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Gasparee Caves

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 20 August, 2017
3 hrs
9:00 am
Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA)
Yes
US$20.00US$30.00 per person
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Tour Description

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.
  • Swimwear – There is a possibility that you may be allowed to swim in the sea water pool at the base of the cave.  However, this is not a formal part of the tour and is completely up to the discretion of the CDA Tour Guide.  But if you are interested in such a swim, you may wish to wear swimwear under your clothes in the event you are allowed to swim.  Please observe all safety precautions when swimming as the pool can be deep and lighting is limited.  Once again, this is not promised as part of the formal tour and is not included in the tour fee.
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.
Meeting Place
Meeting Time: 10:30am
Meeting Place: Island Property Owners AssociationPlease see Google Map:
BOOKINGS

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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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WOOCS 1.1.9
Available Dates
Sun 20 August 2017
Guests
 Adult
 Child (5-12 yrs)
 Child (under 5 yrs)
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