With some help from this forum I booked a trip for our family many months ago. Now our trip is just a few weeks away and I'm ironing out some details. I have a few questions and looking for any tips on things to do. So, we are a family of four and our daughters are 14 and 12. The kids have done some snorkeling in Florida and we all liked it, which lead us us to book this trip. We will be staying Fri April 11 to Fri April 18 at the Island Houses at Cayman Kai. We bought snorkel gear and I rented a car. I have seen Testudo's maps (Thank You) and we plan to do plenty of snorkeling from shore. We also have kayaks at our place and will explore the bio-luminescent bay. When we started planning other activities Stingray city was tops on our list and we wanted to look into swimming with the dolphins.
So, I looked at the two places and made a reservation with Dolphin Cove for the "ultimate swim" which includes a trip to stingray city. I checked the cruise ship schedule at the port authority website and there are no ship in on Sat the 12 or Sunday the 13th, so I thought one of those days would be a good day to do the dolphin swim. I'm booked for Sunday morning. They don't offer stringray city the same day, so I will do that with them on Wednesday morning.
Here are some questions I have:
2) Any suggestions on things to do for us after our visit on the two days that we make the Dolphin Cove? We should have the whole afternoon free in both cases. Since we will be at Rum Point most of the week this may be a good opportunity to visit seven mile beach. Is there a particular place we should look for to park and visit the beach?
3) Besides the activities listed above any other recommendations for tours for our active family? Is it worth considering a snorkeling boat trip? I see that Ocean Frontiers offers a 3 stop snorkeling boat trip that looks interesting. Should I consider something like this or would I be just as well of sticking to snorkeling from shore?
4) Is there a good place to rent stand up paddle boards?
5) Any other must do activities for a family that I'm not thinking of?
Thank You Very Much!