Welcome to the Georgetown – Grand Cayman cruise port guide. Georgetown on Grand Cayman is the capital of the Cayman islands, where approximately 45.000 people live. Your cruise ship will visit Georgetown. Georgetown is a small simple town that has a couple of tourist sites to offer, but it is mainly your shopping paradise. Find all the international brands and local stores side by side for any kind of shopping you have on your list. The Cayman islands is an island group of which Grand Cayman is the largest and most populous. The island is pristine and offers many diving opportunities and white sandy beaches. Therefore it is no surprise that most of the sites to see are under the water level rather than above. Snorkelling tours, diving, glass-bottom boats etc. should be on the top of your list on Grand Cayman. For those who want to keep your feet dry there are lots of other things to see and do as well. Check the Grand Cayman cruise port guide underneath to see how to make the most out of your day ashore.
The Caribbean is famous for rum, but the Cayman Islands are especially famous for their Tortuga Rum Cakes. Visit the factory on the island or pick it up in town as a souvenir.
Among all the malls and international brands you will find close to the dock you will also find the local craft market is close by. See its exact location on the map above.
There is a spot on Grand Cayman that is called Hell. Hell is kind of a tourist trap, but people just seem to love to send that postcard from Hell to their loved ones saying: “Greetings from hell, wish you were here.” You will find some hell like rock formations in the backyard, a souvenir shop with post office and that is about it. Find Hell about 12 km north of Georgetown.
hell post office, west bay, cayman
This prominent house from 1833 served as courthouse, jail, post office and now the national museum. The exhibitions display Cayman culture, local art collection and history.
When you are searching for fun things to do in Grand Cayman, look no further than Camana Bay. In addition to the island’s premier shopping and dining, Camana Bay offers activities and attractions for everyone in the family. Camana Bay offers a weekly Farmers’ Market, live music showcases and a host of seasonal events. Click here for their Events Calendar to check their upcoming schedule. The best way to reach Camana Bay is by taxi.
Georgetown – Grand Cayman offers several tender piers. Cruise ships dock anchor and tender passengers to shore with there small lifeboats. The tender pier is located in the center of town where you will find lots of shops and restaurants. Read the full Grand Cayman cruise port guide for all the tips and tricks on transportation and what to see and do.
The turtle farm is one of the biggest attractions on Grand Cayman. This large marine park houses many tanks where you can find turtles of all sorts and sizes. From the 70 year old turtles to the smallest of just a few months. You even get to take your souvenir picture holding the young turtles. Find this attraction 13 km north of Georgetown.