Watersports

With Cayman’s clear blue warm waters, it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with a new water sport!

We list lots of amazing watersports activities here, but if you are interested in diving then check out the extensive information we have in the Diving section.

Amphibious Bus Tours

MarineLand runs a unique amphibious bus that takes you on land and sea adventures.

Underwater cameras on-board allow you to view the wonders of Cayman’s underwater world. Tours cost US$50 per adult and US$42 per child (5-12 years). Call (345) 945 8687 or visit www.marinelandtours.com.

Boat Trips

There are lots of companies that will rent you a boat or organise a private charter for you. See the Boat Rental and Charters page.

Fishing

Fishing is a big sport in the Cayman Islands. See the Fishing page to find out about fishing trips and tournaments, restrictions and regulations.

Jetovator Rides

A Jetovator propels a rider up into the air much like a Jetpack does, however, the Jetovator is incredibly easy to operate.

Just about anybody can be trained to operate it safely and proficiently in twenty minutes. The Jetovator can attain forward speeds of 25mph, dive under water for brief durations and allows riders to cruise in comfort for as long as they want to. You can try a Jetovator at White Sand Watersports in East End. Tel: (345) 916 7263 or (345) 938 7263.

Kayaking

One of nature’s best kept secrets is a rare bioluminescent phenomenon found only in a dozen places worldwide.

Cayman Kayaks’ magical bioluminescence tours by kayak and electric-catarmaran depart twice nightly from Rum Point. They also take small groups on morning tours to explore and learn about our fascinating mangrove eco-systems. For more information call (345) 926 4467, email: [email protected] or visit www.caymankayaks.com.

Cayman Sea Elements also offer tours of the bioluminescent bay (by boat), plus mangrove kayak tours where you will encounter a myriad of wildlife while learning about Cayman’s unique mangrove habitats. Tours take 2½ hours and leave several times a week from the Cayman Islands’ Yacht Club. Call (345) 936 8687 or email: [email protected] for more information.

White Sand Watersports (Tel: (345) 916 7263 or (345) 938 7263) has kayaks for rent from the Reef Resort in East End and they can deliver kayaks island-wide.

Red Sail Sports offers a 50% discount to locals as well as their visitors and family.

Kite Boarding

Kite boarding is very popular in the Cayman Islands and they have become known as international destination for the sport. There are plans to organise local competitions for kitesurfers in Cayman and attract more local and big-name sponsors to support local riders. Barkers’ Beach in West Bay is an excellent spot to kite board. Kitesurf Cayman offers private two-hour lessons also on Barkers’ Beach from sunrise to sunset. Visit www.kitesurfcayman.com or call (345) 916 5483.

Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding is an ideal way to cruise the calm waters off Seven Mile Beach. Those looking for more of a challenge may want to take part in paddleboard races or try surfing small waves. Paddleboards can be rented from Cayman Stand Up Paddle Co. Ltd. (Tel: (345) 938 4787) and they deliver paddleboards to your home or condo Island-wide – free delivery in and around Seven Mile Beach is also offered. White Sand Watersports (Tel: (345) 916 7263) in East End rent paddleboards for US$65 a day (minimum) or US$195 per week, with a 10% discount available to residents. They also deliver Island-wide. The Sweet Spot (Tel: (345) 925 8129) at Kaibo also rent paddleboards. Bliss Living Yoga offers paddleboard yoga at various times throughout the year. Visit www.blissyogacayman.com.

Parasailing

For a birds-eye view of Grand Cayman and the crystal clear water of Seven Mile Beach, take a ride on a parasail.

Parasailing Professionals offer single, double and triple rides that take off and land from the back of their parasail boat. It’s a smooth but exhilarating ride that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. For information call (345) 916 2953 and ask about the discount for residents.

Sailing

With the beautiful clear blue water surrounding the Cayman Islands, it’s no surprise that sailing is a popular sport. Click here for more information on Sailing and Yacht Clubs in Cayman or if you are interested in boating then you can learn more in our extensive Boating section.

Snorkelling

There are plenty of snorkelling sites in Cayman where you can go with your family to see the tropical underwater wildlife.

White Sand Watersports at the Reef Resort in East End, specialises in small group snorkelling excursions.

Tours can be taken on jet skis, on their speed boat or on the Hobie Getaway Catamaran. Contact Alan or Dave on (345) 916 7263.

SNUBA

Discover the underwater world using the SNUBA system, which is a hybrid between snorkelling and scuba diving.

A 20ft air line which is connected to a standard scuba tank. Swimming skills are required but there is no need for certification. There is a 15-minute pre-dive orientation and the dive is 35-40 minutes over the wreck of the Cali. Participants must be eight years or older to participate. Residents receive a $10 discount. To book call Sea Treck (345) 926 0008.

Surfing

Although not a big wave destination, it is possible to find some decent surf on Cayman. Through the winter months from December to March, when the northwesters blow through, some good swells are generated off Seven Mile Beach, making it a surfer’s paradise. The area in front of Caribbean Club and LUCA restaurant are ideal for beginners at this time, with a safe sandy bottom and easy access to/from the sea. From June to November, the best surf is usually found at the South Sound Community Centre and Mariners Cove in Spotts. However, beginners would be well advised to avoid these locations as the coral and sea urchins on the bottom can prove hazardous to less-skilled surfers. Surfboards can be purchased at Divers World. Surfboards can be rented from Ash McKnight by calling (345) 925 9092.

Submarine Rides

Atlantis Submarines (Tel: (345) 949 7700) brings underwater exploration to everyone aged four and up aboard the state-of-the-art, air conditioned Atlantis Submarine, which dives to depths of up to 100ft.

Residents are eligible for a discount on the presentation of an accepted ID. They also run a submarine night dive. For tour times and availability visit www.caymanislandssubmarines.com.

Underwater Helmet Diving Tours

Sea Trek offers a one-hour fully guided, underwater sea tour using the Sea Trek helmet diving system.

The tour departs from Cayman Cabana and goes out to Soto’s reef. Helmets are constructed of the highest quality marine grade components and provide three times the amount of air necessary for normal breathing. No swimming skills are needed. Residents receive a $10 discount. Call (345) 926 0008, email: [email protected] or visit www.seatrekcayman.com.

Underwater Observatories

For the less adventurous, or those with small children, Atlantis also operates the Seaworld Observatory, which never descends below the surface. Instead, guests are suspended five feet below the surface in a glass-enclosed hull.

The tour visits two shipwrecks and shallow reefs where the crew puts on a fish-feeding show. Ask about the resident discount on presentation of a local ID (kids under two are free). For tour times and availability visit www.caymanislandssubmarines.com or call (345) 949 7700.

Nautilus Undersea Tours offers a semi-submersible that holds 88 people. For information call (345) 945 1355.

Wakeboarding, Waterskiing & Banana Rides

If you are interested in wakeboarding, wakesurfing, waterskiing or banana rides, Red Sail Sports can accommodate you.

They charge US$15 per person for 15 minutes for banana rides, but give residents (and visiting friends and family) a 50% discount. A ski boat charter with banana boats can be hired for an hour for US$250. Otherwise, a selection of watersports can be chosen when a private boat is chartered or for children’s birthday parties. For information call (345) 949 8745.

Waverunning

You can rent a jetski from half an hour, up to a full day from Action Watersports (Tel: (345) 548 3147). They also offer two-hour guided jetski tours to Stingray City and Rum Point incorporating some snorkelling. Residents get a 5% discount off regular rates.

White Sand Watersports also offer jet ski tours in East End. Choose from a 45 minute Jet Ski Adventure Tour along the coast or a Jet Ski Snorkel Safari where you’ll discover Cayman above and below the water. Tel: (345) 916 7263 or (345) 938 7263.

New personal water craft are available at Kirk Marine (Tel: (345) 946 3575) which sells SeaDoo. Pro Yacht (Tel: (345) 945 4676) sells Kawasaki and Automotive Art (Tel: (345) 949 7102) stocks Yamaha.

Windsurfing

East End beaches are especially suited to this sport as the prevailing wind direction is from the East.

Tortuga Divers offers lessons at Morritts’ Tortuga Club in East End which are US$80 for one hour. A 50% residents discount available. Call (345) 947 2097. Also in East End, White Sand Watersports offer windsurfing lessons, equipment rental and packages. Call Alan or Dave on (345) 916 7263. Windsurfing enthusiasts can visit www.caymanwindsurf.ky.