Tour the Gasparee Caves!

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    US$25 (Adult) / US$20 (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

    Locals
    Sat 9 Nov  /  Sat 23 Nov
    9:15 am
    3 hrs
    Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA)
    Yes
  • 6 reviews

    About

    Highlights

    • Enjoy a scenic boat ride to Gaspar Grande Island
    • Embrace nature on a relaxing hike to the caves.
    • Descend into the caves and view the natural rock formations and shimmering salt water pool.

    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

    Assemble at the Island Owners Property Association (Island Homes) Marina.  At this marina you board a water taxi to Gaspar Grande Island. On this short but pleasant boat ride, be sure to look out for the dolphins that love to swim alongside the boat.  As well, you may catch glimpses of Venezuela in the distance if the weather is clear.

    Boat Ride

    On this short but pleasant boat ride, be sure to look out for the dolphins that love to swim alongside the boat.  As well, you may catch glimpses of Venezuela in the distance if the weather is clear.
    Hike to 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.  On this hike you will pass an old American World War II gunnery at the top of the hill.

    Descend into the Cave

    View from the top of the hill before entering the cave.

    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.

    Thereafter, you will exit and return to the boat along the same path.  The boat returns to Island Home Owners Boatyard. End of Tour

    What To Wear and Carry

    • 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.

    Inclusions

    • CDA tour guide;
    • Boat transportation to Gaspar Grande Island (where the cave is located)
    • Cave entrance fee
    • Jetty access fees.

    Exclusions

    • Ground transportation to meeting location
    • Jetty Access Fee – A separate entrance fee of TT$20 per person is payable to the jetty owner.
    • Parking – A separate parking fee of TT$35 per vehicle is payable to the car park owner.
    • Refreshments

    Important Information

    • Meeting location: Tours leave from either La Soufriere Marina (see map) or Island Property Owners Association jetty (see map).  When you place your booking you will receive confirmation of the meeting location.
    • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children under 2 years old are free of charge.
    • 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.
    • No Swimming – The owners of the Gasparee Caves have advised that no swimming will be allowed in the cave for safety reasons.
    • As this is an outdoor tour there is a chance of encountering wildlife including snakes.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Cancellations made longer than 72 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
    Sat 23 November 2019
    Participants
     Adult 
     Child (5-12 yrs) 
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  • Fun Family Holiday Hike!
    Visiting family friends and I had a great hiking trip to Gasparee Caves! With five kids in tow ages 11-4 and 1 'kind of senior' we were placed with a wonderful group and an excellent tour guide Amrath. Clearly knowledgeable and very friendly he made the tour fun and kept checking that everyone was able to manage the pace, especially on what was a beautiful, brilliantly sunny, but very hot day! The kids kept up and had a great experience in the caves and we have wonderful memories :o) Thanks Destination TnT for all the help in getting the tour organised for us given we were a little late in booking. Looking forward to the next adventure!
    By Allyson M., Trinidad and Tobago on 13 Aug 2019
  • Gasparee Caves was beautiful but the tour was a bit long
    Gasparee Caves was beautiful as expected, but the tour dragged on a bit and went over by 45mins. We are pretty fast hikers so it was a bit slow paced for us. Would be interesting to have a dedicated faster paced tour. Also the boat was delayed in picking us up which cause some tactical issues with our driver as we gave him a dedicated pick up time. Other than that once we reached the cave it was amazing!
    By Kristel S., United States on 25 Mar 2019
  • Well Worth It
    We had so much fun!! The tour was not as grueling as I had thought. It was well worth taking the time out of my vacation to explore a bit of Trinidad. Our guide, Amrath, was the best! What will I change? The walking path to the top of the hill was a bit mossy thus dangerous. Maybe some regular maintenance.
    By Sherma J., United States on 26 Feb 2019
  • A great experience
    We had a wonderful time, I must mention that the correspondence was spot on, thank you Philip, friendly staff ( boat crew ) wonderful sights the cave was magnificent our tour guide Dominic really took care of us he made sure we were all in his sights at all times , I will recommend this tour any day I was impressed at how well organized it was good job guys.
    By Kathy S., Trinidad and Tobago on 18 Feb 2019
  • An excellent experience in a gorgeous cave.
    The tour was great! Excellent! I had a ball. I really loved it. The cave is gorgeous. It is heavenly. A must see and I will be returning at some point.
    By Nicole O., Trinidad and Tobago on 30 Dec 2018
  • Last Minute Gasparee Caves Adventure
    Great tour. Very informative and well organized. The folks managing the tour group are also very friendly. Great way to spend half the day.
    By Christopher S., Trinidad and Tobago on 09 Oct 2018


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