Our ship docked and unfortunately, the tendering took much longer that any of us anticipated. We showed up to the tour about 30 to 40 minutes late and due to guide limitations, their group needed to keep on schedule in anticipation of a full day ahead with other cruise ships. What could have been a complete disaster in missing out on the whole tour turned into an absolutely delightful compromise. One of the guides waited for about 20 of us who were late due to tendering delays. He kept an extra bus cool and waiting for us and provided the best experience given the circumstances we were met with... and we still got to all of what was included in the original tour except at record speed. We enjoyed the rum factory and tasted rum cakes and the guide also got us over to the beautiful beach for a luscious swim and sun soaking. Despite losing the time we did, we did not feel rushed and the day turned out to be a complete success thanks to this professional tour company. Thanks for taking what could have been 'lemons' and refreshing us with 'lemonade!'
This excursion was loads of fun. Leo was a great guide and tours of distilleries were informative and somewhat inebriating! After the distilleries we had beer in the bus and went to Callico Jacks at 7 Mile Beach. As expected, chairs and umbrellas are extra but worth it since this excursion was a bargain for what you got.
The rum distillery was a great tour. Ice did a great job and she welcomed us with open arms. The company Amvivo is not a good host of this tour. The driver Jamar has a slick mouth and is not a good tour guide. He was trying to get over a hangover from the night before. So while we was at the Rum Distillery he left us and we waited about 25 mins after our tour was over waiting on him to pick us up. Then, we were supposed to go to the brewery tour but they said they don’t go there anymore so they were taking us to the beach. They did not inform us of that before our tour he told us while he was taking us to the beach. Talking about its some beer in the cooler if we want a beer!! We talked to his boss Leonardo and he was no help either. We did enjoy the rum distillery and the beach but the company Amvivo does not have good customer service and is not a good host for this tour. I will not book this tour or any other tours if this company Amvivo is the host for the tour. They need to be trained on being professional and learn how to communicate with people. Also, because we were a few minutes late coming from the beach to the bus Jamar was told by his boss Leonardo to leave us so not professional. Luckily some of my family were on the van and did not let him leave us. But it was okay for him to leave us waiting at the distillery for 25 minutes. But my overall trip to Cayman Islands was good minus the company Amvivo hosting our tour.