Cruising to George Town, Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman tourist information.

George TownGeorge Town is a popular port of call for the Western Caribbean cruises with cruise ships anchoring in George Town Harbour Tuesday through Friday.  George Town is the capital largest of the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman. Grand Cayman is as easy as the Caribbean gets for visitors. And what it lacks in “off-the-beaten-path adventure,” it makes up for in safety, cleanliness, and family-friendly attractions. George Town is home to many restaurants, activities and shopping, as well as being the gateway to Cayman Islands cruise ships from around the world.

George Town cruise terminal

Cruise ships calling at George Town anchor offshore and ferry their passengers ashore by tenders, also known as shuttle boats. Passengers disembark in George Town, in the centre of the Grand Cayman shopping district and usually remain anchored from early morning until mid-afternoon.

Grand Cayman tourist attractions

Activities available to tourists in George Town include submarine tours of George Town Harbour, glass-bottom boat tours, snorkelling, scuba-diving, parasailing, charter boat tours, rum distillery tours, art galleries, a historical museum, and of course, shopping and eating. For nightlife, Seven Mile Beach is host to numerous nightclubs and bars. George Town’s waterfront is also home to a Harley-Davidson shop, a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville franchise, and a Guy Harvey art studio and restaurant. Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman is the grandest hotel on the island.

Seven Mile Beach

Escape the hustle and bustle of George Town by taking a taxi to Seven Mile Beach, named one of the world’s “ultimate beaches” by travel experts. The stretch of white sand is one of the reasons why the Cayman Islands are celebrated as the epitome of an island escape and a premier Caribbean destination. Visitors from all over the world flock to the beach to explore the clear waters and coral sands. Walk past the hotels, villas, resorts, beach bars and shops that line the sand, work on your tan under the warm sun, relax while watching the waves roll in, or take a more adventurous route by diving, snorkeling, and boating in the crystalline waters.

Stingray City Sandbar

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure: snorkeling with stingrays at Stingray City Sandbar. These relatively tame creatures will swim right into your arms as they glide around you. They have velvety soft skin and love to have their bellies rubbed. Despite their frightening name, they are very gentle and won’t hurt you as long as you stay away from their tails.

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

The world-class park is abundant with lush flora growing in themed gardens. A cotton-candy-pink cottage sits in the Heritage Garden, surrounded by white sands, fruit trees, medicinal plants, traditional crops and a separate cook room. Walking through the paths, visitors get a sense of life in the islands during the early 20th century.

Cayman Islands National Museum

Visit this marvelous museum, dedicated to preserving artifacts related to the history and culture of the islands. Located in buildings dating back to the late 19th century, the museum showcases time-tested methods of rope-making, fishing and roof-thatching.

Popular Grand Cayman Excursions

  • Stingray Swim
  • Snorkeling
  • Turtle Farm
  • Beach Break
  • Island Tour


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