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Grand Cayman Shore Excursion: West Bay Tour by Land Rover

West Bay Tour

3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)

When your cruise ship pulls into port in George Town, explore West Bay and other western Grand Cayman highlights by open-air Land Rover. Your 3.5-hour shore excursion aboard a 4x4 safari-style vehicle includes a drive down a secluded, mangrove-lined stretch of beach in Barker’s National Park; spiky limestone crags near the town of Hell; hands-on fun at the Cayman Turtle Farm; and sweet tastings at the Tortuga Rum Cake Store. This small-group tour is limited to eight passengers for personalized attention from your informative guide.

  • 3.5-hour tour of western Grand Cayman Island aboard an open-air 4x4 Land Rover
  • Ride through Barker’s National Park and discover a quiet beach with dense mangroves
  • Stop by Hell, a small town with a field of jagged limestone formations
  • Taste Tortuga rum cake and purchase some from the popular bakery to take home
  • Observe sea turtles at a research and conservation center and learn about their role in Caymanian history
  • Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a personalized experience

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Local guide
  • Rum cake tasting
  • Port pickup and drop-off

NOT INCLUDED: Gratuities

DEPARTURE & RETURN:

  • Departure Point: port in George Town
  • Departure Time: 8.45 AM
  • Returns to original departure point

WHAT TO EXPECT:

After port pickup in George Town, climb aboard an open-air Land Rover for your 4x4 tour of western Grand Cayman. Nearing West Bay, rumble along a deserted expanse of shoreline bordered on one side by the sparkling Caribbean Sea and by thick mangroves on the other. Listen as your guide explains features of Barker’s National Park, which encompasses a 100-acre (40-hectare) nature preserve.

Then head straight to Hell — a small coastal town where you can send mail postmarked with the curious town name. Disembark your vehicle at a viewing platform to observe the black limestone rock for which the town was named.

After learning about the geological formations, continue on by Land Rover to the Tortuga Rum Cake Factory for a delectable tasting of this Caribbean specialty. See rum cakes being glazed by hand with oak-barrel-aged Tortuga Gold Rum, then sample uniquely flavored rum cake — including Blue Mountain coffee, coconut and key lime — available to purchase and take back with you to the ship.

Next up is a sea turtle research and conservation center: Cayman Turtle Farm. Learn how the turtle meat industry of the 17th and 18th centuries led to the development of the Cayman Islands. Marvel at 500-lb (226-kg) green sea turtles.

Finally, enjoy one last ride in the Land Rover back to the George Town port.

 

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