Since getting around Grand Cayman can be difficult, even if you have a car, many visitors opt for an organized tour. These tours are especially helpful if you want to see more than just the standard sights.

Many visitors prefer a private taxi tour that includes such destinations as the Cayman Turtle Farm or Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. One to four people can create their own tour at a cost of CI$45 for one to three persons or CI$60 for four passengers. Call Cayman Cab Team (tel. 345/926-8294) or Holiday Taxi (tel. 345/945-4491) for these options.

Tropicana Tours (tel. 345/949-0944; is the original tour operator on Grand Cayman. Its best offering is a 6 1/2-hour sightseeing tour of the island, which costs US$75 for adults and US$53 for kids 12 and under. On this tour, you'll visit George Town, points along Seven Mile Beach, Pedro St. James National Historic Site, the East End, and the blowholes. If you'd like to spend less time touring, a 2 1/2-hour sightseeing tour of the island's highlights, including the Cayman Turtle Farm and George Town, costs US$31 for adults and US$22 for children 12 and under.

Janet and Geddes Hislop are the chief promoters of eco-tourism on the island, operating Silver Thatch Excursions (tel. 345/945-6588; They provide the best tours of Mastic Trail, costing around US$50 per person. Early-morning bird-watching trips can also be arranged.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.