In Grand Cayman, be sure to sign up for a snorkeling with the sting rays, its something not to be missed. There are some good private companies or you can always book through the cruiseline. Just remember, you have to tender there, so allow plenty of time for that.
I agree with the Stingray Sandbar in Grand Cayman. We like snorkeling in Cozumel. Check out cozumelinsider.com. They have lots of different excursions at different prices. I've used them several times and have never been disappointed.
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My husband and I did the river tubing in Ocho Rios and it was one of the best excursions we have ever done. This was seven years and 7 cruises ago, and it by far was still our favorite. Pleeeease dont miss it, you will love it, and if you have kids they will loove it as well.
In Grand Cayman you should do the Stingrays and Coral Reef. You'll see lots of stingrays swimming around in crystal clear warm water. We had a great time. If you'd like to see what it looks like, I just posted some pictures on the Photo Gallery on May 7th.
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In Jamacia, you can do the falls and river tubing.
We used Ionie McBeam Tours- I thinkthe web site is www.ocho-rios.com.
They were the best. We felt very, very safe and they took great care of us.
Check out their site.
We felt Jamacia was our best port. They also took us to Fern Gully and a short tour of the area, dropped us off at Margaritta Ville in plenty of time for some shopping and drinking before we had to get back on the Victory.
Grand Caymans don't miss the turtles and the sting rays-awesome.
My husband and son did the jeep adventure and loved it, too.
Sting Rays are a definite must-see in Grand Caymen
Jamaica - Dunns River Falls,tubing, lazy river rafting, plantation tours, The Original Canopy Tour (zipline tour in the rainforest), Margueritaville, Fern Gully.
Cozumel - if you snorkel or want to try it--This is your island. Book a ships tour out to the Palencaar Reef, you will not be dissapointed. The snorkeling is easy, even for first-timers, the current gently pushes you along, you have a divemaster with you at all times so not to worry. If you just want to go to the beach, there are lots to choose from. If you are into history you may want to take a tour to the Mayan Ruins. Just note that Cozumel was hit real hard by last years hurricanes and they are still re-building, they are doing a great job, but some things are not done yet.
Chanunkaab National Park - was a great place, it was hit pretty hard, they had a really nice beach, good snorkeling, aquarium, and they were known for the Dolphin and Sea Lion swims, they are scheduled to be fully operational by June 06, i would enquire first before planning a trip to the park.
Princess Cays- beach party day! you can just hang out on the beach, swim, snorkel, you can rent water toys, there is always a game of volleyball going on. There are a few small shops to poke around in.