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In-Depth Pedro St. James Castle & Botanical Gardens

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Discover George Town's distinct heritage and visit its historical castle and breathtaking botanical gardens on this cultural tour in Grand Cayman.

Get an in-depth experience of George Town's history and culture when you embark on this enthralling excursion of the Pedro St. James Castle and Botanical Park. Your tour includes a transfer to and from your pier destination as well as a 75-minute stop at the iconic 18th-century-built castle of Pedro St. James Castle to enjoy a tour and learn about its history. You'll also get to spend an hour perusing through the colorful pathways of the gorgeous gardens of Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park, where you may catch a blue iguana or other wildlife in the gardens. Whether you love exotic creatures or just are looking for a cultural experience, this tour offers excitement for both outdoor enthusiasts and culture buffs.

Start your cultural experience with a scenic ride from George Town to iconic Pedro St. James Castle. This iconic landmark was built in 1780 and was a former plantation home of the wealthy Englishman named William Eden. Eden was the plantation owner and brought over Jamaican slaves to help build Pedro St. James from a humble home to a three-story castle. The castle has since been purchased and restored by the government and is now a place where tourists can tour its hallways for a glimpse of its iconic artifacts and furniture, which you'll also experience while visiting the castle.

Head outdoors and enjoy a stroll admiring its vivid gardens and Heritage Garden. Get your camera ready to take the breathtaking views of the Tea House and lake---the breeding ground for endangered birds and natural residence of blue iguanas. You'll also spend time exploring the late 1990s-built Botanic Park, where you enjoy a quiet stroll through its gardens before returning to George Town.

With its historical roots and vivid gardens, you can count on getting an exciting cultural experience when visiting Pedro St. James Castle and Botanic Park. Book your tour now to hold a spot for an unforgettable cultural adventure!

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from $91.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
The cruise ship tender pier, or an approximately 5-minute walk from the cruise ship tender pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included but available for purchase at the stops.
Special Instructions
We recommend comfortable clothing and flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
The venues visited are partially accessible and the tour is available to guests with collapsible wheelchairs or walkers who have a companion to assist them. There will be some steps to negotiate.


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