During my visit to Grand Cayman, I received a recommendation to use George Watersports Grand Cayman, a tour company George founded more than 30 years ago. I booked a tour with them, and it was a seamless process. When I got there, I was amazed by the professionalism and friendly attitude of the guides. They were ready to teach, train, and educate. I had a lot of fun and thought I would share my honest review of what I did and my experience with the tour agency.
Georges Watersports offers tourists water-based recreation tours and activities, making their visits pleasant, magical, and memorable.
In this article, I will answer your questions and provide first-hand insight into why you should choose George’s as your tour guide in Grand Cayman.
George’s Watersport Activities?
George’s Watersports is focused on providing the best experience for tourists. Here’s a list of activities available to guests:
- 4-Stop Stingray Eco Tour
- Bioluminescence Snorkel Tour
- Private Boat Charter
- Clear Paddle Board Rentals
What Do You Need To Know About Each Activity?
It is important to note that these activities differ in some areas, like the kinds of equipment used, time, and cost.
4-Stop Stingray Eco Tour
This is a 3-hour-long activity that goes to four different spots: Stingray City Sandbar, Snorkeling at the Barrier Reef, Starfish Point, and Mangrove Forest. The 4-Stop Stingray Eco Tour is a great tour for families. It is important to note that this is a group tour, not a private one. You are sure to meet other tourists like yourself. The tour guides are professionals, providing educational information and improving the tour.
The tour leaves at exactly 10:15 a.m. You have hotel pickups, complimentary beer, sodas, and bottled water. You are provided with snorkeling gear and squid to feed the stingrays. The boats used are very comfortable and fast.
The minimum age to get on this tour is 3 years, and the maximum weight is 275 lbs (124.74 kg). It is affordable at $135 USD per person and $110 USD for kids under 12. Visit their website for information about booking, cancellation, and refund policies.
2. Bioluminescence Snorkel Tour
This adventurous Bioluminescence Snorkel Tour is a nighttime tour. After a 20-minute boat ride, you are taken to the Bioluminescence Bay, where you can snorkel with the bioluminescence. The bioluminescence can only be seen at night.
The bioluminescence experience is better when you are in the water with a mask on.
This tour runs for about 2.5 weeks in a month, owing to the moon’s cycle. In small groups, the tour departs from the Cayman Islands Yacht Club on the west side of Grand Cayman, near Seven Mile Beach. Complimentary beer, soda, and bottled water are made available. Snorkeling equipment is also provided.
A fee of $135 USD per person and $110 USD for kids under 12 years of age would be paid to access this tour. The minimum age to join this tour is 3, and the maximum weight is 275 lbs (124.74 kg). The tour lasts for 2 hours.
Cruise ships leave before sundown, so cruise ship passengers cannot join in on the tour.
The crew members are there for any support that is necessary.
How Safe is the Bio Bay?
VerySafe. Firstly, the water is not cold, and the part where you snorkel is 4 feet deep. With no waves or zero current, Bio Bay is very calm. There are NO sharks. The jellyfish pose no threat because guests are provided with full-body wet suits, dive gloves, and dive shoes.
Stings from these jellyfish cause no harm, and the itchiness lingers for only about 5 minutes. Visit Tours for information on booking, refunds, and cancellations.
Private Boat Charter
If you looking to get some privacy and get away from the crowd With very experienced guides, a Private Boat Charter is just what you need. This 3-hour tour, with a captain and crew, leaves at 7:45 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.
On a 29-foot Stamas boat, this trip goes to four spots (Stingray City Sandbar, Snorkeling at the Barrier Reef, Starfish Point, and Mangrove Forest) and can accommodate up to 10 guests.
Guests are provided with squid to feed the stingrays and snorkeling gear. Complimentary beer, soda, and bottled water are also made available. The cost of this tour is $1,450 USD.
Clear Paddle Board Rental
This beginner-friendly Watersport is a cool and relaxing way to help unwind while improving physical strength. But what’s even better is that George’s Watersports provides you with, wait for it, CLEAR PADDLE BOARDS.
You can actually see through the boards. You get to see what is underneath the board while paddling. With top-notch quality, stable, and lightweight boards from the USA, your paddle-boarding experience will be pleasurable and fun.
These boards can be rented at different rates depending on the number of days you plan to use them.
Below is the list of prices for the paddle board rental:
1 day: $125
2 days: $185 USD
3 days: $230 USD
4 days: $265 USD
5 days: $285 USD
6 days, $305 USD
7 days: $325 USD
8 days: $345 USD
9 days, $365 USD
10 days: $385 USD
11 days: $405 USD
12 days: $425 USD
13 days, $445 USD
14 days: $465 USD
George’s Watersports also provides free delivery and pickup. Ankle Leashes, height-adjustable paddles, and Life Jackets are also available to guests.
How are their services different from those of other tour guides?
Their services are different in many ways, from the professionalism of the staff and crew to their accommodating and friendly nature. The crew and staff are always ready to instruct and guide guests to the best experience possible. George’s Watersports provides guests and tourists with the best equipment, gear, and apparatus. The safety of guests is important to them.
What If I Have No Experience with Any of The Recreational Activities?
You have absolutely nothing to worry about, as the staff and crew are very well-trained professionals. They are more than willing to help and train you.
How Do I Go About Bookings?
Booking is pretty easy. You can book any of the tours on George Watersports’ official website. It is also important to make reservations earlier so you don’t lose your spot.
George Watersports Grand Cayman is one of the pioneering tour agencies in Grand Cayman. Their work ethic, friendly nature, and versatile tours have made them stand out excellently in over 30 years on the job. I thoroughly enjoyed their tours, training, and services, and I’m sure you will too.