conch

Captains Log, conch

CONCH SHELLS IN RAINBOWS

Times are getting quieter right now .... the slowest time of the season - time to catch our breath and do some maintenance.

However, never too busy to share pictures of our beautiful surroundings collected during our tour. Here, two conch shells lying on white Caribbean sands with water so clear that you cannot see it. The surface creates rainbows and provides yet another amazing moment of beauty.

Enjoy!

  Rainbows on conch shells - Grand Cayman

Rainbows on conch shells - Grand Cayman

Captains Log, conch, coral, private tours, Snorkel

MOTHER NATURE NAILED THIS GRAND CAYMAN TOUR!

  Approaching North Side in Grand Cayman

Approaching North Side in Grand Cayman

No excursion is the same. Each one has something special about it.

  Lobed Star Coral along the Reef in Grand Cayman

Lobed Star Coral along the Reef in Grand Cayman

It could be a special moment when a kid gets to snorkel for the first time and you hear the squeals through the snorkel. It could be a turtle sighting or Elvis the eel visiting or watching guests' stress melting away the more time they spend surrounded by this awesome Caribbean beauty.

And then there are days where Mother Nature just seems bent on blowing your mind with beauty. Yesterday was just such a day.

  Conch and shell along the reef

Conch and shell along the reef

We hosted a wonderful group for a private tour - with this comes the luxury of taking things as slowly as you want (or quickly if that is your wish although we don't advise this). It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to chill out and truly enjoy the snorkeling, the coral reef and of course, Stingray City Sandbar.

Mother Nature, simply put, showed off yesterday. Absolutely brilliant Caribbean colours both below and above surface, glorious sunshine, rainbow tropical fish, fragile coral structures and of course, cuddly stingrays made this a tour of vacation memories of note!

  Stunning Elkhorn Coral

Stunning Elkhorn Coral

Here we have included some of the photos with descriptions and hope that you enjoy them. I know the crew enjoyed the tour and every moment with the guests, and we certainly hope that our guests left us feeling absolutely relaxed and awed.

  Follow my leader with Parrotfish

Follow my leader with Parrotfish

conch, Stingrays

CARIBBEAN BEAUTY - STINGRAY CITY GRAND CAYMAN

It has been our problem to sit down and write news of our excursions lately, however, we occasionally come across photos which just have to be shared (like the one in the previous post!). So here you go - enjoy - hope that we get to write some news for you soon!

  Stingray City in Grand Cayman - one of the beautiful Southern Stingrays passes over a conch shell at the sandbar

Stingray City in Grand Cayman - one of the beautiful Southern Stingrays passes over a conch shell at the sandbar

Captains Log, sunset, conch

SHELLS IN THE SKY

  Conch in the sky on tour in Grand Cayman

Conch in the sky on tour in Grand Cayman

We are pretty sure that as youngsters, many of our guests enjoyed finding shapes of things in the clouds in the skies, and are sure that this fun activity gets handed down generation to generation.

During this private tour, we were sad to witness some people poaching conch while at Stingray City - it is not conch season and they are so over harvested that they really need the season to replenish themselves at least a little bit. We hope that places like the Caicos Conch Farm will prove to be a great leader of conch farming so that the wild conch can flourish.

So it was with a bittersweet feeling that we witnessed this beautiful conch shaped cloud on our journey back to dock  - lapping up the beauty of this incredible sight whilst feeling a tinge of sadness that the rule protecting these little creatures had not been observed.

All in all, a stunning end to another amazing tour soaking up the beauty of Grand Cayman!

 
  A beautiful conch shell at  Stingray City  in Grand Cayman

A beautiful conch shell at Stingray City in Grand Cayman