Green Grotto Caves

Price: $65.00
Children ages 0 to 3 are free.
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Known by several names that describe the use of the caves over the years, Green Grotto Caves is a large labyrinth cave system with a history just as long as its tunnels. Measuring 1,525 meters in length and 12 meters in depth, the caves are the island's most prominent natural attraction.

Descend below ground to view magnificent stalactites, stalagmites and other unique limestone formations. Look up into the ceiling pockets to find several species of Jamaica's bats including the Mustache and Jamaican fruit-eating bat. The caves have several sunlight holes that help illuminate the numerous chambers. Keep an eye out for various life forms including snails and snakes. This extensive cave system also boasts a river and Grotto Lake, a crystal clear underground body of water.

Discover the caves' diverse cultural history starting with the Arawak Indians whose pottery shards are still unearthed from time to time. Learn how the caves were used as a hideout by the Spaniards during the English invasion of Jamaica in the 17th century and then used to smuggle arms to Cuba in the 20th century. At one point the caves were used by runaway slaves as well as a storage place for rum barrels by the government during the Second World War.

If you like mystery and adventure, you will love this chance to discover Jamaica's hidden underworld. Book this 3-hour tour now and be sure to bring your camera.

Please Note: Must be able to navigate stairs. Protective headgear provided.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Recommended Dress
Comfortable, seasonal clothing. Closed toe walking shoes. A light jacket or sweater is advisable for inside cave.
Participants should be in good physical condition and free of respiratory and heart conditions. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars5Based On 4 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsKevin the guide was fantasticMarch 10, 2018

Reviewer: Kim Weisbrodt
The lady who picked us up was very nice and knowledgeable, I think her name was Carly but I’m not 100%. When we got to the caves, they were neat to explore and Kevin he guide assigned was excellent. He was an amazing storyteller. He told us the history of the caves but in such an interesting way. He was very enthusiastic and entertaining.

5 StarsOutstanding tripFebruary 11, 2018

Reviewer: Richard Balfour
Driver met us right outside the cruise terminal. It was just me, my wife & 1 other couple so it was like a private tour. He told us about the country side as we drove to the caves. Our tour of the caves was also just a small group. Very fun & informative. Stopped across the street for lunch - Jerk Chicken was awesome. Then he stopped at a small mom/pop type store so we could shop. Saved $$ from buying in the cruise port area. Would definitely do this again

5 StarsReally Fun!January 23, 2018

Reviewer: Tracy Sanderson
The trip to the caves was amazing, the staff were all friendly and informative. The caves were beautiful and not as well known as the Falls, but worth the trip.

5 StarsGreen Grotto Caves December 2017January 15, 2018

Reviewer: Denise Moxness
It was a great little excursion the guide and driver were very personable and informative even stopped to show us some of the local culture which was not part of the excursion all in all a very nice little trip.

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