Vibrant colours! Excitement! Energy! Diversity! Activity!

We invite you to celebrate the beauty, activity, vibrant colours, and endless energy of healthy coral reefs with CCMI at the 2019 Festival of Seas Gala: Coral Carnival. This gala will support CCMI’s efforts to protect and restore Cayman’s coral reefs to their full health and glory.

Experience the thrill of the silent auction when bidding through our popular online bidding programme, take your chance with a 50/50 raffle, celebrate in the reveal of our People’s Choice Award winner, bid early and often on one-of-a-kind experiences in the live auction, and dance to music underneath the Caribbean stars. A good time will be had by all, and the positive impact for our coral reefs from your support of the event will remain long after the notes of calypso music of the evening fade away.

DATE: Saturday 16th November 2019
TIME: 6-11pm
LOCATION: Grand Old House
DRESS: Island elegant; colours of the reef & sea
COST: CI $225




People’s Choice Award

In 2019, CCMI will recognise two People’s Choice Award winners: an Individual and Company/Organisation. Nominees should have made significant positive impacts on the marine environment, whether through a project, programme or event. They should demonstrate leadership and commitment to bringing about a transformative impact on the ocean habitats, especially coral reefs, in the Cayman Islands, from January 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Last year, Claire Hughes was selected in the public vote as the winner for the work she does with Plastic Free Cayman.

Nominations were submitted to CCMI between 2nd July and 14th August 2019, by members of the public. You can read more about the 2019 nominees and their work here. Voting for the winners will take place online from 16th– 29th September.

The winners of the People’s Choice Award and the Healthy Reefs Challenge will be announced at the annual Festival of Seas Awards and Gala event on 16th November 2019, at Grand Old House.

Become a Sponsor

CCMI relies on the support of a vast network of supporters, volunteers and like- minded individuals that allow us to continue advancing towards evidence-based solutions to improve the health of our coral reefs. Festival of Seas is our annual fundraiser that allows us to continue the vital work we do in the Cayman Islands on behalf of coral reefs. Sponsorship opportunities are available at several levels of support, all of which are detailed in this packet.


Support Festival of Seas by purchasing tickets, becoming an event sponsor and/or donating auction items for either the silent or live auction. Please contact us at for more information.

Many thanks to our Festival of Seas: Coral Carnival Sponsors


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