Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman might be termed a “tourist trap” and really stretches for five miles, but it's still quite the sight to behold! Beach escapes might include lunch, and the pricier excursions include activities such as para-sailing. Beach excursions are typically around 3.5 to 5 hours long, and those with para-sailing might be as short as an hour and a half.
Price: Adults expect to pay $29 - $86
Booking Advice: If you just want to hang out on Seven Mile Beach, you can get there by cab for about 10 USD and by bus for less than 3 USD. Food prices tend to be high, and you will need to rent beach chairs. Other more secluded beaches to consider are at Rum Point and Smith Cove.
Turtles and More
For first time visitors, not seeing turtles when you visit Grand Cayman is akin to not buying preserves when you visit a berry farm. That said, this activity garners best reviews from families with preteens and small children. At Boatswain's, you'll see a variety of turtles in this 23 acre marine park. Most excursions include nature trails, Stingray City, and/or a visit to “Hell” for those amusing postcards!
Price: Adults expect to pay 37.49 USD to 65 USD
Booking Advice: For the money, third party vendors are definitely worth considering, but all of the tours we've located are quite economical. Cost of admission for one adult at the turtle farm is 45 USD.
Stingray City Adventures
This highly popular excursion receives some strongly positive reviews from past guests! Step into shallow waters and touch these creatures as you interact with them. Pricier excursions typically include other activities, such as that trip to “Hell,” sailing on a Catamaran, visiting the turtle farm, and touring the rum cake factory.
Price: Adults expect to pay $70 - $89
Booking Advice: Third party vendors are fiercely competitive with cruise line excursion prices! You can also purchase your own ticket from Stingray City for 44.44USD per adult at: http://www.stingraycitytrips.com/tours/individuals.shtml
SCUBA – Grand Cayman
With an abundance of marine life, SCUBA continues to be an extremely popular activity in the Cayman Islands. SCUBA gives you that opportunity to get away from the crowds, and visit areas such as Stingray City from a unique vantage point. Most of these excursions are considered to be difficult in terms of the activity level. Shore diving excursions at 70 USD are most reasonable!
Price: Adults expect to pay $70 - $139
Booking Advice: At 249 USD, PADI certification might just be worth your while! Third party vendors are definitely competitive for experienced and certified divers. Plan on 2 to 3.5 hours for SCUBA excursions.
Snorkeling Paradise- Grand Cayman!
If you love snorkeling, there are plenty of opportunities in the Cayman Islands! Higher priced excursions usually pair up snorkeling with mini boats and kayaks, and excursions include the famous Stingray City as well as an assortment of barrier reef tours. Most snorkeling excursions last from 2.5 to 3 hours and typically rate as moderate regarding activity level.
Price: Adults expect to pay $35 - $179 for cruise line excursions.
Booking Advice: Third party vendors offer some very competitive deals, including “ride along and snorkel” packages for those of you accompanying avid certified SCUBA divers.