Grand Cayman is a favorite port of call for many Disney cruisers, and one of the destinations you can visit on select 7-night Western Caribbean voyages aboard the recently enhanced Disney Fantasy. It is the largest of the Cayman Islands, known for its exotic marine life, warm waters and sun-drenched beaches. Here are a few of my suggestions to experience the best of Grand Cayman with your family, both above and below the water …
Amphibious Bus Land and Sea Adventure – What better way to do a land and sea tour than in an amphibious vehicle! Your family will climb aboard the state-of-the-art Hydra Terra for a fully narrated tour of Grand Cayman, both through the streets of Georgetown and in the waters off the picturesque coastline. While cruising past ancient shipwrecks and coral gardens, large LCD monitors will give you an underwater view. Back on dry land, you’ll stop at Seven Mile Beach where you can enjoy an afternoon on the beautiful white sand.
SeaWorld Observatory Semi-Submarine – Another unique mode of transportation is the semi-submarine where you can soak up the views from above and below the water – without even getting wet! The vessel has an air-conditioned, underwater observatory five feet below the surface of the water where you can view an abundance of marine life through large windows. On your journey, you’ll visit mysterious sunken ships and coral reefs, including Cheeseburger Reef where a diver will enter the water and feed hundreds of multi-colored tropical fish right in front of your window.
Catamaran, Reef and Kittiwake Snorkel Sail – This adventure is on a more traditional island vehicle – a luxury catamaran. Your sailing and snorkeling excursion begins along the beautiful Seven Mile Beach and takes you to two snorkeling stops—one above colorful coral reefs and the other above a historic shipwreck. After swimming with schools of fish and abundant marine life, sit back and relax on the return sail to Sea Grape Beach, soaking up the views of the island’s beautiful coastline.
Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!