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SweetP November 17th, 2005 08:21 PM

Scooter rental in Grand Cayman
 
Does anyone know if you can rent scooters/motorbikes while in Grand Caymen? My husband and I along with 3 other couples have booked the Jan03, '05 Coral Princess. We have already been to Stingray City on another cruise and would like to rent scooters and just hang out at 7 mile beach. If you can, does anyone know the cost and reliability of the machinery?

Jkhausmann September 17th, 2012 09:25 PM

I have rented scooters at least 4 times in Georgetown, and I always got good equipment.

It is great to explore the island the scooter way.

I am coming back for 2 weeks in decmeber and will rent a scooter again.

If you are careful learn the opposite traffic flow, pay attention it is perfectly safe.

Have fun, ejoy and live longer.

RichC September 18th, 2012 08:25 AM

We've rented then there a number of times & found that their scooters are better than on some other islands. I don't recall the price being more or less than other places.

storybookcruises.com September 18th, 2012 01:16 PM

As has already been stated, yes, you can rent scooters and you can also rent motorcycles, if you like bigger bikes.

However, if the only reason for renting them is to visit 7-mile beach, you can take public transportation, which is very regular and cheap. At $2.50 per person each way to anywhere on the island, it's a great way to get around. Even if you want to go to a couple of different places, it's still an easy cheap way to get everywhere. Of course, it doesn't beat the fun of tooling around on a little scooter in the open air as long as you don't have any problems, as scooters can be a little tricky for those who haven't done it before. Might want to make sure you purchase the travel insurance.

Pete

RichC September 21st, 2012 08:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cruise planner (Post 1446822)
As has already been stated, yes, you can rent scooters and you can also rent motorcycles, if you like bigger bikes.

However, if the only reason for renting them is to visit 7-mile beach, you can take public transportation, which is very regular and cheap. At $2.50 per person each way to anywhere on the island, it's a great way to get around. Even if you want to go to a couple of different places, it's still an easy cheap way to get everywhere. Of course, it doesn't beat the fun of tooling around on a little scooter in the open air as long as you don't have any problems, as scooters can be a little tricky for those who haven't done it before. Might want to make sure you purchase the travel insurance.

Pete

You're right about the bus. It's a whole lot cheaper than spending $50 for a scooter to see the rum cake factory or going to hell. THe best part of the island is 7 mile beach & sting ray city. All the rest gets pretty boring especially after seeing it once or twice.

storybookcruises.com September 21st, 2012 12:18 PM

Yep, been there so many times there's only one thing we want to do; go to the beach and relax! We take the bus to Calico Jack's on 7-Mile Beach. They have a great beach, good burgers, cold beer, and tents for plenty of shade. Plus, right next door is Red Sail Sports where you can rent jet skis, sail boats, go parasailing, etc.

But if you're into snorkeling, 7-Mile Beach is not the place to go - it's all beautiful white sand. Fish hang around coral reef because it provides food and shelter. So if you want good snorkeling, there's a couple of great sites right near downtown.

Pete

richardmckee February 2nd, 2014 06:37 PM

Hi Everyone!

You can hire bicycles, road bikes or cycle a coastal bike trail on Grand Cayman now.

Try West Bay Loop | Bike Tours Grand Cayman | Bike Rental

www.westbayloop.com

Richard

richardmckee February 2nd, 2014 06:39 PM

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Donna February 2nd, 2014 06:48 PM

I know there was a place right in town, just across the street. While they may be fun, be careful....A few years ago my then husband took a good tumble off one there, we tried calling the company and the number they gave us was no good...It was a mess trying to contact them....We also took out the insurance, but they still took out another $600 off our credit card?? I did fight it and won, they never once answered a letter, etc....So, beware and make sure you take their insurance, although in our case didn't mean anything.

RichC February 5th, 2014 04:15 PM

There's a place just down the street to the right leaving the port terminal that also rents them and they provide cloth caps to go on your head before putting on a helmet. I dislike wearing a dirty helmet that's been worn by hundreds of other sweaty people & would hate to have to drag my own on a cruise.


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