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Cayman Islands Heritage Discovery

Enjoy your visit to Grand Cayman, experiencing the rich history and some of the exotic fauna and wildlife on this tour. Hop aboard an air-conditioned bus and head south through the historic South Sound area, past Smith Cove and along the coast, to explore the colorful history and wildlife of Grand Cayman. Your guide will describe various points of interest and historic sites on your journey along the Southern Coast until you each your first stop—Pedro St James Castle—known as the birthplace of democracy in the Cayman Islands. Visit this completely restored great house, which was built in 1780, and stroll through the beautiful gardens and other restored buildings overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Also experience thunder and lightening storms inside the multimedia theater on site. From there, you will continue to the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park—76 acres of natural and manicured grounds, restored Caymanian homes, brilliant native flora and fauna, native wildlife and the famous blue iguana, found only in Grand Cayman. Stroll among an explosion of tropical color as you learn interesting facts about life past and present in Grand Cayman. After your tour of these beautiful gardens it’s time to board your waiting bus for the journey back along the coast to downtown George Town.Notes:The castle at Pedro St James is three stories with steps and no ramps.
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Cayman Islands Heritage Discovery
Review 1 for Cayman Islands Heritage Discovery
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Take your camera

Date:March 7, 2014
DerbyMaggie
Location:Derbyshire UK
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I enjoyed this tour very much particularly as our guide Sonia knew so much about her island and the places we visited. At the botanical gardens she introduced us to Inky and Mary the blue iguanas. The trees and plants were beautiful and so colourful. A party of very young school children sang their national anthem for us which was really sweet. There was plenty of time left afterwards to browse around the shops in and around the port.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Cayman Islands Heritage Discovery
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Excellent pair of tours in one

Date:January 17, 2014
ew2103
Location:Dearborn, MI
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Excellent combination -- first you tour a beautiful botanical garden. We were very lucky -- we saw TWO blue iguanas (as well as exotic and lovely plants). Then we went to the castle, admired antique and historical furniture, and learned about the role of the castle in Cayman Island history -- Cayman Islands as a nation was ahead of the USA in abolishing slavery. Excellent guide. About an hour to garden in comfortable minibus, 1/2 hour back to castle, then 1/2 hour back to port. Souvenir shopping available.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Cayman Islands Heritage Discovery
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Introduction to Life on Grand Cayman

Date:May 13, 2013
lflatsea
Location:Tucson, AZ
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:April
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
A good tour that gives adequate time for viewing and photographs at the two major stops: the Moulton-Barrett House and the Botanical Gardens. It also includes an unnecessary 30-minute stop at the end for drinks (that you had to pay for yourself) at a waterside restaurant; would have been better to head directly back to the tender landing.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+6points
8out of 10found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Cayman Islands Heritage Discovery
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Fantastic Tour

Date:March 31, 2013
Jowil
Location:Crediton, Devon, England
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This was a fantastic tour and I can certainly recommend it, well worth it. Our tour guide, Sonia, was very passionate about her island and very knowledgeable. Pedro St James Castle was interesting, the video beforehand gave us an insight how things once were. The house itself was truly beautiful and one could imagine how they once lived.
Queen Elizabeth 11 Botanic Park was beautiful, it was very hot while we were there so had to walk quite slowly but again well worth it. Do take plenty of water or something else to drink as that is not provided.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+14points
14out of 14found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Cayman Islands Heritage Discovery
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Nice Combination Tour

Date:March 23, 2013
Chuck1949
Location:Long Island, NY
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
In the Caribbean I take most excursions in order to see as much of each island as possible. This tour accomplished that goal since we drove around a large area of Grand Cayman. The seascape at San Pedro Castle was beautiful, and the Botanical Gardens were exceptional. Lots of photo ops. The port area is extremely crowded, so this tour takes you out to the countryside and the tour guide gives you a nice overview of the island's history.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+14points
14out of 14found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Cayman Islands Heritage Discovery
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Beautiful and Clean

Date:April 29, 2012
JCJC
Location:Florida (USA)
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:April
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
We found beautiful water and beaches, lots of history, especially at Pedro St. James Castle. We had a very enthusiastic tourist guide who was born and lived there and was very proud of the island's heritage. You'll it enjoy this excursion.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+15points
15out of 15found this review helpful.