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“Great Excursion with Cayman Safari Adventures” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cayman Safari Adventures

Cayman Safari Adventures
1041 South Church Street, George Town, Grand Cayman
+1 (345) 925-3001
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Ranked #17 of 59 Activities in George Town
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Want to experience the REAL Cayman?! Come aboard our custom Land Rovers to experience a one-of-a-kind 4WD adventure to Cayman's outer districts. This is more than just a tour! A highly entertaining and exciting Safari will let you discover a different place through interactive multi-sensory experiences, learning genuine Caymanian culture and history of its unique place in the Caribbean. You will hear, see, feel and taste a different way of life as Cayman and Caymanians will captivate your mind and steal your heart. A must-do Adventure for all ages!
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“Great Excursion with Cayman Safari Adventures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

On Wednesday May 29th we were in Grand Cayman while on a cruise on the Carnival Freedom. We had booked the excursion with Cayman Safari Adventures because of such positive reviews on trip advisor. When we got to Grand Cayman it was drizzling rain....we were told that ship time was 1 hour ahead of local time when we got off the ship and walked to where the taxi and vans were parked we asked someone that was working there if they knew where the Cayman Safari vehicle was .... he pointed us to the man...it was Mike the Big Kahuna...he told us that we were the only 2 that would be on the trip that day. It was so nice to be in a covered vehicle even though it didn't really rain alot....it did drizzle alot. He took us to St. Pedro's Castle ....I wasn't sure how interesting this would be because I am not to into historical things....but it actually was pretty interesting. When we pulled up several other tour vans were there also and you go into this theater like place to watch a video of the beginning of the Cayman Island...it was in a cave looking place with special effects during the presentation like water running and thunder and things...the show really kept your attention...after you finished watching it Mike walked us around and told us all about the house as we were walking through it. He really was wanting to make our experience a good and personal one and with just the two of us with him it was really easy.

He showed us the flip flop tree.....he said people actually ask to go see the flip flop tree where people just put the shoes on a tree. We went to the Botanical Gardens....he was so full of information regarding the differenet kinds of plants and since it had been raining a little things were in full bloom and the blue iquanas were out. Mike made sure to look for the iquanas and he knew just about where they would be.

He asked us when we started to leave was there anything in particular that we wanted to do...I told him that we were hungry and he called Ms. Vivines Kitchen and placed our order we had a choice of fish or chicken..he said both were good but he recommended the fish..so that was what we got. The place is a great little local place on the other end of the island. We ate outside overlooking the beautiful ocean. The food was authenic and good. After lunch Mike asked us what did we want to do .... he rode us around showing us local things and showed us the blow holes at the beach.

We then went to a Caybrew (The Cayman Islands Brewery) we had a chance to tour the place but decided to just have some samples at the sample bar. It was really good and the people that worked there were happy.

After we left there we told Mike that we thought it was time to head back to the ship because we didn't want to be one of the last ones on the tender back.
This is a great experience if you are someone like us that doesn't do a lot of water activities. It was even better that we had the tour to ourselves and also that we had such a great guide.
Mike told us that he was a stand up comic also. We definitely learned alot about the island by listening to the information he was sharing with us.

Visited May 2013
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“Cayman Safari Trip with Michael Powell”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

While in Grand Cayman last week with my husband we did a tour called Cayman Safari which took place in a real jeep. The other people cancelled so it was just my husband and I.
Michael Powell, the tour guide took us to the West Bay area of Grand Cayman. He was able to point out many of the native trees and the fruit growing on them. We couldn't believe it but there were jelly fish in just a few inches of water in the mangroves. We then went to the Turtle Farm which was interesting especially because I got to hold a medium sized turtle in the wading pool. we also got to see them feed a crocodile which was a really wild experience. After the Turtle Farm we had lunch at a local place call Timbuktu (went there especially because of the air conditioning), but the food turned out to be good. I wanted to have a beer but they don't have a liquor license.The tour was supposed to last 3 hrs but we were having such a nice time and Michael knew about so many different things and places we could have spent the whole day with him. Since my husband is into underwater photography Michael took him to Cathy Church's place. She is world renowned for her underwater picture and has even had them published in National Geographic. Ms. Church also gives photography classes to anyone who is interested.
All in all this safari trip was the highlight of my visit and I have to say that Michael Powell had a lot to do with our enjoyment.

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“Amazing day touring Grand Cayman's East Side”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Mike "the Big Kahuna" made this tour an adventure, with his knowledge and stories to tell, made the tour more personal than just a guide taking us around to see the sights. We were a group of four from our hotel, and an easygoing group it was. We loved seeing Pedro St. James Castle. It was way more interesting that I would have thought. It brought the history of Cayman to life with the introductory movie before the tour. Beautifully preserved structure and realistic feel for what life before modern day technology must have been like. The Botannical Gardens with the flowers and blue iguanas were a highlight. Lunch at Viviane's was delicious and filling. A taste of Grand Cayman without the hype...homestyle and filling. We enjoyed the sights, the conversation and the day. Thanks Mike!

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“Great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Mike ( the last kahuna) Powell showed us some very interesting places and was very knowledgeable about the local, animal, plant and history of the island. He also took us to a really good local restaurant- Timbuctu- where we had an excellent lunch. He seemed to know so many of the locals and made us feel special.

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“Fun "off the beaten path."”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I didn't know what to expect when the concierge at the hotel suggested it, but it was an awesome look at what life on Grand Cayman is for the residents of this awesome place.

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