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.
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 (12 years and under). Minimum age is 5 years. Call (345) 945 8687 or visit www.marinelandtours.com.
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 is a big sport in the Cayman Islands. See the Fishing page to find out about fishing trips and tournaments, restrictions and regulations.
A Jetovator propels a rider up into the air much like a Jetpack does, however, the Jetovator is incredibly easy to operate and just about anybody can be trained to operate it safely in 20 minutes.
The Jetovator can attain forward speeds of 25mph, dive underwater for brief durations and allows riders to cruise in comfort for as long as they want. Contact White Sand Water Sports in East End. Tel: (345) 916 7263 or (345) 938 7263.
Oasis Water Park, located on South Church Street, is a huge inflatable waterpark which combines friendly competition, exercise and entertainment. Kids will enjoy racing across the obstacle course, climbing ladders and shooting down slides. Contact (345) 917 1459 or visit www.oasisaquaparkcayman.com.
One of nature’s best kept secrets is a rare bioluminescent phenomenon found only in a dozen places worldwide.
Cayman Kayaks offers magical bioluminescence tours by kayak and electric catamaran from Rum Point to the bioluminescent bay which is suitable for all skill levels and only a 10 minute paddle. Tours are 1.5-2 hours long and they include the guided tour to and from the bay. Call (345) 926 4467, email: [email protected] or visit www.caymankayaks.com.
Cayman Sea Elements also offer tours of the bioluminescent bay where you can snorkel and swim, plus mangrove kayak tours where you will encounter a myriad of wildlife while learning about Cayman’s unique mangrove habitats. Tours take approximately two hours and leave from the Cayman Islands Yacht Club. Call (345) 936 8687 or email: [email protected].
White Sand Water Sports (Tel: (345) 916 7263 or (345) 938 7263) has kayaks for rent from the Wyndham Reef Resort in East End and they can deliver kayaks Island-wide. They also run a bioluminescence kayak tour to Bio Bay with clear bottom kayaks.
Kite boarding is very popular in the Cayman Islands and they have become known as an 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 on Barker’s Beach. Visit www.kitesurfcayman.com.
White Sand Water Sports (Tel: (345) 916 7263) offers kite lessons and rentals in East End.
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 delivered to your home or condo – free delivery in and around Seven Mile Beach is also offered.
White Sand Water Sports (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.
Paddleboards can also be rented from The Sweet Spot (Tel: (345) 925 8129) at Kaibo.
Bliss Living Yoga (Tel: (345) 949 9642) offers paddleboard yoga on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and Rock Iguana Ltd. (Tel: (345) 936 2722) in Cayman Brac offers classes on Tuesdays.
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.
Another way to explore the underwater world is by using the SNUBA system, a 20ft air line connected to a standard scuba tank. Helmets are constructed of the highest quality marine grade components.
SNUBA goes out to the Wreck of the Cali. Their Sea Trek tour also offers a one hour fully guided underwater sea tour using the Sea Trek helmet diving system. Both tours depart from Balboa Beach. Swimming skills are required but there is no need for certification. Residents receive a CI$10 discount.
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.
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 up to 100ft. Residents are eligible for a discount upon presentation of an accepted ID.
They also run a submarine night dive. For tour times and availability visit www.caymanislandssubmarines.com.
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.
You can rent a jet ski from half an hour, up to a full day from Action Watersports (Tel: (345) 548 3147). They also offer two hour guided jet ski tours to Stingray City and Rum Point, incorporating some snorkelling. Residents get a 5% discount off regular rates.
White Sand Water Sports 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.
Aqua Watersports offers a range of waterbased activities including exciting Jet Ski Stingray City tours (either a 2 stop or 4 stop). They also offer a luxury Cranchi 43ft Charter boat for half day, full day or sunset cruising.
Red Sail Sports rent out jet skis, SUPs and a variety of water sports equipment. Call (345) 949 8745.
New personal water crafts 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.
The prevailing winds make the beaches off East End perfect for windsurfing. If you already know how to windsurf, simply rent and go with Tortuga Divers (Tel: (345) 947 2097) at Morritts’ Tortuga Club. They cater to all windsurfing levels with boards to suit beginners, intermediate and advanced windsurfers. Residents can receive up to 50% off.
White Sand Water Sports, which is located on the beach at the Wyndham Reef Resort, also offers windsurfing lessons, equipment rental and packages. Call (345) 916 7263 or email: [email protected].