Passport Stamp From a Cruise Port
When you debark from the tender that will take you from your ship to the shore, walk around to the Immigration Office, in the building to the far left - above the souvenir shop. It is a government office - just ask for a stamp in your passport, and the nice folks behind the desk will oblige!
Kissing a Stingray
It's seven years good luck to kiss a Stingray, and I could really use that luck. At first the rays seem a bit intimidating, but after being in the water a few minutes around them it's actually pretty cool.
The real fun starts when you bring out the squid to feed them. These creatures eat by sucking to food right out of your hand, and it's likely one will suck your arm or hand. Don't worry, they have no teeth. Their mouths feel more like rough sandpaper.
When holding one you've got to keep their head under water. Always hold them from the front. Let the ray rest gently on your outstretched arms, while you relax. If you lift their heads out of the water you'll get a stingray shower as they blow water out of their mouths.
The Sea Turtles Of Grand Cayman
The Turtle farm is an informative and worthwhile experience, especially if your visit coincides with the periodic release of some of the sea tortoises into the wild. The cost of your entrance fee goes to a worthy cause; this is the prototypical turtle farm, established to preserve and propagate the dwindling sea tortoise population.
Why care about preserving sea turtles? Beyond all eco-concerns, I can give you one VERY good reason if you like to swim: They eat jellyfish!!!
Shown here is a Hawksbill Turtle, harvested almost to extinction and prized for its famously patterned tortoise shell.
Driving on the left side of the road
Make sure you look to the right instead of left when first crossing the streets, as GC traffic sticks with the British way of driving on the left side. Seems the world could standardize this after so many years, but thne again the US won't even go fully to the metric system.
Lysol Household Size Cans
Whatever you do, please do not travel to Grand Caymen with a large can of Lysol Disinfect Spray. Your luggage will be searched by hand as security is checking to see if you are smuggling their seashells, plants, fruit, etc. They ask that if you want to transport Lysol Disinfect Spray, please use the smaller size cans recommended for travel. The cheapest water camera is $10 in Georgetown at the Atlantis Submarine store. All other shops in the area sell them for $15 so you might want to buy your own before you go home.