Grand Cayman Island cruise
How Grand Cayman Island cruise makes a difference
By learning about the importance of the 'Mangrove Forests' we promise that our guests will be knowledgeble in the fact that the 'Mangroves' are firstly the home for our juvenile fish species. Secondly, how some of the 'Algea' living in the mangrove forests have been used in tumour research. Thirdly, the mangroves protect us from storms and even help to produce rain. And lastly, they are also home to Cayman's native and endangered Blue Iguana's and Green Parrot's along with several other birds, bats and reptile species.
On our tours, we use 100% recycled plastic bottles and we use plastic cups which are made completely from corn. We us on our boats only four-stroke engines which have zero emmissions compared to the earlier and much thirsty two-stroke engines.
All additional waste at the end of the day is brought to a re-cycling bin to be re-cycled, that includes guests soda cans and glass bottles. The water that we use to wash or equipment is drawn from a desalination plant which uses an osmossis systen to extract the salt from the salt water and turn it into usuable and safe drinking water therefore not putting any stress or stain on the very limited water table.
We promise that you will learn all about the Marine Parks in Cayman which were set up specifically by the envirinmental concious government of the Cayman Islands in the early 1980's to protect our marine reefs from over use from commercial fishing and anchor damage as well as creating a sustainable working relationship with the local population who rely on the environment on a daily basis to make a living.
We promise to work along side the Cayman Islands government and the Cayman Islands Education Department to work with the school children whereby as part of their curriculum at school, they are educated about the importance of the mangroves as well as the importance of the very sensative nature of the marine environmental system. We offer FREE trips to all school groups on a shortened version of our Eco Tour in order that hopefully one day, the youth of today will become the future leaders of the Cayman Islands and at least be knowledgeable when it comes to making decisions about the future development of the Cayman Islands and our important marine parks.
We also promote Cayman Sea Sense whereby we have teamed up with a number of restaurants and we only reommend these restaurants that do not serve endanged or under pressure fish species like the Chilean Sea Bass and in turn we recommend restaurants who serve the invasive Lion Fish which has arrived in the Caribbean and having no actual predators, they are systamatically wiping out many species of the local fish, so we have created many platable dishes which are now being served at many of our local restaurants.
On our tours we explain to our guests about the National Trust of the Cayman Islands. A voluntary organisation set up in the late 1970's who through local donations have managed to purchase approximately 1500 acres of mangroves from private owners out of a total of 7500 acres. As well as the mangroves, they have successfully brought the endangered Cayman Blue Iguana back from the point of extinction with a captive breeding program. And the conculsion of the tour we send an e mail to all our guests with a link to the National Trust's website whereby they themselves can make a direct donation so that one day the other 6000 acres of mangroves will be fully protected.
Grand Cayman Island cruise