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Old 01-04-2015, 11:52 AM   #1
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Grand cayman tour help

Hi everyone,

We really want to do the island tour excursion, however we were looking into doing it non DCL as the DCL tour doesn't go to all the stops we want to go.

All the non DCL tours I've looked at though start at 9am and the ship doesn't dock until 10.30 does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

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Hi everyone,

We really want to do the island tour excursion, however we were looking into doing it non DCL as the DCL tour doesn't go to all the stops we want to go.

All the non DCL tours I've looked at though start at 9am and the ship doesn't dock until 10.30 does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

Thank you in advance

Andrea
The DCL ships tender there and personally with added time for tender I would recommend against private tours there are too many variables.

Yes DCL often have odd port times there, then add tender transfer of at least thirty minutes.

Turtle farm, seven mile beach and Hell can be got to easy by taxi, and so you could do it DIY when your there but allow for tender time back.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:37 PM   #3
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Thank you I appreciate the advice.

Please can you tell me if the bus stops at the old homestead and governors house for a photo op?

The only stops the tour docent make is the rum factory and seven mile beach, is the rum factory easy to get to on our own after the DCL tour if there is time?

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Thank you I appreciate the advice.

Please can you tell me if the bus stops at the old homestead and governors house for a photo op?

The only stops the tour docent make is the rum factory and seven mile beach, is the rum factory easy to get to on our own after the DCL tour if there is time?

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Seven mile beach is easy to get to on a taxi and often a lot of tours do stop there for a photo stop. I do not know where the rum factory is but you can buy it in town bar Sunday's.

Buses run up to seven Mike beach and can stop on request, I suggest a taxi it's cheap.
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Having had a look at the bus route I'm thinking I might do it on our own, we could get a bus or maybe taxi up to the turtle farm stopping at Hell on the way and then when we are done walk over to the rum factory and then get the bus or taxi back to the ship stopping at seven mile beach on the way for photos etc if there is time. This way we can do it at our own pace.

Does anyone know if it's easy to get a taxi from Hell or maybe the turtle farm or if we are better getting buses?

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Having had a look at the bus route I'm thinking I might do it on our own, we could get a bus or maybe taxi up to the turtle farm stopping at Hell on the way and then when we are done walk over to the rum factory and then get the bus or taxi back to the ship stopping at seven mile beach on the way for photos etc if there is time. This way we can do it at our own pace.

Does anyone know if it's easy to get a taxi from Hell or maybe the turtle farm or if we are better getting buses?

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I think you could come to an arrangement with your taxi driver. I have seen buses seem regular but do not know anything more we did taxis they waited for us.
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We are looking at renting a car for the day for a self-guided tour. I was surprised at how reasonable the rates are.
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I like idea of the taxi especially if they will wait, I doubt we will be long in Hell. What sort of prices are the taxis as I can't imagine doing it here in the UK with our prices?

I don't think DH would like the idea of hiring a car as he is looking forward to a week of no driving and will probably be sampling the rum at the factory

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