Cayman Safari Adventures
Cayman Safari Adventures
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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! Tours to the East End, West Bay, Rum Point and many Custom Options! ***Thank you for helping us win the "2015 Certificate of Excellence" and cherished "Hall of Fame" award!
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TT0428
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I booked this tour because we wanted to see the caves and the blow holes. We did see them and they were cool but honestly it was the tour of the island with Yves that was the best part. He is so nice and knowledgeable. You will learn so much from him. Highly recommend!!
Written March 7, 2020
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Alinka L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Visiting the Cayman Islands? Plan a tour with Cayman Safari Aventures! If you are a rockhound, the Crystal Caves are a "must see" geological wonder. The small group size made it easy to ask questions and learn about the caves, the island and the local culture and area. Great tour! Thank you, Yves!
Written March 14, 2020
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Patricia G
San Antonio, TX287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
I was a little disappointed as I had expected a tour 4x4 to be just that cross country possibly the sand dunes etc. This tour could have been conducted in any type of vehicle bus, vans or any type of vehicle that wholes more than six people. There were seven on our tour and it was very nice meeting people from different countries. The Pedro St. James was very nice and historical. They also had a very nice gift shop as well as a liquor store to purchase your rum and rum cakes. The Botanic Park was also very nice with a great gift shop. The blow holes were unique but had seen them in Hawaii. All in all a nice way to see a lot of the island.
Written September 2, 2018
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Angela E
Austin, TX1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
I booked the Cayman Safari tour for Monday, June 11, 2013 in hopes of getting a history lesson of the island and the people. It is my opinion the tour guide did not respect the island, the people or us tourist. The guide was not very good, he made negative; insensitive remarks and he talked too much about his private life, opinions and thoughts which was not professional and should not have been a part of our tour. Following is just a few remarks the guide made: He said that some people think Jamaicans are criminal but that they had great masonry skills and that he would at least give them credit for that. When he was asked what the dominate religion practiced on the island he said they practiced alcoholism. When we were at St. James he made a statement about a vegetable/fruit that grew on the Plantation that no one would eat, not even the Slaves. He said no matter what anyone thinks about the United States it’s the best country in the world so who would want to sit around reading the Koran. He also stopped us by this shack near or in Georgetown where the ceiling was covered with women’s thongs, he introduced us to this man (I believe his name was Casey) who he said dived for the last of the black coral in the 70’s (he even had the man to show us the coral) and one of the ladies purchased some earring he said he made and paid twice the amount she should have because of his deception. I know she paid twice the amount because when I did go shopping I saw those earrings everywhere. No tourist goes on vacations to be made to feel uneasy, insulted directly or indirectly and disrespected. I was truly disappointed with Cayman Safari and I was more disappointed with the Marriott for promoting a company that does not treat their quest with respect. I complained to the company and was given a 2nd tour that we received on Thursday, June 13, 2013 that was awesome, authentic and extremely informative. Danny turned a BAD experience into a GREAT experience and I was able to enjoy the rest of my 10th Wedding Anniversary Vacation. He made us feel welcomed and provided us with a wealth of information and answered every question about the island and its people. When the tour ended we were very HAPPY.
Written June 23, 2013
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Dear Angela E, We are so very sorry to learn that you recently had a negative experience on our tour. Your remarks are completely inconsistent with what we do, the service we provide and past guests reviews. Your review concerns us on various levels. Primarily because our dedication lies in providing a premier land-based excursion for visitors that will expose our Caymanian culture in a vibrant and exciting way, so they leave Cayman with a greater appreciation of its history, culture and people. This is priority #1. All of our team members have professional training & credentials, years of experience and each has completed the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Pride training course. We take your remarks very, very seriously. Never in five years of operation have we had even a single complaint consistent with yours. We are very confused with this review. The claims of things stated along the way at best appear to be taken out of context, at worst, just clearly untrue. No one else has mentioned the things and experiences you speak of. We pride ourselves on sharing a piece of our country, our Home with our guests. We want them to discover a different place through interactive multi-sensory experiences learning genuine Caymanian culture and authentic history of its unique place in the Caribbean and the New World. This is what we love, and this is why we do it! Cayman Safari adventures and it's staff are committed to conducting business with integrity and the highest standard of ethics. We are sorry you had a negative experience on our tour, but we trust that you enjoyed Cayman as a whole and enjoyed your 10 year anniversary together. Sincerely, David Bowerman Cayman Safari Adventures Owner
Written June 26, 2013
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Jack L
Hedgesville, WV26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011
Just before traveling to the Caymans, I was told about Cayman Safari Adventures and specifically about how good Shirley was. I immediately booked a tour with Shirley and was not disappointed. She is a wonderful tour guide. She is extremely flexible and can adjust the tour to your liking. We had already visited Rum Point so instead she took us to Georgetown, the rum factory and Caybrew brewery. The best part of the tour was the Botanical Gardens. Her knowledge of the Gardens and various plants was amazing. While there we saw 6 blue iguanas. I would highly recommend taking this tour with Shirley to anyone visiting the Grand Caymans even if you have been there before.
Written October 20, 2011
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PerilsofPeony
Rock Hill, SC232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We had an absolutely amazing time with Yves. Our first destination was the Blowholes and while the surf wasn't cooperating, the fossils near the shore were interesting and worth the stop. We all enjoyed the marine life as well.
On to the Crystal Caves! Everyone who visits the Cayman Islands should visit these. They are a wonderful example of a true living cave system. Beautiful.
Written November 25, 2019
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Hi PerilsofPenny, We are so happy you enjoyed your recent trip to the Caves with Yves! Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review and we look forward to serving you again on your next trip to Grand Cayman! Jeanna The Cayman Safari Team
Written December 20, 2019
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Karen G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
The only bad part of our stay was this tour. $158 and half a day we can never recoup. A total waste of time. The really bad thing about it was our tour guide, Mike. HE NEVER SHUT UP THE ENTIRE TIME. He talked about the island's schools, government, taxes, yawn, yawn. Not once did he look up and consider weather anyone was interested. When my husband and I first got into the jeep, Mike *ordered* all the passengers to get to know one another. We never got a chance because Mr. Windbags blabbed constantly. The only saving grace was that his new microphone system didn't work. Skip this outing, especially with blabbermouth Mike.
Written January 28, 2019
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BAS
Sarasota, FL23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Went to the caves and blowholes. Much better caves in the states. Really is no off-roading. Spend your money doing a different activity. I believe the going rate for this is $89.95 per person.
Written December 15, 2018
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Robert H
Clearwater, FL692 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We had been to Grand Cayman several times before but this time we wanted to do something different so we made arrangements with Cayman Safari Adventures in advance to tour the East End and Crystal Caves. They only book tours with a minimum of four people but made room for the two of us. We had given them our Mastercard information ahead of time and was told we could pay for the trip with it upon completion of the tour. Silly me, I didn't call Mastercard to let them know we were travelling so when payment was due, my card declined. They don't take American Express. In a panic, I ran to an ATM at the adjacent liquor store and withdrew the funds with my debit card. Fortunately I had notified my bank of the trip. So, all ended well enough. But travelers, don't be caught off guard like me. That one was on me not Cayman Safari Adventures.

Conroy, our tour guide, arrived at the cruise terminal on time. We had seven tourists onboard with Conroy driving. The drive was 22 miles one way mostly on smooth asphalt highway . We stopped at the Shoe Tree and later at the blow holes before reaching the dirt road entrance to the Crystal Caves. Conroy lead us to the visitors center. It has a gift shop, restrooms and snack bar. What impressed me was that they offer free of charge bug spray and umbrellas for use. Conroy says there are many caves and we woud see three of them: the Beginners, the Roots and the Lake caves.This is not a tour for anyone with ambulation difficulties.

Down a spiral staircase, we entered the Beginners. Next, the Roots where tree roots penetrate the interior of the cave and finally the Lake. One tourist complained of mosquitos. I'm not sure if they took advantage of the bug spray as we did. Another was freaked out by the fruit bats clinging to the cieling and some flying around. Dracula I guess. Anyway, it was all very impressive. Conroy said these caves are unique because they are so close to the surface and are very active, meaning water with its minerals is dripping from the ceiling creating more stalactites and mites daily.

We then ascended back to the visitor center and eventually piled back into the safari truck and made our way back to the port where I encountered my financial malfunction. It was a rewarding experience and I highly recoommend taking this tour.

One further tip to travelers: Try to sit close to the driver, either in the passenger seat or immediately behind him so you can hear what the driver is saying on the road. Those in the back like me couldn't hear anything because they have no PA system onboard. That's why I rated this a four star rather than five.
Written October 13, 2018
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Kevin A
Oakdale, MN30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
We took the 5 1/2 hour tour which included Pedro St. James, the Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park and the Blow holes. We were lucky as the four of us were the only ones on the tour that day. Mike was the best. He was very informative and knowledgeable about the Cayman Islands in general and the particular spots we visited. Both the castle and the park were excellent and lunch at Viviane's was great. Cannot recommend this enough.
Written June 23, 2018
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