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“La Grande Cayman” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cayman Island Helicopters

Cayman Island Helicopters
88b Airport Road, George Town KY1-1103, Grand Cayman
+345 943 4354
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Orlando, FL
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“La Grande Cayman”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Don't know if this is the correct French version for this title, but in English it translates as great fun. My wife and I had just done the Atlantis submarine excursion and we then moved on to the helicopter ride (Below to Above the island). Nathalie picked us up at the sub office on Church St. and drove us to their location for check-in. We knew things were going to go great when we saw the Guy Harvey design on the helicopter's fuselage. Pre-flight was quick (total of 6 onboard @$295.00 US each/shorter flights available) and we took off for a 45 minute flight around the island. Our pilot was personable to the max (French max that is mixed with various English idioms). We saw the sights on the ground as well as those in the water including stingrays, sharks and two giant parrotfish. Only hesitation is that he has a tendency to circle at a fighter pilot angle. Not bad for me, but my wife almost felt too queasy ( and she had flown in private planes before). Did a complete circumnavigation of the island and saw the shipwrecks (Kittiwake,etc.) as well as Stingray City and the fancy homes along the shore. As we had come ashore from a cruise ship, he circled our boat several times and took pictures of it for us as well as a resort for the other passengers. I found out later that Guy Harvey's reps. had used them for some aerials of the island and the waters. Great tee shirts available - be the first on your block to have one. Note: They do not take Amex. Nathalie drove us back to the downtown area afterwards for our ship's tender. Lot's of fun. Can now cross this off the bucket list.

Visited April 2013
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Took the flight around the island was fantastic got loads of great pictures and was told all the gilts to look out or and shown the local sea life that swims in the shallows best time every!!!!

Visited January 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Flying high”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

That bloody Frenchman, his own words, proved to be a wonderful tour guide, the 20 minute trip was worth every penny and the experience is one you will never ever forget, just do it.

Visited April 2013
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Palisade, Colorado
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“Not Disappointing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Oh, yeah; this is fun! Cute little helicopter with big bubble windows. Such a smooth take-off! Gerome chatted us ladies up big time; with his thick French accent; God knows what he was saying most of the time but who cared! He was fun and flattering and took us for a good ride over sharks, rays, cruise ships and the beach. A few roller coaster maneuvers later and a mixed up belly but all for fun and a great ride. His wife back at the store was also wonderful. Got me a t-shirt to remember it by. Definitely do it!

Visited January 2013
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“VERY GOOD AERIAL VIEWS OF THE ISLAND”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We seen sharks close in, along with huge rays, and historical sights we did not know existed. The pilot is a 25 year veteran and is the owner too, he does know his chopper, he did all kinds of maneuvers as we flew over Grand Cayman. We have flown throughout Hawaii and Jerome is superior to all of our previous great pilots. He take s good care of his chopper by putting it away every night in a hangar after getting its service and bath.This is a must do at $300USD. He is a very personable Frenchman with a georgous fiancee/receptionist. This is a very class act.

Visited February 2013
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