Lower Valley, Grand Cayman
For many years, Stuart piloted deep-diving submersibles for science and nature tourism. In 2008, he switched to providing guided hikes of Cayman’s forests, and has since become an accomplished birder, locating their native birds by sight and sound. On a dedicated birding tour, Stuart typically visits several hotspots: a natural freshwater pond, a cliff-top site for tropicbirds, an extensive wetland (providing stunning views through a large telescope), a visit to the Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park, or a hike along the Mastic Trail. Island endemics include Vitelline Warbler, Cayman Bullfinch, and Grand Cayman Parrot. Tours are 4–5 hours and custom tours are available.