Captains Log, conch, coral, private tours, Snorkel
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
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
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!
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
Captains Log, sunset, conch
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!