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Old 05-20-2019, 12:21 PM   #1
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Headed there with the fiancť July 4th weekend. Anyone have any must do recommendations? Also, what is the fishing like? Seems a lot of people can catch tarpon off the bank pretty easily. Or any offshore charters that you would recommend? We are staying on 7 mile beach. I have only been there once as a baby so I donít remember a lot. Any input would be appreciated! Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:23 PM   #2
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Stingray city is cool. There's a restaurant there that feeds tarpon in the evenings. Huge ones come up.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:23 PM   #3
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Swimming with the rays is always a big hit.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:29 PM   #4
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We recently got back from there. Great trip. We stay on 7 mile beach as well. Stingray City was great. One of my friends took a pole with him and he was able to catch several fish from the bank. We did go deep sea fishing and it was ok. We only caught 2 small tuna but they were delicious
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:34 PM   #5
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Following, I'm headed there second week of July.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for the ideas guys. I figured we would hit stingray city and do a couple dives. Can you get around the island pretty easily? So if I brought a pole and wanted to get away from the crowd on 7 mile is there some easier access places that you can fish? Not a whole lot online that doesn’t lead to a guide service..
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:23 PM   #7
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We rent a jeep and getting around is easy if your ok on the wrong side of the road .
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:24 PM   #8
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Best Places to stay?
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:26 PM   #9
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If you are or can get certified, dive the wall and go to hell!
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:29 PM   #10
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We have stayed at Kimpton Seafire , Caribbean Club, and Ritz. Kids loved the Kimpton last year .
I also recommend doing a charter for the day to stingray city ,starfish point, and lunch.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:29 PM   #11
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We rent a jeep and getting around is easy if your ok on the wrong side of the road .
Never tried driving on the other side but sounds like fun!!
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:31 PM   #12
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If you are or can get certified, dive the wall and go to hell!
Iíll need a refresher, but Iíve been certified since I was 12. The fiancť will need to get certified. Iím down for the wall but might be a little much for her. I think she wants to do a couple shallow dives to get her feet wet.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:31 PM   #13
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Stingray city is cool. If you dive, you have to go and dive "the wall". Get in touch with FishBones and pay them to take you fly fishing on the flats for Bonefish and Tarpon
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:33 PM   #14
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The first time I ever went to Cayman I was 17. Went out to Stingray City on the charter boat. The Captain stopped and announced we could get in the water. Everyone on board was looking real nervous, and no one was getting out of the boat. This was 31 years ago so lots of folks hadn't heard about this place back then. There were Rays swimming everywhere. I got up and jumped off the boat right next to several big ones. I grabbed one and came up out of the water screaming bloody murder! Then I went back under like the Ray had pulled me down. When I came back up there were ladies on the boat yelling and crying. The Captain was in tears from laughter. When people on the boat realized I wasn't dying they got a good laugh out of it. Except one lady who stayed mad the rest of the trip. She never got in the water either.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:39 PM   #15
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Stingray city is cool. If you dive, you have to go and dive "the wall". Get in touch with FishBones and pay them to take you fly fishing on the flats for Bonefish and Tarpon
Thanks for the advice. A big tarpon on the fly would be awesome!
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:40 PM   #16
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The first time I ever went to Cayman I was 17. Went out to Stingray City on the charter boat. The Captain stopped and announced we could get in the water. Everyone on board was looking real nervous, and no one was getting out of the boat. This was 31 years ago so lots of folks hadn't heard about this place back then. There were Rays swimming everywhere. I got up and jumped off the boat right next to several big ones. I grabbed one and came up out of the water screaming bloody murder! Then I went back under like the Ray had pulled me down. When I came back up there were ladies on the boat yelling and crying. The Captain was in tears from laughter. When people on the boat realized I wasn't dying they got a good laugh out of it. Except one lady who stayed mad the rest of the trip. She never got in the water either.
Lol thatís too funny!!
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:43 PM   #17
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We have staying in multiple different places. This time we are staying at discovery point and going to try it out. We are going to do a lot of excursions so saving money since we don’t need Additional amineties at the condo at self
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:55 PM   #18
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If you are or can get certified, dive the wall and go to hell!
Hell ain't nuttin don't waste time wit dat
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:16 PM   #19
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I'm probably the minority here...

We stayed at the Holiday Inn. A bit off the beaten path, gotta go through a golf course, but it's the cheapest hotel on the island ($90 a night? Definitely under $100 when we went.) The room was HUGE and we didn't mind it at all. The downside was you can't get in the water in their beach - it's just rocks.

We rented a car to get around. FYI, although the rentals are in KPH, the signs with a number in the circle are MPH - they use MPH. So when I thought I was going 5 over on their highway (45MPH), I was actually going about 20 MPH under the speed limit. On the last day this Aussie that took us scuba diving told us about the speed limit signs - lol.

Definitely go scuba diving. I saw 10 tarpon hiding out in a cove, a bunch of flounder trying to hide, and all sorts of fish. It was unreal! We also snorkled Rum Point.

Everything is expensive. Taxes and gratuity are included in meals, but we'd usually buy a drink each and an entree each, usually ended up costing us $60-$80 a meal. I guess that's island life though.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:21 PM   #20
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I think fishing is seasonal and summer not the best time. From what i have read Feb, March, April seem to be good. I managed some tarpon and jacks off the rocks where we stayed around sunset everyday, trick is getting to them off the cooral edge. Big top waters and big jerk baits worked well.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:23 PM   #21
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great place. stingrays are fun. the turtle farm is pretty cool. So many great places to eat.

Bring me back some Blantons Gold from the Duty Free
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:02 AM   #22
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Any recommendations on an all inclusive?
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