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Grand Cayman Shore Excursion: Conch Shell House and Pedro St James Great House
George Town, Cayman Islands
Experience the rich culture and history of the Cayman Islands - from the Conch Shell House to Pedro St. James Great House. Learn how the Conch Shell House, built from more than 4,000 shells, was used as a bomb depot during WWII. Then, head over to the Pedro St. James Great House, a historical Cayman landmark which has served many purposes over the last couple of centuries. Finish off your Grand Cayman shore excursion with a refreshing Cayman beer from the Cayman Brewery!
Your first stop on this historical tours of Grand Cayman is the famous Conch Shell House. Dating back to 1935, this well-known landmark consist of more than 4,000 conch shells and was once used as a bomb depot by the US Navy in WWII. Having survived both hurricanes and floods, the Conch Shell House is a must-see when in the Cayman Islands.
Next, you'll head over to the Pedro St. James Great House - a national historic site where Caymanians met in 1831 to introduce democracy to the islands. Pedro St. James offers a window into times past and had several purposes over time - a courthouse, jail, Government Assembly and restaurant. A visitor center featuring a multi-media production resource center and gift shop will compliment your tour through the castle and its gardens.
Then, before heading back to the cruise ship port, you'll enjoy a refreshing Cayman Beer from the Cayman Brewery!
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Georgetown for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Our driver was not at the meeting point. We saw the bus arrive later and waited for his arrival, finally my husband went to the parking lot and found the bus and driver. We were taken on a different tour then we had chosen. We went to Hell, Rum Shoppe and the Turtle Farm, which was very interesting. We had booked the Conch Shell House and Pedro St. James Great House.
Review by: Rudi T, December 2013
Pedro st James was excellent. But disappointed only by shell house