Boating & Fishing
As beautifully noted by Jacques Cousteau, "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." The Cayman Islands are globally renowned for their beautiful water which is warm, blue and crystal clear. As an idyllic location for boaters, fishermen, snorkelers and naturalists, we have an entire section dedicated to the joy of being on the water.
Spending time on Cayman’s beautiful waters is the high point of any visitors itinerary and rightly so! The calm crystal clear waters with a cooling breeze make perfect boating conditions as you cruise across the waters.
In this section we provide information on buying a new or pre-owned boat in Cayman, and we also talk about the Cayman Islands’ Government boat licensing fees and boat insurance.
If you buy a boat you might want to bear in mind that salt and sun mixed together are a perfect cocktail for rust and for making your boat age very quickly! After a lovely long day out on the North Sound and lunching over at Kaibo, the last thing you probably want to consider is washing, cleaning and maintaining your boat. Taking a few minutes to hose down the boat with fresh water is probably one of the easiest maintenance procedures you can do. This will cut down the chance of corrosion on your engines, Bimini tops, snaps and other metal parts.
As one of the finest sailing and boating destinations globally, the Cayman Islands feature premiere service marinas dedicated to assisting boaters with docking facilities, buying parts and carrying out repairs and general maintenance. Those intending to visit Grand Cayman via boat can, with advance notice, notify The Barcadere Marina and they can arrange all customs requirements prior to your arrival.
On this page we talk about where to rent a boat or find a private boat charter in the Cayman Islands. We also discuss in detail boat trips, sailing charters and the Cayman Islands Sailing Club.
Fishing is a popular pastime in the Cayman Islands and there are plenty of tour operators that can take you out for reef or deep sea fishing trips. Read on to find out more about fishing in the Cayman Islands as well as the rules and regulations.
Anyone using Cayman waters is obliged to familiarise themselves with the applicable boating, marine and environmental laws. See the Port Authority’s website (www.caymanport.com) as well as the Dept of Environment’s website (www.doe.ky) for the most up-to-date rules and regulations.