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Old July 11th, 2006, 01:01 AM
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We've been to 7 mile and done some shopping in Grand Cayman but were thing of doing something different but dont know what? I've heard Captain Mavrins is pretty good. We would like have time to go to the beach for a few hours and then something else. Any suggestions?
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Old July 11th, 2006, 01:36 AM
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galvezcruisersou,

We've been to 7 mile and done some shopping in Grand Cayman but were thing of doing something different but dont know what? I've heard Captain Mavrins is pretty good. We would like have time to go to the beach for a few hours and then something else. Any suggestions?

The "Sea and See" excursion is pretty good. This excursion combines a harbor cruise in a semisubmursible craft (essentially a boat in which you sit "two by two" in a special compartment below the waterline and look out through windows in the hull) that visits several reefs and two wrecks, all teaming with marine life, with a land tour that visits several of the island's attractions including Hell (a fascinating rock formation that appears to be volcanic but actually is limestone that algae have blackened and honed to razor sharpness) and the world's only sea turtle farm (which actually does raise some species of sea turtles for human consumption, while also working on protection of endangered species, with adjacent exhibits of other indigenous creatures).

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Captain Marvin does a great excursion with Sting Rays. You could book the morning tour with the Rays and still have some time to go to the beach or visa-versa
Check out what your ship has to offer in regards to excursions that might include Sting Rays and beach time.
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We did a resort day-ship's excursion--it was pricey but the resort had a pool, open bar, beach, snorkel & luncheon buffet...it was a bit of a ride--out towards hell but we had a very good bus driver who knew some short cuts... Next trip we are thinking about the Blue iguana trip to the botanical garden--actually not that interested in the iguanas but would like to visit the park...
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Old July 28th, 2006, 05:46 PM
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We've been to Grand Cayman three times and each time used Captain Marvin for the Sting Rays. We've done the 2 and 3 stop versions and prefer the 2 stop because it gives us more beach time at the end. Captain Marvin will drop you off at the beach, then you just have to get back to the ship on your own.

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We loved the Cayman Jeep Safari to Rum Point Beach Club its an awesome tour of hte island, you get to stop at some incredible places and then you have two incredible hours at RUM POINT BEACH, which is heaven!!!
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We are doing the Stingray and Island Tour through Nativeway www.nativewaywatersports.com. Its $45/adult and you go to Stingray City Sandbar and also a snorkel site, Governor's House, Hell, Turtle Farm, Tortuga Rum Factory, and 7 mile beach..it gets great reviews!
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We booked a 5 hour charter on a private saiboat (just us and the Captain). It was awesome. The total was $350. Go to the Carnival message board...I left more details there as well as the link to the excursion company our captain books through.
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