Gasparee Caves Cruise Ship Excursion

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US$55 (Adult) / US$50 (Child (5-12 yrs))
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Descend 100 feet underground and walk through a magnificent limestone caverns to discover extraordinary stalactites and stalagmites and a crystal clear salt water pool at its base that shimmers like glass.

Key Details

Foreign Visitors
Thu 28 Nov  /  Wed 11 Dec  /  Wed 8 Jan  /  Wed 22 Jan  /  Thu 23 Jan
10am
4 hrs
Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA)
Yes

About

Highlights

  • Explore the Gasparee Caves
  • Take a scenic coastal driving tour along the North-Western Peninsula of Trinidad
  • Take an enjoyable boat ride to a tropical island off the mainland of Trinidad
  • Enjoy a short hike to the mouth of the cave
  • Enjoy a captivating vista of the Gulf of Paria from the hill top
  • Discover the social and natural history of Gaspar Grande Island

What to expect

Take an offshore adventure and descend 100 feet underground to discover this extraordinary cave system filled with stalactites and stalagmites and a crystal clear salt water pool at its base that shimmers like glass.

What you will do and see

Take a scenic coastal driving tour

We meet outside the lobby of the Hyatt Trinidad Hotel, which is located just left of the Port of Spain Cruise Ship Complex.  From there, we take a scenic driving tour along the coast of North-Western Peninsula of Trinidad. Along the way you will catch views of the Gulf of Paria, the Chaguaramas Boardwalk, the army heliport and various bays.

Take an enjoyable boat ride to a tropical island off the mainland of Trinidad

We arrive at a marina in Chaguaramas where we swap modes of transportation and board a boat and journey via sea to the beautiful Gaspar Grande Island (a.k.a Gasparee Island). This short 10 minute boat ride affords you the opportunity to view Gaspar Grande island, the Coast Guard base and the other islands along the peninsula.  As well, you may catch glimpses of Venezuela in the distance if the weather is clear.

Enjoy a short hike to the mouth of the cave

On arriving at Gaspar Grande, you start an easy uphill hike that will take about 25 minutes. It is fairly steep so pace yourself.  Along the way you will learn of the island’s human and natural history of the island.

Explore the Gasparee Caves

After a short rest, you will enter the cave from the top, and descend a well-lit metal staircase which leads to the extraordinary cave system 100 feet below that is filled with stalactites and stalagmites, sinkholes and a crystal pool that shimmers like glass, reflecting the colours of the light that filters through the cave.

Here the cave formations are the best in Trinidad and Tobago with some shaped like dinosaurs and others like angels. You will spend up to one hour in the cave.

Stalacmite in Gasparee Caves, Trinidad

Photo: Shriram Rajagopalan

Photo: Rishi Harradan

After approximately an hour, you will exit and return to the boat along the same path.  The boat returns to the mainland and you will be transported back to Port of Spain to the cruise ship.

Prep and What to wear

  • Shoes and clothes – Please wear light flexible clothing – Yoga Pants, Track Pants, ¾ length short pants.  T-shirts etc.  Because of the hike and the descent into the cave on stairs, please wear sneakers and other comfortable footwear that fit snug on your feet.  Avoid flip flops and other footwear that can come off easily.
  • Protection – Sunscreen and insect repellent are advised.
  • Cameras

Inclusions

  • CDA tour guide;
  • Tour of Gasparee Caves
  • Driving tour along the coast
  • Return ground transportation from Port of Spain Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Boat Transportation to Gasparee Island and back to the mainland
  • All entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Swimming at the bottom of Gasparee Caves
  • Food / Lunch – Food on sale from the hotel restaurant on the island
  • Drinks

Meeting Point

We meet at the HYATT REGENCY HOTEL, which is situated right next to the Cruise Ship Complex. It is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the ship, easily to be seen as soon as the ship pulls into the harbor (2 very tall buildings with yellow tops).  As you exit the Cruise Ship Complex, turn right.  Then take the very next right entrance into the Hyatt Regency compound and walk to the lobby entrance.  The driver guide will be wearing an ISLAND EXPERIENCES shirt and meet you in the lobby where you can relax until the tour begins.

Important Information

  • Meeting location: Hyatt Trinidad Hotel
  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • This is a kid friendly tour

Special Note

Please note that the tour includes a 25 minute uphill hike. Groups including infants, small children and persons with mobility issues should note carefully and make appropriate arrangements for these persons.

Bookings

In order to confirm your attendance you must book online in advance and complete the form. You must provide accurate information on names and numbers of people attending, a cell contact and an emergency phone number of someone not attending the event. Once you are confirmed it is understood that you are subject to the Cancellation Policy below.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made hours prior to the event have no charge.
Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the event incur full fee

Select Date and Participants

WOOCS 1.2.3
Available Dates
Thu 28 November 2019
Cruise Ship: Oceania Insignia (Oceania Cruises)
Wed 11 December 2019
Cruise Ship: MSC Preziosa (MSC Cruises)
Wed 8 January 2020
Cruise Ship: Silver Shadow (Silversea) / MSC Preziosa (MSC Cruises)
Wed 22 January 2020
Cruise Ship: Silver Wind (Silversea)
Thu 23 January 2020
Cruise Ship: MSC Preziosa (MSC Cruises)
Participants
 Adult 
 Child (5-12 yrs) 
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