For getting about on Grand Cayman, car rental gives you the freedom and security you need for comfort away from your home territory -- and most major rental companies are on the island.
However, on Grand Cayman there are other options:
Jeep tours rentals are popular and rightly so. The wind in your hair, the open road -- and away from George Town the road is open -- and a guide to be sure you see all you can see, whether you're staying on the island or filling your few hours ashore. A number of car rental places rent Jeeps, Andy's, Avis, and Marshall's all have them. If any convertible will do, every car rental can fix you up.
Grand Cayman Jeep Safari Tour stops at all the best stops; Tortuga Rum Cake Factory (well I think it's a great stop -- I love rum cake), Pedro Castle and Bluff, and out along the road to East End and Rum Point.
Island Scooter Rentals (345-949-2046) can fix you up with another fun way to tour Grand Cayman. They rent modern scooters by the day, the week, or the month. It's an eco-friendly way to see the sights and it has the advantage of being cheaper than a car. Be sure to wear a helmet!
If scooters or bikes aren't your thing, Hog Tours with its Harley-Davidson's just might be. Hog Tours are 2 or 4 hours long and come with a guide who gets you hassle-free to the various scenic stops along the way. They're arranged so you can take the tour even if you arrive by boat. Contact them at: 345-943-8699 and 345-927-8500.
For many people, those arriving by cruise ship, grand cayman excursions are laid on by the cruise line and the buses are waiting for you at the harbour, just look for the one with your excursion's name on it. They go to all the island's attractions so read up about them before you go.
Should you prefer to organize your own, the companies on this page can help. Just remember, your cruise will wait if THEIR excursion is late but NOT if you are late from one you booked yourself.
There are private tour companies, using minivans and limos, and bus tours providing more formal, guided tours, learn more on our Cayman Tours page.
There are two other bus companies, Regal and Royal, whose buses you'll also see throughout the island.
While I'm talking about buses, here's the public bus schedule. It's a great way to get about if you have the time to enjoy the ride.
Getting about on Grand Cayman is just a matter of choosing your ride.
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