With its vibrant coral gardens, hundreds of different species of fish, and abundant marine life, the sparkling clear waters of the Cayman Islands offer a trove of underwater wonders. From snorkeling tours to Stingray City, here are the best ways to admire the sea life around Grand Cayman Island.
The conservation area of Stingray City is one of the best snorkeling spots in the Cayman Islands. Stretching across the sandbar of the North Sound, the main draw is the chance to see wild stingrays in their natural habitat. Tours often include visits to the nearby Coral Garden and Starfish Beach.
Snorkeling and Submarine Tours
Set sail aboard a catamaran or submarine to cruise around Grand Cayman’s National Marine Park, home to an incredible variety of sea creatures. Dive in to snorkel in the Caribbean Sea or admire the barrier reef from the submarine’s underwater viewing area. Look out for nurse sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and sea sponges as well as tropical fish such as sergeant majors, parrotfish, and snapper.
Join a group tour or feel like a VIP on a private charter boat and cruise out to Seven Mile Beach, the North Sound Lagoon, or along the island’s west coast. Stop off along the way to marvel at the glowing waters of Bioluminous Bay, spot starfish at Starfish Point, or enjoy lunch at Rum Point.
If swimming and snorkeling aren’t enough to get your adrenaline pumping, venture even farther underwater on a scuba diving excursion, sign up for a kitesurfing lesson, or try out some of the latest trends in water sports like JetBlading, parasailing, or stand-up paddleboarding.