Departing the pier aboard your air-conditioned minibus, begin your panoramic drive to the cave. Awaiting you will be an expert guide who will introduce you to the cave and assist you during your exploration.
Properly outfitted and briefed, investigate the cave's remarkable chambers. Remaining in its natural state and featuring most known cave formations, St. Michael's is considered a "show cave." Carefully placed lights illuminate the interior and highlight the formations, giving you the chance to admire the cave's dramatic beauty and snap photographs.
After making your way through the entrance tunnel, enter the two-chamber Boxing Room. Using ropes, navigate the two-section chamber and the steep drop to the entrance of the lower section.
The Dove Section begins an impressive series of chambers, extending in an almost straight line for 210 meters. Here, you will see the first signs of accumulated water.
Next is Faulted Passage, a relatively wide passage where you can observe the direction and angle of the major fault lines of the cave's bedrock. Below the passage runs the Bottomless Pit, a tunnel extending back to the chamber called the Hall of Fame.
Descending even farther into the cave, encounter Cathedral Chamber 1 and Cathedral
Chamber 2, where you will marvel at some truly amazing rock formations. One resembles the pipes of a church organ, giving the chamber its name.
Pass the pipe organ-like formation before descending to a chamber called The Lake. True to its name, it features a lake of clear water, along with superb rock formations. A narrow ledge lining the edge of the lake provides access to the Palm Tree Chamber, which for some will be slightly hair-raising.
At the conclusion of your exciting cave exploration, rejoin your minibus for the transfer to the city center, passing a striking Moorish castle en route.
Arriving in town, you will have the option of lingering to enjoy Main Street on your own or returning to your ship.
Important Notes: As this excursion involves walking over uneven and possibly muddy surfaces, as well as rope climbing and the negotiation of approximately 60 stairs to enter St. Michael's Cave, it is only recommended for our more agile guests and physically fit guests and not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Although the suggested minimum age appropriateness is 12 and above, children 10 years and older may participate. It is recommended that guests wear warm, layered clothing and comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes with tread. The duration of this excursion may vary.