THE RITZ-CARLTON, GRAND CAYMAN

PO Box 32348 KY1-1209, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Phone:  +1 (345) 943-9000   •  Map & Directions
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Ambassadors Youth



Focus on Photography
We practice the motto “Take only pictures, leave only footprints” while snapping shots of the local flora and fauna. Afterwards Ambassadors will edit their photos and take them home on a CD as a souvenir.
Mondays, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. // Ages 8 - 15 // US $90

Cayman Snorkel Odyssey
Jean-Michel Cousteau has named Grand Cayman as one of the world’s best snorkeling destinations and our Naturalists have insider knowledge on all the best spots and healthiest reefs. Weather, currents and seasons can all affect the activity on the reef, so on any given day we’ll find the site with the best conditions and most diversity of life. Experience a beautiful reef a short drive from the resort featuring a variety of fishes and corals. Our Naturalists will interpret the sea life you encounter along the way.
Mondays, 2 p.m.–4:30 p.m. // Ages 8 - Adult // US $90

Sea Floor Submarine Adventure
Experience the thrill of journeying beneath the sea in a real submarine. A technological marvel, the Atlantis XI Submarine was specifically designed for underwater sightseeing excursions. The spacious cabin is maintained at sea level pressure with no effect on the ears. The smooth ride and clarity of the water will amaze you as we explore Grand Cayman’s underwater marine park to depths of 100 feet and explore the mysterious deep reefs off Grand Cayman, discovering the shy and exotic creatures of this alien world.
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. // Ages 4 - 12 US $120 // 13 - Adult US $130

Cayman Castaway
You’re stranded! Remove yourself from the creature comforts of the hotel and explore what life on Grand Cayman would have been like for early settlers. Come face to face with the hardships of limited fresh water, food sources and shelter. Journey back to square one and learn the basics of island survival. Explore the wilderness of Cayman, crack coconuts, and discover what early island life was really like.
Tuesdays, 2–4:30 p.m. // Ages 8 - 15 // US $90

Night Snorkel*
Nightlife in the coral city is as strange and different as it is in a human city. Many reef residents are nocturnal, never seen by snorkelers during the day. Many fish that are active during the day put on their pajamas (change color) and go to sleep on the reef at night. At night many corals extend delicate tentacles to catch shrimp and worms that emerge under the cover of darkness. With flashlights, we take the curious and adventurous on the excursion of a lifetime to discover the fascinating world of the reef at night.
*Previous snorkeling experience required.
Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m. // Ages 10 - Adult // US $90

Underwater Photography Snorkel*
Experience a beautiful reef a short walk from the resort featuring a variety of fishes and corals. Discover how to use digital cameras with underwater housings to capture your snorkeling experience. Our Naturalists will interpret the sea life you encounter along the way. Once we return from our underwater adventure, digitally enhance your favorite shots and use them to create a moving slideshow to take back home.
*Previous snorkeling experience required.
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. // Ages 8 - Adult // US $90

Gardening Gurus (K)
Throughout history each and every culture has used the plants of the local environment for their survival. Dig in and explore everything plants have to offer. Learn how we turn our food garbage into a garden and join us in creating a herb garden out of an old kayak!
Wednesdays, 2–4:30 p.m. // Ages 4 - 12 // US $90

Discovering Sea Turtles*
Turtles have been swimming in the oceans for millions of years, but their future is now more uncertain than ever before. Join our naturalists and your new ambassador friends for a great dinner together. Explore the lives of these amazing creatures through a variety of crafts and games.
*Dinner included. This program does not go to the Cayman Turtle Farm
Wednesdays, 5:30–8:30 p.m. // Ages 4 - 12 // US $90

Mangrove Kayak Adventure
Mangroves are the forests of the sea. In this natural jungle-gym, strange roots extend into the water providing a nursery for reef creatures and marine birds. As we travel in the shallow protected waters we experience one of the strangest gardens on the planet–a fairyland of living, pulsating flowers– the world of the upside-down jellyfish, relatives of corals. Our glass bottom double kayaks make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action, above or below the water!
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. // Ages 10 - Adult // US $90

Fish Frenzy Snorkel
On the coral reef, it’s eat or be eaten. The fishes have many adaptations to make them successful predators while at the same time, many have developed strategies to avoid being eaten. The successful ones pass their genes, along with the successful traits, onto the next generation. This is what’s called “Natural Selection” or “Survival of the Fittest.” Learn all about the adaptations that make fish effective predators and their strategies to avoid becoming lunch! Snorkel with our Naturalists and observe our undersea world.
Thursdays, 2–4:30 p.m. // Ages 8 - Adult // US $90

Have You Ever Seen a Blue Iguana?
Grand Cayman is home to the endemic and endangered Cayman Blue Iguana found nowhere else in the world. Learn all about this fascinating species and the efforts to save them. We will take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Blue Iguana Recovery Program and breeding facility at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.
Fridays, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. // Ages 4 - 12 US$115 // 13 - Adult US $125

Shipwreck Exploration Snorkel
More than 325 ships sank around the Cayman Islands and their wrecks litter our shore. Some were ladened with gold, silver and jewelry while other ships hold treasures of a different kind – a rich diversity of marine life. Learn about Cayman’s maritime past before heading out to explore a wreck with your own eyes!
Fridays, 2–4:30 p.m. // Ages 8 - Adult // US $90

Frogtastic Fun*
Join our naturalists and your new ambassador friends for a great dinner together. Hop your way for some fun and games as we leap into the fascinating world of frogs. Help us find our local froggy friends on a night walk and explore the many mysterious and crazy facts we have to offer.
Fridays, 5:30–8:30 p.m. // Ages 4 - 12 // US $80
*Dinner included.

Night Snorkel*
When the sun goes down, ocean creatures, coral and colors come out! Adventuring underwater at night is a rare and unforgettable experience that reveals glimpse of fish, exotic corals and a kaleidoscope of colors not seen during the day. Join us as we explore the transition of nocturnal creatures coming out to hunt as the daytime fish find a place to sleep.
*Previous snorkeling experience required.
Fridays, 6–8:30 p.m. // Ages 10 - Adult // US $90

Underwater Photography Snorkel*
Experience a beautiful reef a short walk from the resort featuring a variety of fishes and corals. Discover how to use digital cameras with underwater housings to capture your snorkeling experience. Once we return from our underwater adventure, digitally enhance your favorite shots and use them to create a moving slideshow to take back home.
*Previous snorkeling experience required.
Saturdays, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. // Ages 8 - Adult // US $120

Family Open House
Take a break from the sun and let your craftier side shine through.
Puzzles, games, crafts and trivia for the whole family to enjoy.
Saturdays, 2–4:30 p.m. // complimentary family fun time!

Mangrove Kayak Adventure
Mangroves are the forests of the sea. In this natural jungle-gym, strange roots extend into the water providing a nursery for reef creatures and marine birds. As we travel in the shallow protected waters we experience one of the strangest gardens on the planet–a fairyland of living, pulsating flowers– the world of the upside-down jellyfish, relatives of corals. Our glass bottom double kayaks make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action, above or below the water!
Saturdays, 2–4:30 p.m. // Ages 10 - Adult // US $85

Cosmic Adventure*
Discovering the constellations in the night sky instantly connects us with the history of our species, through the myths and legends that have been constructed around them. Join our naturalists and your new ambassador friends for a great dinner together. Explore the galaxy and learn about distant stars on our iPads. Then, weather permitting, we’ll look through the telescope for a close-up of our moon’s craters and at some of our neighboring planets.
Saturdays, 5:30–8:30 p.m. // Ages 4 - 12 // US $90
*Dinner included