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does anyone know what the current rate for a taxi is on grand cayman? i hear the flat rates are set by the government but for the life of me i can't find a rate sheet anywhere (ie how much per mile). has anyone been lately who could tell me what to expect to pay for a taxi there?

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carnival's general web site listed a shore excursion that had stops at the turtle farm, hell, and the rum factory. however, when we went to book it online, it was't available for our particular sailing so i figured we could do it on our own.

i know some cabs can be hired for the day for personalized tours and we've talked about doing that. i'm just trying to make sure i don't end up spending a fortune to go all over the island.
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We were there in March/06 and paid $20 per person for the tour you talked about....we were shopping down from the port and all these people with signs are there to take you places.....it was about 1.5 hours....not much time at each place but enough....they dropped us at a nice bar and from there we walked back to the port...I would love to go back!! Have fun!!
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carnival's general web site listed a shore excursion that had stops at the turtle farm, hell, and the rum factory. however, when we went to book it online, it was't available for our particular sailing so i figured we could do it on our own.

i know some cabs can be hired for the day for personalized tours and we've talked about doing that. i'm just trying to make sure i don't end up spending a fortune to go all over the island.
Hey! I noticed that too! We're on the Valor, sailing 6/11/06. That's the exact tour we wanted, also. There are two listed as available excursions, but when you try to book them, they aren't there. I've been told by a fellow cruiser that it's possible they're already sold out, but I find that doubtful.

We're planning on just finding a cab or whatever and do it anyway. (which sound like what you're planning, too.)

I've read on other boards (different site), that there are many drivers, cab and tour operators when you dock. I figured we'd grab a couple, look 'em over good and see who can give us a good tour, reasonable price. By what I've read (and saw above in this thread), the four of us should be able to do it for no more than $100.

There is still a possibility too, that this excursion could get booked on the ship, after we've sailed. (Cancelations occurred - or they finally decided to "open it up".)

When are you sailing?
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we leave on 4/30. i'm not sure how the excursion could already be booked since i've been looking at it since they first opened up the excursions online months ago. i plan on making a beeline to the excursion desk anyway, so i will put it on my list of things to talk to them about.

if not, i'm all about going it on our own. screw your courage to the sticking place!!!!

and if worse comes to worse, a bad day on vacation is still better than a good day at work!

happy sailing!
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Greetings Lisa...
It's Gonna be a great Ad-Venture....
I may be able to "steer" you and loveable Ed in the correct direction after Breakfast

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Hi..

I am thinking to just get one of the $20 "tours" at the island when I get there....carnival had 2 different ones, the one they have now seems to be turtles included, and I do NOT want to go in the turle farm, I would only want to be outside, or go to the rum cake shop or something...$35 seems a lot for that tour

I am also thinking to just get down to 7 mile beach..or maybe go on the Hell, Turtle farm tour and just get off at 7 mile beach on the way back?

any ideas? any spot on beach? I have heard of seagrape, comfort suites and ? thanks

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we leave on 4/30. i'm not sure how the excursion could already be booked since i've been looking at it since they first opened up the excursions online months ago. i plan on making a beeline to the excursion desk anyway, so i will put it on my list of things to talk to them about.

if not, i'm all about going it on our own. screw your courage to the sticking place!!!!

and if worse comes to worse, a bad day on vacation is still better than a good day at work!

happy sailing!
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Yeah! That's what I say, too!

I you wouldn't mind, when you return, would you post how you were able to do this?

I really think it's safe to assume we can just grab some tour when we get off the ship there.
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Just back from my 6/11 sailing. We did not have a ship tour booked for Grand Cayman.

After we got off the tender we chose a local tour. It was $20 per person and we toured the Governor's Residence, Hell, Tortuga Rum Factory, and the Turtle Farm.

Note: If you are wanting rum and rum cakes, buy it from the factory. It is a LOT cheaper there. But, if you buy rum, you cannot take it with you. It's delivered to the ship (meaning you don't have to carry it around). The ship will 'hold' it until the day before you disembark. Rum cakes can be taken with you.

It was only a couple of hours and we had plenty of time to shop. (Even made it back on board in time for lunch!)
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