I am cruising there over spring break with a group of teenage girls scouts,
and have to decide whether I should scuba dive on the west wall or do stingray city…
Can’t do both…never done either….
My wife and I went to Stingray City, and had a blast. We still talk about it, years later
We enjoyed the turtle farm and had lunch at a restaurant called The Cracked Conch.The food was good,but expensive($120.00)for three adults.
Your ship will dock in Georgetown. That’s the palce to eat. If early, do breakfast or lunch at Corita’s Copper Kettle. It’s the best! The Lobster Pot is just down the street for a great lobster tail. Be sure to stop at a grocery and pick up a Tortuga Rum Cake. They make small ones, the size of cup cakes, as well as full size cakes. You could also take a walk to the Tortuga Rum Company and sample free rum cake and rum punches. The Sting Ray City tour is entertaining will take up 1/2 your day and will include a conch lunch. Hop a cab and go to the Green Sea Turtle Farm to hold the new hatchlings or take pictures of the 100 year old green sea turtles. Have a great trip.
You will not have a lot of time, and it is an expensive island. I may have missed a "must eat there" place, but I have not seen or heard of any, except at the "high end". If you are willing to pay, there is some great food on the island. I have not been to it yet, but the Ritz Carlton is getting rave reviews. The island has not fully recovered from the last hurricane, but they are making real progress.
Since you have just 1 day there and can do just one thing, I would take the Submarine ride or the trip to "Stingray City". Both can be bought on board. You can also buy them ashore after getting off the ship, but in the case of stingray tours, that is a bad idea. If you buy on board, you will go to Stingray City (a sandbar a few miles off shore) on a large, modern purpose built vessel. When you get there, large, sturdy steps drop down from the boat to the sandbar. You will be given food to feed to the rays, and you will get great memories. If you buy the tour ashore, you will end up on a rickity Capt Ron type boat, and you will provide entertainment to the folks on the nice boat as you struggle down a rope ladder thrown over the side. Both the Atlantis submarine ride and the Stingray City tours sell out early. Depending on the cruise line you can prebook the tours before you go, during the pre registration process.
The turtle farm tour (I have not been on it) has not been very interesting to my clients.
I will be taking a cruise in April. We are stopping in the Grand Caymans one day and I wasowndering if anyone knew any good places there. I think we will be there long enough for 2 meals so I would be interested in hearing about both upscale and local dives that are good.
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