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“Highlight of our Cayman trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cayman Kayaks - Private Tours

Cayman Kayaks - Private Tours
Rum Point, Northside | Northside, KY1-9006, Grand Cayman
+1 345-926-4467
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Ranked #23 of 166 activities in Grand Cayman
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Owner description: Tours meet at Rum Point, on the roadside look for lime green jeep wrangler and kayak trailer. Travel By Paddle with Cayman Kayaks to a Bioluminescent Bay.
New York City, New York
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“Highlight of our Cayman trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We booked a last minute trip to Grand Cayman and were unaware that there was a bioluminescent bay there--but once were knew, we had to go check it out, and BOY were we glad we did. We even had second thoughts about driving (you do need a car--or a taxi) all the way out to Rum Point in the dark, and then to get into our bathing suits and get into dark ocean water in kayaks! But I can honestly say, it was not scary at all, it was a nice easy kayak following Tom around Rum Point and into the bay, where he leads you into the shadows to see the magic begin--your paddle or your hand or your trailing foot touches the water and you see a sparkly bloom of light and color, faintly blue and green. When we got to a shallow area we could see fish darting around like shooting stars under the surface and little branches lit up like christmas trees when they touched the water! So beautiful!
Tom was an extremely knowledgeable guide and caught us up as a group at times to explain the science behind it and the importance of safeguarding this precious spot, only one of about a dozen in the world. It was an incredible experience--thank you Tom for fitting us in last minute.
The moon was rising when we got to the bay, and instead of detracting from the show, I think it was a spectacularly romantic scene...so glad we did it!

Visited March 2013
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cayman_kayaks_ltd, Tour Guide - Thomas Watling at Cayman Kayaks - Private Tours, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Anna,

Thank-you for your review making it clear that this is not scary to be out on the water at night. "it was a nice easy kayak following Tom around Rum Point and into the bay."

"The moon was rising when we got to the bay, and instead of detracting from the show, I think it was a spectacularly romantic scene...so glad we did it!"

- We do our best to completely avoid the moon while inside the bio-bay. The first few nights each month we get to enjoy the moon rising on the paddle back. I'm happy to hear Anna you enjoyed it!

Best

Tom
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Kayak Cayman Must Do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We did both the bioluminescence tour and the mangrove tour and loved both. Tom is well versed in the marine biology of the area and is a kind and enthusiastic guide. We brought our two daughters, 6 and 8, and they loved it too. I will never forget the bio bay tour, what a magical night. We would go again in a heartbeat!!

Visited March 2013
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cayman_kayaks_ltd, Owner at Cayman Kayaks - Private Tours, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Christine, Thanks for bringing your kids on our tours! We hope to serve you again in the near future!

Tom
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Truly awesome. We picked a beautiful night and Tom even showed us the costellations. Any family or person would enjoy this and just learning the science of how it it occurs was fascinating. Only thing is that you need a car to get there as some of our friends at the hotel didn't have a car and there is no bus to Rum Point. Rum Point was dead after 7pm on a Friday was a bumber put we found a local spot for a meal prior to our trip.

Visited March 2013
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My family went on the bioluminescence tour and it was amazing! We agreed that this was best thing thing we did on our trip - which is saying a lot, as we did many fun activities. Tom was a great guide who did an excellent job of explaining things and taking care of his customers. This is a must do if you visit Grand Cayman.

Visited March 2013
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cayman_kayaks_ltd, Thomas Watling - Guide at Cayman Kayaks - Private Tours, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
"Tom was a great guide who did an excellent job of explaining things and taking care of his customers."

Greg, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I believe in quality over quantity. Taking care of my customers in every way I can, is a part of delivering a quality tour.

Thanks again Greg!

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Tom
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“Must do if you are in Grand Cayman”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

After several trips to Grand Cayman I found this trip with Cayman kayaks and booked it. I was not sure what to expect even after reading the reviews.... All I can say is this is a trip you do not want to miss! The trip was amazing, Tom was a great guide that included everyone. He was explaining everything along the way. The bay was amazing and so much more dramatic than anyone could describe. I was talking with the locals just hours before the trip and I will repeat what they said "do not leave Grand Cayman without a trip with Cayman Kayaks to the Bioluminecent Bay".

Visited March 2013
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cayman_kayaks_ltd, Tom Watling - Guide at Cayman Kayaks - Private Tours, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Hello Darrell,

Thanks for your review for Cayman Kayaks. Describing the bay to others has still to this day been one of the hardest things to do. It's one you must do to really understand. Thanks for coming!

Darrell: "I was talking with the locals just hours before the trip and I will repeat what they said "do not leave Grand Cayman without a trip with Cayman Kayaks to the Bioluminecent Bay".

Awesome!

Thanks again Darrell!


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