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Captain Marvin's snorkel trips include a Conch dive.
Divetech is Grand Cayman's full service resort for world-class diving, offering the best quality training available, both recreational and technical.
Waterfront location features spectacular shore diving or snorkeling opportunities.
Family owned and operated business that has charted Caymans waters for decades.
Take the opportunity to see Cayman in a new light, and explore one of nature's best kept secrets.
Since 1987, Red Sail Sports has become experts in diving, water sports recreation, catamaran sailing, and other water activities.
Before leaving the airport area make sure to stop here and tour this rum factory; known worldwide for the best rum cakes.
A unique water sports facility formed with the mission to provide memorable dive vacation packages for visitors to experience the frontiers of East End.
Their concept is simple – take the smallest groups on the biggest, nicest dive boats and provide outstanding personal service with the friendliest and most qualified crew.
New adventures bloom in Camana Bay, a lively town in the heart of Grand Cayman. Entertainment, Food, Architecture, Business, Fashion. Come for a visit or stay for a lifetime.
Tours include samples of all the products, and are conducted by knowledgeable members of the brewing staff.
Offering the lowest prices, longest rides, perfect safety record and fun highly trained staff, Parasailing Professionals are the smart choice for all your parasailing adventures.
Grand Cayman's Hotel For Divers By Divers. A photographer's perfect dive. Shipwrecks, curious big eels, cuddly stingrays and a legendary mermaid await you just steps from your room!
At Kitesurf Cayman, tuition is tailored to suit the individual and support staff and a support boat are on hand at all times.
When it comes to Cayman Islands diving, my passengers who insist on a full valet experience love Indepth Water Sports in West Bay.
The gateway to the main attraction situated only a short swim from two of the world’s best shallow reefs Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto.
Friendly crew and staff share Bill and Bettina's passion for providing a superior luxury boating experience.
This one-of-a-kind, 23-acre adventure marine park is one of the most exciting Caribbean attractions.
Pproviding visitors to Cayman Islands with a safe, friendly and professional dive experience to the island's best dive sites.
Many Passengers who have own their own boats at home and want to lease a boat for their vacation, contact Leisure Boat Cayman.
White Sand has something to offer for everyone. From relaxing on a water hammock to stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, jet-ski tours and more.
Cayman's newest one day "staycation" destination. Imagine going back in time and stepping into an ocean front mansion right out of the Great Gatsby.
Swim with the horses on an uninhabited stretch of beach along the north wall.
Passengers love Divers Supply because it is a one stop shop for all diving, snorkeling and beach related needs.
A guided dining adventure featuring seasonal, local ingredients presented in the signature styles of Abacus, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, and Mizu.
Passengers have enjoyed this art gallery located in this charming Cayman cottage on South Church Street. Pure Art is a must stop, sure to delight a variety of Cayman shoppers.
Cayman in a Nutshell is a tour that takes you to the highlights of the tourism experience on Grand Cayman.
On brand new Sea Doo 1500cc three seater jet skis it is the most unique way to get to Stingray City while exploring the beautiful Cayman shoreline.
Capt. Marvin's is privileged to have excellent, experienced captains who will help you catch that big marlin, tuna or wahoo.
Waterman is the Kiteboarder's choice for sports wear, supplies, boards and private lessons.
My passengers love this Eco tour for Paul intentionally keeps it small and personal.
Blue Marlin are normally found year round and they also catch a few White Marlin and see one or two Sailfish in the summer months.
Beach 2 Beach is a wonderful Passenger Pick for those folks who just want a custom boat cruise experience for their friends, family or wedding party.
Passengers love that they can always count on a 6 pack small group experience with INDIGO DIVERS.
Hurricane Kiteboarding is a business built on both local knowledge and years of experience in the kitesurfing industry. They have a great school which can teach folks at all levels.
This tour company promises to provide a premier land based excursion for visitors that will expose our Caymanian culture in a vibrant and exciting way.
The Camana Bay Farmers & Artisans Market is a showcase for all that is grown and made in Cayman.
Passengers feel this is one of the best sunset cruises on island! The Pirate ship is comfortable, fun and has a smooth sail.
Passengers love this cute, crazy little art gallery! Located just opposite of Tukka restaurant on the East End of the island.
The specialty of personalized outings based out of Kaibo, North Sound with Fishing trips to 12 mile banks for deep sea, reef, drop off or catch lobster and conch.
Cayman Stand Up Paddle Company offers introductory lessons Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals, kids camps and excursions.
Relax with Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling in the morning and feed the stingray's.
The Sunset Sail is two hours of taking in the spectacular beauty of the Caribbean sun and ocean at its most captivating hour.
Explore the sites of Grand Cayman in the coolest way, gliding along on your Segway Personal Transporter (PT).
Private, personalized boat charters to the famous Stingray City, Starfish Point, snorkeling and deep sea fishing!.
For a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, the bustling Cayman Craft Market in downtown George Town is the place to be!
Nature lovers and photo enthusiasts will marvel at the rich array of colors, diverse scenery and wildlife at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park!
Step Back in time and experience the history and heritage that blossoms at Pedro St James! The oldest surviving stone structure in the Cayman Islands.
Passengers love to send their friends and relatives a postcard from Hell! They actually do have an official post office!
The island’s newest nature tourist attraction.
They customize every snorkeling or fishing trip to fit you. Enjoy charter around Grand Cayman on their comfortable, clean 30ft yacht.
They offer many services that will get you on your journey to have fun on the water in the safest way possible.
What passengers love about North Sound Charters is they take pride in doing what folks really want. They custom make every trip to the needs of their costumers!
Salt Watersport’s Cayman is the ultimate place to go for water activities located on Seven Mile Beach.
Nothing like gliding across the crystal blue calm waters, beside the white sand beaches, and accessing shallow reefs make the island a snorkeler’s paradise.
Passengers have found the sweetest place to be is on the tranquil North side of Grand Cayman.
Passengers who do not want to put a tank on their back, but want to dive a real Cayman wreck, this is a Cayman must!
Reel in the fish of a lifetime, or simply spend the day exploring Cayman's underwater wonders - Cayman Offshore Adventures holds the key to an amazing day on the water.
Many folks staying on that end of the island enjoy smaller dive groups, and George at White Sand Diving can set you up with an amazing small group diving experience.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing and most diverse sports of our generation

Boat/Jet Ski Rental/Tours

Cayman Islands Boat Rentals

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Best activities - Cayman Islands Boat Rentals Many Passengers who have own their own boats at home and want to lease a boat for their vacation contact Cayman Island Boat Rentals. Grand Cayman boat rentals have been heightened to a fine art by Moore Marine. The sense of freedom from owning your boat in the Cayman Islands can now be achieved by every visitor wanting to explore our azure waters. MooreMarine has four different styles and sizes of boats for rent in Grand Cayman. You can pick from the popular 22' Bowen Center Console for large groups or added roomor the 18' Morado Bow Rider for a fun comfortable cruise to the beach. Vacationers can also enjoy Moore Marine's Wave Runner rentals in 3 and 6 hour intervals. Imagine having your own Wave Runner on a day at the beach to play with!! The wave runners can also be used on a fun North Sound excursion to view the wildlife or to visit Grand Cayman's treasured mangroves. Call (345) 916 5572

White Sand Watersports

www.whitesandwatersports.com

Best activities - White Sand Watersports My East End passengers love White Sand Watersports! My folks say they are fun, and love to create a variety of Cayman experiences for their guests. They are the snorkel specialists of Grand Cayman's East End. Located at the beautiful Reef Resort, White Sand has something to offer for everyone. From relaxing on a water hammock to stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, jet-ski tours and more. No matter what your age or activity level, White Sand Water Sports will make sure you have a safe and fun time on or below the water. What better way to spend your vacation on the East End then to come out to the Reef Resort and see the White Sand boys for all your water sport needs. From kayaks, to stand up paddleboards for rent, to sting ray city trips, sail snorkel safaris, jet-ski tours and private charters, White Sand Watersports has something for everyone! (345) 916-7263 or (345) 938-7263.

Action Water Sports

www.ciactionmarine.com

Best activities - Action Water Sports Captain Charles has been in the fishing and water sports business for over 20 years. Along with his wife Melinda, (the Office Manager) they have formed a team of experienced crew members dedicated to serving their customers satisfaction. Capt. Charles also works as the Operations Manager, spending more time on his boats and wave runners than he spends doing anything else. He always makes sure they are in good condition. You can rest assured you are riding equipment in tip top shape. To maximize your safety, Captain Charles and Melinda make it mandatory that all staff members are trained and qualified in CPR. Their most popular tour is the Wave Runner Stingray City Tour. On their brand new Sea Doo 1500cc three seater jet skis is the most unique way to get to Stingray City while exploring the beautiful Cayman shoreline and eco system with its crystal clear waters. The tour starts from their home base at the beautiful Grand Caymanian Hotel located just, 15 minutes drive from the cruise terminal. This is the perfect location because if you don't wish to take your kids on this approximately 2 hour excursion, they can stay by the hotel with all the necessary amenities. Don't be concerned if you have never ridden such a water craft. Action Watersports professionals will give you the 101 on how the craft works and how to best maximize your fun while remaining safe on the water craft. Action Watersports offers the Jet Skis as 1, 2 and 3 person rentals. The ride from the hotel to Stingray City can take anywhere from 10 - 20 minutes. The first stop on the tour is Sting ray city itself where you can interact with these friendly creatures in just three feet of water. After about 30 minutes or so the tour heads on to beautiful Rum Point where you can enjoy fun in the sun on these immaculate beaches with crystal clear knee deep water around. Pictures from some of our tour clientele speak for themselves. Make your reservations early to be guaranteed a ski. In an effort to provide something for everyone Action Watersports also offers Kayak Rentals by the hour. Rent a Kayak an explore Caymans beautiful shoreline. Carry your snorkel and explore some of the unrivaled underwater beauty of the Cayman Islands waters. Office: (345) 548-3147; Melinda: (345) 326-1355; Email: reservationsactionwatersports@gmail.com

Salt Watersports

www.saltwatersportscayman.com

Best Activities - Salt Watersports Salt Watersport’s Cayman is the ultimate place to go for water activities located on Seven Mile Beach. You can take a ride around the clear blue waters with their brand new jet skis or fly above water with their fly board professionals. Looking to snorkel without it taking up your whole day? Salt offers a $29 one hour snorkel tour to the famous hamburger reef. The adventures are endless at Salt Watersports! They also offer a unique menu for customers who wish to rent jet skis for whole or half days, with delivery and a crew member, this option is great for company gatherings or private parties! Whether you decide to parasail, paddleboard, snorkel, jet ski, fly board, or many more, you can’t go wrong at Salt Watersports! (345) 329-5555

Waverunner Snorkel Safari

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Best Activity - Waverunner Snorkel Safari Passengers are loving this action packed experience. Nothing like gliding across the crystal blue calm waters, beside the white sand beaches, and accessing shallow reefs make the island a snorkeler’s paradise. For adventurous snorkelers who want to explore sites from personal watercrafts, Red Sail Sports offers daily Waverunner Safaris from all locations on Seven Mile Beach and Rum Point. Sign up for a Safari and enjoy a thrilling Waverunner ride, skimming across the water, from snorkel site to snorkel site. Small groups of up to 5 waverunners can participate in the Safari, so be sure to book your spot in advance (24 hrs notice) for a guided tour that lasts up to an hour and a half and includes two snorkel stops. Your guide will take you to some Cayman’s most famous snorkel sites; such as Cheeseburger Reef, the wreck of the Cali, Boggy Sands and more! Single - US$140, Double - US$195. Snorkel equipment is included! Just schedule your Waverunner Safari at any Red Sail Sports location. (345) 623-5965, or toll free (877) 506-6368.

Paradise Paddle

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Best activity - Paradise Paddle Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing and most diverse sports of our generation-- And in the Cayman Islands we're fortunate enough to have some of the world's most beautiful beaches for our playground. So why not hop "onboard" with Paradise Paddle and take advantage of it? You'll be in great hands simply because the folks at Paradise Paddle are over-the-top passionate about paddle boarding and 110% devoted to the avid water lover. Why? Because they're water lovers too! Whether it's Paddleboard rentals & tours, lessons, Group Paddles, Paddle Fit & Paddle Yoga Classes…they definitely have what it takes to make your stand up paddle board experience an extremely enjoyable one. They’ve even added few Kayaks to their water-toys fleet for good measure. So go ahead and give them a call today! Paradise Paddle -- Here to put a little FUN-TIME in your SUN-TIME! (345) 526-1111

Cayman Bioluminescence Night Tour

Bioluminescence Tour with Cayman Kayaks

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Best activities - Bioluminescence Tour with Cayman Kayaks Passengers love Cayman Kayaks! Their knowledge and passion for the environment is contagious. A custom built electric catamaran to experience the bioluminescence has now been added to Cayman Kayaks’ tour selections. Environmentally conscious guests and guests that do not have the ability to kayak can now have the opportunity to see the bioluminescence first hand without harming it. Folks love to see the sparkles slip through their fingers and toes and watch electric hues of blue and green left behind from their paddles. Do you want to help preserve this natural phenomenon? Choose the electric catamaran or kayak as combustion engines kill the microorganisms. Kayak and boat tours depart from the public access at Rum Point Beach Club. Transportation can be arranged. Ages 13+ USD $59; Ages 6-12 USD $49. Location: Rum Point Beach Club. Dates & Times online or Contact them reservations@caymankayaks.com (345) 926-4467.
Check out Cayman Kayaks, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co.

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Best activities - Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co. Cayman Stand Up Paddle Company offers introductory lessons Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals, kids camps and excursions. They also offer BioLuminescence Tours (check for availability), Full Moon paddles once a month on Seven Mile Beach and No Moon Paddles anytime using their new board lighting systems. So if you want to get out paddle boarding in the Cayman Islands...get in touch with them! Looking for something new in your workout routine? Why not take your workout out onto the water? SUP fitness can help improve your general fitness build upper and lower body strength tone up and strengthen your core all while enjoying the outdoors! A typical SUP fitness session incorporates lots of paddling with proper technique but also traditional body weight exercises like plank spush-ups squats and lunges and combined with the instability of the board and the challenge of resistance tubing you will work your stability and balance like you've never experienced! Deanna Smith is a certified SUP Fitness Instructor and Sports Conditioning Specialist who has a true passion for SUP. She loves to combine SUP and traditional fitness exercises to design fun and effective fitness classes and personal training programs that get people out onto the water and experiencing SUP in an entirely new way. Why workout in the gym when you can get a killer workout outside on the beautiful waters of Cayman? Contact Deanna: deanna@caymanstanduppaddleco.ky or on (345) 927-6803 or (345) 938-4787.

The Sweet Spot Watersports

www.sweetspotwatersports.com

Best Activities - The Sweet Spot WatersportsPassengers have found the sweetest place to be is on the tranquil North side of Grand Cayman where Sweet Spot has their home. The Sweet Spot is your one stop shop for all things watersports. They have many vacation packages and excursions for all ages and stages. If your idea of a perfect vacation includes jet skiing and swimming in warm waters, paddle boarding or a bioluminescence tour to see thousands of microorganisms creating a breathtaking underwater light show, they have it all for you to experience. They use modern, top-of-the-line equipment, practice precautionary procedures, and are constantly coming up with ways to make their services memorable and enjoyable for their customers. With over a decade of experience, they know water sport activities. Their experienced guides offer fun and exciting tours to Stingray City, the mangrove forest, or Starfish Point by day, as well as guided tours into the glowing phenomenon known as the Bioluminescence Bay by night. If fishing is your pleasure, they offer private fishing charters as well as snorkel tours for any sized group. Their top goal is to provide you with a selection of high-quality vacation packages to ensure you have an unforgettable experience in Grand Cayman. While 7-Mile Beach area waters are pristine and crystal-clear, and the area is abundant with shops and restaurants, it is not the most ideal place to stay for people looking to enjoy Cayman’s watersports, since it is a 45-minute to 1 hour drive to reach the famous watersport activities. Sweet Spot, which offers Cayman Island vacation packages, is located on the more scenic and tranquil Northside District, Kaibo or Rum Point area, near the hot spot for watersports on the island. There are fewer hotels, restaurants and shops, but it is home to some of the best watersports in the Caribbean, with bioluminescence and scuba diving readily available whenever you want. info@sweetspotwatersports.com (345) 925-8129. A fun and relaxing way to get to from Camana Bay to Kaibo is to use the Water Taxi. It’s a great alternative to driving 45-50 minutes each way, and it’s never been easier! Enjoy a round trip every Tuesday through Sunday with Cayman Ferries. Round trip fare is CI$20. Reservation are required. Call (345) 325-7777. E-mail: caymanferries@gmail.com

Cayman Deep Sea Fishing

Captain Marvin's Deep Sea Fishing

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Best activities - Captain Marvin's Deep Sea FishingCapt. Marvin's is privileged to have excellent, experienced captains who will help you catch that big marlin, tuna or wahoo. One of the great advantages of deep sea fishing in Grand Cayman is that our deep water is not far from shore, so you do not have to spend hours of your time just getting to the fishing areas. They provide the fishing gear and bait, as well as the captain and mate for your fishing charter, and they offer both half-day and full day fishing charters. Their half-day charters are from 8 AM until 12 noon, and again from 1-5 PM; and their full day charters are from 8 AM until 3 PM. Upon request they will also provide a cooler with ice for your beverages and snacks if you would like to bring them along with you. They also provide reef fishing charters, and because the reef is so close to the island, you are not spending your valuable time and money getting to a far-off fishing site. Reef fish include grouper, snapper, and jacks, among others. Their crew will be happy to filet the fish for you. Reef fishing charters are most often scheduled as half-day charters (8 AM until 12 noon, and 1-5 PM) but if you like they can extend it to a full day for you. Price list and photos of our fleet are available on their web site. It's highly recommended that you wear sunscreen and bring it along for frequent application; and a hat with plenty of shade protection. The tradition in Grand Cayman is that 1/3 of the catch (or an edible amount, whichever is smaller) goes to those fishing, and 2/3 of the catch goes to the boat. Let them know whether you would like a half-day or a full day deep sea fishing charter, and they will prepare a contract for you to include all the details of your fishing charter. They also offer shared charters in case you would like to share with 2-3 more people to make up a group of 4-5, which is the maximum they take on their fishing charters. Just give them the dates you will be there and they will do their best to put you together with another group for a shared charter. The cost of the charter is divided by the number of people fishing. They would love to guarantee that you will catch fish, but the fish don't always listen. Let them know if you have any questions about fishing in Grand Cayman. (345) 945-6975.
Check out Captain Marvin's, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Slackem Fishing Charters

www.slackemcharters.com

Best Activities - Slackem Fishing ChartersMany of my passengers love to fish! At Slackem Fishing Charters they get on a boat called "Keepin it Reel" and have the time of their lifes! The Cayman Islands waters are host to big game fish such as Blue Marlin, Swordfish (dusk/night fishing) Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. Blue Marlin are normally found year round and they also catch a few White Marlin and see one or two Sailfish in the summer months. All Billfish are catch and release, they do try and get a good photo opportunity but sometimes that is not possible. They offer full and half day deep sea fishing trips and the hours are 4 and 8 hours. All of their trips are private charters as they do not offer shared deep sea fishing trips. Big Game Fishing seasons and available species vary from year to year and normally is as follows: Blue Marlin - Year Round, Yellowfin Tuna - November – June, Mahi Mahi - February – November, Wahoo - November – July. Contact Stephanie at (345) 326-4765 or at slackemcharters@candw.ky

Cayman Private Charters - Fishing

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Best Activities - Cayman Private Charters - Fishing  One of the top Cayman activities is deep sea fishing. Many passengers have enjoyed the hunt whether it be for a trophy, or simply enjoying a fast day on the water. Their fishing boat, Back R Down delivers big time. Performance and styling are equally important to the tournament fisherman, ride comfort and sea keeping in rough water are also something to consider . Cayman Private charters can also customize your fishing experience. The Cayman Islands are a true fisherman's paradise with marlin, tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, swordfish and shark found in abundance all year round. Cayman does not have “low season” for fishing, although a few types of fish are more visible in certain months. Plan your trip at your convenience, with half- and full-day fishing trips available daily no matter the time of year. Warm weather all 12 months means you can take to the seas anytime. (345) 926-2722.

Reel Esea Charters

www.reeleseacharters.com

Best activities - Reel Esea ChartersThe feedback that I have received from passengers is that they really try to make every adventure fun and memorable, they treat their guests as friends and not just as clients. I love it when business make you a part of their family! I personally know one of the fisherman, and the value he has for customer service goes above and beyond! They are a family owned and operated business, which prides themselves in the fact that they have charted Caymans waters for decades. Asley Ebanks is one of the founders of the watersports business in the Cayman Islands, starting his company in 1957. They grew the business from a very early early age with numerous tournament wins under their belts and is a.holder of the current blue marlin record of 610lbs. They have guided many anglers to their first catch, so whether you're an avid angler or a novice, their knowledgeable crew have the patience and experience to guide you to that first fish or that record catch. So whether your are doing battle with a big game fish or just relaxing at the Stingray City sand bar, you will feel right at home with this family owned. Phone 345-916-8655

Crystal Sea Charters

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Best activities - Crystal Sea Charters The specialty of Crystal Sea Charters is personalized outings. Based out of Kaibo, North Sound and East End, relax and enjoy fishing trips to 12 mile banks for deep sea, reef, drop off or catch lobster and conch. Whatever you catch the chefs at Tukka will cook for free! Stingray City: Get up close and personal with Cayman’s friendliest rays where lifelong memories are made. Starfish Point: Relax in the shallow crystal blue waters with these 5 fingered friends. Snorkeling: Enjoy the vibrant underwater world right at your feet, with basic snorkeling gear provided. They provide bottled water, sodas, light snacks. Bring your own sunscreen, towels and special beverages. Fishing rates: 4 persons max. - $750 us for 5 hours or $1150 us for 8 hours. Rates for everything else: 6 persons max. - $700 us for 5 hours or $1100 us for 8 hours. Enjoy your day on the water with their friendly crew and safe 26’ Century Walk-Around. Free pick up and drop off provided. (345) 926-4415.

Blue Haven Charters

www.bluehavencharters.com

Best activities - Blue Haven Charters Blue Haven Charters is a small, personalized company operated solely by the owner, Blair. He offers private, personalized boat charters to the famous Stingray City, Starfish Point, snorkeling and deep sea fishing! Blair will even take you through the canals to look at Real Estate. Want to go conching? If it is the season, then let’s catch some dinner and maybe even get to try Blair’s incredible marinated conch! Blue Haven Charters is located on the North Side of Grand Cayman and departs from Cayman Kai, however Camana Bay pick-ups can be arranged. If you are looking for a boat captain that knows all of the "ins and outs", where the best coral reefs are located, when the best time to go to Stingray City without tons of people being there are, or even where the green mooray eel is located, then Captain Blair is your guy! There is great fishing to be had in the waters off of Grand Cayman. Whether you want to go reef fishing or deep sea fishing, we are ready for you! Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna and Snapper are some of the fresh catches found, depending on the season. Your private boat charter can be completely customized to your group desires. The boat will be stocked with all fishing gear. Just turn up with your sunblock and your snacks for the day. The boat is a beautiful 31 ft Jupiter, center console deep-v w/brand new twin 300hp Yamaha Outboard Engines. There is a bathroom on board and the boat has an easy access swim grid with ladder. This is by far, the most comfortable riding boat you will find in the Cayman Islands and if you want to go fast, just ask, as this boat can really move!! Fast or slow, just let him know! Plenty of shade under the large t-top, too! Upon your arrival, their cooler will be filled with ice, bottled waters and lots more room for your chosen beverages/cocktails/supplies that you would like to bring along! Contact them at info@bluehavenservices.com or (345) 516-1978.

Cayman Snorkel Company

www.caymansnorkelco.com

Best activity - Cayman Snorkel CompanyAt Cayman Snorkel Company they customize every snorkeling or fishing trip to fit you. Enjoy a private charter around Grand Cayman on their comfortable, clean 30ft yacht. Explore the beauty of Cayman’s crystal clear waters with their knowledgeable staff. It will be an experience of a lifetime. Their boat is the “Mary Girl”, their smooth cruising, 30ft Luhrs Open. She comes fully stocked with twin 315 hp turbo engines. The flybridge is ideal for spotting various sea life, while her extensive bow is perfect for tanning. Equipped for snorkeling and fishing, it's sure to be a great time. Including her spacious back deck, Mary Girl fits 10 people comfortably. The clear, vinyl windshields roll up, letting in a refreshing cross breeze. Meanwhile, her open cockpit is sure to keep you nice and dry. This relaxing cabin is great for getting out of the sun, equipped with a full bathroom to make life a little more convenient. When you book your excursion, they work with you to customize what kind of experience your family and friends wish to have. Whether it be a snorkel trip, deep-sea fishing trip or both, they make it memorable. You can choose to visit one of the more common sites such as Stingray City, Starfish Point, Coral Gardens, Rum Point or Kaibo. Or maybe you want to explore the Kittiwake shipwreck or snorkel places off the beaten path. Whatever it may be, it's your adventure, and they’ll help you make the most of it. (345) 928-2956, caymansnorkel@gmail.com

Captain Herman

Best activities - Captain Herman Passengers love Captain Herman on the East End. Herman and his cousin Nevill will take people visiting Grand Cayman (as well as locals that just want an adventure) out on one of their two boats to experience the thrill of deep sea fishing! You may catch tuna, wahoo, barracuda, snapper, ahi, mahi-mahi…you name it! If you don't come back with the big one, you will at least have a nice conch and/or lobster feast! (when in season). Plus, you can guarantee an amazing meal personally cooked for you by Captain Herman or Nevill. Rates: $125CI per person for a 4hr excursion. Other charters available by request. Herman's Hut is a new bar opening in December! East End Texaco about 5KM from Morritts. Tortuga East End Fish Fry: Every Sunday! Open to All! (345) 917-3779 or (345)-329-0480

Cayman Offshore Adventures

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Best Activities - Cayman Offshore AdventuresWhether you intend to reel in the fish of a lifetime, or simply spend the day exploring Cayman's underwater wonders - Cayman Offshore Adventures holds the key to an amazing day on the water. Their family friendly service and knowledge of the Island's waters is sure to impress! All charters are private, which means you only have to share the boat with the captain, mate and whoever you choose to invite. This boils down to being able to do what you want, when you want and for as long as you want. Feel free to combine multiple activities into one day. You can spend the morning fishing for a trophy catch, take a splash at Stingray City in the afternoon and then have a bite to eat or a cold mudslide at Rum Point or Kaibo. Their charters are highly customizable to suit each client's needs. Their guests are entitled to whatever edible fish are caught for the day. They recommend taking only what you will eat so that nothing goes to waste. So get to know Captain Jacob McTaggart and have a fantastic day out on the water! (345) 916-FISH (3474)

Cayman Best Diving

Check out Jo’s Top Ten! Joanna Mikutowicz is Managing Partner of DiveTech, one of the great dive operators on Grand Cayman. Jo, or “Pinky Jo” as her friends call her, recently gave us her top ten favorite Grand Cayman dive sites. Enjoy!

Passenger Picks for Best Dive Operators

Divetech

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Best activities - DivetechDivetech is Grand Cayman's full service resort for world-class diving, offering the best quality training available, both recreational and technical, along with some great dive and room packages with Holiday Inn Resort and Lighthouse Point. Daily Boat trips are 2-tank and 100% computer profiles, for 2 x 1-hour dives! Both morning and afternoon 2-tank trips are run to provide you with as many options as you'd like. Stingray City trips are run several times a week to play with the Rays at the Worlds Best Dive site - 12 feet of critters and fun! Their wonderful new location at the Holiday Inn Resort offers particularly quick access to Stingray City and the North Walls. Their great location at Lighthouse Point has a wonderful reef teaming with marine life - perfect dives to compliment your boat package and enjoy the marine world. Plus the deep wall, only 10 minutes offshore, offers a natural multi-level dive for those more adventurous. Dive packages all include unlimited complimentary shore diving for your afternoons and evenings as desired. They are a dedicated training center, offering courses from learn-to-dive through Advanced trimix, including many specialties. Open circuit and CCR divers are welcome, with a full range of support including knowledgeable Instructors on staff, equipment and all those little extras that you might need plus certification courses, or try a CCR Experience for a 1/2 day to check them out! KIDS Diving Programs from ages 8 and up are available year round to offer diving freedom to Mom and Dad, while your young ones are fully supervised in youth approved diving courses. They offer:

  • 2-tank and 1-tank dives (12 or 16 guests + 3 staff; 2 in-water 1 top side; 100% computer profiles)
  • Shore diving in buddy teams or guided shore dives
  • Guided or unguided underwater DPV/scooter Dives
  • West Bay Express scooter dive
  • Kids dive/snorkle/swim programs - 1/2 day fully supervised sessions from kids 5 and up
  • Complimentary pickup service
  • Guided night Flouro Discovery dives on Monday and Thursday nights
  • Full range of equipment rental from kids to adults
  • Experience programs: Into to diving (resort course), Tek, Rebreathers, Fee diving, snorkeling, side mount
  • Full range of scuba training programs from kids to adults and rec to tek!

(345) 946-5658

Check out Divetech, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Living The Dream Divers

www.livingthedreamdivers.com

Best activities - Living The Dream Divers Gary and Liz are a husband and wife team that fell in love with the beauty of Cayman Islands scuba diving many years ago. Living The Dream Divers was built from their desire to provide the absolute best Cayman diving experience. Their concept is simple – take the smallest groups on the biggest, nicest dive boats and provide outstanding personal service with the friendliest and most qualified crew. Whether it is your first time diving Grand Cayman or you are an experienced scuba diver, they provide safe, fun and relaxed dive trips that showcase the stunning natural beauty of Cayman's underwater world. They cater to very small groups on board their spacious Newton dive boats and tailor their trips to accommodate the experience levels of their guests onboard. Their small, family owned business, personal service, attention to detail, quality and customer needs reflects in everything they do. Many passengers love diving in a small group on such a spacious boat. Most of all they love Gary and Liz who have a passion for diving and a passion for great customer service. (345) 526-3483.

Eden Rock Diving Center

www.edenrockdive.com

Best activities - Eden Rock Diving Center One of my passenger's favorite shore diving spots and snorkel picks!  Eden Rock Diving Center is the gateway to the main attraction situated only a short swim from two of the world’s best shallow reefs Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto.  Follow the gently sloping bottom out until you see the coral reefs rise to within a few feet of the surface then drop 40 feet vertically to a sandy bottom.  Both Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto are honey combed with caves, tunnels and Grottos inhabited by many tropical fish, coral and sponges including Silversides and Tarpon.  Devil’s Grotto, when the Silversides fill it, is one of my all-time favorite dives!  Passengers love the easy entry into the ocean by ladder where they can enjoy two great reefs Eden Rocks and the famous Devil's Grotto.  They have a large stock of Mask/Fins/Snorkels and Snorkeling Vests available in Childs and adult sizes for sale or rent.  Lockers are also available for rent at reasonable prices.  Guide dives leave from our Scuba Diving Center at 9:00 am 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Allow one and a half hours for a one tank dive and 3 hours for a two tank dive.  The entry is down a diving ladder into 4 feet of water, then swim out to the reefs which are close by.  See the best of Eden Rock or Devil's Grotto:

  • One tank guided dive with equipment with one of our instructor guides.  US$70.00. One tank guided dive with tanks and weights.
  • Use your own equipment.  US$45.00
  • Two tank guided dive with equipment with one of our instructor guides US$110.00.
  • Two tank guided dive with tanks and weights with one of our instructor guides using your own equipment.US$85.00

(345) 949-7243.

 

Check out Eden Rock Diving Center, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Ocean Frontiers

www.oceanfrontiers.com

Best activities - Ocean FrontiersOn the east end of Grand Cayman, Ocean Frontiers offers world class scuba diving.  Renowned for pristine coral reefs and breathtaking wall diving, coupled with custom built dive boats waiting at the end of the dive dock and award winning dive staff, they offer the perfect combination for your scuba diving vacation.  My passengers love the full valet diving experience, you don't have to lift a finger with your gear – they do it all so you can enjoy every aspect of your dive experience.  Their friendly staff remembers your name and provides detailed knowledge of the island and specific dives.  Their famous “Green Shorts" incentive is to dive all 55 east end sites and receive a pair of green dive shorts, a medal and your engraved bronze plaque embedded in the concrete pier at Compass Point.  Each diver receives a log book with drawings of all 55 dive sites.  The East End is where Divemasters from other dive shops come to dive on their day off.  Ocean Frontiers is rated the best dive shop in the Cayman Islands in the 2012 Annual Top 100 and Gold List by Scuba Diving Magazine.  Compass Point Dive Resort took the top spots as best dive resort in the Cayman Islands.  So if this is your first visit to the Cayman Islands, come and explore the East End with Ocean Frontiers Diving Adventures.  After your first dive trip with Ocean Frontiers and after logging your first East End dives, you’ll realize why they’ve been rated so high, and why they have so many repeat customers.  (800) 348-6096

Divers Down

www.diversdown.net

Best activities - Divers Down Passengers have loved these folks for over 20 years now. They have been providing visitors to Cayman Islands with a safe, friendly and professional dive experience to the island's best dive sites. You will never dive in a crowd! At Divers Down they take a maximum of just 8 divers on their regularly scheduled dive boats. This way they can provide a high level of quality service to both novice and experienced divers alike. They offer daily two tank boat dives both morning and afternoon and frequent trips to the Kittiwake, Cayman's newest dive attraction. They specialize in providing exclusive private dive and snorkel charters for individual families and groups of friends. Their biggest boats will accommodate up to 16 divers, so larger parties can also be catered for. (345) 945-1611.

Indigo Divers

www.indigodivers.com

Best Passengers love that they can always count on a 6 pack small group experience with INDIGO DIVERS. This is a guarantee they always live up to! So many beginner divers have loved their private classes. You'll experience something special – guaranteed small groups, personal service, & knowledgeable dive guides , all brought to you with a friendly, positive attitude & a smile! As an owner operated dive company, Indigo Divers offer an exclusive service for those looking for an exceptional diving vacation. They strive for excellence and cater to scuba divers of all experience levels. They take great pride in their customer service, and with just six divers maximum, they guarantee an exclusive experience. For the more seasoned diver, they offer guided dives where they share their love of the ocean and show you some of the Cayman Islands' smaller and more reclusive ocean inhabitants. They also offer a range of options for complete beginners. If you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will give you the opportunity to see if you like it. After a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. Enjoy perfect diving conditions, on a private course with their experienced PADI instructor. Your time out of the water is just as important to them, and their attention to detail will ensure your comfort, convenience and safety at all times. Their home baked cookies & cakes, along with their fish and critter identification books, will keep you busy during our surface intervals, and their local knowledge of Grand Cayman will help you make the most of your time in the beautiful Cayman Islands. Their ultimate goal is to provide the finest dive experience for all their guests. So join them to explore the best diving in Grand Cayman from the comfort of their luxury dive boat! (345) 525-3932

White Sand Diving

www.whitesanddiving.com

Best activities - White Sand Diving Many Passengers love to dive the amazing walls on the east end of the island. The majestic scenery and beauty of these reefs and walls are stellar. Many folks staying on that end of the island enjoy smaller dive groups, and George at White Sand Diving can set you up with an amazing small group diving experience. White Sand is happy to offer customers an incredible diving experience from their location on the East End of Grand Cayman. Their dive team offers daily boat diving to over 50 dive sites on the East End of Grand Cayman. These dive sites range from very easy and relaxed shallow dives where you can observe some of the beautiful coral that Grand Cayman has to offer, to wall dives where the depth can drop from 40 feet to several thousand on a vertical wall. All of their dive team are extremely professional and experienced boat captains, instructors and dive masters, and have years of experience diving the East End of Grand Cayman. They take a great deal of pride in offering a safe and exciting diving experience to all of their customers. If you are interested in continuing your scuba diving education while on vacation, they have instructors who would be happy to help you do so. Their diving to all 55 East End dive sites is boat based. All dive sites offer you a unique experience with clear visibility, an abundance of marine life, warm water and amazing underwater typography. All their boat dives include: Boat Excursion and qualified staff; Small groups (8 maximum) offering you a personal service; Full gear handling and storage (you don’t have to do anything but dive); Complimentary wetsuit, tanks, belts, lead weight, dive computer; Complimentary fresh towels, drinking water and snacks. diving@whitesandwatersports.com, (345) 936-7263.

Indepth Water Sports

www.indepthwatersports.com

Best activities - Indepth Water Sports When it comes to Cayman Islands diving, my passengers who insist on a full valet experience love Indepth Water Sports in West Bay. They set up gear, break it down, pick you up for a stress free diving experience. Nat and Art are so knowledgeable and Nick is excellent. There is no boat like their's - a former Navy Seals RIB transformed into a custom built dive boat that can take you to any dive site - fast. Overnight diving excursions to the Sister Islands, North Wall dive-lunch-dive trips to Kaibo and East End safari's are only a few of the possibilities. Their staff of highly qualified instructors and instructor trainers is certified for multiple agencies and they love providing advice or training for all levels of divers, giving you as much or as little attention as you desire. Nat is a highly qualified CCR/rebreather diver. If you are a tech diver or want to get into tech diving, Nat's your man, and InDepth's your operation. Because the boat is fast, they can dive on the west side OR the north side, depending on weather and chop conditions. Many passengers have shared with me that dive operators kind of pick one side or the other, because it costs too much in fuel and time spent to drive their boats from one side to the other. Call (866) 476-2195

Sunset House

www.sunsethouse.com

Best activities - Sunset House"Grand Cayman's Hotel For Divers By Divers." Passengers Love Sunset Divers! Experience now, what others have seen for over the last 50 years. An underwater photographer's perfect dive. Shipwrecks, curious big eels, cuddly stingrays and a legendary mermaid await you just steps from your room! With an abundance of experienced, highly professional Sunset Divers instructors, numerous snorkel and dive sites accessible by boat or straight from shore, Grand Cayman is the ideal setting to explore the underwater realm. Whether you choose to snorkel or dive from our legendary reef just off shore, or seek a more thrill filled wreck dive, or an amazing wall dive, Grand Cayman and Sunset Divers has a dive site for every type of diver. Located at Sunset House, they have it all! From palm trees to an amazing house reef; from 5 custom dive boats, to a famous underwater photographer; from amazing Caribbean concoctions, to spicy Indian dishes; they all await you! And combined with warm Caymanian hospitality, you'll wonder why you waited so long to visit this West Indian oasis, or why you haven't come back sooner. Of course, the Caymans and Sunset House are a diver's paradise, with crystal-clear waters awaiting your arrival. (345) 949-7111 or (800) 854-4767.

Cayman Marine Lab

Passenger's love Tom and his team. They bring so much understanding of the eco system to the table. Established in 1986, Cayman Marine Lab caters to folks interested in a smaller eco-diving experience. Their equipment is new and well-maintained because they do virtually everything themselves. CML will run with as few as 2 or as many as 10 divers. The atmosphere is very informal, and the only thing more fun than the dives are the mini-lessons given between dives. Their most important asset is experience. They're old for dive masters which means they know the local waters, how weather affects each spot, and how to make the right decisions so that all will have a safe and enjoyable adventure. Cayman Marine Lab is the only marine eco-tourism operation in the entire Caribbean run by a "real" marine biologist. CML director, Tom Byrnes was lured away from a faculty position with Hofstra University in New York after just one visit to the Cayman Islands. Although well-traveled in the Caribbean, most of Tom's research and publications are from studies carried out in the Indo-Pacific. After a six year stint in Australia, Tom became somewhat disillusioned with research because it requires one to be extremely specialized eventually becoming the "worlds authority" on something only 100 people care about. He wanted to help fill a void in the diving industry. Many folks will only dive with Tom and his expert team. Have fun, dive and grow in knowledge! (345) 916-0849.

Don Foster's Dive Cayman

www.donfosters.com

Best activities - Don Foster's Dive CaymanWhat passengers love about Don Foster’s is they are tested and true.  Don Foster's was established in 1982 and is one of the island’s most respected dive operations.  Their waterfront location features spectacular shore diving or snorkeling opportunities and is adjacent to Devil’s Grotto, one of Grand Cayman’s most famous shore dives.  They have a fleet of 6 spacious boats, which offer daily 2 tank dives, 1 tank dives, Kittiwake wreck dives, Stingray City dives and fantastic guided night dives from shore to our house reef, Casuarina Point.  Their expanded retail shop offers drinks, snacks, souvenirs, and t-shirts with full dive equipment rental.  Instruction is always available from introductory scuba courses to full Open Water dives, up to Dive Master certification.  Their experienced staff is courteous, helpful and will help make your diving experience safe and exciting.  They dive and snorkel the Kittiwake twice a week. They will pick people up along West Bay Rd. up to the Westin. They rent equipment to folks but don't let tanks off property. Many folks love Sergio and Cally, who take such good care of all their diving guests!   (345) 945-5132.

Red Sail Sports

www.redsailcayman.com

Best activities - Red Sail SportsRed Sail Sports is dedicated to helping people have fun. They understand that while you are on vacation, you want to make the most of it. Red Sail Sports opened in 1987 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Grand Cayman. They started with two dive boats, some beach toys and about 20 enthusiastic staff members. Since then, they have built a reputation as one of the world's leading resort water sports operators. Their philosophy has remained the same throughout the years: Give the customer the highest quality service possible. Today, Red Sail Sports has grown and now maintains dive shop locations at all major beach resorts on the Grand Caymans. (877) 506-6368
Check out Red Sail Sports, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Best Diving

Best activities - Best Diving

The Cayman Islands are known for having the best dive walls in the world. With over 300 plus marked sites, it is almost impossible to determine the best dive sites without factoring in other variables such as diving experience, the type of dive you are looking for, the time of year you are looking to dive and of course weather conditions. Each of these variables can and will affect your diving experience so we will try to give you the highlights and allow you to pick the location that suits your needs:

The Cayman North Wall

Is considered by divers to be the best of the best walls to dive. The Cayman North Wall runs parallel to the north shore and offers drops from around 40 feet down to depths greater than 6,000 feet. Along this wall you will find many different types of hard and soft corals along with plenty of overhangs and swim-through for your exploration enjoyment. Diving in this area is the best during the summer months when conditions produce a calmer sea.

The Cayman West Wall

Is located from North West Point to George town is the most dived area in the Cayman Islands. Conditions for diving in this area are good all year round. Wreck diving in this area include the Wreck of the Oro Verde and the Kittiwake. This area also has some spectacular wall and reef dives as well as some great shore dives to include Turtle Reef, Edens Rock and Devils Grotto.

The Cayman South Wall

Is located along the south coast is mostly dived during the winter months. The walls in this area are typically deeper than the others and offer amazing canyons, swim-throughs and overhangs. The South Wall is where a lot of experienced divers and photographers love to dive. This area is defined by a huge barrier reef that breaks the surface and serves as a coral fence. Conditions here are more demanding!

The Cayman East Wall

Offers the diver the most remote and unspoiled diving found anywhere in the Cayman Islands and is often referred to as the Last Frontier. Since this area is more remote you will find this area less crowded. This dive area offers a mix of walls and drop offs starting at about 45 feet. Visibility ranges from 100 to 150 feet and reefs are very healthy here. Water temp averages 82 degrees F.

Passenger's Favorite Dive Sites:

The Kittiwake

Best activities - The KittiwakeThis newest dive excursion located at Northwest Point is a 250 foot decommissioned US Naval ship that was sunk just this past January, 2011 for your diving and snorkeling enjoyment. Since the wreck rests in 64 feet deep waters divers are able to explore the interior chambers, and since the smoke stack will be visible at 15 feet this site will also be an ideal spot for snorkelers. This site is only accessible by boat so make sure to check with your dive operator for more information.

Stingray City

One of the shallowest dives in the Grand Caymans, at a depth of only 12 feet, divers will find themselves quickly surrounded by hundreds of hungry stingrays waiting to be fed and interacted with. Stingray City is one of the most popular tourist attractions so be prepared for a crowd but it is well worth the experience.

Trinity Caves

Trinity Caves located off the north end of 7 mile Beach has a maze of canyon trails between 60 and 100 feet. The reef has the most magnificent barrel sponges, black coral, towering sea whips.

Penny's Arch

Pennys Arch is a nice shallow site (30ft) noted for the Purple Sea Fans and is located on the north right hand side of Rum Point cut.

Anchor point/East side wall

Is about 60 feet and offers an awesome swim through. It usually houses a curious, huge green moray eel.

Oro Verde

The Oro Verde was intentionally sunk off the coast of seven mile beach to become an artificial reef. The dive site it approximately 50 feet deep and is popular with most dive operators so make sure to ask if you think this is something you may be interested in doing.

Orange Canyon

Orange Canyon is located north of the Trinity Caves and boasts lavender sea fan turtles and small octopi.

Big Tunnels

This dive site is located north of Seven Mile Beach and has a 50 foot coral archway.

The Wreck of the Balboa

This dive is of a 375 foot freighter aquarium where most species of fish are spotted.

Grand Canyon

This dive site is an enormous channel enclosed by jagged mountains off Rum Point.

Best Shore Dives

Here is a list of some of our passengers favorite shore dives:


  • Turtle Farm
  • Cobalt Resort
  • Eden Rock
  • Dive Tech
  • Smiths Cove Beach Park (No dive shop on grounds)
  • Cemetery reef, named because of its proximity to the cemetery, is north of George Town, almost to West Bay.
  • Don Fosters dive shop on South Church St., and near-by Eden Rock dive shop.
  • See the wreck of the Cali, the best entry point is from Diver's Down dive shop.
  • Cheeseburger reef, named because its proximity to Burger King, just north of downtown.  Go out from Lobster Pot Dive Center, located underneath the Lobster Pot Restaurant.
  • Turtle Reef, just north of the Turtle Farm at Northwest Point.
  • Remember Safety First when shore diving.  Always post a floating flag.

 

Cayman Diving Gear & Swimwear

Divers Supply

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Best activities - Divers Supply Passengers love Divers Supply because it is a one stop shop for all diving, snorkeling and beach related needs. Whether it's your first set of diving gear or a quick fix to get you back in the water, a beach towel, beachwear or sunscreen, Divers Supply's professional staff can help. My passengers love how friendly and knowledgeable their staff is. Talking with their staff is enjoyable because they're certified divers and know what they're talking about. Many of my folks rent gear from them for their entire stay. They have great equipment and their central location makes them convenient to most all the resorts. Choose from a wide selection of adult and children's swimwear, resortwear, flip flops, beach towels and sunscreen. Brands include Body Glove, Hurley, Oakley, Oneill, Reef, Sanuk and more. Very creative T-shirt collection too. Dive Gear: Choose from a large selection of dive equipment including regulators, BCDs, dive computers and more. Brands include Aeris, Akona, Aqualung, Atomic, Cressi, Deep Blue, Deep See, Genesis, Henderson, Innovative, Lavacore, Mares, Oceanic, Oneill, Princeton Tec, Scubapro, Sherwood, Subgear, Trident, Underwater Kinetics and XS Scuba. Divers Supply has the largest scuba repair service centre on the Island and is the only authorised Suunto repair service in the Caribbean. They also have a large inventory of quality rental equipment at the best rates on the island. Personally this is my favorite Cayman dive supply store. (345) 949-7621

Cayman Snorkeling

Snorkel Stingray City

Snorkel the Kittiwake

Captain Marvin's: Snorkel Tours

www.captainmarvins.com

Best activities - Captain Marvin's: Snorkel ToursCaptain Marvin's snorkel trips include a Conch dive (in season only-Nov. 1st through April 30th; from May 1st through Oct. 31st you will have an extra snorkeling stop)-your captain will prepare marinated conch as an appetizer for your fresh mahi-mahi lunch on the beach at the Kaibo Yacht Club, two snorkeling stops--the Coral Gardens and the Barrier Reef, the famous Stingray City sandbar. Includes round-trip transportation from the Waterfront Centre or from your condo or hotel on Seven Mile Beach, PLUS snorkel gear, life vest (optional) and ice water and fruit punch on board the boat.
Check out Captain Marvin's, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Tours Cayman

www.tourscayman.net Best activities - Tours Cayman

Passenger’s love this wonderful personal tour company they are a local family owned operated company with over 20 years experience in tours and excursions.  At Tours Cayman they aim to offer exciting tours, excellent services and reasonable prices giving you the best value for your money.  Tours Cayman not only makes it personal but offer a variety of tours each day with  multiple stops that includes swimming with and feeding the stingrays, snorkeling the Barrier Reef, seeing the friendly moray eel as well as many types of beautiful reef fish, coral, soft sponges, sea fans, star fish and lots of  tropical fish. You will even have the chance to see a lobster and possibly a turtle; it’s like swimming in a large Aquarium which brings lots of excitement and a new meaning to  They take pride in specializing in giving you a very interactive and never rushed or crowded, ocean excursion experience.  Passengers love their door to the ocean free shuttle service to and from each excursion. They know the importance of customer satisfaction and treat each guest with personal care and attention. Go Local and let them display their Motto “We do it right the first time!" 345-916-5478

Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling

www.paradisesailingandsnorkeling.com

Best activities - Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Relax with Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling in the morning and feed the stingray's as they sail from Camana Bay to the world famous Stingray City Sandbar where you will have a chance to swim and feed the gentle southern stingrays. Next they stop at Starfish Point where you can walk the beach, view the starfish, swim in the warm water. After Starfish Point, they go to the reef for Snorkeling. They depart Monday thru Saturday from Camana Bay at 9:30 am, arriving back around 2:30 p.m. US$99 per Adult, US$49 per Child (under 12), Kids under 2 are free. What they include is: a Welcome Aboard Rum Punch, Cash Bar, Snorkel Masks (no fins at Sandbar), Photographer (sold separately), either a Caymanian Style Steamed Fish Lunch or a Italian Pasta with homemade vegetarian sauce. What you need to bring is: Sunscreen (Cream Only), Snorkel gear provided, but welcome to bring personal sets, Personal preference of snacks or food, Swimwear, 2 Towels & Hats, Sense of adventure and fun. Their sailboat leaves from the Camana Bay Bock. For more information call Cayman at (345) 936-7245 or US at (318) 936-7245. Or book on line at their website above.
Check out Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

White Sand Watersports

www.whitesandwatersports.com

Best activities - White Sand Watersports My East End passengers love White Sand Watersports! My folks say they are fun, and love to create a variety of Cayman experiences for their guests. They are the snorkel specialists of Grand Cayman's East End. Located at the beautiful Reef Resort, White Sand has something to offer for everyone. From relaxing on a water hammock to stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, jet-ski tours and more. No matter what your age or activity level, White Sand Water Sports will make sure you have a safe and fun time on or below the water. What better way to spend your vacation on the East End then to come out to the Reef Resort and see the White Sand boys for all your water sport needs. From kayaks, to stand up paddleboards for rent, to sting ray city trips, sail snorkel safaris, jet-ski tours and private charters, White Sand Watersports has something for everyone! (345) 916-7263 or (345) 938-7263.

Crystal Sea Charters

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Best activities - Crystal Sea Charters The specialty of Crystal Sea Charters is personalized outings. Based out of Kaibo, North Sound and East End, relax and enjoy fishing trips to 12 mile banks for deep sea, reef, drop off or catch lobster and conch. Whatever you catch the chefs at Tukka will cook for free! Stingray City: Get up close and personal with Cayman’s friendliest rays where lifelong memories are made. Starfish Point: Relax in the shallow crystal blue waters with these 5 fingered friends. Snorkeling: Enjoy the vibrant underwater world right at your feet, with basic snorkeling gear provided. They provide bottled water, sodas, light snacks. Bring your own sunscreen, towels and special beverages. Fishing rates: 4 persons max. - $750 us for 5 hours or $1150 us for 8 hours. Rates for everything else: 6 persons max. - $700 us for 5 hours or $1100 us for 8 hours. Enjoy your day on the water with their friendly crew and safe 26’ Century Walk-Around. Free pick up and drop off provided. (345) 926-4415.

Cayman Snorkel Company

www.caymansnorkelco.com

Best activity - Cayman Snorkel CompanyAt Cayman Snorkel Company they customize every snorkeling or fishing trip to fit you. Enjoy a private charter around Grand Cayman on their comfortable, clean 30ft yacht. Explore the beauty of Cayman’s crystal clear waters with their knowledgeable staff. It will be an experience of a lifetime. Their boat is the “Mary Girl”, their smooth cruising, 30ft Luhrs Open. She comes fully stocked with twin 315 hp turbo engines. The flybridge is ideal for spotting various sea life, while her extensive bow is perfect for tanning. Equipped for snorkeling and fishing, it's sure to be a great time. Including her spacious back deck, Mary Girl fits 10 people comfortably. The clear, vinyl windshields roll up, letting in a refreshing cross breeze. Meanwhile, her open cockpit is sure to keep you nice and dry. This relaxing cabin is great for getting out of the sun, equipped with a full bathroom to make life a little more convenient. When you book your excursion, they work with you to customize what kind of experience your family and friends wish to have. Whether it be a snorkel trip, deep-sea fishing trip or both, they make it memorable. You can choose to visit one of the more common sites such as Stingray City, Starfish Point, Coral Gardens, Rum Point or Kaibo. Or maybe you want to explore the Kittiwake shipwreck or snorkel places off the beaten path. Whatever it may be, it's your adventure, and they’ll help you make the most of it. (345) 928-2956, caymansnorkel@gmail.com

Blue Haven Charters

www.bluehavencharters.com

Best activities - Blue Haven Charters Blue Haven Charters is a small, personalized company operated solely by the owner, Blair. He offers private, personalized boat charters to the famous Stingray City, Starfish Point, snorkeling and deep sea fishing! Blair will even take you through the canals to look at Real Estate. Want to go conching? If it is the season, then let’s catch some dinner and maybe even get to try Blair’s incredible marinated conch! Blue Haven Charters is located on the North Side of Grand Cayman and departs from Cayman Kai, however Camana Bay pick-ups can be arranged. If you are looking for a boat captain that knows all of the "ins and outs", where the best coral reefs are located, when the best time to go to Stingray City without tons of people being there are, or even where the green mooray eel is located, then Captain Blair is your guy! There is great fishing to be had in the waters off of Grand Cayman. Whether you want to go reef fishing or deep sea fishing, we are ready for you! Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna and Snapper are some of the fresh catches found, depending on the season. Your private boat charter can be completely customized to your group desires. The boat will be stocked with all fishing gear. Just turn up with your sunblock and your snacks for the day. The boat is a beautiful 31 ft Jupiter, center console deep-v w/brand new twin 300hp Yamaha Outboard Engines. There is a bathroom on board and the boat has an easy access swim grid with ladder. This is by far, the most comfortable riding boat you will find in the Cayman Islands and if you want to go fast, just ask, as this boat can really move!! Fast or slow, just let him know! Plenty of shade under the large t-top, too! Upon your arrival, their cooler will be filled with ice, bottled waters and lots more room for your chosen beverages/cocktails/supplies that you would like to bring along! Contact them at info@bluehavenservices.com or (345) 516-1978.

Salt Watersports

www.saltwatersportscayman.com

Best Activities - Salt Watersports Salt Watersport’s Cayman is the ultimate place to go for water activities located on Seven Mile Beach. You can take a ride around the clear blue waters with their brand new jet skis or fly above water with their fly board professionals. Looking to snorkel without it taking up your whole day? Salt offers a $29 one hour snorkel tour to the famous hamburger reef. The adventures are endless at Salt Watersports! They also offer a unique menu for customers who wish to rent jet skis for whole or half days, with delivery and a crew member, this option is great for company gatherings or private parties! Whether you decide to parasail, paddleboard, snorkel, jet ski, fly board, or many more, you can’t go wrong at Salt Watersports! (345) 329-5555

Acquarius Sea Tours

A boat, a crew and tours that rock! This exciting company runs daily excursions (4 hour or 3 hour options) and private charters offering the best way to experience Stingray City Sandbar and snorkeling, for incredibly affordable prices. The tours are designed to maximize your enjoyment by catering for smaller groups and timing them to avoid the crowds. Their Caymanian crew loves sharing their stories of the island while you enjoy complimentary fruit punch & pizza, pose for free photos, kiss the stingrays and have the ultimate Caribbean adventure tour in Grand Cayman - all the while knowing you are safe and in professional hands! Included in the price: free squid for stingrays, free downloadable photos, free iced water/fruit punch, free pizza, free snorkel gear for all ages, transportation along 7 Mile Beach, clean full bathroom, space & comfort in any weather. Want to know more? Visit them at on line or call…you'll be glad you did. (345) 943-6100.

The Wreck of the Cali

Wreck sites aren't just for scuba divers. Just a short swim from George Town's shores you will find the wreck of the Cali, sitting in shallow water and an easy snorkeling adventure. The wreck rests in 6m (20 ft.) of calm waters about 30m (98 ft.) offshore. Built in 1944, the Cali was a 66m (217-ft.) masted schooner that was labeled as a shipping hazard in 1957. It was blown up by the British Corps of Army Engineers and has since been a popular snorkeling site.

Seven Mile Beach & Cemetery Beach

Many snorkelers staying on Grand Cayman snorkel off Seven Mile Beach because it's so convenient to many of the resorts and rented villas and condos, and colorful reefs lie right offshore. The snorkeling near the Marriott and Westin resorts is excellent. To the north, Cemetery Reef and its public beach are good spots for underwater exploration. At Cemetery Reef we've seen shoals of parrotfish and sergeant majors and even the elusive reef shark.

Devil's Grotto

Just south of Eden Rock, this popular Grand Cayman snorkeling site is a mere 45m (148 ft.) off Parrot's Landing Rock. You can wind through a series of long and intricate tunnels here. The fun begins at a depth of 3m (10 ft.). Tarpon are often seen at rest during daylight hours.

Cheeseburger or Soto's reef is another George Town snorkeling site.

It's famous for Tarpon, a silver predator that lives off the brightly colored fish we go miles to see, and also for its colorful coral. Like Eden Rock/Devil's Grotto, it also has caves and tunnels to explore.

Old Man Bay, at Northside

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Eden Rock

Surprisingly, there are a number of good places right around George Town harbor. Eden Rock is one. It's ideal for beginners - being only a few yards off-shore from the Paradise Bar & Grill.

Cayman Eco Tours

Six Senses

www.sixsensescaymanadventures.com

Best activities - Six SensesThis tour was designed by Paul Deegan, a veteran of Cayman's tourism industry for almost 20 years. My passengers love this Eco tour for Paul intentionally keeps it small and personal. In it he has combined some of the more typical attractions that are to be found in Cayman and also added some very unique 'Eco-friendly' aspects to the trip. Paul is a great guide and teacher. He limits the number of people on his boat to 10 so he is always focused on personal service and attention. The tour includes a trip to the mangroves, Starfish Point, Stingray City. This truly is a 6 hour, 6 stop adventure! The following is a sample of what you can expect from this awesome Eco Tour! Noon Depart Cayman Islands Yacht Club. Travel across the North Sound to the mangrove wetland forests, part of the environmental protection zone. Learn about mangroves and how they are essential to Caymans Eco system. Continue your adventure at Starfish Point where you can touch and hold the magnificent Caribbean Sea Star starfish. After Starfish Point, travel to either Rum Point or Kaibo for lunch on a secluded private beach. After lunch, depart for Stingray City where you can interact and hand feed Atlantic Southern rays in 3ft of shallow water. Arrival time at Stingray City is typically after 4:15pm when the majority of cruise ship and island tours have departed. Then its off to the Coral Barrier Reef for a snorkel with the thousands of brightly colored tropical marine fish. Explore the multitude of species and corals and who knows, you might even spot a moray eel or turtle feeding on sea grass! Time to unwind even further and return back to port watching the sun set over the western horizon. As you reach port, take a slight detour through the mangroves to observe iguanas making their bed in the trees for the night. Paul also has some evening sails and early morning stingray trips and folks can charter some day trips if they wish. (345) 938 3303 or (345) 943 3300.

Bioluminescence Tour with Cayman Kayaks

www.caymankayaks.com

Best activities - Bioluminescence Tour with Cayman Kayaks Passengers love Cayman Kayaks! Their knowledge and passion for the environment is contagious. A custom built electric catamaran to experience the bioluminescence has now been added to Cayman Kayaks’ tour selections. Environmentally conscious guests and guests that do not have the ability to kayak can now have the opportunity to see the bioluminescence first hand without harming it. Folks love to see the sparkles slip through their fingers and toes and watch electric hues of blue and green left behind from their paddles. Do you want to help preserve this natural phenomenon? Choose the electric catamaran or kayak as combustion engines kill the microorganisms. Kayak and boat tours depart from the public access at Rum Point Beach Club. Transportation can be arranged. Ages 13+ USD $59; Ages 6-12 USD $49. Location: Rum Point Beach Club. Dates & Times online or Contact them reservations@caymankayaks.com (345) 926-4467.
Check out Cayman Kayaks, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

The Sweet Spot Watersports

www.sweetspotwatersports.com

Best Activities - The Sweet Spot WatersportsPassengers have found the sweetest place to be is on the tranquil North side of Grand Cayman where Sweet Spot has their home. The Sweet Spot is your one stop shop for all things watersports. They have many vacation packages and excursions for all ages and stages. If your idea of a perfect vacation includes jet skiing and swimming in warm waters, paddle boarding or a bioluminescence tour to see thousands of microorganisms creating a breathtaking underwater light show, they have it all for you to experience. They use modern, top-of-the-line equipment, practice precautionary procedures, and are constantly coming up with ways to make their services memorable and enjoyable for their customers. With over a decade of experience, they know water sport activities. Their experienced guides offer fun and exciting tours to Stingray City, the mangrove forest, or Starfish Point by day, as well as guided tours into the glowing phenomenon known as the Bioluminescence Bay by night. If fishing is your pleasure, they offer private fishing charters as well as snorkel tours for any sized group. Their top goal is to provide you with a selection of high-quality vacation packages to ensure you have an unforgettable experience in Grand Cayman. While 7-Mile Beach area waters are pristine and crystal-clear, and the area is abundant with shops and restaurants, it is not the most ideal place to stay for people looking to enjoy Cayman’s watersports, since it is a 45-minute to 1 hour drive to reach the famous watersport activities. Sweet Spot, which offers Cayman Island vacation packages, is located on the more scenic and tranquil Northside District, Kaibo or Rum Point area, near the hot spot for watersports on the island. There are fewer hotels, restaurants and shops, but it is home to some of the best watersports in the Caribbean, with bioluminescence and scuba diving readily available whenever you want. info@sweetspotwatersports.com (345) 925-8129. A fun and relaxing way to get to from Camana Bay to Kaibo is to use the Water Taxi. It’s a great alternative to driving 45-50 minutes each way, and it’s never been easier! Enjoy a round trip every Tuesday through Sunday with Cayman Ferries. Round trip fare is CI$20. Reservation are required. Call (345) 325-7777. E-mail: caymanferries@gmail.com

Cayman Horseback Riding

Spirit of the West

www.seahorses.ky

Best activities - Spirit of the WestPassengers love this excursion! You might as well call Paul and Chelsea the "Cayman Caribbean horse whisperers". Just let them know your experience and they will choose the right horse and right riding excursion for you! This is one of the most unique ways to experience Grand Cayman! Trek along the edge of the Caribbean Sea atop one of our magnificent beauties! Enjoy a lazy walk as the surf rolls in and out at the feet of your horse. For the more adventurous, feel the wind in your hair as you canter along the white sand beach. Try something completely out of the ordinary with the swim ride - hold on tight as your horse is steered into the cool and refreshing waters of the Caribbean for a wonderful swim. The true romantics can see the softer side of Cayman with the moonlit ride during the full moon. Guided only by the natural instincts of your horse, enjoy the peaceful nirvana of paradise where the modern world is far and away! Whatever your choice, Spirit of the West delivers premium service with true Caymanian hospitality. Each ride is an experience of a lifetime and every rider feels like they have done something they will never forget! (345) 916-6488.

Pampered Ponies Limited

www.ponies.ky

Best activities - Pampered Ponies Limited My horse loving passengers say their horses are wonderful to work with! Pampered Ponies takes good care of their animals and you can be assured their world-class horses will leave you delighted. Choose from morning, afternoon, sunset, or moonlight rides. Swim with the horses on an uninhabited stretch of beach along the north wall. Experienced riders will be able to canter along the seashore with our special swim rides. Located directly on the ocean on Conch Point Road in West Bay, pick-up along Seven Mile Beach is included with your ride. Established in 1996, they have thirteen gorgeous, well-trained horses. They ride out along the uninhabited beach line into Barker's National Park. They breed and train all of their own horses. They let you ride to the level of your ability! They are the originators of the full moon rides as well as the swim with the ponies offered as a business to their customers. (345) 916-2540.

Cayman Kayaking

Bioluminescence Tour with Cayman Kayaks

www.caymankayaks.com

Best activities - Bioluminescence Tour with Cayman Kayaks Passengers love Cayman Kayaks! Their knowledge and passion for the environment is contagious. A custom built electric catamaran to experience the bioluminescence has now been added to Cayman Kayaks’ tour selections. Environmentally conscious guests and guests that do not have the ability to kayak can now have the opportunity to see the bioluminescence first hand without harming it. Folks love to see the sparkles slip through their fingers and toes and watch electric hues of blue and green left behind from their paddles. Do you want to help preserve this natural phenomenon? Choose the electric catamaran or kayak as combustion engines kill the microorganisms. Kayak and boat tours depart from the public access at Rum Point Beach Club. Transportation can be arranged. Ages 13+ USD $59; Ages 6-12 USD $49. Location: Rum Point Beach Club. Dates & Times online or Contact them reservations@caymankayaks.com (345) 926-4467.
Check out Cayman Kayaks, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

White Sand Watersports

www.whitesandwatersports.com

Best activities - White Sand Watersports My East End passengers love White Sand Watersports! My folks say they are fun, and love to create a variety of Cayman experiences for their guests. They are the snorkel specialists of Grand Cayman's East End. Located at the beautiful Reef Resort, White Sand has something to offer for everyone. From relaxing on a water hammock to stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, jet-ski tours and more. No matter what your age or activity level, White Sand Water Sports will make sure you have a safe and fun time on or below the water. What better way to spend your vacation on the East End then to come out to the Reef Resort and see the White Sand boys for all your water sport needs. From kayaks, to stand up paddleboards for rent, to sting ray city trips, sail snorkel safaris, jet-ski tours and private charters, White Sand Watersports has something for everyone! (345) 916-7263 or (345) 938-7263.

The Sweet Spot Watersports

www.sweetspotwatersports.com

Best Activities - The Sweet Spot WatersportsPassengers have found the sweetest place to be is on the tranquil North side of Grand Cayman where Sweet Spot has their home. The Sweet Spot is your one stop shop for all things watersports. They have many vacation packages and excursions for all ages and stages. If your idea of a perfect vacation includes jet skiing and swimming in warm waters, paddle boarding or a bioluminescence tour to see thousands of microorganisms creating a breathtaking underwater light show, they have it all for you to experience. They use modern, top-of-the-line equipment, practice precautionary procedures, and are constantly coming up with ways to make their services memorable and enjoyable for their customers. With over a decade of experience, they know water sport activities. Their experienced guides offer fun and exciting tours to Stingray City, the mangrove forest, or Starfish Point by day, as well as guided tours into the glowing phenomenon known as the Bioluminescence Bay by night. If fishing is your pleasure, they offer private fishing charters as well as snorkel tours for any sized group. Their top goal is to provide you with a selection of high-quality vacation packages to ensure you have an unforgettable experience in Grand Cayman. While 7-Mile Beach area waters are pristine and crystal-clear, and the area is abundant with shops and restaurants, it is not the most ideal place to stay for people looking to enjoy Cayman’s watersports, since it is a 45-minute to 1 hour drive to reach the famous watersport activities. Sweet Spot, which offers Cayman Island vacation packages, is located on the more scenic and tranquil Northside District, Kaibo or Rum Point area, near the hot spot for watersports on the island. There are fewer hotels, restaurants and shops, but it is home to some of the best watersports in the Caribbean, with bioluminescence and scuba diving readily available whenever you want. info@sweetspotwatersports.com (345) 925-8129. A fun and relaxing way to get to from Camana Bay to Kaibo is to use the Water Taxi. It’s a great alternative to driving 45-50 minutes each way, and it’s never been easier! Enjoy a round trip every Tuesday through Sunday with Cayman Ferries. Round trip fare is CI$20. Reservation are required. Call (345) 325-7777. E-mail: caymanferries@gmail.com

Cayman Kite Surfing

Kitesurf Cayman

www.kitesurfcayman.com

Best activities - Kitesurf CaymanPassengers have enjoyed taking lessons from Jhon Mora, head instructor for Kitesurf Cayman, a master with a passion for Kitesurfhing! He has over 8 years of professional kiteboard experience, having taught in Colombia, Ecuador, the Cayman Islands and Peru (where he also runs another kitesurf school Peru Kite Mancorca. An IKO instructor and has competed in major international kitesurfing tournaments. Jhon can be found here in Cayman between the months of November and May. If he's not answering his phone, you can find him teaching at Barkers Beach in West Bay. Walter Fajette is the mastermind behind Kitesurf Cayman. Born in Italy, Walter moved to Cayman 12 years ago. Since then he has developed one of the best kiteboarding schools in the Cayman Islands. Walter has worked hard to create a kiteboarding school that provides customised lessons in a fun and safe environment. At Kitesurf Cayman, tuition is tailored to suit the individual and support staff and a support boat are on hand at all times. Lessons take place at Barkers Beach in safe, shallow, uncrowded waters. Kitesurf Cayman's one-to-one teaching technique in a quiet, open area of warm, crystal clear water means students can concentrate on learning while having fun in a relaxed, informal environment. To find out more call one of the guys on (345) 916-5483.

Waterman

www.waterman.ky

Best activities - WatermanWaterman is a fabulous Passenger Pick! Kite boarding is a very popular trend in Grand Cayman these days. Perfect winds creating a culture for the perfect sport. Waterman is the Kiteboarder's choice for sports wear, supplies, boards and private lessons. Waterman is a name that says it all about passion and focus of the ocean. It's a noun for an individual who is comfortable in a wide variety of ocean conditions and has a broad store of oceanic knowledge; more specifically applied to those who are accomplished at a particular set of water related activities. Many travel to Cayman to take lessons and enjoy the sport. Waterman was setup to bring the Cayman Islands kiting community some local products and great support. It was the joining of Cayman Kiteboarding and Caribbean Kiters to form CKB. Since then it has evolved to offer not only kiting equipment but also Surf, SUP and Wakeboarding equipment and apparel. Both the owners are involved in some way shape or form with the sporting equipment we sell. It is our love of these sports that inspired us to start our shop over 4 years ago and it is the strong support that we have been given from the local community that continues to allow us to offer you more products at prices that can compete with US retail. In 2010 we decided that we were going to evolve from our online model and look to open a retail store front that will not only be a store, but somewhere where we can operate other activities out of such as wakeboarding and equipment rentals. So Waterman Cayman Surf Co. and Outfitters was born. The store front is located in Galleria Plaza on Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman. Mon: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Tue - Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Fri - Sat: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm.

Hurricane Kiteboarding

www.hurricanekiteboarding.com

Best activities - Hurricane KiteboardingHurricane Kiteboarding is a business built on both local knowledge and years of experience in the kitesurfing industry. My passengers have shared with me that with perfect winds and a few good lessons from these pros you can be catching air with the best of them! They have a great school which can teach folks at all levels. Their instruction is based on proven techniques established by the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO). You can be assured that they offer only the best service and quality instruction in a fun, safe environment and all training is provided by an IKO professional. You will receive an IKO member card stating the level you reach so you are then able to rent material or continue your education anywhere in the world. All lessons are taught using the latest material from one of the world's leading kite surfing brands, Epic Kites. They chose Epic Kites as they are designed on the years of feedback by kite surfers for kite surfers, and they believe them to be the best performance kites on the market today. The construction, build quality and attention to detail is second to none and it is something that Epic owner Dimitri Maramenides has been working extremely hard to offer them. They are very proud to be the exclusive dealers for Epic Kites here in Grand Cayman and at the end of any course they can recommend a kite to suit your needs and skill level. Their organized down winders are an absolute treat for the enthusiastic kite surfer as they use boat and Jet Ski support and boast both flat water lagoons and waves on the fringing reef. You can cruise into a bay for some flat water free style and head out and smash the lip of a wave all in one session! They offer private, semi private and group lessons all of which can be upgraded to an ultimate Jet Ski lesson with an additional option of GoPro video coaching, great when trying to learn a new trick or break past a plateau of any sort. Seeing yourself make the mistake or progression is by far the best coaching available to the intermediate to advanced rider. (345) 323-0915

Paradise Paddle

www.paradisepaddlecayman.com

Best activity - Paradise Paddle Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing and most diverse sports of our generation-- And in the Cayman Islands we're fortunate enough to have some of the world's most beautiful beaches for our playground. So why not hop "onboard" with Paradise Paddle and take advantage of it? You'll be in great hands simply because the folks at Paradise Paddle are over-the-top passionate about paddle boarding and 110% devoted to the avid water lover. Why? Because they're water lovers too! Whether it's Paddleboard rentals & tours, lessons, Group Paddles, Paddle Fit & Paddle Yoga Classes…they definitely have what it takes to make your stand up paddle board experience an extremely enjoyable one. They’ve even added few Kayaks to their water-toys fleet for good measure. So go ahead and give them a call today! Paradise Paddle -- Here to put a little FUN-TIME in your SUN-TIME! (345) 526-1111

Cayman Luxury Charters

Cayman Private Charters

www.caymanprivatecharters.com Sunset Cruise video

Best activities - Cayman Private Charters Many of my passengers love to rent a luxury yacht for special events, or just for a day or two to experience the best of the best to do on the sea. Plan a stingray island stop and snorkel a few other reefs, then boat to the other side of the island for lunch. Bill, the owner, is all about excellence. His philosophy is simple - his boats are yours for the day. Cayman Private Charters professional, friendly crew and staff share Bill and Bettina's passion for providing a superior luxury boating experience. They offer a better range of private boating options than any other company on Grand Cayman. They have six boats range from 18'-55' in length, which allow them to offer different comfort and style options to suit your budget – fast, exciting boats for action to slow and relaxing cruising on the water. Some of the packages include: SCUBA diving, fishing trips, snorkeling, Stingray City Sandbar Tours, reef wreck exploring, private dining and overnight trips. Cayman Private Charters is privately insured and has passed comprehensive safety inspections by local hotel vendors, the Cayman Islands Port Authority and Cayman Islands Tourism Board. The crews are CPR certified and are equipped with safety gear onboard all boats. By owning all their boats, they are able to control the regular maintenance, schedules and reservations of our fleet. (345) 926-2722

Captain Marvin's Private Charters: Land and/or Sea

https://www.captainmarvins.com/private-charters-land-and-or-sea

Best activities - Captain Marvin's Private Charters: Land and/or SeaCapt. Marvin's offers you the option of a private charter, either on land or sea. They have several boats of varying sizes that can accommodate groups of all sizes for private stingray/snorkel tours, fishing charters, or combinations of fishing and snorkeling. They can also offer a private land tour if you would like to be with your group only on a Hell/Turtle Farm tour. Pricing of the private tours varies according to numbers of people and they will be pleased to work with you to customize tours for you so you can make the most use of your time here. Send them an email with your questions. They anticipate giving you the tours of a lifetime! (345) 945-6975
Check out Captain Marvin's, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Beach2Beach Charters

www.beach2beachcharters.com

Best activities - Beach2Beach Charters Beach 2 Beach is a wonderful Passenger Pick for those folks who just want a custom boat cruise experience for their friends, family or wedding party. With their fully crewed charters and over 20 years of experience in Local Waters and Offshore, their Mission is to ensure their guests experience the best the Sea has to offer. Whether you are on board their 53' Gibson Cruiser for romantic Sunset Dinner Cruises, Picnics on the Beach, Lazy Afternoons, Gentle Swimming and Snorkelling or zooming along on one of their Jetski's for Exciting Water-sport Activities, you will be sure to find something to suit your budget. For just a few ideas take a look at some of the recommended destinations to accommodate several of your vacation possibilities. (345) 322-6168
Below are some frequently asked questions:
1. What's included on board? They include bottled water, soda, fruit juice, towels & light snacks.
2. Are we allowed to bring our own snacks, alcohol or beverages? Yes of course! You are more than welcome to bring anything you'd like.
3. What should I bring for my charter? Pack for the beach! Bring non-aerosol sunscreen, swimwear, a change of dry clothes, hats, an extra towel, sandals, special water toys and anything particular for the kids.
4. What happens if the weather is bad? Their reservations team will work with you to re-book your trip for a suitable day.
5. Where does the Boat depart from? Their trips depart from several different dock locations including Seven Mile Beach area, Camana Bay, The North Sound, Kaibo and Rum Point. Don't see your location! Give us a call and we can arrange the best location for your pick up.

North Sound Charters

www.northsoundcharters.com

XXXX What passengers love about North Sound Charters is they take pride in doing what folks really want. They custom make every trip to the needs of their costumers! Having the freedom to explore Cayman's beautiful North Sound, at your own pace, in private, on a luxury power-cat charter is the only way to explore this marine paradise! They give you so many options of exploration. This custom charter company loves to cater to folks personal needs, whether you are looking for a full day charter or just a few hours on a private boat. They are able to take you to the stingrays at the sand bar or to starfish point - you choose. If you are a regular visitor to Cayman they will take you where you want to go. There are many waterfront restaurants that you can be taken to and dropped off, or they are able to cater a lunch for you and you can eat right on board. No wonder they made the pick list this year! North Sound Charters is a bespoke private boat charter company that operates in the beautiful waters of Grand Cayman. The North Sound is a spectacular coastal area that provides the ideal day-out for visitors to Cayman, including famous snorkel sites such as Stingray City, Coral Gardens and the reef. Dotted with excellent restaurants, beaches and mangroves too, there is plenty to do, whether you want to enjoy a half day (recommended minimum 3 hours) or full day exploring this exceptional marine paradise. North Sound Charters is run by Paul Griffiths, who has been living and working in the Cayman Islands for 17 years. Paul has a vast experience of the local waters and can plan your perfect trip, tailored to your requirements. Paul is a qualified Yacht master Offshore with Commercial Endorsement, has the R.Y.A. National Powerboat Certificate and is trained in first aid and C.P.R. Call them at (345) 925-9879.

Cayman Offshore Adventures

www.caymanfishingcharters.com

Best Activities - Cayman Offshore AdventuresWhether you intend to reel in the fish of a lifetime, or simply spend the day exploring Cayman's underwater wonders - Cayman Offshore Adventures holds the key to an amazing day on the water. Their family friendly service and knowledge of the Island's waters is sure to impress! All charters are private, which means you only have to share the boat with the captain, mate and whoever you choose to invite. This boils down to being able to do what you want, when you want and for as long as you want. Feel free to combine multiple activities into one day. You can spend the morning fishing for a trophy catch, take a splash at Stingray City in the afternoon and then have a bite to eat or a cold mudslide at Rum Point or Kaibo. Their charters are highly customizable to suit each client's needs. Their guests are entitled to whatever edible fish are caught for the day. They recommend taking only what you will eat so that nothing goes to waste. So get to know Captain Jacob McTaggart and have a fantastic day out on the water! (345) 916-FISH (3474)

Acquarius Sea Tours

A boat, a crew and tours that rock! This exciting company runs daily excursions (4 hour or 3 hour options) and private charters offering the best way to experience Stingray City Sandbar and snorkeling, for incredibly affordable prices. The tours are designed to maximize your enjoyment by catering for smaller groups and timing them to avoid the crowds. Their Caymanian crew loves sharing their stories of the island while you enjoy complimentary fruit punch & pizza, pose for free photos, kiss the stingrays and have the ultimate Caribbean adventure tour in Grand Cayman - all the while knowing you are safe and in professional hands! Included in the price: free squid for stingrays, free downloadable photos, free iced water/fruit punch, free pizza, free snorkel gear for all ages, transportation along 7 Mile Beach, clean full bathroom, space & comfort in any weather. Want to know more? Visit them at on line or call…you'll be glad you did. (345) 943-6100.

Cayman Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals

White Sand Watersports

www.whitesandwatersports.com

Best activities - White Sand Watersports My East End passengers love White Sand Watersports! My folks say they are fun, and love to create a variety of Cayman experiences for their guests. They are the snorkel specialists of Grand Cayman's East End. Located at the beautiful Reef Resort, White Sand has something to offer for everyone. From relaxing on a water hammock to stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, jet-ski tours and more. No matter what your age or activity level, White Sand Water Sports will make sure you have a safe and fun time on or below the water. What better way to spend your vacation on the East End then to come out to the Reef Resort and see the White Sand boys for all your water sport needs. From kayaks, to stand up paddleboards for rent, to sting ray city trips, sail snorkel safaris, jet-ski tours and private charters, White Sand Watersports has something for everyone! (345) 916-7263 or (345) 938-7263.

Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co.

www.caymanstanduppaddleco.ky

Best activities - Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co. Cayman Stand Up Paddle Company offers introductory lessons Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals, kids camps and excursions. They also offer BioLuminescence Tours (check for availability), Full Moon paddles once a month on Seven Mile Beach and No Moon Paddles anytime using their new board lighting systems. So if you want to get out paddle boarding in the Cayman Islands...get in touch with them! Looking for something new in your workout routine? Why not take your workout out onto the water? SUP fitness can help improve your general fitness build upper and lower body strength tone up and strengthen your core all while enjoying the outdoors! A typical SUP fitness session incorporates lots of paddling with proper technique but also traditional body weight exercises like plank spush-ups squats and lunges and combined with the instability of the board and the challenge of resistance tubing you will work your stability and balance like you've never experienced! Deanna Smith is a certified SUP Fitness Instructor and Sports Conditioning Specialist who has a true passion for SUP. She loves to combine SUP and traditional fitness exercises to design fun and effective fitness classes and personal training programs that get people out onto the water and experiencing SUP in an entirely new way. Why workout in the gym when you can get a killer workout outside on the beautiful waters of Cayman? Contact Deanna: deanna@caymanstanduppaddleco.ky or on (345) 927-6803 or (345) 938-4787.

Vitamin Sea

www.vitaminseacayman.com

XXXX Paddleboard is trending in Grand Cayman. So many passengers desire lessons or want to engage in heart healthy activity while on island. Folks love the sea and they love being active in it, on it and around it. Join Kristen Cousins for some SUP fun and instruction out on the beautiful waters of Grand Cayman. They offer many services that will get you on your journey to have fun on the water in the safest way possible. Many folks who just wanted to try paddle boarding has taken Kristen’s Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) class. Folks wanting to stay fit and challenged love the PaddleFit or SUP yoga with a certified instructor. If you just need to rent a SUP just contact them! Some folks just want to explore and cruise the waters they take an early morning SUP Tour or a night time Full Moon Paddle Session. Private classes and Groups are welcome to participate in any of their services. If you are an adrenaline junkie, try a kitesurfing lesson at the beautiful Barker's National Park. They also sell watersports equipment and accessories to fit your needs. You cannot go wrong with this amazing passenger pick. Kristen has her PaddleFit Affiliate for the Cayman Islands, Paddlefit PRO Certified, a Paddlefit Certification Coach, WPA Class 2 Certified and CPR/First Aid Certified. She has been teaching PaddleFit for 4 years and is happy to have brought SUP Fitness to the Cayman Islands. She is also an Ambassador for the popular paddleboard brand, Rogue SUP. For more info, call (345) 925-0450, or info@vitaminseacayman.com

Salt Watersports

www.saltwatersportscayman.com

Best Activities - Salt Watersports Salt Watersport’s Cayman is the ultimate place to go for water activities located on Seven Mile Beach. You can take a ride around the clear blue waters with their brand new jet skis or fly above water with their fly board professionals. Looking to snorkel without it taking up your whole day? Salt offers a $29 one hour snorkel tour to the famous hamburger reef. The adventures are endless at Salt Watersports! They also offer a unique menu for customers who wish to rent jet skis for whole or half days, with delivery and a crew member, this option is great for company gatherings or private parties! Whether you decide to parasail, paddleboard, snorkel, jet ski, fly board, or many more, you can’t go wrong at Salt Watersports! (345) 329-5555

The Sweet Spot Watersports

www.sweetspotwatersports.com

Best Activities - The Sweet Spot WatersportsPassengers have found the sweetest place to be is on the tranquil North side of Grand Cayman where Sweet Spot has their home. The Sweet Spot is your one stop shop for all things watersports. They have many vacation packages and excursions for all ages and stages. If your idea of a perfect vacation includes jet skiing and swimming in warm waters, paddle boarding or a bioluminescence tour to see thousands of microorganisms creating a breathtaking underwater light show, they have it all for you to experience. They use modern, top-of-the-line equipment, practice precautionary procedures, and are constantly coming up with ways to make their services memorable and enjoyable for their customers. With over a decade of experience, they know water sport activities. Their experienced guides offer fun and exciting tours to Stingray City, the mangrove forest, or Starfish Point by day, as well as guided tours into the glowing phenomenon known as the Bioluminescence Bay by night. If fishing is your pleasure, they offer private fishing charters as well as snorkel tours for any sized group. Their top goal is to provide you with a selection of high-quality vacation packages to ensure you have an unforgettable experience in Grand Cayman. While 7-Mile Beach area waters are pristine and crystal-clear, and the area is abundant with shops and restaurants, it is not the most ideal place to stay for people looking to enjoy Cayman’s watersports, since it is a 45-minute to 1 hour drive to reach the famous watersport activities. Sweet Spot, which offers Cayman Island vacation packages, is located on the more scenic and tranquil Northside District, Kaibo or Rum Point area, near the hot spot for watersports on the island. There are fewer hotels, restaurants and shops, but it is home to some of the best watersports in the Caribbean, with bioluminescence and scuba diving readily available whenever you want. info@sweetspotwatersports.com (345) 925-8129. A fun and relaxing way to get to from Camana Bay to Kaibo is to use the Water Taxi. It’s a great alternative to driving 45-50 minutes each way, and it’s never been easier! Enjoy a round trip every Tuesday through Sunday with Cayman Ferries. Round trip fare is CI$20. Reservation are required. Call (345) 325-7777. E-mail: caymanferries@gmail.com

Paradise Paddle

www.paradisepaddlecayman.com

Best activity - Paradise Paddle Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing and most diverse sports of our generation-- And in the Cayman Islands we're fortunate enough to have some of the world's most beautiful beaches for our playground. So why not hop "onboard" with Paradise Paddle and take advantage of it? You'll be in great hands simply because the folks at Paradise Paddle are over-the-top passionate about paddle boarding and 110% devoted to the avid water lover. Why? Because they're water lovers too! Whether it's Paddleboard rentals & tours, lessons, Group Paddles, Paddle Fit & Paddle Yoga Classes…they definitely have what it takes to make your stand up paddle board experience an extremely enjoyable one. They’ve even added few Kayaks to their water-toys fleet for good measure. So go ahead and give them a call today! Paradise Paddle -- Here to put a little FUN-TIME in your SUN-TIME! (345) 526-1111

Cayman Parasailing

Parasailing Professionals

www.cdms.ky

Best activities - Parasailing ProfessionalsPassengers love capturing a bird's eye view of scenic Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman with Parasailing Professionals, the Cayman Islands premiere parasailing company. Offering the lowest prices, longest rides, perfect safety record and fun highly trained staff, Parasailing Professionals are the smart choice for all your parasailing adventures. Their parasail adventures take you to heights of 500 feet, where you can see all of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman and clear across to the other side of the Cayman islands! Parasailing in Grand Cayman is a must do experience. Call (345) 916-2857; or email windsor@candw.ky

Cayman Stingray City

World Famous Stingray City

Best activities - World Famous Stingray CityThis excursion has been voted the number one must do activity on the island! This extraordinary 12 foot dive site and adjacent sandbar with loads of Interaction with the marvelous stingrays is amazing! In as little as two to six feet of water, everyone, with or without snorkel gear, can feed and touch the friendly Southern Atlantic stingrays. Always book for the afternoon to avoid the morning cruise ship crowds. There are many stingray excursions out there, the following have been the most named by passengers:

Captain Marvin's: Boat to Stingray City

www.captainmarvins.com

Best activities - Captain Marvin's:  Boat to Stingray CityCapt. Marvin's has several boats ranging in length from 34-45 feet, with capacities from 20-45 people. The boat assigned to a particular trip depends on how many people sign up for that trip, but the average number of people on a boat is about 25. While Capt. Marvin's has boats of various sizes, they always try to keep the passenger to guide ratio of 22:1 maximum so everyone can get individual attention, and they consistently keep the boat numbers down to about 25% less than the US Coast Guard certified capacities. Capt. Marvin's crew is always in the water at the Stingray City sandbar with a photographer who burns photo CDs right on the boat. Passengers love the opportunity to kiss, pet, feed, and swim with the stingrays. This tour is so much fun for the whole family!
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Tours Cayman

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Passenger’s love this wonderful personal tour company they are a local family owned operated company with over 20 years experience in tours and excursions.  At Tours Cayman they aim to offer exciting tours, excellent services and reasonable prices giving you the best value for your money.  Tours Cayman not only makes it personal but offer a variety of tours each day with  multiple stops that includes swimming with and feeding the stingrays, snorkeling the Barrier Reef, seeing the friendly moray eel as well as many types of beautiful reef fish, coral, soft sponges, sea fans, star fish and lots of  tropical fish. You will even have the chance to see a lobster and possibly a turtle; it’s like swimming in a large Aquarium which brings lots of excitement and a new meaning to  They take pride in specializing in giving you a very interactive and never rushed or crowded, ocean excursion experience.  Passengers love their door to the ocean free shuttle service to and from each excursion. They know the importance of customer satisfaction and treat each guest with personal care and attention. Go Local and let them display their Motto “We do it right the first time!" 345-916-5478

Red Sail Sports: Breakfast with the Rays

www.redsailcayman.com

Best activities - Red Sail Sports: Breakfast with the RaysIt's great to hear passengers love our new "Breakfast with the Rays" catamaran trip. Our trip leaves at 7.30am (Wednesday only at the moment) and arrives at the Stingray Sandbar before any other tour. The guests miss all the cruise ship crowds and can play with the stingrays in a tranquil environment. It is a great trip for children because they have more opportunities to pet, play and feed the rays. After 30 minutes with the rays, the catamaran departs for the second snorkel stop just as the sandbar begins to fill up with other tours and the large cruise ship passenger filled boats. Guests can enjoy a second snorkel at one of the many nearby colorful and lively reefs. After the second snorkel stop, it is time to head back towards the Seven Mile Beach area. The sails go up and breakfast is served with fresh fruit skewers, coffee and tea, Danishes, croissants and breakfast wraps. The relaxing sail back is the perfect end to a lovely morning. Now guests can enjoy the remainder of the day! (877) 506-6368

Check out Red Sail Sports, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling

www.paradisesailingandsnorkeling.com

Best activities - Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling Relax with Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling in the morning and feed the stingray's as they sail from Camana Bay to the world famous Stingray City Sandbar where you will have a chance to swim and feed the gentle southern stingrays. Next they stop at Starfish Point where you can walk the beach, view the starfish, swim in the warm water. After Starfish Point, they go to the reef for Snorkeling. They depart Monday thru Saturday from Camana Bay at 9:30 am, arriving back around 2:30 p.m. US$99 per Adult, US$49 per Child (under 12), Kids under 2 are free. What they include is: a Welcome Aboard Rum Punch, Cash Bar, Snorkel Masks (no fins at Sandbar), Photographer (sold separately), either a Caymanian Style Steamed Fish Lunch or a Italian Pasta with homemade vegetarian sauce. What you need to bring is: Sunscreen (Cream Only), Snorkel gear provided, but welcome to bring personal sets, Personal preference of snacks or food, Swimwear, 2 Towels & Hats, Sense of adventure and fun. Their sailboat leaves from the Camana Bay Bock. For more information call Cayman at (345) 936-7245 or US at (318) 936-7245. Or book on line at their website above.

White Sand Watersports

www.whitesandwatersports.com

Best activities - White Sand Watersports My East End passengers love White Sand Watersports! My folks say they are fun, and love to create a variety of Cayman experiences for their guests. They are the snorkel specialists of Grand Cayman's East End. Located at the beautiful Reef Resort, White Sand has something to offer for everyone. From relaxing on a water hammock to stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, jet-ski tours and more. No matter what your age or activity level, White Sand Water Sports will make sure you have a safe and fun time on or below the water. What better way to spend your vacation on the East End then to come out to the Reef Resort and see the White Sand boys for all your water sport needs. From kayaks, to stand up paddleboards for rent, to sting ray city trips, sail snorkel safaris, jet-ski tours and private charters, White Sand Watersports has something for everyone! (345) 916-7263 or (345) 938-7263.

Action Water Sports

www.ciactionmarine.com

Best activities - Action Water Sports Captain Charles has been in the fishing and water sports business for over 20 years. Along with his wife Melinda, (the Office Manager) they have formed a team of experienced crew members dedicated to serving their customers satisfaction. Capt. Charles also works as the Operations Manager, spending more time on his boats and wave runners than he spends doing anything else. He always makes sure they are in good condition. You can rest assured you are riding equipment in tip top shape. To maximize your safety, Captain Charles and Melinda make it mandatory that all staff members are trained and qualified in CPR. Their most popular tour is the Wave Runner Stingray City Tour. On their brand new Sea Doo 1500cc three seater jet skis is the most unique way to get to Stingray City while exploring the beautiful Cayman shoreline and eco system with its crystal clear waters. The tour starts from their home base at the beautiful Grand Caymanian Hotel located just, 15 minutes drive from the cruise terminal. This is the perfect location because if you don't wish to take your kids on this approximately 2 hour excursion, they can stay by the hotel with all the necessary amenities. Don't be concerned if you have never ridden such a water craft. Action Watersports professionals will give you the 101 on how the craft works and how to best maximize your fun while remaining safe on the water craft. Action Watersports offers the Jet Skis as 1, 2 and 3 person rentals. The ride from the hotel to Stingray City can take anywhere from 10 - 20 minutes. The first stop on the tour is Sting ray city itself where you can interact with these friendly creatures in just three feet of water. After about 30 minutes or so the tour heads on to beautiful Rum Point where you can enjoy fun in the sun on these immaculate beaches with crystal clear knee deep water around. Pictures from some of our tour clientele speak for themselves. Make your reservations early to be guaranteed a ski. In an effort to provide something for everyone Action Watersports also offers Kayak Rentals by the hour. Rent a Kayak an explore Caymans beautiful shoreline. Carry your snorkel and explore some of the unrivaled underwater beauty of the Cayman Islands waters. Office: (345) 548-3147; Melinda: (345) 326-1355; Email: reservationsactionwatersports@gmail.com

Cayman In a Nutshell

www.caymaninanutshell.com

Best activities - Cayman In a Nutshell Cayman in a Nutshell is a tour that takes you to the highlights of the tourism experience on Grand Cayman. You will take a boat ride out to see the stingrays and go for a snorkel; a bus ride to Hell and back; photo ops at the Old Homestead (a true Cayman-style house and white sand yard) and at Seven Mile Beach; and a 45-minute stop at the Turtle Farm where you will see four species of sea turtle, from hatchlings to full-grown breeding adults, and learn some of the natural history of these incredible animals. To top it off, you will stop at a beautiful and quiet section of Seven Mile Beach for a Cayman-style lunch, which will include fish or chicken, rice, potato salad, mixed vegetables, and a soft drink and all this is included in the price of US$99/person! After the tour, you will return to our capital, George Town, where you will be able to shop, visit one of the many rum cake stores, or wander through the historic Heroes Square area where you will see the Legislative Assembly, original Town Hall, Town Clock, Courts Building, and Library. Special Offer!! Save $10 Per Adult when you mention this offer! (regular price is US$99/person for ages 12 and over; US$79.00/person for ages 4-11; children under age 4 go free and you provide their lunch). The tour lasts approximately 5.5 hours, and has an 8:15 AM departure, returning at 1:45 PM. (345) 526-8687 info@caymaninanutshell.com
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Crystal Sea Charters

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Best activities - Crystal Sea Charters The specialty of Crystal Sea Charters is personalized outings. Based out of Kaibo, North Sound and East End, relax and enjoy fishing trips to 12 mile banks for deep sea, reef, drop off or catch lobster and conch. Whatever you catch the chefs at Tukka will cook for free! Stingray City: Get up close and personal with Cayman’s friendliest rays where lifelong memories are made. Starfish Point: Relax in the shallow crystal blue waters with these 5 fingered friends. Snorkeling: Enjoy the vibrant underwater world right at your feet, with basic snorkeling gear provided. They provide bottled water, sodas, light snacks. Bring your own sunscreen, towels and special beverages. Fishing rates: 4 persons max. - $750 us for 5 hours or $1150 us for 8 hours. Rates for everything else: 6 persons max. - $700 us for 5 hours or $1100 us for 8 hours. Enjoy your day on the water with their friendly crew and safe 26’ Century Walk-Around. Free pick up and drop off provided. (345) 926-4415.

Blue Haven Charters

www.bluehavencharters.com

Best activities - Blue Haven Charters Blue Haven Charters is a small, personalized company operated solely by the owner, Blair. He offers private, personalized boat charters to the famous Stingray City, Starfish Point, snorkeling and deep sea fishing! Blair will even take you through the canals to look at Real Estate. Want to go conching? If it is the season, then let’s catch some dinner and maybe even get to try Blair’s incredible marinated conch! Blue Haven Charters is located on the North Side of Grand Cayman and departs from Cayman Kai, however Camana Bay pick-ups can be arranged. If you are looking for a boat captain that knows all of the "ins and outs", where the best coral reefs are located, when the best time to go to Stingray City without tons of people being there are, or even where the green mooray eel is located, then Captain Blair is your guy! There is great fishing to be had in the waters off of Grand Cayman. Whether you want to go reef fishing or deep sea fishing, we are ready for you! Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna and Snapper are some of the fresh catches found, depending on the season. Your private boat charter can be completely customized to your group desires. The boat will be stocked with all fishing gear. Just turn up with your sunblock and your snacks for the day. The boat is a beautiful 31 ft Jupiter, center console deep-v w/brand new twin 300hp Yamaha Outboard Engines. There is a bathroom on board and the boat has an easy access swim grid with ladder. This is by far, the most comfortable riding boat you will find in the Cayman Islands and if you want to go fast, just ask, as this boat can really move!! Fast or slow, just let him know! Plenty of shade under the large t-top, too! Upon your arrival, their cooler will be filled with ice, bottled waters and lots more room for your chosen beverages/cocktails/supplies that you would like to bring along! Contact them at info@bluehavenservices.com or (345) 516-1978.

Cayman Snorkel Company

www.caymansnorkelco.com

Best activity - Cayman Snorkel CompanyAt Cayman Snorkel Company they customize every snorkeling or fishing trip to fit you. Enjoy a private charter around Grand Cayman on their comfortable, clean 30ft yacht. Explore the beauty of Cayman’s crystal clear waters with their knowledgeable staff. It will be an experience of a lifetime. Their boat is the “Mary Girl”, their smooth cruising, 30ft Luhrs Open. She comes fully stocked with twin 315 hp turbo engines. The flybridge is ideal for spotting various sea life, while her extensive bow is perfect for tanning. Equipped for snorkeling and fishing, it's sure to be a great time. Including her spacious back deck, Mary Girl fits 10 people comfortably. The clear, vinyl windshields roll up, letting in a refreshing cross breeze. Meanwhile, her open cockpit is sure to keep you nice and dry. This relaxing cabin is great for getting out of the sun, equipped with a full bathroom to make life a little more convenient. When you book your excursion, they work with you to customize what kind of experience your family and friends wish to have. Whether it be a snorkel trip, deep-sea fishing trip or both, they make it memorable. You can choose to visit one of the more common sites such as Stingray City, Starfish Point, Coral Gardens, Rum Point or Kaibo. Or maybe you want to explore the Kittiwake shipwreck or snorkel places off the beaten path. Whatever it may be, it's your adventure, and they’ll help you make the most of it. (345) 928-2956, caymansnorkel@gmail.com

North Sound Charters

www.northsoundcharters.com

XXXX What passengers love about North Sound Charters is they take pride in doing what folks really want. They custom make every trip to the needs of their costumers! Having the freedom to explore Cayman's beautiful North Sound, at your own pace, in private, on a luxury power-cat charter is the only way to explore this marine paradise! They give you so many options of exploration. This custom charter company loves to cater to folks personal needs, whether you are looking for a full day charter or just a few hours on a private boat. They are able to take you to the stingrays at the sand bar or to starfish point - you choose. If you are a regular visitor to Cayman they will take you where you want to go. There are many waterfront restaurants that you can be taken to and dropped off, or they are able to cater a lunch for you and you can eat right on board. No wonder they made the pick list this year! North Sound Charters is a bespoke private boat charter company that operates in the beautiful waters of Grand Cayman. The North Sound is a spectacular coastal area that provides the ideal day-out for visitors to Cayman, including famous snorkel sites such as Stingray City, Coral Gardens and the reef. Dotted with excellent restaurants, beaches and mangroves too, there is plenty to do, whether you want to enjoy a half day (recommended minimum 3 hours) or full day exploring this exceptional marine paradise. North Sound Charters is run by Paul Griffiths, who has been living and working in the Cayman Islands for 17 years. Paul has a vast experience of the local waters and can plan your perfect trip, tailored to your requirements. Paul is a qualified Yacht master Offshore with Commercial Endorsement, has the R.Y.A. National Powerboat Certificate and is trained in first aid and C.P.R. Call them at (345) 925-9879.

Salt Watersports

www.saltwatersportscayman.com

Best Activities - Salt Watersports Salt Watersport’s Cayman is the ultimate place to go for water activities located on Seven Mile Beach. You can take a ride around the clear blue waters with their brand new jet skis or fly above water with their fly board professionals. Looking to snorkel without it taking up your whole day? Salt offers a $29 one hour snorkel tour to the famous hamburger reef. The adventures are endless at Salt Watersports! They also offer a unique menu for customers who wish to rent jet skis for whole or half days, with delivery and a crew member, this option is great for company gatherings or private parties! Whether you decide to parasail, paddleboard, snorkel, jet ski, fly board, or many more, you can’t go wrong at Salt Watersports! (345) 329-5555

The Sweet Spot Watersports

www.sweetspotwatersports.com

Best Activities - The Sweet Spot WatersportsPassengers have found the sweetest place to be is on the tranquil North side of Grand Cayman where Sweet Spot has their home. The Sweet Spot is your one stop shop for all things watersports. They have many vacation packages and excursions for all ages and stages. If your idea of a perfect vacation includes jet skiing and swimming in warm waters, paddle boarding or a bioluminescence tour to see thousands of microorganisms creating a breathtaking underwater light show, they have it all for you to experience. They use modern, top-of-the-line equipment, practice precautionary procedures, and are constantly coming up with ways to make their services memorable and enjoyable for their customers. With over a decade of experience, they know water sport activities. Their experienced guides offer fun and exciting tours to Stingray City, the mangrove forest, or Starfish Point by day, as well as guided tours into the glowing phenomenon known as the Bioluminescence Bay by night. If fishing is your pleasure, they offer private fishing charters as well as snorkel tours for any sized group. Their top goal is to provide you with a selection of high-quality vacation packages to ensure you have an unforgettable experience in Grand Cayman. While 7-Mile Beach area waters are pristine and crystal-clear, and the area is abundant with shops and restaurants, it is not the most ideal place to stay for people looking to enjoy Cayman’s watersports, since it is a 45-minute to 1 hour drive to reach the famous watersport activities. Sweet Spot, which offers Cayman Island vacation packages, is located on the more scenic and tranquil Northside District, Kaibo or Rum Point area, near the hot spot for watersports on the island. There are fewer hotels, restaurants and shops, but it is home to some of the best watersports in the Caribbean, with bioluminescence and scuba diving readily available whenever you want. info@sweetspotwatersports.com (345) 925-8129. A fun and relaxing way to get to from Camana Bay to Kaibo is to use the Water Taxi. It’s a great alternative to driving 45-50 minutes each way, and it’s never been easier! Enjoy a round trip every Tuesday through Sunday with Cayman Ferries. Round trip fare is CI$20. Reservation are required. Call (345) 325-7777. E-mail: caymanferries@gmail.com

Acquarius Sea Tours

A boat, a crew and tours that rock! This exciting company runs daily excursions (4 hour or 3 hour options) and private charters offering the best way to experience Stingray City Sandbar and snorkeling, for incredibly affordable prices. The tours are designed to maximize your enjoyment by catering for smaller groups and timing them to avoid the crowds. Their Caymanian crew loves sharing their stories of the island while you enjoy complimentary fruit punch & pizza, pose for free photos, kiss the stingrays and have the ultimate Caribbean adventure tour in Grand Cayman - all the while knowing you are safe and in professional hands! Included in the price: free squid for stingrays, free downloadable photos, free iced water/fruit punch, free pizza, free snorkel gear for all ages, transportation along 7 Mile Beach, clean full bathroom, space & comfort in any weather. Want to know more? Visit them at on line or call…you'll be glad you did. (345) 943-6100.

Cayman Under Water for Non Divers

Shipwreck SNUBA

www.snubacayman.com

Best Activity -Shipwreck SNUBA Many passengers who really do not want to put a tank on their back, but want to dive a real Cayman wreck, (the wreck of the Calli) this is a Cayman must! Just take your time and Snuba this awesome wreck. Shipwreck SNUBA is on the West side of Grand Cayman. During this tour customers descend to an average depth of 18’ over the 120’ wreck of the Calli, adjacent to a very well developed ‘towering’ reef system. Whilst underwater, customers will swim over the wreck of the Calli stopping at places of interest with their guide. Customers will get the opportunity to hand feed several different types of reef fish. The entire tour is 2 hours long with an average dive time of 30 minutes. Guests must be able to swim but do not need any previous snorkeling experience. Customers will need to make their own way to their facility in Georgetown, at Cayman Cabana. (345) 949-0008.

Check out SNUBA Cayman, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Atlantis and Cayman Submarine Tours

In the Cayman Islands fantasies of exploring the mysterious underwater world can be met without ever getting wet! By viewing marine life from a submarine, the Cayman Islands fish covered reefs and enthralling drop-off can be discovered by land-lovers. For more information visit their official website.

Cayman Pirate Ship Tours

The Jolly Roger

www.caymanpirates.com

Best activity - The Jolly RogerA Cayman Favorite is the Jolly Roger Sunset Cruise. Passengers feel this is one of the best sunset cruises on island! The Pirate ship is comfortable, fun and has a smooth sail. Right now she sails Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for a cocktail cruise. The Jolly Roger is a two-thirds replica of Christopher Columbus’ 15th century Galleon Nina, which crossed the Atlantic on three occasions. The Jolly Roger was privately commissioned and built in 1986 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and christened the Lady Barbara. The original owner had such strong feelings for his wife that he had the ship’s figurehead sculpted in her likeness. To this day, Lady Barbara still graces the bow of the Jolly Roger. Then to the current owner, who is passionate about sailing and Pirates, restoring her to her full glory and keeping the dream and imagination of Pirates and chasing the sun alive…The Jolly Roger. (345) 922-9922.

Check out The Jolly Roger, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Sailing/Sunset Cruise

Red Sail Sports – Evening Dinner Sail

www.redsailcayman.com

Best activities - Red Sail SportsOne of the most beautiful Grand Cayman sights is the stunning sunset in the western sky. Red Sail Sports has a huge variety of activities to choose from, but listening to the wind in the crisp sails, the water lapping against the bow, while dining under a thousand stars makes this dinner sunset sail a favorite and memorable activity. They have four 65’ luxury catamarans, the Spirit of Calypso can accommodate up to 70 passengers but for this special evening they limit the number to just 32 passengers to allow for a more intimate experience. Tables and chairs are set up on the catamaran with linens and the sunset and stars are your backdrop for the evening. They board at the Westin and then pick up guests from further down the beach at the Grand Cayman Beach Suites. After the sun has set, the Captain anchors the boat and the crew sets about serving the meals. When booking your trip you’ll be asked your meal choice. There are different themed menus for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tuesday is Curry Night - choice of traditional West Indian Chicken or Fish Curry with Coconut Rice. Thursday is Local night - choice of Seared Red Snapper or Jerk Chicken. Saturday is Island BBQ - choice of Tortuga Rum and Mango BBQ Pork Ribs or Mahi Mahi with Cayman Sauce. After dinner guests can relax on the bow nets of the catamaran and look up at the stars as they head back towards the shore. The dinner cruise departs at 5:30pm and returns to shore at 8:45pm. (345) 623-5965 or (877) 506-6368
Check out Red Sail Sports, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

The Jolly Roger

www.caymanpirates.com

Best activity - The Jolly RogerA Cayman Favorite is the Jolly Roger Sunset Cruise. Passengers feel this is one of the best sunset cruises on island! The Pirate ship is comfortable, fun and has a smooth sail. Right now she sails Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for a cocktail cruise. The Jolly Roger is a two-thirds replica of Christopher Columbus’ 15th century Galleon Nina, which crossed the Atlantic on three occasions. The Jolly Roger was privately commissioned and built in 1986 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and christened the Lady Barbara. The original owner had such strong feelings for his wife that he had the ship’s figurehead sculpted in her likeness. To this day, Lady Barbara still graces the bow of the Jolly Roger. Then to the current owner, who is passionate about sailing and Pirates, restoring her to her full glory and keeping the dream and imagination of Pirates and chasing the sun alive…The Jolly Roger. (345) 922-9922.

Check out The Jolly Roger, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Cayman Private Charters - Fishing

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Best Activities - Cayman Private Charters - Fishing  One of the top Cayman activities is deep sea fishing. Many passengers have enjoyed the hunt whether it be for a trophy, or simply enjoying a fast day on the water. Their fishing boat, Back R Down delivers big time. Performance and styling are equally important to the tournament fisherman, ride comfort and sea keeping in rough water are also something to consider . Cayman Private charters can also customize your fishing experience. The Cayman Islands are a true fisherman's paradise with marlin, tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, swordfish and shark found in abundance all year round. Cayman does not have “low season” for fishing, although a few types of fish are more visible in certain months. Plan your trip at your convenience, with half- and full-day fishing trips available daily no matter the time of year. Warm weather all 12 months means you can take to the seas anytime. (345) 926-2722.

Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling

www.paradisesailingandsnorkeling.com

Best Activities - Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling The Sunset Sail is two hours of taking in the spectacular beauty of the Caribbean sun and ocean at its most captivating hour. With great music on board & a cash bar, you are bound to have a fabulous time. They depart Monday thru Saturday from Camana Bay at 5:15 pm, arriving back around 7:15 p.m. US$39 per Adult, US$19 per Child (under 12), Kids under 2 are free. What they include is: a Welcome Aboard Rum Punch, Sodas and Bottle Water, and Cash Bar. What you need to bring is: Sunscreen (Cream Only), Personal preference of snacks or food, and a Sense of adventure and fun. Their sailboat leaves from the Camana Bay dock. Contact them for more information by calling Cayman at (345) 936-7245 or US at (318) 936-7245, or book on line at their website above.

Cayman Art Galleries

Pure Art Gallery and Gifts

www.pureart.ky

Best shopping - Pure Art Gallery and GiftsFor over twenty years passengers have enjoyed this art gallery located in this charming Cayman cottage on South Church Street. Pure Art is a must stop, sure to delight a variety of Cayman shoppers. Pure Art Gallery and Art is the most creative and most imaginative gift shop in the Cayman Islands. Located within an unpretentious and low-slung wood frame house about 2.4 km (1 1/2 miles) south of George Town proper, it has reached its present level of fascination under the stewardship of Debbie Chase, a U.S.- born artist. Chase's friendly relations with craftspeople throughout Cayman has created a treasure trove of gift items that are a lot more interesting than what's available at many nearby competitors. Expect a densely packed environment loaded with paintings, artifacts, books, and clever handcrafted items from the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, Key West, and Central America. The common denominator linking all the items is good taste, good humor, and an appreciation for detail-intensive labor. They have just completed a new extension with even more art work to enjoy. Location: South of the center of George Town, on the corner of South Church Street and Denham-Thompson Way. Tel: (345) 949-9133, Fax: (345) 949-4473, Email: topureart@candw.ky

Wreck View Art Gallery

Best shopping - Wreck View Art Gallery Passengers love this cute, crazy little art gallery! Located just opposite of Tukka restaurant on the East End of the island. It is not much to look at from the outside but don't let that scare you off from getting the best prices for local art on the island. They have many pendants of black coral and local custom designed jewelry. They have some very unique items carved wooden masks, turtles and stingrays. If you are on the East side and want to shop for gifts to take home...this is the place! Stop in and check out all the authentic carvings, jewelry and paintings by local Cayman artists. You can buy cigars, jewelry and some hand painted postcards. You will love talking to Matthew, one of the owners, who has a great knowledge of Cuban cigars! Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Closed Saturdays. christinaedwards57@yahoo.com. (345) 928-6662.

Botanic Garden

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

www.botanic-park.ky

Best activity - Queen Elizabeth II Botanic ParkNature lovers and photo enthusiasts will marvel at the rich array of colors, diverse scenery and wildlife at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park! From its humble beginnings in 1994 with only the Woodland Trail complete, the Park has grown to a world class facility. Purchase your admission ticket at the Visitor’s Centre, pick up a Woodland Trail Guide and map which guides you through the Park. Start your tour in the courtyard graced with orchids and tropical plants. The main path leads to the Heritage Garden and traditional-style Cayman cottage, depicting how life was lived in the Cayman Islands in the early 20th century. Walk by the new Xerophytic Cactus Garden, showcasing plants and cactus which have adapted to extreme heat and drought. Further along is the Floral Color Garden. A series of gardens arranged by color, the garden is a year-round explosion of hues. Meander through the trails and end at the gazebo, a favorite for weddings and intimate brunches. Continuing along the main path, encounter the Park’s two-acre Lake and adjacent Wetlands. This tranquil oasis of 3 small islands offer a habitat for native birds and attracts bird-watchers from around the world. This path links to the Woodland Trail. In just under a mile, the landscape changes from wetland to cactus thicket, logwood swamp to humid epiphyte woodland, dry thickets to tall woodland with impressive Mahogany trees. Along the Woodland Trail lies the Blue Iguana Habitat, the centre for the National Trust’s Blue Iguana Recovery Program. The National Trust of the Cayman Islands began its work with these creatures in 1987, with an ultimate re-population goal of 1000. The Habitat has become a popular breeding ground for these fascinating reptiles (Cyclura nubila lewisi), who only two decades ago were facing extinction. Frequently found freely roaming the grounds of the Park, these “blue dragons” delight everyone. Call ahead for a special tour of the Habitat. Daily from 9:00AM – 5:30PM | Last admission at 4:30PM (Closed on Good Friday & Christmas Day) Phone: 947-9462 • info@botanic-park.ky | Facebook: QEIIBotanicPark Admission: Adult Non-Guided Tour: $10 KYD, Adult Guided Tour: $15 KYD, Child (6-12): $5 KYD, Child (0-5): $0 KYD. Guided tours are only available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00PM, must call in advance.

Check out Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Hell

Hell Attraction

www.tab.ky/hell.html

Best activity - Hell AttractionPassengers love to send their friends and relatives a postcard from Hell! They actually do have an official post office! You can even get a picture with the Devil himself. This is a quick fun side trip, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Strange as it may seem, there is really a place called Hell...in Cayman's paradise. Located in the district of West Bay on Grand Cayman, Hell is a unique natural wonder of rugged blackened limestone outcropping. Visitors have been flocking here for decades, for bragging rights that they have "been to Hell and back" or have simply taken someone's advice to "go to Hell! Hell was created by salt and lime deposits over many years, and the legend of its name's origin is controversial. Some say locals believed the place was similar to Hell's landscape. Others assert that a British general hunting in the area exclaimed "Oh hell," when he missed a shot near the area. The rock called (iron shore) is a unique formation which is characterized by jagged, spongy pinnacles of black-covered limestone. This phytokarst formation is produced when attacking filamentous algae interact with the Ironshore Formation limestone present at this location. Whatever the history behind the name, the area has attracted huge numbers of visitors and fostered a blooming tourism industry. Men dressed as the devil roam the gift shop and Club Inferno serves as the location's top watering hole. It’s located at 93 Hell Road in West Bay. The site is accessible at all times. Gift shops and restrooms are open daily from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Hell attraction site is open free to the public. There are 3 gift shops on the property as well as public restrooms.

Pedro Castle

Pedro St James (‘Pedro Castle’)

www.pedrostjames.ky

Best activity - Pedro CastleStep Back in time and experience the history and heritage that blossoms at Pedro St James! Known by locals as ‘Pedro Castle’, this Great House is the oldest surviving stone structure in the Cayman Islands. It is also the “birthplace of democracy”, and home to Cayman’s many cultural and historic tales. Built using slave labour in 1780 by a wealthy Englishman, this home earned its name as a castle due to its sweeping mahogany verandas, sturdy stone walls and slate roof. At a time when most people lived in small thatch houses, and Cayman’s population was just 500 people, this spectacularly built 3-storey home certainly was ‘Cayman’s Castle’. A visit to Pedro St James is always time well spent. Explore the Great House and 18th Century artefacts. Absorb the beauty of the panoramic ocean views, and 7 landscaped acres. Enjoy a 3-D multi-sensory movie that will transport you back in time, and take a guided tour by a local, for a truly authentic experience. Since its construction more than two centuries ago, Pedro St. James has been put to a variety of uses, including a cotton plantation, courthouse, jail, Government Assembly and restaurant, before the Cayman Islands Government finally purchased the property in 1996, and restored it to it’s 18th Century grandeur. Surviving hurricanes, fires, vandalism, and rumours of being both jinxed and haunted, it stands today, in its restored state, as a dynamic piece of Caymanian heritage. Perhaps best known as the “Birthplace of Democracy in the Cayman Islands”, Pedro St. James was the venue for a meeting on December 5, 1831 where the decision was made to form the first elected parliament. Later, on May 3, 1835, Robert Thompson, sent from the Governor of Jamaica, held court at Pedro St. James to issue the proclamation ending slavery in the British Empire. This site has been at the centre of pirate raids, tragedy, triumph, and political reformation. Let its history and heritage inspire you on your visit to Pedro St James. Pedro St James also provides a stunning location for weddings, events, and photo opportunities, owing to its expansive grounds, breath-taking backdrops, and rich history. (345) 947-3329 | info@pedrostjames.ky | Facebook: PedroStJames Open daily from 8:30AM – 5:00PM | Last movie showing at 4:00PM Guided tours are available daily from 9AM – 4PM. (Closed on Good Friday & Christmas Day) Phone: 947-9462 • info@pedrostjames.ky | Facebook: PedroStJames Adult Non-Guided Tour: $10 KYD, Adult Guided Tour: $15 KYD, Child (6-12): $5 KYD, Child (0-5): $0 KYD
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Cayman Craft Market

Cayman Craft Market: Promoting Local Arts & Crafts!

www.craftmarket.ky

Best shopping - Cayman Craft MarketFor a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, the bustling Cayman Craft Market in downtown George Town is the place to be! Sample some of Cayman’s culture and heritage as you browse through locally made arts, crafts and produce. Putter through woven thatch hats and bags, bona fide island jewellery, one-of-a-kind woodcarvings and paintings, handmade products from local materials such as conch and caymanite, and other jewellery crafted from seeds, beans, and polished coconuts! Local spices, jellies, jams, pickles, snacks and even hair braiding can be found here! The Cayman Craft Market was developed by the Cayman Islands Government to provide an avenue for local artists to showcase their unique and indigenous products. Caymanian crafters who employ some of the oldest known skills in the Cayman Islands bring their wares to this little market by the sea. It has become an integral part of the tourism product and is enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year! Crafts that represent a wider range of Caribbean souvenir items are also offered. The Craft Market is located at the junction of South Church Street and Boilers Road, overlooking the glistening waters of George Town Harbour, just a short walk from the cruise ship pier. Now that’s Island Living! Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (or until ships’ last boarding) Occasionally open on Saturdays during high season. info@tab.ky | | (345) 949-0049 / (345) 949-6999 | Facebook: Cayman Craft Market

Cayman Cycling/Bicycle Tours

Eco Rides Cayman

www.ecoridescayman.ky

Best activities - Eco Rides CaymanECO Rides Cayman has proven to be a passenger favorite for East End guests. If you like to bike, get great exercise, and enjoy Cayman in a natural and slowing pace, these folks are perfect. This team is all local and will be able to share with you some of the great history of the island and answer many of your questions. They have three rides to choose from: Cayman Sunrise, Cayman Sea Breeze, and Cayman Island Escape. 1. Cayman Sunrise - 8:00 AM (Tuesday, Thursday Saturday) US $60.00. 2. Cayman Sea Breeze - 2:00 PM (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) US $65.00. 3. Cayman Inland Escape - 7:30 AM (Wednesday & Sunday) US $75.00. All tours start/finish at the Wyndham Reef Resort in East End. All tours include helmet, water, and snack bar. Feel the Cayman breeze in your face and enjoy all the East End has to offer. For booking visit them on their website above, or contact them by email at ecoridescayman@yahoo.com or tours@ecoridescayman.ky or by phone (345) 939-0902 or (345) 922-0754.

West Bay Loop

Passengers love this bike tour! West Bay Loop has over one hundred hire bikes, all brand new! They hire beach cruisers, road bikes, hybrids, children's bikes, baby buggies and tow behind bikes for young children. All hire bikes are available on a daily or weekly basis and can be delivered to your door! West Bay Loop bikes are all brand new Giants! The West Bay Loop is a nine and a half mile mixed surface trail running along the coastline in West Bay. It connects four of the coolest waterfront bars on the island and there is great snorkeling and excellent diving at the Cracked Conch and Alfresco on Seven Mile Beach. We are offer hire where we provide you with a helmet and a map and some solid local advice on where to go, or you can go on our guided bike tour of all the cool fun places in West Bay, secret beaches, the National Park, and let us worry about looking after you and your family or group. The Tour is quietly developing a reputation for its stimulating historical tour content and environmental emphasis as well as great fun riding in the mud and puddles in Barkers National Park! Don't miss it...some people say it is the best day of their vacation. Call Richard at (345) 939-0911 or visit the website to book.

Cave Tours

Crystal Caves

www.caymancrystalcaves.com

Best activities - Crystal CavesThe Crystal Caves are situated in a lush tropical forest on the Northside of Grand Cayman, the island’s newest nature tourist attraction. Many families have enjoyed this amazing tour as one of the best ways to connect with the nature and beauty of the island. All visitors receive guided walking tours, lasting approximately 1½ hours, which include taking you through the surrounding tropical forest area and 3 spectacular caves. You will venture into amazing caves where you’ll see stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures and otherworldly formations, formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time. Tour through the unique tropical forest nature, under which the caves formed. Amongst the forest and caves is captivating tropical plant and animal life, including strangler balsam trees, air plants, parrots, and bats… You have a couple options to enjoy visiting the caves: if you have a car you may drive there, or you can join Cayman Safari on an exploration of "Cayman Down Under”. If you go with Cayman Safari, then on the way, you will have an opportunity for photo stops and of course learn more about Cayman- it's history, culture and heritage. Some of the sights you will see will include Smith Cove, Shoe Tree and the first capital, Bodden Town. This is perfect for those wanting an incredible outdoor adventure and experience the most unique attraction in Cayman! They’re located at 69 Northside Road, Old Man Bay, Northside, Grand Cayman. To book either with Cayman Safari or Cayman Crystal Caves please call (345) 949-CAVE (2283) or (345) 925-3001,info@caymancrystalcaves.com Open 7 days a week tours at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Please make sure to pre-book ahead of visiting to make sure there is space at the time you wish to go.

Cayman Culinary Tours

The Flavour Tour - Camana Bay

Best shopping - The Flavour Tour - Camana BayExperience The Flavour Tour, a guided dining adventure featuring local ingredients presented in the unique styles of Camana Bay’s signature restaurants. Start the evening with a glass of bubbly at West Indies Wine Company then enjoy four small plate courses complemented by featured cocktail pairings before returning to West Indies Wine Company for a taste of one of their 80 vintages. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are sourced straight from Camana Bay’s weekly Farmers & Artisans Market, which takes place every Wednesday from 12-7pm in the Town Centre. For a real taste of Cayman, guests are encouraged to explore the market at their own leisure prior to joining the tour. The cost for The Flavour Tour is $89USD per person, including gratuities. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance at camanabay.com/flavourtour. Please allow two hours for the full experience. Tours can also be customized for private groups of 10-20 people. For more information, please call 345-640-TOUR (8687) or email flavourtour@camanabay.com.

Cayman Food Tours

Passengers love the Taste of George Town Tour! Anyone wanting to experience the local culture and fabulous food, this is the foodie tour for you! It is something different to do while you enjoying the island. Have heard great things about Marzeta, the tour guide. She is local and is very knowledgeable, not only about food, but about everything there is to know about Grand Cayman. The walking tour is easy, interesting and very informative. The tour visits 5 Cayman Islands food tasting locations for 10 mouth-watering samplings, enough for a hearty lunch, in the capital and financial centre, George Town. Beyond the diverse eats and sweet treats, fascinating stories will reveal the rich history and architecture as you stroll through the streets of the capital. All food and drink tastings, enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price of US$75. Tastings and stops include: a restaurant at the forefront of local and global movement for sustainable fishing; locally made sweet and spicy jam; cool iced tea inspired by the flora of the Cayman Islands; West Indian street food; award-winning local beer; the world famous baked good that is the Cayman Islands' number one export; and a taste of the Mediterranean with a twist courtesy of the Jamaican Blue Mountains. Served alongside your tastings are the stories about how these establishments started, have grown, and captured the hearts of people in the Cayman Islands for decades. All food tastings are included in the ticket price. Between tastings, you will get an insider's view of modern and historic George Town as you stroll the bustling vibrant streets of one of the world's largest international financial centers. Their enthusiastic, local guides share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, historic churches and community buildings, and exciting local attractions and restaurants. (345) 927-1000

Cayman Hiking

Mastic Trail

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The Mastic Trail hike is a great experience and ranks as the highlight of all of my nature lover's outdoor experiences. The three-hour hike (with my passengers favorite trail guide Stuart Mailer) is a must do! He will take you through the undisturbed interior of wetland and dry forest that is often overlooked from the beaches. The overwhelming abundance of trees, butterflies, parrots, woodpeckers, lizards, and frogs is astonishing, and the expert commentary, including bird calls, by the guide himself is incredible. Although the terrain is rugged in places, you can walk a reasonable pace with many stops to look at plants and animals and to take photographs. Wear comfortable shoes, insect repellant because the trail itself is largely shaded.

Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park

www.botanic-park.ky

This botanical park which opened in 1994 has grown from a woodland trail to a fully operational world class facility. Its annual orchid show is a widely anticipated event among many other possible hosted events at this site. If you are a flower or plant enthusiast you will not want to miss the beauty of these surroundings. Admission to the park is $10 USD with children 12 and under admitted free! For more information and operating hours visit their official site.

Cayman Land Base Driving

Cayman Motor Museum

Cayman Motor Museum

A new museum on Cayman is getting some island buzz. Some passengers have enjoyed spending an hour or two at the very nice brand new museum in the West Bay area of Grand Cayman; just north of 7 mile beach. It is easy to find, a new building built especially to house this awesome and varied collection of automobiles owned by one gentleman. View the entire Ferrari's and Rolls Royce's, as well as the couple of motorcycles thrown in! There was even the original bat mobile from the Batman 1960's TV series!

Cayman Golf Mini

Cayman Crazy Golfing

This little oasis of alternative Caribbean fun is tucked away next to Deckers Grille along the Seven Mile Beach. Don't be fooled by its tiny facade...18 holes of crazy mini golfing is ready to challenge you! A friendly reception is the start of the game, and from thereon it is up to you to survive the courses and wild animals! The kiddies can bash their way through the course in 20 minutes, the competitive adults battle it out for 1½ hours. Conveniently, Deckers is right next door...just a few steps away and your thirst can be quenched or you appetite fed! Open during the cooler hours of late afternoon and evening, this is a wonderful option for light evening entertainment. Their summer special? Pay one price and play all night. (345) 945-8362

Cayman Golf Course

Segway Tours

Cayman Segway Tours

www.caymansegwaytours.com

Best activities - Cayman Segway Tours Explore the sites of Grand Cayman in the coolest way, gliding along on your Segway Personal Transporter (PT). Once your orientation and training is complete, you will depart by Segway PT to visit two popular spots, Camana Bay and the Royal Palms Beach Club. On your 90-minute tour, you will learn some historic facts of the Cayman Islands as well as some common phrases in the Cayman dialect from your local guide. This is truly a fun, unique and memorable way to tour Grand Cayman! E-Mail: info@caymansegwaytours.com, or Phone: (345) 640-6300.

Cayman Skate Park

Black Pearl Skate and Surf Park

Black Pearl is the largest skateboard park with over 62,000 feet of skating possibilities It also hosts the world's largest free standing wave which makes this the ideal spot for surf and skate enthusiasts.

Cayman Turtle Farm

Cayman Turtle Farm

www.turtle.ky

Best activities - Cayman Turtle Farm This one-of-a-kind, 23-acre adventure marine park is one of the most exciting Caribbean attractions. The Cayman Turtle Farm on Grand Cayman celebrates Caymanians' stewardship of the seas and relationship with nature through tactile, colorful, educational and memorable experiences. The park allows visitors to experience the rich history of Caymanian life in a fun and safe environment while providing opportunities to observe and interact with native flora and fauna. The expanded facilities ensure visitors continue to learn more about these amazing sea creatures as well as our new additions including the predators, birds, caiman, and other exciting creatures. The new park also houses a world-class research and educational facility that focuses on the conservation of sea turtles. Visitors can now enjoy a refreshing, cool dip in the ever inviting Breaker's fresh water tidal lagoon and dine on a scrumptious meal at Breaker's Snack Shack. Items on the menu include jerk chicken and pork, hamburgers, sandwiches, and desserts amongst other delights. Everyone will enjoy the experience of the finest Caymanian cuisine at a variety of locations throughout the park. The park offers visitors a unique opportunity to swim and snorkel with fish and other marine life in its 1.3 million gallon salt-water lagoon. Guests can also peer into the predator tank and come nose-to-nose with sharks and eels. Let your imagination soar as you wander through the beautiful free-flight bird aviary or stroll down an historic Caymanian street complete with porch side artisans. Children and adults alike will delight in interacting with starfish, urchins and crabs at the touch pool, for a Caribbean vacation unlike any other. The only one of its kind in the world, the Grand Cayman Turtle Farm is home to over 11,000 Green Sea Turtles, ranging in size from six ounces to six hundred pounds each. Visitors can tour an actual working farm, which is both educational and entertaining, and turtles are available for guests to hold for an amazing and unique photo opportunity. For those wanting to take a little of The Cayman Turtle Farm home, visit our 3,500 square foot retail centre located in the reception building. (345) 949 3894
Don't miss:

  • Weekdays bird feeding at 10:00am & 2:00pm
  • Shark talk & shark feeding at 11:00am
  • Turtle feeding at 11:30am & 3:30pm

Cayman Best Mini Day/Side Trips

Tortuga Rum Cake Factory

www.tortugarumcakes.com

Best activities - Tortuga Rum FactoryBefore leaving the airport area make sure to stop here and tour this rum factory; known worldwide for the best rum cakes! Made from an old family recipe, each moist cake is hand glazed with a ladle of old barreled aged rum. While there explore the wide range of Caribbean sauces, flavored coffees, chocolate treats and of course Tortuga Rum! Check out Tortuga, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Cayman Spirits Company (Seven Fathoms Rum) Factory

www.rum.ky

Best activities - Seven Fathoms RumPassengers Love this Rum! It is the only rum made on the island and is aged for a season at the bottom of the ocean! Passengers who know their rum say it is an excellent smooth sipping rum! Luis Ayala, noted rum expert and author shared this comment, "Shimmering light amber color with traces of orange and gold; aroma of vanilla, butterscotch and lightly toasted almonds. The body is light and slightly silky; the taste showcases a clean base with layers of vanilla, slightly toasted oak and a spicy and dry finish." Many of my passengers buy right at the airport at Jacques Scott before they leave the island. Seven Fathoms is a Premium Rum hand crafted in small batches at their George Town distillery, near the airport, the first of its kind in the Cayman Islands. Why age at the bottom of the ocean? "The tide mimics the caring touch of a distiller rotating their barrels in a cellar to ensure good diffusion of the molecules through the barrel," explains Walker Romanica. "Despite the diligence of even the most committed distiller, the waves are able to massage the rum with a far more consistent and steady precision." Just as in Scotland, the distillers of Seven Fathoms have their own folklore. I was told that the evaporation rate is significantly less than that of the casks on land, and it is the Grand Cayman Mermaids—rather than the Scottish angels—who benefit from this occurrence. DISTILLERY TOUR & RUM TASTING - Friendly, entertaining and passionate tour guides will lead you through a real working distillery where you will witness the process of refining, aging and blending that makes Seven Fathoms Rum so special. The tour concludes at the "Seven Fathoms Rum Bar" for a guided rum tasting. Feel free to browse the gift shop and find a treasure to take home amongst rum, vodka, clothing and local souvenir items. Tours everyday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Tour Price: $15 USD. (345) 925-5379

The White House Cayman

www.thewhitehousecayman.com

Best activities - The White House Cayman There is a wonderful buzz about "The White House", Cayman's newest one day "staycation" destination. Imagine going back in time and stepping into an ocean front mansion right out of the Great Gatsby. The marble interior, and elegance of a palace is a unique venue to be found only here. The pristine ocean front beach has plenty of seating and a gorgeous pool. Then have a fabulous lunch on a spectacular deck with one of the best panoramic views on the island. Many folks on their way to the East End, take a lunch break at The White House in Bodden Town. This is obviously a spectacularly beautiful venue for a wedding. They offer on-site professional wedding planning & coordination services; resort style food and beverage services; complete selection of services, including accommodation reservations; transportation, tours and excursions, concierge services. The White House, Grand Cayman provides a fresh and unique option for those wishing to celebrate their special occasion in an environment that blends Great Gatsby with Colonial West Indies! With a private Bridal Wing and Lounge for pre-wedding preparation and relaxation; a Great Room with Champagne Bar and Lounge and a VIP Club Wing with Gatsby Bar & Lounge, The White House offers the most discerning of individuals with an elegant environment for gatherings, whether they be intimate or large in size. For additional information, kindly contact Padraic Linnane at cdms@candw.ky or (345) 516 8401.

Cayman In a Nutshell

www.caymaninanutshell.com

Best activities - Cayman In a Nutshell Cayman in a Nutshell is a tour that takes you to the highlights of the tourism experience on Grand Cayman. You will take a boat ride out to see the stingrays and go for a snorkel; a bus ride to Hell and back; photo ops at the Old Homestead (a true Cayman-style house and white sand yard) and at Seven Mile Beach; and a 45-minute stop at the Turtle Farm where you will see four species of sea turtle, from hatchlings to full-grown breeding adults, and learn some of the natural history of these incredible animals. To top it off, you will stop at a beautiful and quiet section of Seven Mile Beach for a Cayman-style lunch, which will include fish or chicken, rice, potato salad, mixed vegetables, and a soft drink and all this is included in the price of US$99/person! After the tour, you will return to our capital, George Town, where you will be able to shop, visit one of the many rum cake stores, or wander through the historic Heroes Square area where you will see the Legislative Assembly, original Town Hall, Town Clock, Courts Building, and Library. Special Offer!! Save $10 Per Adult when you mention this offer! (regular price is US$99/person for ages 12 and over; US$79.00/person for ages 4-11; children under age 4 go free and you provide their lunch). The tour lasts approximately 5.5 hours, and has an 8:15 AM departure, returning at 1:45 PM. (345) 526-8687 info@caymaninanutshell.com
Check out Cayman In a Nutshell, a recent Passenger Pick of the Month.

Camana Bay

www.camanabay.com

Best activities - Camana BayThe Town of Camana Bay on Grand Cayman is alive and thriving, offering a lifestyle unlike any other in the Cayman Islands or in the Caribbean. Here, on 500 acres, stretching from the turquoise waters of Seven Mile Beach to the majestic North Sound, is a community where everything you need is present. Camana Bay welcomes individuals from all walks of life. Come and play in The Town Centre, the heart of Camana Bay and a hub of food, entertainment, fashion, and fun. Realize new opportunities in a flourishing business environment. Make a home — or home-away-from home — in a community that caters to every lifestyle. Cultivated with care and skillfully nurtured, Camana Bay is a place where life blossoms. Get a bird's eye view of Grand Cayman awaits atop the 75-foot Observation Tower. One of the islands' tallest structures, it offers 360-degree views across Seven Mile Beach, George Town, the North Sound, and beyond. Just as impressive as The Observation Tower's outlook is the journey to get there via a double helix staircase, climbing alongside a floor-to-ceiling mosaic depicting Cayman's reefs and marine life. The undersea mosaic is one of the largest installations of its kind in the world and evokes the sensation of ascending a deep-sea dive from seabed to surface. Guests can also take an elevator to the top, stopping on each floor to take in the view.

Caybrew Brewery

www.cib.ky

Best activities - Caybrew BreweryBrewery tours are available every Monday through Friday on the hour from 9 am to 4 pm. Private tours can be arrange for bookings of over 10 persons in the evening. These informative tours include samples of all the products, and are conducted by knowledgeable members of the brewing staff. Ring ahead for bottling days for the main experience. The Gift store is also open during these times selling exclusive Caybrew, CayLight and Ironshore Bock items. (345) 947-6699

Cayman Safari Adventures Ltd.

www.caymansafari.com

Best activities - Cayman Safari Adventures LtdPassengers love adventure and they love to learn about Cayman. What better with than with locals! This tour company promises to provide a premier land based excursion for visitors that will expose our Caymanian culture in a vibrant and exciting way, so they leave Cayman with a greater appreciation of its history, culture and people. Their vision is to provide visitors with a holistic Cayman experience, through interaction with locals and visits to key historic and cultural sites primarily in the Eastern Districts: Bodden Town, East End, and North Side. All of the Guides are Caymanian, and have gone through the rigorous Tour Bus Driver Permit testing and approval system to be licensed by the Public Transport Licensing Board. Your Guide is someone who enjoys making new friends and greeting old friends, and who conducts each Adventure with an emphasis on fun, safety, hospitality, and local knowledge. The primary Mission of each Guide is to host, educate and entertain a small group of Guests, by leading and transporting them on half-day Adventures to special places and people of Grand Cayman. Your Guide will immerse you in the history, culture and natural beauty of the island through stops at key historic and cultural sites and interaction with local craft and food vendors, and other local people. (345) 925-3001, or (866) 211-4677

Crystal Caves

www.caymancrystalcaves.com

Best activities - Crystal CavesThe Crystal Caves are situated in a lush tropical forest on the Northside of Grand Cayman, the island’s newest nature tourist attraction. Many families have enjoyed this amazing tour as one of the best ways to connect with the nature and beauty of the island. All visitors receive guided walking tours, lasting approximately 1½ hours, which include taking you through the surrounding tropical forest area and 3 spectacular caves. You will venture into amazing caves where you’ll see stalactite and stalagmite crystal structures and otherworldly formations, formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time. Tour through the unique tropical forest nature, under which the caves formed. Amongst the forest and caves is captivating tropical plant and animal life, including strangler balsam trees, air plants, parrots, and bats… You have a couple options to enjoy visiting the caves: if you have a car you may drive there, or you can join Cayman Safari on an exploration of "Cayman Down Under”. If you go with Cayman Safari, then on the way, you will have an opportunity for photo stops and of course learn more about Cayman- it's history, culture and heritage. Some of the sights you will see will include Smith Cove, Shoe Tree and the first capital, Bodden Town. This is perfect for those wanting an incredible outdoor adventure and experience the most unique attraction in Cayman! They’re located at 69 Northside Road, Old Man Bay, Northside, Grand Cayman. To book either with Cayman Safari or Cayman Crystal Caves please call (345) 949-CAVE (2283) or (345) 925-3001,info@caymancrystalcaves.com Open 7 days a week tours at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Please make sure to pre-book ahead of visiting to make sure there is space at the time you wish to go.

CAMANA BAY FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET

www.madeincayman.org/farmers-market/

BestExperience local flavour at the Farmers & Artisans Market every Wednesday from 12 pm to 7 pm on The Paseo in Camana Bay. The Market is a showcase for all that is grown and made in Cayman. The more than 40 shops and restaurants of Camana Bay are joined by as many growers and purveyors offering fresh produce, specialty foods, gifts, jewellery, skincare products, crafts, teas, flowers, jellies, seasonings and more. Beginning at 3pm, the Market is infused with entertainment, ranging from artists creating their craft in real time, to cultural demonstrations of thatch weaving, rope making, conch blowing, soldier crab racing and traditional games. The festivities continue into the evening with live music from 5 pm to 7 pm. Afterwards, visitors looking for a real taste of Cayman can join The Flavour Tour, a guided dining adventure featuring local ingredients presented in the unique styles of Camana Bay’s signature restaurants. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit camanabay.com/flavourtour. No Cayman Islands experience is complete without a visit to the Camana Bay Farmers & Artisans Market.

Discover the Cayman Story

The National Trust for the Cayman Islands office, located in Georgetown, offers visitors extensive information on the destinations history, environment, national symbols and culture. Tours are also available for guests to uncover the Cayman of yesteryear by learning about wattle and daub, a method of construction used to build homes; and discovering historical sites such as the Bodden Town Guard House.

Conch House

Experience the rich culture and history of the Cayman Islands from the Conch Shell House to Pedro St. James Great House. Your first stop on the historical tours of Grand Cayman is the famous Conch Shell House. Dating back to 1935, this well known landmark consists of more than 4,000 conch shells and was once used as a bomb depot by the US Navy in WWII. Having survived both hurricanes and floods, the Conch Shell House is a must see when in the Cayman Islands.