8 Family Friendly Tours In Grand Cayman - Updated 2024

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It’s not a secret that families need a break from the responsibilities of daily life just as much as other people. Often times, vacation tours are not accessible for families with children, which discourages opportunities for family bonding. In Grand Cayman, there are more than a few options that are suitable for children. Accommodations such as dive resorts and kid-friendly hotels are available as well. Families can enjoy the picturesque scenery while spending time together. Here is a list of eight family friendly tours in Grand Cayman.

1. Stingray City Glass Bottom Boat Tour (from USD 72.0)

The Stingray City glass bottom boat tour is a fun and safe tour for all ages. During a 15-minute cruise, you will view schools of tropical fish and other ocean life. Upon arrival to Stingray City, interact and snorkel with the stingrays in the shallow, warm water. The complete tour lasts 90 minutes and departs from Rum Point three times per day. Water is provided on the boat, but guests will need to bring their own towels.

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Stingray City Glass-Bottom Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

2. Atlantis Submarine Expedition (from USD 116.0)

Posted by Atlantis Submarines Cayman on Tuesday, 30 August 2016

If you’re not keen on getting wet, opt for an adventure on the Atlantis submarine. It takes just five minutes by boat to reach the air conditioned submarine. Once boarding is complete, there is no need to worry about air pressure during the descent, as the submarine is not affected. This 45-minute tour takes you into the depths of the Underwater Marine Park, which has breathtaking views of underwater life such as barrel sponges, star corals, sting rays, and turtles. Departure times are flexible with ships to the submarine leaving every hour each day.

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Grand Cayman Shore Excursion: Atlantis Submarine Expedition

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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3. Grand Cayman Seaworld Observatory (From 44 USD)

Semi Submarine

Posted by Discount Excursions Ltd on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Grand Cayman Seaworld Observatory is another option for those who would like to go underwater without getting wet. Board this semi submarine for views of Cheeseburger Reef and two shipwrecks. This tour is unique because you will also see a diver go underwater to feed the fish.

Grand Cayman Seaworld Observatory

Departure: Atlantis Adventure Center

Duration 60 minutes

Price: From 44 USD


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4. Open-air Land Rover tour (From 80 USD)

East End Blow Hole
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Let your hair blow in the wind and explore the eastern part of Grand Cayman in a 4x4 Land Rover. On this tour, you will visit Pedro St. James Heritage Museum and experience tropical flower fragrances at the Botanic Park. For a more in-depth tour, you can choose the deluxe option, which features a visit to the seashore geysers and delicious lunch made by the local people. The standard tour lasts 3.5 hours while the deluxe tour lasts 5.5 hours. Pick-up and drop-off are included in the tour fee if your hotel is located in George Town.

Open-air Land Rover Tour

Departure: George Town

Duration: 3.5 hours or 5.5 hours

Price: From 80 USD


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5. Catamaran cruise with snorkeling at Stingray Sandbar (From 85 USD)

A beautiful north sound day

Posted by Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman on Friday, 21 July 2017

Ride in luxury on this three-hour catamaran cruise and Stingray Sandbar adventure. Families will enjoy swimming or snorkeling with the stingrays in the clear, shallow waters. You can also relax on the catamaran with beverages available at the cash bar. Snorkel equipment and hotel pickup from select locations are included in the price of the tour. Guests staying at different are welcome to be picked up from the included locations as well.

Catamaran cruise with snorkeling at Stingray Sandbar

Departure: Westin Hotel Resort and Spa, Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Beach Suites, and Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: From 85 USD


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6. Food and cultural tour of George Town and Camana Bay (from USD 179.0)

A sneak peek at the new @Camana_bay Flavour Tour coming this June! Sample some of the island's most flavourful dishes,...

Posted by This is Cayman on Thursday, 25 May 2017

For those looking for a change in scenery, the food and cultural tour of George Town and Camana Bay is perfect. For three hours, you can explore different cuisines with a personal tour guide who has expert knowledge of the local foods. There are five food samples and 12 local rums on the menu for the tour, which starts at 10 a.m. You will also have the chance to meet the chefs and restaurant owners who prepared your food. Although transportation by bus is included in the tour, wear comfortable shoes, as there will be some walking.

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Cayman's Classic Food Tasting & Cultural Experience

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

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7. Dolphin lovers' swim (From 129 USD)

Swim with the dolphins
Source: Get Your Guide

Learn more about dolphins in an educational program that also allows you to swim with them. The dolphin lovers’ swim tour is perfect for families because entrance for children is free. You will spend 40 minutes in the water with these friendly mammals that know how to jump, kiss, hug, and handshake. After swimming with the dolphins, guests are welcome to participate in the other Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman activities.

Dolphin lovers' swim

Departure: Dolphin Discovery

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: From 129 USD


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And one for kids...

There is no need to leave the kids at home during your next vacation. From food to interaction with wildlife, there are many tour options for families with children of all ages. Sit back, relax, and let your experienced tour guides show you the best attractions in Grand Cayman.

8. Horseback beach riding (from USD 100.0)

Horseback riding
Source: Get Your Guide

This tour of Grand Cayman’s sandy, white beaches is a relaxing way for your family to view the Caribbean Sea from the backs of horses. Led by experienced guides, you will be given a safety orientation before saddling up on a horse that is appropriate for your experience level, height, weight, and age. It is possible to walk or trot along the beach depending on your comfort level. Transportation to and from the tour location can be arranged depending on the location of your hotel and must be arranged at checkout.

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Horseback Beach Riding in the Grand Cayman

Duration: 75.0 minute

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Enjoy your time in Grand Cayman!

Whether you’re traveling with your parents and siblings or your partner and kids, Grand Cayman is the perfect place to spend time with family!

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