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“Be careful...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of MarineLand Private Tours

MarineLand Private Tours
27 Walkers Road, George Town KY1-1110, Grand Cayman
345-945-8687
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Ranked #3 of 58 activities in George Town
Type: Tours, Boat Tours
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Owner description: If you’re in any doubt about how much fun is awaiting you on Grand Cayman’s two newest tours, read our reviews on tripadvisor. Fight your way through the superlatives – “awesome”, “fantastic”, “absolutely magnificent” Take a ride on the Cayman Explorer Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar Tour, a fabulous space-age-type boat that visits the world famous Stingray City Sandbar ... where you stand in shallow water and play with stingrays. The Cayman Explorer is purpose- designed and built specially for operating at Stingray City Sandbar and within the waters of Grand Cayman. This unique vessel is 20% lighter and 25% more fuel-efficient than any comparable boat of its class or size, The Cayman Explorer has a one-of-a-kind stern platform that descends into the water, giving exceptionally easy access to the water and back on to the boat. You need no snorkeling experience to take this excursion; snorkeling life vests and equipment are provided. The vessel has a full service bar on board and free Wi-Fi, two bathrooms and an upper sun deck, just to name a few of the amenities. The Tour departs daily from the new Barcadere Marina in the North Sound Lagoon. Unique trolley buses offer wheelchair access and are used to transport passengers to the Cayman Explorer.For another totally unique experience take a ride on Grand Cayman’s second new tour – the Best of Cayman by Amphibious Bus & Snorkeling Tour, courtesy of MarineLand Tours. Our Hydra Terra Amphibious Bus, a state-of-the-art, all- new, purpose-designed and purpose-built amphibious bus, takes you on a 2-hour tour of Grand Cayman on land and by sea. Expect to be amused and informed by your guide as you tour George Town before the big splash. Our fully narrated tour journeys through picturesque George Town and takes you to all the key sites with memorable history, amazing facts and, above all, lots of fun while in the comfort and security of our Unsinkable U.S. Coast Guard approved Hydra-Terra Amphibious Bus! View our beautiful Island from a totally new perspective with underwater video cameras and large LCD monitors as you experience the rich maritime history of our beautiful Grand Cayman Island while cruising past ancient shipwrecks amongst coral gardens full of abundant marine life, all found within crystal clear blue waters. Become part of the fish feeding show while snorkeling in a Marine park. Don't miss this exciting and entertaining adventure of a lifetime to see the Island the way it was intended . . . . FROM SEA AND LAND
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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“Be careful...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

We put down a $700 deposit back in September for a date this August to sail on the 52ft boat. On 1/11 got an e-mail from a new company who bought the boat we were supposed to cruise on in August. The new company did not buy the business, but just the boat. They stated they did not have our deposit and we needed to contact Caymen Style Ocean Adventures. I have been trying to contact but have had no success. I would be careful of doing business with them at this time.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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“"Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Awesome staff. Safety first. Clean and modern bus to boat and boat itself. Very easy access into the water. Wonderful viewing and touching/holding of the stingrays. The staff made the tour very exciting. It was obvious they were very passionate about "their" stingrays. We spent plenty of time there, and the staff would take pictures using your camera (no hidden costs for photos). As far as wildlife experience goes, this ranks at the top of my list. I would LOVE to go again and would ONLY use this company. Very high recommendation. Thanks guys!!

Visited January 2013
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Dundas, Canada
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“Stingray introductions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

These guys are pros. Despite the ship delaying getting to port and cancelling the excursion, MarineLand rebooked us for later that day (along with about 50 others). Although not a scheduled excursion the staff were amazing and took great care of a very large group of people. My wife and I both held the stingrays and felt confident we had been told how to handle them properly. Boat is licensed which is nice afterward. Highly recommend the Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar excursion.

Visited January 2013
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Portage, Michigan
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“Fun with Stingrays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We went out with the guys on 1/11/13 to stingray sandbar. We had our children with us who had never done this before. We have 4 kids ranging from 8-18 years old. The all had a great time. My 8. Year old was a little apprehensive but enjoyed the experience very much once he got into it.

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“Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

OMG this was sooooo much fun, first we boarded a trolley that took us to the Marina. That in itself was kind of cool. The boat we boarded at the marina was like something I had never seen before, not your run of the mill catamaran or dive boat, this vessel was classy and fun. I had visited Stingray City Sandbar in the past on a cat and had injured myself on their ladder. The way in and out of the water on this boat was awesome, nice wide steps way down in to the water. The guides were very helpful and knowledgeable and the best part about it is they did not shove a camera in your face and try to talk you into purchasing expensive photos, they did however offer to take pictures for you with your own camera. The worse part about this excursion was the fact that the sandbar was overcrowded that day as there were 5 cruise ships in port. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to go.

Visited January 2013
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