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  1. jessrose18

    jessrose18 ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!!

    Apr 13, 2007
    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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  3. Zeppelin

    Zeppelin DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2009
    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 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 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, was fun but only a half day excursion...would've been well worth 2x the price for an all day event...

    prior cruise 2009

    Grand Cayman: Boatswains Turtle Farm really liked it- exceeded expectations...interactions with the turtles was fun and their waterfall pool was also nice...
  4. robhawk

    robhawk DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2007
    We did the jeep excursion! It was a lot of fun! Great lunch on the beach too! Kids were 13 & 10 at the time.
  5. Donald & Daisy Duck

    Donald & Daisy Duck <font color=red>I even put ketchup on my tag!

    Jul 23, 2006
    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.

  6. Pocahantas

    Pocahantas Dreams do come true - I'm now a DVC Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    Bumping this up for some more recent reviews. We sail next month.
  7. JackieO

    JackieO Mouseketeer

    Oct 25, 2012
    How about an ATV/Beach excursion on Cancun, has anyone done that? Thoughts? I'm slightly concerned about the safety of being "off the beaten path" in Mexico. Is that just being silly? I've never been to Cancun.:confused3
  8. missymoowhoo

    missymoowhoo Earning My Ears

    Jan 6, 2013
    I went on the dune buggies in costa maya and it was ok we all drove in a line to get to the beach plus our tour guides were very nice and helpful I would think cancun is close enought to there that u would be fine.
  9. momtoleasawav

    momtoleasawav Mouseketeer

    Jun 19, 2008
    anyone do Boatswain's on their own with an 11:30 tender time? doesn't seem long enough from 11:30-4:45 to get off ship, get to park and back
  10. ctomblin

    ctomblin Earning My Ears

    Mar 2, 2008
    Thanks for all the great info! Keep all the wonderful tips coming.
  11. suziesas

    suziesas Earning My Ears

    Sep 9, 2012
    Any reviews of the new pool at the playa Mia beach park? Wondering if it is worth it?
  12. Ashleyfaz

    Ashleyfaz Mouseketeer

    May 22, 2012
    I would love to know too. We have this excursion booked for 3/15.
  13. perfectmatch300

    perfectmatch300 DIS Veteran

    Nov 29, 2000
    We are looking for excursion reviews especially in Costa Maya & Cozumel.

    I've already learned a lot from this thread. Hope people keep posting here!

    I'm also wondering if anyone has booked Segway tours in either Costa Maya or Cozumel on their own, and if so, was there an age restriction at the older end of the age bracket? The Disney site has a cut off age of 65, so DH, who is perfectly capable of riding a Segway and has done so many times, would not be able to book this through Disney if they enforce the age policy. :confused3
  14. AnnaS

    AnnaS DIS Sponsoor/Veteran

    Jul 7, 2001
    I am curious about the restrictions also. The Jeep excursion lists diabetes, hard of hearing, back, heart, etc. etc. - just curious if they are being overly cautious.
  15. sftnslky

    sftnslky **May every day be filled with Magical memories**

    Feb 22, 2006
    What company did you use to book the Jet Ski's? How long did you actually get to ride? And what was the price? Thanks in advance. :flower3:
  16. Tiresius

    Tiresius Mouseketeer

    Aug 28, 2006
    This thread is great! Anyone have any additional reports since March?
  17. Bluestars

    Bluestars Smile and let the world wonder

    Oct 26, 2007
    Our family just did this excursion earlier in the week. They have a large pool. The water was nice and it wasn't crowded at all. They have a water play area for smaller kids and some large water slides for the bigger kids.

    On the beach they have multiple rows of beach chairs lined up. The stretch of beach is rather small though. There are two water trampolines and an inflatable climbing wall with a slide that are out a little ways in the water. You need to wear a life vest to swim out there. We took three teens and they said it was a long swim out there. They liked it though.

    You can also use their paddle boats and kayaks. They had a pinata for the kids and a water balloon toss. The food is not that great, so don't go thinking there is an awesome buffet lunch. The drinks are free. My husband had two pina coladas and said they were good. We brought some one dollar bills to tip since they will bring the drinks to you.

    There is also a row of hammocks to use. All in all, it was a nice day. I think it was much better than just going to the beach, but not nearly as good as something like an Atlantis excursion in the Bahamas. It looked like the kids were having a nice time.
  18. Bunchof0rz

    Bunchof0rz Angie 0rz

    Feb 16, 2012
  19. jenf22

    jenf22 DIS Veteran

    Sep 26, 2011

    We had wanted to do "Island Tour with Stingrays", but that's not showing up as an option for our cruise. So now we are looking at Boatswain. It's $92 through DCL and $45 direct (and then a 20% discount). Why the huge price difference? How easy is it to do on your own?

    Thanks! :cool1:
  20. mrs.ariel

    mrs.ariel Mouseketeer

    Feb 17, 2008
    Has anyone done this in Jamaica? How many people to a team? My DH and I and our 2 friends might be interested in this as our day when Grandma and Grandpa take the kids....
  21. Callymum

    Callymum DIS Veteran

    Oct 30, 2011
    Thanks that's a great help.:)

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