Focus on Photography
We practice the motto “Leave only footprints, take only pictures” while snapping shots of the tropical wildlife and small wonders that surround us at a park about 15 minutes’ drive from the resort. Afterwards, Ambassadors get to crop and enhance photos on a CD to take home as an eco-friendly souvenir.
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Ages 8-15)
Fish Frenzy Snorkel
Learn all about the adaptations that make fish effective predators and their strategies to avoid becoming lunch! Snorkel and observe their tricks firsthand while recording your own observations on an underwater slate.
Mondays, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Ages 8-Adult)
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. We learn all about this fascinating species and the efforts to save them as we take an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the blue iguana breeding facility at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, a 45 minute drive from the resort.
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Ages 4-Adult)
You’re stranded! 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, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Ages 8-15)
With flashlights and trained Naturalists, we take the curious and adventurous on an excursion of a lifetime to discover the fascinating world of the reef at night. Previous snorkeling experience required.
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Ages 10-Adult)
We’ll learn about the astonishing migration highly endangered sea turtles make from land to ocean and make crafts inspired by turtle travels.
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Ages 4-9)
Designed by Nature
Believe it or not, most inventions come from looking at nature and copying what it already does so well. Investigate biomimicry concepts to get inspired by your surroundings and discuss your own novel ideas.
Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Ages 8-15)
Underwater Photography Snorkel
Learn how to use digital cameras with waterproof housings to capture your view of the underwater world. Once we return from our underwater adventure, digitally enhance your favorite shots and use them to create a moving slideshow to take back home.
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Ages 8-Adult)
Discover the differences between salt and fresh water as we play in the sea. As we conduct different experiments, we learn the importance of water and how everyone, everywhere affects the ocean. All kids will be outfitted with a life jacket.
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Ages 4-9)
Mangrove Kayak Adventure
Mangroves are the forests of the sea. Explore and examine this beautiful ecosystem, where the curious roots of the mangrove trees grow right out the saltwater providing a nursery for reef creatures and marine birds. As we travel in double kayaks in shallow protected waters we experience one of the strangest gardens on the planet—the world of the upside-down jellyfish.
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Ages 10-Adult)
Join us as we explore the rich culture of the Caribbean. Experience traditional arts and crafts using natural and recycled materials. Discover how the Cayman Islands got its name from its crocodile cousins that used to live here. We have fun facts and yummy treats to enjoy.
Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Ages 4-9)
Cayman Time Capsule
Journey back in time and come experience a famous historical site. Hear the stories and legends, and watch Caymanian history unfold as you enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the Mission House, its late 19th Century garden and its seasonal wetlands.
Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Ages 10-Adult)
Sea Floor Submarine Adventure
The Atlantis XI Submarine was specifically designed for underwater sightseeing excursions. The smooth ride and clarity of the water amazes as we explore Grand Cayman’s underwater marine park to depths over 100 feet and explore the mysterious deep reefs off Grand Cayman.
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Ages 8-Adult)
Shipwreck Exploration Snorkel
Learn about the shipwrecks that litter Cayman’s reefs before heading out to see one with your own eyes!
Fridays, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Ages 8-Adult)
Come hop our way for some fun and games as we leap into the world of fascinating frogs. Help us find our local friends on a night walk and explore the many mysterious and crazy facts from these amphibious animals.
Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Ages 4-12)
The Mechanics of Botanics
Come dig in and explore everything plants have to offer. Learn why we can’t survive without our plant friends and how we turn our food garbage into a garden. Join us in making our own dyes from fruits and vegetables as we create colorful tie-dyed bandanas for you to take home.
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Ages 4-12)
Cayman Snorkel Odyssey
Experience a beautiful reef a short drive from the resort which is sure to feature a variety of fish and corals. The chosen reef is subject to current weather conditions.
Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Ages 8-Adult)
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. A closer look through our telescope at these glowing balls of gas helps us understand what stars really are.
Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Ages 4-12)
Blue Iguana Recovery Programme –Give Back Getaway*
Assist the Warden in preserving the endangered Blue Iguanas in the world’s most successful conservation programme. Wear sunscreen, bring a hat and avoid wearing brightly colored nail polish.
This opportunity is available only to The Ritz-Carlton guests.
*All proceeds benefit the Recovery Programme.
Available Upon Request, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Ages 12-Adult)
The Mastic Reserve introduces you to some of the world’s last remaining Caribbean dry forest, which is home to a wide variety of animals and plants unique to the Cayman Islands. This two mile tour will be led by a National Trust expert guide, through a secluded and challenging trail. Sturdy footwear is mandatory, and a hat and sunglasses are recommended. ALL MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
*A portion of the proceeds is donated to the Cayman Islands National Trust.
Available Upon Request, Timing Varies (Ages 10-Adult)