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Seaworld Observatory was designed and built by Midship Marine Inc., of New Orleans La., specifically for Atlantis Submarines for tours of the shallow reefs around Grand Cayman. Guests simply descend into the observatory and sit in air-conditioned...more
#30 South Church Street, George Town KY11008, Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We were in George Town with friends and relatives, some of whom were mobility-challenged. Since we couldn't go snorkeling, we decided to try the Seaworld Observatory to get a taste of snorkeling. The concept is better than a glass-bottomed boat, but not as good as...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 7 February 2018

As part of our Disney Cruise while in port at Grand Cayman we booked a tour entitled "SeaWorld Observatory Semi-Submarine" which utilizes a relatively small boat that has windows along both sides below water level. This tour originated from a dock a short five minute...More

Thank caperOttawa_Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We went with our four year old son on an overcast day. There were very few people on the boat and we had a great time. The crew was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the marine life. There were lots of fish in the...More

Thank Kebabcayman
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is one of the less-intense water activities available in Grand Cayman and so is great for young children and older adults; we toured with our granddaughters (ages 5 and 7). However, it is necessary to descend a ladder so this tour is not suitable...More

Thank Carolyn_and_John_B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Booked this trip as an alternative to the water bus where you look a TV monitors. I reckon this is much better. The base is right in the centre of town close to the cruise port. Boarding the boat was easy but then you have...More

Thank ScouseManc
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Chose this adventure for my children who are 5 and 7. They and I loved it. It was an informative tour, we saw plenty of fish and coral. Two wrecks with lots of explanation and then a tropical fish feed by the Captain in his...More

Thank simon5000
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Interesting, we took an early arpfternoon trip on this vessel, it is small, but holds 30 or so people. The trip is around the pier probably no more than 159 yards in any direction, there are a couple of ship wreaks that you see, and...More

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Chose this option over the submarine as had elderly people with our party. Great experience - friendly & informative staff. Definitely worth doing whilst in Grand Cayman.

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We have been on this observatory boat trip with our two boys (5 and 9). It was great to see their eyes when the fishes were near the window. 15ft down the sea that is enough to see a lot. Anyway, in my opinion, deeper...More

Thank Elvis30
Reviewed 6 December 2016

If you are a little claustrophobic like me and the idea of being under the sea in a submarine is a little scary then I highly recommend the Atlantis Glass Bottom Boat. Made by the same people who do the submarine but it only goes...More

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1 July 2018|
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Response from Bud-Johnson | Property representative |
Generally, yes. Not many cruise lines offer our Seaworld Observatory, so there are usually space available, however, that depends on the particular day. If you know what day you will be in port, just visit our web site... More
6 December 2017|
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I booked the morning (11a) excursion. Best to contact the service directly for full availability. They are located in the port where cruise boats are off-boarded so I suggest earlier before the tours fill up.
7 September 2017|
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Response from Bud-Johnson | Property representative |
Good Morning, We generally schedule Seaworld tour departures at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm, and ask that guests check-in 15 minutes prior. The Cayman Islands sustained no damage. Winds were only around 20 mph.