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Booby Cay: Negril Attractions & Sightseeing, Jamaica

Booby Cay

Booby Cay is a very small island that sits just off shore from Negril Jamaica. Booby Cay does has a claim to fame, since many scenes from Jules Verne's popular film "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" were filmed on the small island. Booby Cay gets it's name from the booby bird, which is a type of tern that returns to the island each year to breed and lay their eggs in the once safe environment of the off-shore sanctuary.

Booby Cay is an offshore island in Negril. It is a popular spot for picnics. If you want to enjoy adventurous water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming, this is the place to be. There are plenty of coral reefs on this island, providing a breeding place for a huge population of vibrant marine life. Presence of the coral reefs makes the island an excellent place to experience snorkeling and scuba diving. Trip to this scenic place is frequently arranged by many hotels situated in and around Negril.

The island, also affectionately known as Gilligan's Island, derives its name from the Booby birds; which use the island as their breeding ground. The islands snorkeling and scuba diving is truly spectacular, as the many coral reefs provide breeding ground for a dense population of colorful marine life.

The Booby Cay island remains open to the public 24 hours. The place is ideal for those who want to enjoy water sports, for photographers, bird-watchers, and for sunbathers. You can relax well at this island after enjoying a nice swim. The best mode of transportation that can help you to reach the Booby Cay island in Negril town is ferry or boat.

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