Time: 8.30 am from the marina
For this adventure, we cruise to a secluded beach and visit a magnificent cave on an island off the north-western coast of Trinidad.
On board our yacht, we cruise from Chaguaramas past some smaller islands before arriving on Gaspar Grande island. Here, we disembark for a short hike (easy to moderate, slightly uphill) to the cave entrance. We stop at the visitors’ centre for a beautiful view (also bathroom stop). This island has a rich history — it was sacred to the indigenous people of Trinidad and was for many years a whaling station — and the caves are its crowning glory. We venture down into a system of limestone caves and caverns approximately 85 feet underground (via a sturdy metal stairway, with railings for extra support). There we experience the marvels of the natural formations created over thousands of years, with stunning stalagmites and stalactites in shapes of animals, birds and even one that inspires the nickname “The Buddha”. We descend to a mysterious tidal pool, open to the sky above - “The Blue Grotto”.
After leaving the cave, we drop anchor at a secluded bay for a plunge into the energizing Caribbean waters. Time to soak up the sea and sun! Enjoy our water toys, try out the stand-up paddle, or just float around and take a refreshing swim … while listening to the music of your choice or just the calming sounds of the ocean.
Hiking shoes/sneakers required for the cave visit
Change of Clothes
Included in your cruise:
Basic water toys (stand-up paddle, kayaks, noodles, floats etc.)
Optional extras at an additional cost:
- Catered food, alcoholic drinks, snacks.