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Porto di Georgetown (Port of George Town)

George Town, Grand Cayman
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Some High End Shops and Masses of Cruise Ship Passengers

The town of Georgetown and its port are not particularly impressive. There are relatively few... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Walk from the Cruise Ship and Snorkel with Huge Tarpon Fish

The water is so clear and blue in Grand Cayman, it beckons to you to snorkel it as you come across... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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George Town, Grand Cayman

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The town of Georgetown and its port are not particularly impressive. There are relatively few historical sights. For the most part, there are overpriced shops geared towards the many cruise ship passengers who briefly visit here. While I liked the Island of Grand Cayman and...More

Thank Weloveroadtripping
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water is so clear and blue in Grand Cayman, it beckons to you to snorkel it as you come across in the cruise ship tender. To the left of the cruise ship port is the Fish Market and a sign that says "Balboa Beach."...More

1  Thank GodLovesYou
Reviewed 1 week ago

The many shops are located within a block from the cruise ship tender pier. We have been to almost every shopping port in the Caribbean and think this area, although clean and safe provides only a poor shopping experience despite any number of upscale shops....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there a couple of times with the wife and daughter. The area was clean and not threatening at all. People were very friendly and there were plenty of shops to find t shirts, clothing, jewelry, watches and lower prices on cigars and alcohol....More

Thank CEG43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well organized, clean shops to pick up quick souvenirs. No beggars or hagglers. Shop owners are very friendly

Thank Beverley W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The port of George Town was your typical port. There was not anything fancy about it. The shops were your typical souvenir shops. We did not get a chance to visit any of the diamond or boutique shops like you see in every port city....More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

so its basically where the cruise ships dock and the cruisers roam around eat buy n get excursions the transportation in the area actually asks if you are cruising because there is a different price for others... also you don't have access to all the...More

1  Thank JAZZ P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the ports I went to from my cruise. It's a great place for shopping and great food, a little expensive though. Shops are at a walking distance from the port. Be prepared to sweat, it gets very hot in July. Other...More

1  Thank marodz17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Da wife, da 20 yr old boy and I spent a couple hours on a beautiful afternoon strolling around Georgetown. I was expecting a huge mass of shopping, street vendors and people like Phillipsburg, St. Maarten. Nope! Georgetown is only about 2 X 2 blocks....More

1  Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's best to visit here, if you are staying on the island, when the cruise ships are NOT in port. You can look online and see when and how many ships come in, and what time they leave. We went into town in the morning,...More

Thank Susan E
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Jen D
4 February 2017|
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Response from Kirktoncoll | Reviewed this property |
When we were there 4 ships tied up offshore and tendered in. So bit of lottery but would bet on temdering in.
5 December 2016|
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Response from micheleboys | Reviewed this property |
I think you're looking for Rita Bush of Rita's Cab Service. Rita's Cab/Taxi Service number 345-916-8345 Since you want to get a break from the ship folks, get her to take you to the second or third beach area of Seven Mile... More
4 May 2016|
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Response from Eric V | Reviewed this property |
As soon as you get to port you will see some local vendors that may do just what you are looking for. Also you can even rent a taxi and negotiate with the driver like i did. Just be mindful of time. Please do more research... More