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Grand Cayman

On March 16th we will be in the port of Grand Caymen from 8 am – 4 pm. Another great day to get off the ship and explore what the island has to offer.

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The Cayman Islands are a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean that have been under various governments since their discovery by Europeans. Christopher Columbus sighted the Cayman Islands on May 10, 1503 and named them Las Tortugas after the numerous sea turtles seen swimming in the surrounding waters. Columbus had found the two smaller sister islands (Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) and it was these two islands that he named “Las Tortugas”.


Possible Research Locations:

Cayman National Archives
Hours of operation were not available on their website. Please reach out to them for specifics.

Get to know Grand Cayman:

Cayman Crystal Caves Tour $100 / person
Cayman Crystal Caves have formed over millions of years. Fossilized shells and animal life in the caves show us that at one time, the mass now containing the caves were all located under the sea. Over time, as sea levels changed and land began to rise, rooms began to form through water erosion, making caves. Within these rooms, spectacular stalagmite and stalactite crystal structures began to form, as rainwater dripping through the limestone ceiling of the caves left calcium deposits behind. The caves are still today continuing to evolve. The process of stalagmite and stalactite formation occurs as rainwater becomes slightly acidic when it first travels through surrounding plants, earth, and other organic matter. This acidic water dissolves part of the limestone as it seeps through the earth, and re-deposits microscopic calcium layers, as the water drips from the cave ceilings. Over time these deposits collectively form the crystal structures.

Hundreds of years ago, Pirates used these caves as hideouts, and also as shelters from the elements, including hurricanes. Legend has it that there are pirate treasures buried in some of these caves.

All visitors receive guided walking tours. Tours are approximately 1.5 hours and take you through the surrounding tropical forest area and 3 spectacular caves. You will venture into amazing caves where you’ll see stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures and otherworldly formations, formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time. Tour through the unique tropical forest nature, under which the caves formed.

Amongst the forest and caves are captivating tropical plant and animal life, including strangler balsam trees, air plants, and bats.

History & Heritage Tour Of Grand Cayman Island $225 / person
Embark on a journey to see and experience the rich culture, history, and heritage of the Cayman Islands. With a moderate climate through the year and a warm and welcoming local population, the Cayman Islands culture and heritage is a sight to behold. The Cayman Islands today are a mix of people from various regions of the world who have moved here and love to call the Islands their Home. Although the island has close historical and political connections to the United Kingdom, the culture and lifestyle of the Cayman Islands is strongly Americanized.

During this tour, we will visit:
Cayman Islands National Museum
George Town Post Office
Tortuga Rum Cake Factory
Pedro St James Castle
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Historical and Cultural Walking Tour $40.98 / person
Our tours are led by vibrant, fun, enthusiastic and passionate guides who can’t wait to take you on an adventure around our capital, George Town. This will be a tour to remember, because while you get a little history lesson you will have fun doing so. For the history buffs, you’re in for a treat and those who’ve never ventured on a historical tour, well you will wonder what took you so long. This is definitely a tour you do not want to miss out on. Space is limited so book now before tours fill up.

Here is a Grand Cayman Destination Guide to help you learn more about the area.

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