The boat trip across to Starfish point was good. We stopped there until it got dark then went on to the Bilumious Bay. They had suits and full face snorkel masks for all. The sites were amazing. The owners Steve and Deb were very helpful and cautious. The pilot was very experienced. Wonderful trip.
This was a real neat experience. If you can not get in the water, I do not know if it would be worth it, but when in the water it is really awesome. They provide you with full face mask which allows you to get a wonderful view of the organisms as they light up. I think kids would particularly find this fascinating.
A must see when at Grand Cayman. Don't take a kayak, take this boat. We'll do it again.
I'll try to keep this brief as possible. Our boat had maybe a dozen passengers and the crew: Captain Steve, Debbie, and Alison. Debbie was very nice but clearly was subbing regular personnel and trying to help out. What happened was this: when we dropped anchor, we were supposed to move slowly into the water, a few people at a time. Captain Steve told us to stay on the top of the water as much as possible in order to see the bioluminous effect. The crew was very focused on handing out equipment and it became a little chaotic. Half the people were in the water and half in the boat when the anchor gave way. The boat began to drift and we couldn't see the people in the dark water. Captain Steve began barking orders at Debbie and Alison, it felt out of control. My concern was for the safety of the people in the water, as they might have been hit by the boat or even under it. The situation could have been serious but honestly, it was quickly resolved, but with much disturbance and noise. I mention that because I got in the water after the incident and immediately felt burning all over my body. That's when I understood the real reason the Captain told us to stay on the surface of the water. I, and several others, got stung by jelly fish. All the activity and disturbance brought them to the surface. Here's what I'm mad about: when we emerged from the water, skin on fire, Captain Steve said Oh, yes, that's Sea Itch. It's caused by the very high density of salt in this location. Here, we have some vinegar in this bottle which will fix it right away. First, Sea Itch is a thing, but it has nothing to do with salt, it's jelly fish larvae that get in your clothes and sting you repeatedly. Second, this was just plain old jelly fish stings and rather than admitting that, he insulted our intelligence by making up a lie. I knew something didn't make sense, you don't treat salt with vinegar unless you are a potato chip, but I wasn't sure and I didn't want to cause a scene. Anyway, it was an adventure and it was beautiful, but not letting us know the true nature of risk, lying to us which could be very dangerous if the stings were serious and people didn't seek appropriate care, and barking at the crew made this captain unfit to be responsible for the safety of others. I understand, I probably would not have gone in the water if I'd known it was likely I'd be stung, and probably few others would, and that would ruin the purpose of the tour. I wrote this review because I was the one who booked the tour and I feel like I put my family at risk.
Very informative and relaxing tour. You get to see the bioluminous bay and enjoy the scenic sunset and stars on the ride there and back. Highly recommended