Captains Log, snorkel, Stingray City
Incredible Brain Coral along Grand Cayman's barrier reef
Incredible clarity of water at Stingray City
Even the skies and trees put on extra sparkle for us - Starfish Point in Grand Cayman
Stingray City in Grand Cayman - smooth horizons and salty kisses
The girls swarm to say hi to us at the Sandbar in Grand Cayman
Remember to tell your special ones that you love them today.
Some days are just extra special. Like yesterday.
It has been an emotional few days watching Hurricane Matthew tear it's way through the Caribbean. Many of us well remember the devastation brought about by Hurricane Ivan, and as happy as we are that our island has been spared, our hearts sag with concern for those who were not as lucky. Our prayers and thoughts go to all trying to now recover.
And so, yesterday's tour was doubly appreciated. Mother nature showed off her far more beautiful and benevolent side to us - astounding Caribbean blues, still clear waters and magical sea creatures. Sometimes, words fail us, so let the images do the talking. Enjoy.
Welcoming committee - Grand Cayman snorkel
Quietly stunning - coral swaying to the tune of the tides in Grand Cayman
Blessed and beautiful calm at the Barrier Reef - Grand Cayman
Captains Log, private tours, sunset
5th August brought on the spectacular opening of the 2016 Olympics in Rio this year, and millions of people around the world were spellbound by special effects created by incredible technology. We wish the best to all those athletes who have worked so hard to get to this point.
Meanwhile, we were experiencing our own little special show put on by Mother Nature. We are so lucky to see so many Caribbean sunsets, but have to say that this has got to have been one of the best. This photo really is a point and shoot production, no special effects done by us bar the watermark.
This was taken during a private tour, in the North Sound, heading back to port. Pretty much had everyone on board stunned to silence. Grand Cayman putting on her own show. Just beautiful. And absolutely worth sharing of course.
Grand Cayman fires up her own special effects for the Olympic opening ...
Captains Log, For children, Stingray City
Tropical storm Earl edged his way past Grand Cayman this past week, forcing the cancellation of tours over two days. The ensuing disappointment for guests who could not make it out to Stingray City with us was tough on the morale of the crew, who honestly can't wait to make it out every day.
Nonetheless, conditions on August 4 meant that excursions could start again, although clouds were still a moody gray and the caribbean waters were still choppy - adventuresome guests were ready and waiting to tackle the tour - including this awesome little passenger!
She was full throttle all the way, but everyone can have their limit, and she thoroughly enjoyed this ride back to the boat courtesy of Salvador, one of our amazing deckhands. We think the smile says it all!
A smile like this makes our day .... possibly even our week!
Hitching a ride back to "Big John" with Salvador
Captains Log, private tours, snorkel
Grand Cayman vacation and a moment to remember - snorkelling the reef
Aaaah - we are loving this photo of a group who chose us for a private tour. This was taken whilst out snorkelling - great conditions with the natural caribbean colours gleaming all round. Hope the photo makes it onto their walls and that they join us again soon for another excursion!
Captain Mario needs a challenge every now and then ..........