what is the average fare
Seven Mile Beach (which is actually 3 1/2 miles long) is not far from the port and there are a few spots that are great for day visitors including Royal Palms, Tiki Beach and Calico Jacks. The amount of the fare will depend on which place you choose to go. Royal Palms is the closest with the others being a few miles to the north. While therefore I can't give you an average fare, I will tell you that it is not an country that you need to worry about being ripped off by taxi drivers. They will quote the price both in US and CI and you will get change in CI (the price is less in CI because it has a higher value than the US $). You might also tell the driver what time you want to go back to the ship and they will happily come and collect you as well. There are also shuttle buses that bring guests to all of these three places which can be arranged through your cruise line.
I just read 7 mile beach is 5.5 miles long, nice long beach to walk on
Sorry my bad typing it is 5 1/2 miles long!!!!
Taxi rates from port are $4-$5 US per person to most popular destinations for cruise ship visitors.
Testudo is right. We went to Calico Jacks from the port on the day we arrived and the cost was $ 4 each. That was December 2011 so add a bit on for this and you won't go too far wrong. The taxi's are like large mini buses and when the ships are in port they run back and forward. You just need to jump on with the others and pay your fare. Sort of half bus half taxi really. Enjoy.
Steve, There are taxis and there are busses. Taxis fares are set for certain destination. Busses are CI$2 per person and run on regular routes.
Everyone is right. The comfy 16-20 passenger Mini Buses that park in the front of the South Port and in the parking lot just past the Royal Watler run directly up to Public Beach, prices vary but typically are $4-$5 and are filled by "invitation" and leave when they are full, or ready . The 8-10 seat public buses you flag anywhere on a route, or you can walk to the bus parking lot by the courthouse beside the library. and they leave about every 20 minutes and are $2 all the time.
It's about $12 USD. Was just there last week. The cabs don't have any meters so they just make up an amount. ;-) There are also buses, they look like vans so you really have to look at the round logo on the back or front of the bus. WB1 or WB2 runs from Georgetown (downtown) to 7mile Beach for $2.50 USD per person or CI$2Edited: 14 November 2013, 15:44
Taxi drivers should definitely *not* be "making up an amount" - the law states that "The driver of every taxi shall, while plying for hire, display in the vehicle [...] a fare distance table in a form approved by the Board."
This means that the fare they charge should be directly dependent on what is on that table, which should be available to you in the vehicle. The same applies to buses.
"The cabs don't have any meters so they just make up an amount."
Welcome to the Cayman Island forum Jhoie1! Unfortunately, same as Travelling said, I disagree with this statement. There are no made up amounts. Fares are fixed and available for review.