Gasparee Caves

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    Price:
    TT$180 (Adult) / TT$150 (Child (5-12 yrs))

    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
    Sun 23 Dec  /  Sat 29 Dec
    9:00 am
    3 hrs
    Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA)
    Yes
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    WOOCS 1.2.3
    Available Dates
    Sun 23 December 2018
    Sat 29 December 2018
    Guests
     Adult 
     Child (5-12 yrs) 
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    About this Tour

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

    Not included: Ground transport to Chaguaramas; Refreshments

    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.

    Stalacmite in Gasparee Caves, Trinidad

    Photo: Shriram Rajagopalan

    Photo: Rishi Harradan

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

    Additional Costs
    If you are driving your own vehicle, a parking fee of TT$35 per vehicle is payable to Island Property Owners association on the day of the tour.
    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.
    Kid Friendliness
    Kids are encouraged to join this tour. Please see special notes below.
    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.

    No Swimming – The owners of the Gasparee Caves have advised that no swimming will be allowed in the cave for safety reasons.

    Meeting Place
    Meeting Time: 9:00 am
    Meeting Place: Island Property Owners Association.  (Click to see Google Map)
    BOOKINGS

    In order to confirm your attendance you must click the Book Now button 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.

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    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

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  • 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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