Green Grotto Caves

Price: $62.00
Ages 3 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing casual clothing and closed-toe shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Green Grotto Caves

Step back in time as you, your small group and local guide examine the Green Grotto Caves, Jamaica's most prominent natural attraction. From the pier, your guide will take you on an approximately 30-minute scenic drive. Once there, make your way through the thick, green vegetation to the mouth of the largely unexplored caves, where you will descend down into a labyrinthine maze and an other-worldly area full of stunning stalagmites, stalactites, pristine water flows and more. You will quickly understand why the Tainos (Arawak Indians) used this secret hideaway to hold ceremonies, as evidenced by the multiple fragments of pottery and artifacts scattered around.

In the 17th century, the caves became a hideout for Spaniards fleeing the invasion of the English, while in the 20th century they were used by smugglers running arms to Cuba. During World War II, the Jamaican government stored barrels of rum inside the cave opening, and in modern times, it has recognized the importance of preserving and promoting this valuable piece of island history. Step back in time and explore the magic of the Green Grotto Caves when you book this adventurous tour today.