Gaspree Cave Explore & Rappel Centipede Island
This is a day of family fun with easy and hard adventures that will have lots of swimming.
We will head to Gasparee Island powered boat to the island from Island Home Owners. Gasparee Island, is a coral reef pushed up out of the ocean, hence over many millennia water has chemically eroded several cave systems deep into the islands. Its largest is known as Gasparee Cave, which is best known for its amazing cave formations of Stalactites, Stalagmites, Earth Pillars and the Cenote (pronounced "Senote" with accent on the e), with is a massive pool in the middle of the cave.
Once on Gasparee Island, we will walk for 15 minutes to the cave. Along the way we will learn of the island's human and natural history. We enter climbing by stairway steeply down into the bowels of the cave, here the cave formations are the best in Trinidad and Tobago with some shaped like dinosaurs or angels. Of course a swim in the emerald cenote is a must and clinches the experience.
Then we exit the cave and head to Centipede Island where we ramp up the adventure. On arrival at the island we jump off the boat and swim to the island. A very short hike brings us to the tops of 2 cliffs where the adventurous can jump off the top, but more fun and less scary is to rappel the cliff with a short rope and dive into the sea at the very end. The climbers will be able to climb these cliffs. We will have a kayak at the base so climbers can start the climb out of water and jumpers can get out the water easily.
- We will meet in the parking lot south (next to) the kayak Centre for
- This is an easy hike that will take about 15 minutes each way and we will spend up to one hour in the cave.
- The entire tour will take about 7 hours with a lunch stop. Bring enough food and drink for not less than that duration.
- The trails are clear so bathing suits with shorts and/ or a jersey is best.
- Bring your snorkeling gear!! I will not be supplying snorkeling gear.
- Tevas, Keens or open Merryls are best. The trail can get quite slippery. Slippers are not appropriate. Sneakers with good grip will work.
- If it rains everything will get wet so bring phones / cameras in dry bags and/or triple zip loc bags
- Make sure you leave a dry change of clothes and towel in the car to change into for the drive home!
- Price is TT$350 per person. This includes Cave entry, boat ride and my fee which is $100 per person. You will have a choice of paid parking (at your expense) or park on the road
- Due to restrictions set by the CDA the minimum is 10 persons, and a maximum of 30 persons.
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