For the less adventurous, or families with children under 4 years old, we also offer the Seaworld Observatory, our Glass Bottomed boat.
The 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 comfort five feet below the surface of the water.
As your captain maneuvers the Observatory to various locations, you will view abundance of marine life and even a historic shipwreck, through large windows. Throughout your tour, a guide will provide an informative yet entertaining narration, in an interactive setting while answering any questions you may have.
The Observatory departs from the Atlantis Submarines dock, located on the waterfront in George Town. The first site you visit is a dramatic shipwreck, the Cali, a steel schooner built in 1900. This ship ran aground 100 yards off the coast of Grand Cayman in 1944.
From here, your captain takes you to Cheeseburger Reef. Be sure to have your cameras ready when our diver enters the water and begins to feed the hundreds of multi-colored tropical fish right in front of your window.
Hear more tales of the high seas as the Observatory moves to the wreck of the Balboa, a 375-foot freighter that sunk in a hurricane in 1932. Much of her cargo of wood was used to reconstruct the buildings in George Town that were damaged by the same hurricane.