The UK Travel and Hospitality Awards have named six Cayman companies in their annual honours.

Georgia Girl Charters was voted the Cayman Islands’ 2019 Fishing Company of the Year; Crazy Crab Private Boat Charters won Charter Company of the Year; ECO Rides Cayman were voted Cultural Tour Company of the Year; Deep Blue Divers Cayman Ltd. were given the award for Excellence in Service; Caytours won Tour Company of the Year; and Cayman Snorkel Company was honoured for Unique Experience.

Captain Derren Burlington, owner of Georgia Girl Charters, which he started in 2016, said, “It feels amazing to be recognised for doing an excellent job. I have always said, ‘If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.’ The entire crew feels the same way and we all put our heart and soul into creating a memorable guest experience.”

The process behind winning one of these awards starts by being nominated by Travel and Hospitality magazine’s subscribers, travel journalists and bloggers, and industry experts, according to the publication’s website. Final decisions are confirmed by the magazine’s awards directors and managers, who also act as the judging panel.