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George Town, Cayman Islands-port

Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands in 1503 and named them Las Tortugas, because the only inhabitants found were turtles. By 1530, they were known as the Caymanas, meaning "crocodile" in Carib. Although Sir Francis Drake visited the islands in 1568, they did not come under British rule until 1670. The Caymanians are descendants of the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh seamen who settled the islands and later intermarried with Jamaican immigrants.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Atlantis Submarine
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Cultural Express
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Grand Cayman Snorkeling
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Guided Shore Dive
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Stingray Sandbar Swim and Snorkel
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Two-Tank Certified Reef Dive
    Most Active or Strenuous

Atlantis Submarine

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Tour Code: GCM-006

Experience the undersea beauty of Grand Cayman during this scenic journey aboard an authentic submarine.

Depart the pier aboard a transfer vessel for the brief ride to the Atlantis Adventure Center, and your Atlantis XI Submarine. Specifically designed for civilian passengers, the submarine maintains sea-level pressure so as to have no ill effects on the ears. She is 65 feet long, 13 feet wide and weights 80 tons, and can carry 48 passengers and three crew members.

Your first sight of the submarine will be as it breaks the surface from its previous trip. Once moored alongside the submarine, you will safely embark its deck via a ramp and enter the air-conditioned cabin through a large hatch. After the hatches are secured and pre-dive safety checks are completed, you will begin your descent. As the Atlantis Class pilot navigates the submarine, you will glide through the clear water and explore Grand Cayman's Underwater Marine Park to depths of 100 feet. Along the way, you will see an abundance of huge barrel sponges and star corals on the reef, and an occasional stingray or turtle passing by within a few feet of your large viewing port.

After your submarine ride and before returning to the dock, you will be able to watch as the submarine again descends on another excursion, completely disappearing from your sight beneath the surface on its next journey to the depths below.

Following your submarine tour, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a 300-yard walk from the pier to the Atlantis office. Guests must be able to negotiate a 10-step ladder in order to enter and exit the submarine. Minimum height is three feet tall and the minimum age to participate is four years of age accompanied by a parent or guardian. This tour may not be exclusive to RSSC guests.