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Old 07-17-2012, 09:24 PM   #91
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If anyone has done the Jeep Excursion in Cozumel then please post if its good or Bad.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:14 PM   #92
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Would you recommend the Chacchoben Mayan ruins or the Tulum ruins? Reading the reviews, it seems as though the Chacchoben ruins have more positive reviews, with the major negative to the Tulum ruins being the amount of time spent traveling.

What would you recommend in Grand Cayman?

Which of the following would you recommend in Cozumel? Adventure Park (looks like a few rock walls in the middle of a resort), Secret River (is it worth the $109/person), or the Mexican cooking (we did the cooking class in Puerto Vallarta and loved it).

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I'm interested in the Tulum versus Chacchoben question mainly because one of my primary reasons for this itinerary is to return to Tulum which I felt was magical the first time I visited I want my daughter to be able to see the same, but I may be biased since I adore history?

I visited the Tulum site on an RCL cruise and have been wantint to return ever since....fab day (but yes long!)
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #93
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If anyone has done the Jeep Excursion in Cozumel then please post if its good or Bad.
I didn't personally do it, but my table mates (2 months ago) did and they raved about. They were a family of four/ 2 daughters aged 12 and 14.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:27 PM   #94
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Great information! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:26 AM   #95
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #96
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Great information everyone. We will be sailing in April and was mostly interested in the Costa Maya excursions. We have been to Cozumel and Grand Cayman several other times and know what we want at those two places.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:13 PM   #97
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We were on the Magic for President's Day week this year (2/12) and did the following:

Grand Cayman - Nativeway Tour (on our own as DD5 was only 4 and too young for the DCL excursion) Stingray Sandbar, Coral Gardens & Starfish Snorkel. So much fun! Chris our Captain & CJ the first mate were great with my kids -- they were the only children on the boat (14 of us total). We held the girls to meet the Rays & they each did a little snorkeling. DH & I took turns in the water/on the boat with them.

Cozumel - Nachi Cocum. Relaxing, great day. There were some sand toys there for the kids in case anyone wants to know.

Our next cruise is the 5 night out of Miami, so two of the same ports - Cozumel & CC. I'm thinking we'll do Salsa & Salsa in Cozumel (fabulous reviews on Tripadvisor) and maybe fishing on CC. Anyone have reviews of those? We tried to get spots on the fishing excursion at CC and the woman at the booking desk told me it sells out very quickly.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:54 PM   #98
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Going on this trip April next year with a 3 year old. Any suggestions for things to do? Right now at least she hates sand but loves the water (we carry her across the beach & to the water.... Hoping she will outgrow this soon!)
We took our children ages 3 and 5 to 7 mile beach in Grand Cayman and they loved it. Castaway Cay is also great for little kids. They have bikes with seats on the back for kids. The kids loved this as well.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:03 PM   #99
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:05 AM   #100
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[QUOTE=Praying Colonel;45229871]Also on the Fantasy last week, here's what we (DW and I) did:
--Grand Cayman: We did the Boatswain's Adventure Marine Park. They took us in a bus to the park where we toured the turtle farm, had a buffet lunch of BBQ chicken, Caribbean-style mahi mahi, cole slaw, fried plantains and tea/lemonade. After that we had about an hour to swim and play at the water park, or we could snorkel in a man-made lagoon with turtles and other fish. There was also a dolphin tank across the road that we could visit if we wanted to, but we chose to snorkel. After that we loaded up on the bus and went back to the ship.
This was a big hit! The turtle farm was interesting, the lunch was better than I expected, and it was a lot of fun to swim with the turtles and fish. The only downsides were we had to stand in the sun for about 30 minutes before they let us on the (not-so-air-conditioned) bus, and it was too short. The bus left the port area about 12:15 and left around 3:30 to take us back. I wish we'd had another 1-2 hours to snorkel some more and then visit the dolphin tank. But otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed it, more than we expected.

We are thinking about doing this Excursion on our Cruise and I was wondering did you book it through the cruise line or directly trough Boatswains? You were provided with food and did not have to purchase it at one of the 3 restaurants that they have at the park?
Thank You So much for any help you can give!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #101
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has anybody used stingray sailings in grand cayman? they have great trip advisor reviews, just looking for some fantasy/ or magic folks to chime in... thanks
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all our excursions were booked through Disney...this time around (8/18 WC on Fantasy):

Grand Cayman: Rum Point Beach; i liked the beach, very nice and the free lunch you get to choose from is rather good and filling- also a lot of activities for you to take part in at the beach...my only complaint was its a long catamaran ride out and back to the beach- which lessens your time at the beach...

Costa Maya: Dune Buggy & Beach it was okay- not a great value for the money but not bad either...the dune buggy's were a blast, driving the back "road" sandy paths...the beach was also nice (same beach they use for the all day beach break)...main complaint was we made one completely useless stop at the start- the guide called it a pee-pee stop but it was nothing more then getting you to shops where people try and sell you fake silver...my wife bought a bracelet for $12 the guy initially wanted $45 for!!)...

Cozumel: Catamaran Fury Snorkel and Beach: terrific excursion...the catamaran ride was nice, the snorkeling was terrific and the beach was beautiful....a lot of things for the kids (6 and up) to play on in the water; slides, water trampolines, etc...it was fun but only a half day excursion...would've been well worth 2x the price for an all day event...

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Grand Cayman: Boatswains Turtle Farm really liked it- exceeded expectations...interactions with the turtles was fun and their waterfall pool was also nice...
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If anyone has done the Jeep Excursion in Cozumel then please post if its good or Bad.
We did the jeep excursion! It was a lot of fun! Great lunch on the beach too! Kids were 13 & 10 at the time.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:31 PM   #104
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We are going on the WC on the Fantasy in August of 2013...I know this is a silly question, but how hot do you think it's going to be in August.

What excursions (of course, Tulum) would you avoid because of the heat in August.

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Bumping this up for some more recent reviews. We sail next month.
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