USS Kittiwake Sunken Ship & Reef Snorkel

3 hours | Grand Cayman | GCM-860
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$ 59.95
Min. age: 5 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Snorkeling & Diving
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit
Snorkel Adventure
Two sites are visited on this excursion, both offering exceptional snorkeling conditions. Equipment is provided.

The USS Kittiwake Wreck Site
In 2011, the USS Kittiwake, a famous U.S. Navy rescue ship, was retired and transported to Grand Cayman to create a fascinating artificial reef off beautiful Seven Mile Beach. In her day, the Kittiwake was a submarine rescue vessel; she now sits as a 251-foot-long protective habitat in the pristine crystalline waters. Explore the main decks and features, and discover the smokestacks, the bottom of the ship's hull, and her engine rooms as you swim among colorful tropical fish and marine life.

Cheeseburger Reef
Cheeseburger Reef got its name due to its proximity to a local fast food restaurant. This popular, easy dive site is a coral reef that begins 20 yards from the shoreline with coral heads within 10 feet of the surface. Snorkelers can see a wonderful array of sea life, from butterfly fish to sea turtles. The large sandy patches around the reef create a good chance to see stingrays and garden eels.

What you will see along the way
Feel the ocean breeze in your face and the sun on your back as you cruise from the harbor to the USS Kittiwake wreck, sunk off the coast of stunning Seven Mile Beach with its sparkling pearl-white sand and luxury resorts.

Photo Opportunities
Have your underwater camera handy to fully capture the perfect shots of such tropical marine creatures as black and blue sergeant majors, Technicolor parrotfish, neon-bright angelfish, stingrays and green sea turtles.

Shopping
Shop till you drop among the duty-free and tax-free bargains you'll find in George Town's many shops and boutiques.

Special Notes:

Minimum age to participate is 5 years old.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Guests met at the Dock and walked to the boat departure location

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:05

Cruise to the 1st snorkel stop the USS Kittiwake

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:20

Snorkel the USS Kittiwake

Time at site:
00:55

Cruise to the 2nd Snorkel location Cheeseburger Reef

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:25

Snorkel Cheeseburger Reef

Time at site:
00:55

Cruise back to the Cruise Ship Terminal

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
25
Travel time:
00:20