The Best Watersports in Grand Cayman
Water-based activities range from the relaxing, with paddle-boarding, snorkelling and kayaking, to kitesurfing, windsurfing and parasailing for thrill-seekers.
Grand Cayman's perenial sunny weather means it's always a good time to be out on the water! Water-based activities available across the Island range from the more relaxing, with paddle-boarding, snorkelling and kayaking, to kitesurfing, windsurfing and parasailing for those thrill-seekers among us! Depending on whether you want to be on the water or in it, Explore Cayman has put together a comprehensive selection of water-based activities available to try in Grand Cayman.
Diving & Snorkelling
Cayman is globally acknowledged as a premier diving destination with excellent snorkelling too. Dive beneath the turquoise surface and be mesmerized by vibrant coral reefs teeming with exotic marine life. Witness stingrays gracefully gliding through shipwrecks, or come face-to-face with majestic sea turtles. We have the ultimate guide to all things sub-aqua.
Our Snorkel Charter Suggestions
Bioluminescence is a rare natural spectacle occurring in select global locations at specific times of the moon cycle. During these moments, billions of light-emitting organisms flash when disturbed. You can explore this mesmerizing phenomenon with several providers on-Island.
High Season heads up!
Plan Ahead: High season in Grand Cayman (December-April) brings sunshine and a lot of people. So, booking your watersports activities well in advance is crucial. Popular tours and equipment rentals fill up quickly around the Christmas and Easter holidays.
A bucket-list item for many, Stingray City in Cayman provides a hands-on experience with Southern Stingrays, allowing visitors to touch and feed these gentle giants. The shallow sandbar is perfect for families and casual adventurers, offering vibrant coral reefs for snorkelling.
5 TOP tips for Sun Safety
1. Seek shade during the hottest part of the day: 11am-3pm.
2. Please use an oxybenzone-free waterproof sun cream with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every one to two hours.
3. For maximum protection, ensure you wear a UV sun top. These protect the skin all day, even when wet.
4. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your head and eyes.
5. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially when playing outside or exerting yourself.
For those seeking adrenaline, rent jet skis along Seven Mile Beach or combine a private charter with onboard jet skiing through Cayman Luxury Charters. Experience the thrill of kitesurfing with Kitesurf Cayman in calm waters, guided by seasoned instructors.
Boards for paddleboarding are available for rent from Kitesurf Cayman or White Sand Water Sports, allowing you to explore the serene waters and discover tropical sea life.
Soar over Seven Mile Beach with parasailing, organized by Parasailing Professionals. Explore unique water activities such as Hobie Cat sailing, snorkelling tours, and underwater sightseeing. Discover surfing opportunities near the Caribbean Club for beginners and advanced surfers alike.
Fishing in Grand Cayman
Forget sunbathing, Grand Cayman's calling anglers with turquoise waters teeming with trophy fish. From deep-sea titans like marlin to reef warriors like snapper, cast your line into a fisherman's paradise. Dive in, adrenaline on tap, memories in store.
Make a splash!
Younger visitors can have lots of fun at waterparks like Starfish Cay at The Ritz-Carlton and SPLASH at the Kimpton Seafire, both are well equipped for children-friendly activities.