were finished and then drove us to White River Tubing. After tubing he took us shopping and to a nice restaurant to have some jerk chicken!
This Excursion was my favorite it was more than enough time on the Jet Skis and the most clear and beautiful waters at the Stingray City. I highly recommended we were five from my family and we had so much fun there. Snorkeling was swell too but the beautiful white sands at stingray city was cridiculusly beautiful. Take your sun block lotion and wear a UPF-UV protection shirt and a string-hat if you have one cause you are in the ocean and sun hits you all the time jet skis have a dry box to pur in so when you go in the ocean.
Great excursion! You will not be disappointed!
This was an amazing experience. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely do this tour again.
Our family of 4 truly enjoyed this excursion with Sean and company. They did a great job taking us from the pier to Stingray City and then to a reef for some snorkeling before returning to the pier. Great crew, great fun!
This tour was amazing. We had a blast. Highly recommend :)
JJ United States of ...
This excursion was amazing! Stingray City lived up to the hype, and arriving on jet skis instead of a boat was way more fun. This company was highly organized, responded to pre-trip questions quickly, and the tour was worth every penny. We will definitely use them again on our next trip to Grand Cayman.
A few notes for those thinking about this tour:
1 Wear goggles driver and rider, preferably sunglasses kind, because you will get wet and that salt water will burn your eyes. No joke, I cannot stress this part enough!
2 Also bring a waterproof camera, bottle of water, and spray sunscreen. There is a dry storage area in front of the driver to store these items for quick access.
3 Reapply spray sunscreen a couple of times, especially to the tops of feet, knees, and face.
4 You go out barefoot to protect the stingrays. They offer a secure trailer to lock up your shoes, backpacks, and other non-essential items. Don't bother with a towel out on the skis, but have one waiting to help dry off after you get back.
5 Your guides will bring stingrays to you, so relax and take lots of photos.
6 The small group stays in eyesight of the tour leaders, but you are allowed to branch out a bit to play if you want to.
7 Tip the guys a few bucks at the end...they are worth it!
This was our first experience with jet skiing we rode double. Trip guides could not have been The water was VERY choppy, and challenging. Enjoyed it immensely! But these 62 year old women may have been lacking the upper body strength to pull ourselves back up from the water onto the jet skis - so thankful for our guides who sacrificed their bodies to come to our aid! The sting ray experience is incredible. Clearest water on sandbar where you can safely stand, tame rays, knowledgeable guides. Snorkeling was very good too. Spoiler alert - we had trouble walking for the next two days so did the 20 somethings that were with us. Sort of like after you horseback ride for the first time. So glad to have done this and would do it again.
Wonderful tour! Well worth the money. We were visiting Grand Cayman for one day as part of a Disney Cruise. Our guide Brian found us right away when we arrived off the ship. He was very informative and friendly. We are a family of five with three daughters: 12, 9, and 6. Their favorite part was the turtle farm! We wish we had more time so Brian could have given us a tour of the East Side of the Island. I guess their is always next time! It was so nice to get away from the crowds of people and have a private tour. We highly recommend it!
Our guide, Brian, arrived promptly at the designated time and proceeded to give an excellent tour. We did have the advantage of being the only ones on the tour so effectively had a personal experience so we were not rushed.
We could have organised a very similar trip from the crusie liner at twice the cost and would have spent less time at each stop, so all-in-all a good decision to use Viator and would definately look at future shore excursions through them.
Our driver Brian picked us up a short distance from the dock and returned us back to the dock in time to get us back on the ship on time. This was a longer tour than some. We went to see the Blow Holes, Queen Elizabeth Botanaical Park and Pedro St James National Historic Park and had local lunch with a view overlooking the ocean. Our driver was very knowledgable on all of the areas. We liked riding in the open air 4x4 vehicle. This was a great trip and would reccommend it for something different over just snorkeling at every port.
A fantastic trip not to be missed.
Well organised, great value for money and Shaun our guide was great.
Will definitely do this again.
Tour was a lot of fun and everyone really enjoyed it. Got to swim with the stingrays and do some snorkeling. Perfect amount of time at both activities.
Raymond M United States of ...
First class, the captain and tour guide were outstanding. We went down to 129 feet and hovered over the wall. I would highly recommend this trip. Also, it was cheaper than the ship's tour!
A nice way to see and appreciate the beautiful marine life without getting wet!
islandflower73 United States of ...
Fun tour. My husband and I had a great time. The tour started on time and all the seats in the submarine were great seats. We saw lots of sea life and a sunken ship. The narrator in the submarine provided some informative facts and pointed out interesting sea life. The submarine went 145 feet below. It was comfortable. I would definitely recommend.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The meeting place was easy to find, the group size was small 8 because two people did not arrive and our guide took us on relaxed tour of the CBD. Each eatery we visited was distinctly different from the one before and we had ample time between stops so that we always had an appetite for the next experience. The commentary on Grand Cayman and the sights along our tour was always interesting and we came away knowing a lot more than we had at the start of the day.
Great tour and a lot of fun. Great and helpful tour guides.
Excellent trip! Very professional staff that ensured a fun and safe excursion- a highlight of our whole trip!
Me and my boyfriend very much enjoyed this excursion. Not only did we enjoy the food tasting aspect, but we learned so much about the island and the people of the island. Casanova was our favorite restaurant. In fact, we ate there for the following three nights! Highly, highly recommend this tour, especially at the beginning of your stay in Cayman
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