Then we hopped back on the bus and traveled over to Dolphin Cove where we interacted with dolphins. They are amazingly intelligent animals. While we waited, they continually swam by and checked us out. It was clear that they love human attention.
When it was our turn, we walked out onto a plank in the water and the dolphins swam by. We were able to touch them as they glided by and then each of us got to kiss a dolphin. It was so neat to be so close to such a beautiful animal! Of course, cameras weren't allowed but we didn't hesitate to purchase pics! It was definitely an experience I'll never forget.
On the way out, we interacted with some rather large birds. If you're thinking that green bird is going to perch on Johnny's hat, you're right on.....
Our next stop was Grand Cayman. We had to tender ashore via a smaller boat.
We took a glass bottom boat tour that passed over the wreck of the Balboa. Our accommodating captain donned scuba equipment and swam below and fed the fish.
After the boat tour, we took a bus tour of the island that included a stop at a town called Hell. It was the site of the original Catholic church and was named after the lava-like rock formations.
There were iguanas in the trees above us. This one was a monster male.
The last port of call was Cozumel, Mexico where we took a catamaran out to Isla Passion. There were loungers, hammocks, and complimentary drinks and a yummy lunch buffet. Our drink of choice was Sex on the Beach. The guys who brought us our drinks had a lot of fun with that. Pulling in, it looked like a modern day Gilligan's Island. The water was crystal clear.
After we returned, we had a bit of time to shop and see the sights. These guys earn a living by posing for pics for tips.
It was a wonderfully relaxing vacation!
Have you ever been on a Royal Caribbean cruise? I highly recommend it.