On the Grand Princess, there is an excursion in Grand Cayman that is 4 1/2 hours and goes to Seven Mile Beach, Hell, Turtle Farm AND the stingray sandbar snorkeling. It is like $56 per person, yet there is a 3 1/2 hour tour for $72 per person to the sandbar only. Makes no sense since you get so much more on the first tour. But I am confused. How can it possibly go to all those places in 4 1/2 hours for such a good a price? Has anyone done this combo tour? How long are you at each place? Do you get enought time with the stingrays? Any info would be great. Thanks.
Took this shore excursion with Princess about 8 years ago. First was island tour & stop in Hell. Then on the boat to StingrayCity sandbar. After snorkeling, we were just dropped off at the beach and given tickets to use for a taxi when we were ready to return.If you've never been to Grand Cayman before its a good tour to start with.
I did that tour. We went to the turtle farm first and spent a good amount of time there. We went to hell for maybe 15-30. Plenty of time for that, probably too much. Then we went snorkeling at stingray city. I enjoyed that very much. I'm not an animal person i.e. I won't even pet a cat or dog, but I held a turtle and stingray for the first time.
So then you do get enough time with the turtles and stingrays (I am a huge animal fan and was worried maybe I should just do the full stingray tour instead, but I love turtles as well. I own two aquatic turtles). I guess you would recommend this tour then? That's great. Thanks,.
If you are truly a "turtle Fan" you may want to skip the turtle farm. This is not an animal rescue place or a save the environment place, it is a commercial turtle farm. Only a very small percentage of turtles are raised for release in the wild, the balance are raised for the meat.