GeoCaching and Cruising
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We have geocached on 2 cruises. Got for 1st "foreign" cache in the Bahamas last October. Then in December we were on a 10-day cruise to Mexico from San Diego. We found 10 caches in San Diego before departing on the cruise then found a total of 7 more in the 5 Mexican ports we visited. It was a great time, and we saw some cool places.
If your going to geocache on your next cruise be sure to Google "Geocaching Cruises" or "Cruise Caching". You'll get some good info on caches in many of the ports cruise ships visit.
Exploring the world... one cache at a time.
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I am leavng for a cruise at the end of the week. Does anyone know where I can find coordinates for caches in ports of call?? I would love to get a few international caces while out and about.Just use the map tool on geocaching.com or the Google Earth .kml plug in. That worked fine for us on our recent Transatlantic on RCCL. We were able to pick out several good caches in each port.
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It's not so much of a cruising destination, but I picked up a few on Easter Island when I was there last year.
This November I'm going on a photography expedition from Ushuaia to the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica, and it just so happens there are caches accessible in each of those locations. As if we didn't have enough to do already!
In fact I'll be one of the photography instructors on the trip, but I intend to do a bit of geocaching on the side. In the interests of not posting links that I shouldn't, I think I can still say that it's Antarctica 2010: A Photo Odyssey.
RCCL-Mariner of the Seas 9/20/09
~~~~ Jamie ~~~~
I haven't geocached on any of our cruises, but always letterbox (having looked up clues beforehand).Nice to find a single mention of 'letterbox' somewhere on the CC boards!
Some we find, some we don't--but it's always fun.
There are several letterboxes sprinkled up and down the Lesser Antilles.
Check www.atlasquest.com and/or www.letterboxing.org for clues.
There are several on my island..
Something like a Carnival Victory cruise might provide some opportunities
Any cruisers who are also geocachers out there? What are the best geocaching cruises you have been on? Geocaching is a great way to create your own shore excursions. Google "Cruise Caching" for information about geocaching while on a cruise.
I have also done many caches at home, first cruise i did some on was last september 2009 in Alaska, i wish i had known about Googling it. i just happen to have the Geocaching App. on my Iphone so i just looked to see if there were any close to port, i think i only did 1 or 2 just to be able to say i now have Alaska as a new state.
It would be really fun if we some how could put a Group Together of Geocahers. i would love to try it
Caribbean Princess- 5/2006- Western Caribbean
Caribbean Princess 11/2008-Southern Caribbean
Star princess 9/2009- Alaska
Norwegian Jade- 2/2011- Eastern Mediterean
Caribbean Princess 12/2011-Southern Carribean
Carnival Sensation 8/21/2014-Bahamas (solo)
Norwegian Spirit 12/2014-Canary Islands
Norwegian Sky 8/21/2015- Bahamas
Norwegian Dawn 10/2016-Bermuda
We geocache a lot around home and surrounding states.
Next week is our Mexican Riviera cruise and I have the coordinates of caches in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
Can't wait to find them!
Also it was very interesting to learn about letterboxing. I am going to read up on it and give it a whirl too!
Geocaching is a great way to find those hidden away places that you would have never seen before. Such fun!