Best Family Activities in Grand Cayman

Family-friendly activities in Grand Cayman that will keep everyone entertained.

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Last updated 10 December, 2023
Breakers Lagoon at the Cayman Turtle Centre

Discover a wealth of family-friendly activities in the Cayman Islands, guaranteeing unforgettable experiences for all ages. Immerse yourself in the enchanting marine world of Stingray City, enjoy aquatic fun at waterparks, explore cultural sites, and try out some new sporting activities. From interactive wildlife encounters to exhilarating water sports, the Cayman Islands assure boundless joy for families.

Stingray City

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One of the most famous attractions in Grand Cayman, Stingray City is an absolute “must-do” for any visitor to Cayman and is often  described as the experience of a lifetime. Stingray City is home to  approximately 90 Southern Stingrays which roam free in the North Sound, a 35 square mile area of ocean protected by the reef. Kids will get the chance to pet and feed these gentle creatures.

Helpful Tip

Some Stingray City trips include a stop at Starfish Point. If your time is limited, try to find a trip that includes both!

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White Sand Water Sports

Stingray City Snorkel Tours

Recommended for all ages

2.5 -3 hours
From US$65.55 $69 5% off

Boat Trips

Crazy crab boat jump

Boat trips are an awesome family day out! Tour operators offer several trips out to Stingray City where you can feed the stingrays, snorkel at Coral Gardens, see the starfish at Starfish Point and possibly visit Rum Point or Kaibo for a fantastic lunch or dinner on the beach.

Popular Boat Trips

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Cayman Islands Sailing Charters

Half Day Sailing Charter

Recommended for all ages

Up to 4 hours
From US$750
$150 off
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Cayman Luxury Charters

Private Boat Charters with Cayman Luxury Charters

Recommended for all ages

Minimum 3 hours
From CI$130 $280 $150 off
5% off
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White Sand Water Sports

Private Charters with White Sand Water Sports

Recommended for all ages

3 hours
From US$569.05 $599 5% off
$50 off
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Y-Knot Charters

Private Charter with Y-Knot

Recommended for all ages

4 hours
From US$800 $850 $50 off

Splash Pads & Waterparks

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Starfish Cay waterpark at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to cool down in Cayman!

Camana Bay has two wonderful fountains that children love, a gentle one for toddlers that can be found next to the Camana Bay Cinema, and the other on The Crescent with powerful and exciting jets that come to life in a big way every ten minutes. The Cayman Turtle Centre offers two waterfalls, a large pool and the exciting Turtle Twister waterslide, which is 15ft high and 100ft long. It is great fun and loved by children! Starfish Cay Water Park at The Ritz-Carlton is home to waterslides, fountains and a giant water bucket. Day passes are available to buy. At the Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa, the SPLASH at Seafire is a mini water park with slides, fountains and plenty more water-based fun. Day passes are available to buy here too. The Splash Pad located in the Children’s Garden at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has large fountains plus plenty of other fun to keep the kids entertained for hours.

Visit a Cultural Site

Pedro St. James

Families can immerse themselves in a number of cultural activities designed to intrigue young minds. Learn about Cayman’s history at the National Museum and Pedro St. James, peruse local art at the National Gallery and discover more about local flora and fauna at the Botanic Park before venturing into vibrant gardens, exciting playgrounds, and charming gift shops that promise an enjoyable and educational experience for the entire family.

National Museum

Cayman Islands National Museum

George Town
National Historic Site

Pedro St. James Castle

Botanical Gardens

Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

North Side
Art Gallery, Shop and Café

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach

Camana Bay

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Kids playing in the water fountains at Camana Bay

Located just steps from Seven Mile Beach, the lively waterfront town of Camana Bay is a must-see destination for visitors. Virtually traffic free, it offers a host of family friendly activities including two fountains for kids to play in, a cinema showing all the latest releases, a 75ft Observation Tower to climb, a harbour and courtyards to explore plus plenty of welcoming restaurants that offer kids menus plus great quality food for parents too.

Kid-Friendly Attractions

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Holding agoutis at the Cayman Parrot Sanctuary

The Cayman Islands boast a plethora of child-friendly attractions. At the Turtle Centre, families can engage with yearling Green sea turtles, swimming and snorkelling alongside them. Explore the enchanting Crystal Caves, marveling at spectacular stalactite and stalagmite crystal formations on a captivating underground journey led by an informative guide. Uncover the beauty of Cayman Down Under as you traverse the caves, immersing yourself in stories and facts about this historic landmark. The Cayman Parrot Sanctuary offers an interactive and educational experience, allowing visitors to encounter native animals such as Cayman Parrots, goats, snakes, rabbits, guinea pigs, cockatiels, and agoutis. With two playgrounds, a zip line, and ample shaded areas, the sanctuary promises a delightful adventure for families.


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The Cayman Islands provide an idyllic playground for children with a diverse range of water sports. Whether snorkelling amidst vibrant coral reefs or kayaking through mangroves, youngsters can explore the marvels of marine life in calm safe waters. Older kids can seek thrills with activities like diving, kitesurfing, parasailing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding, ensuring an exhilarating and unforgettable Cayman adventure.

Bioluminescence Tours

Cayman Kayaks

North Side
Kitesurfing Lessons and Rentals

Kitesurf Cayman

West Bay

Parasailing Professionals

Seven Mile Beach
Dive Operator


West Bay
Water Sports & Beach Activities

Red Sail Sports

Seven Mile Beach

Mangrove Tours

Mangroves kayak

The mangroves are an important part of Cayman's eco-system. They are an ideal habitat for birds, fish and a host of different invertebrate species. Take the time to explore the mangrove system with Cayman Kayaks and you’ll spot Cayman parrots, iguanas, turtles, lobsters, tiny sea anemones, colourful encrusted sponge, upside-down jellyfish, periwinkle snails and sea stars. You will also learn about the root system of the mangroves that protect Cayman from large waves and storm surges that can happen during hurricanes as well as the animals that make the tangled roots their home.

Cayman Kayaks

Mangrove Kayak Tour

Recommended for all ages

1.5-2 hours
From US$75

Horseback Riding

Horse riding

With trails navigating stretches of white, sandy beaches, that border crystalline, blue water, horseback riding in Grand Cayman is truly an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Choose from beach and sea swim tours which are suitable for all levels of abilities. Riders are taken out to Barker’s National Park, in West Bay, where you are guided along the picturesque and often deserted shoreline of Barker’s beach. Tours last between 1-2 hours and you can choose between group or private rides. For those wanting to enjoy the beauty of a beach ride, as well as a cool and refreshing dip in the sea with their horse to complete the tour, opt for a 'sea swim tour' which is available from both Spirit of the West and Pampered Ponies.

Horseback Riding

Spirit Of The West

West Bay
Horseback Rides and Swim

Pampered Ponies

West Bay

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