Port of Call  George Town, Grand Cayman

George Town, Grand Cayman

Cruise ships moored off George Town, Grand Cayman. The tenders unload at one of two small wharfs in George Town harbor.



George Town Shore Excursions

7 Mile Beach

7 Mile Beach

7 Mile Beach is a picture-perfect beach with (literally!) miles of pure white sand and crystal clear azure-blue waters. The beach, which is actually just a little over 5 miles long, starts at George Town and extends up the whole of Grand Cayman's west coast. You'll find everything from watersports to beachfront bars, plus easy access to Grand Cayman’s best bars, restaurants and shops.


Hell

Hell

Hell is a terrible tourist trap, but few can resist the temptation to send a postcard postmarked 'Hell'. Though the village does try to live up to its name - it's centred in a barren field of sharp black rocks. Just a mile or so north of 7 Mile Beach.


Pedro St. James Historic Site

Pedro St. James Historic Site

Pedro St James presents a slice of Grand Cayman's history, with an immaculately restored 'Great House' from the late 18th century The house was built by a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica. There's also a 3D Theatre, and the obligatory gift shop. Located in the Savannah district, about 5 miles east of George Town.


Mastic Trail

Mastic Trail

The Mastic Reserve on Grand Cayman contains the largest area of original forest still standing the island. The Mastic Trail is two miles long - a guided walk takes about two and a half hours. The trail leads deep into Grand Cayman's wild interior, in an area where the trees have been evolving undisturbed for over a million years. The Mastic Reserve is 15 miles east of George Town, near the village of Breakers.


Rum Point

Rum Point

Rum Point is one of the most beautiful spots on the island, but also often one of the most crowded. The beach offers azure and warm waters, plenty of palm trees for shade, a beach bar and grill, and a range of watersports for hire. The beach can be very busy, but one way to avoid the crowds is to move to beautiful Starfish point, about 300 yards beyond. Rum Point is at the center of Grand Cayman's north coast, around 30 miles from George Town.


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Grand Cayman Island is the largest of the three islands that make up the Cayman Islands. George Town is the capital of the Caymans. Cruise ships anchor offshore and tender passengers into the harbor.

There’s lots to do in Grand Cayman during the ship's call.

Visit the Turtle Farm. Here you’ll learn lots about the green sea turtle, and you’ll see all ages of turtles from cute hatchlings up to massive 100 year old adults.

Drop in at the wonderfully named village of Hell. Here you can mail postcards back home, or buy a "I've been to Hell" t-shirt (very useful for your Sunday visit to church!) The locals of the village have a Christmas tradition of floating oil on the village pond and setting fire to it. They obviously feel that the raging inferno created does justice to their famous village name.

The island has some of the best shopping in the Caribbean, with some attractive local shopping in George Town itself. Newer shopping centers include the Strand Shopping Centre, Galleria Plaza, West Shore Plaza, and the older Seven Mile Shops.

The historically minded will want to drop in at the Cayman National Museum in George Town. It will give you a good insight into the history, traditions and geography of the islands.

To relax, wander along spectacular 7 Mile Beach – you’ll get a good view of your cruise ship at anchor off shore.

Another alternative is to take a drive around the island, which at 45 minutes should not prove too expensive by taxi. Take the long way around through East End to the beautiful Rum Point, and switch island sides to return by Smith’s Cove (excellent for snorkeling). Visit Pedro’s castle and investigate the Pirate Caves and Blowhole.