There are so many things to do in the great outdoors in Cayman that you will be spoiled for choice.
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- Ambassadors of the Environment
- Amphibious Buses
- Black Pearl Skate Park
- Cayman Turtle Centre
- Camana Bay
- Crystal Caves
- Dolphin Encounter Attractions
- Floating Water Parks
- Glass Bottom Boat Tours
- The CI Humane Society - Volunteering
- Educational Activities
- Parasailing Professionals
- Salty Squad
- Pedro St. James Castle
- Atlantis Submarines
- Y Ropes Course
Below is the most comprehensive and up-to-date list you will find of outdoor facilities and activities for children.
Ambassadors of the Environment
At Ambassadors of the Environment you can learn from Cousteau-trained naturalists about Grand Cayman’s natural wonders with ecoadventure activities offered to adults, children and business groups through Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment programme at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Activities include everything from shipwreck snorkelling and mangrove kayaking explorations to photography, arts and crafts and science experiments. The activities are fun for all and also offered as after-school activities, summer camps and birthday parties. For more information, contact The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman at (345) 815 6120 or send them an email: email@example.com.
Amphibious Buses, offered by MarineLand offers land and sea adventures that children will love. They will discover the wonders of Cayman’s sea life through onboard underwater cameras. Amphibious bus tours cost US$50 per adult and US$42 per child (12 years and under). For tours to Stingray City (US$54 adults and US$44 for children). Minimum age is five years. Call (345) 945 8687 or visit www.marinelandtours.com.
Black Pearl Skate Park
Black Pearl Skate Park, located behind Grand Harbour Shopping Centre in Red Bay. This skate park is the largest in North America and the 2nd largest in the world. It has 62,000sq ft of beginner, intermediate and expert flow, as well as street courses. The park is operated by the Cayman Islands Skateboard Association (CISA). It is open Sunday-Thursday, 3pm-7pm, and Friday-Saturday, 3pm-9pm. Membership fees range from CI$45 per month to CI$300 for the year. The resident daily rate is CI$7 and the visitor rate is CI$10. Equipment available for rent includes: skateboards, BMX bikes, scooters, helmets and elbow and knee pads. The Park also includes three half basketball courts and rents out basketballs, table tennis tables, foosball tables and board games. Available to host birthday parties.
Cayman Turtle Centre
Cayman Turtle Centre, located in West Bay, The Cayman Turtle Centre offers guests a variety of unique experiences. Learn about and observe sea turtles up close and take the photo of a lifetime in one of the turtle touch tanks. Swim or snorkel with yearling green sea turtles and other colourful marine life, experience hand-feeding birds in the Caribbean Aviary, watching the Predator Reef Feeding Frenzy or join Smiley’s Croc Encounter on specific weekdays. Eat lunch in the restaurant overlooking the lagoon and the resident peacock family and then swim in the Island’s largest pool with its two waterfalls, underwater viewing panel and Turtle Twister water slide. Open Monday- Sunday 8am-5pm (with last admission at 4.30pm). The resident rate for adults is CI$10 and CI$4 for children 12 years and under with free admission for children four years and under. There is a courtesy shuttle bus that picks up guests from hotels along Seven Mile Beach or plenty of parking if you drive.
Camana Bay’s Town Centre is a delightful place to take a stroll with your children. It offers wide shady avenues, landscaped courtyards with water features, fountains for children to play in and benches to sit on. Climb the Observation Tower, one of the tallest buildings on Grand Cayman at 75 ft (lifts are also available), for panoramic views of the Island. The book store, Books & Books, has a great kids section and hosts a Story Time on Sunday mornings (see our Storytelling section further down the page for more information).
Crystal Caves offer tours of underground caves in Cayman. Local guides will take you through the surrounding tropical forest and into the caves, where striking rock formations and an underground lake lay waiting. Stories of how the caves were created, and their history as a hiding place for pirate treasure, offer an intriguing tale for all. Call (345) 949 CAVE (2283) to arrange a visit.
Dolphin Encounter Attractions
There are two Dolphin Encounter Attractions in Cayman. Dolphin Cove (Tel: (345) 623 2683) is situated in West Bay near Morgan’s Harbour, and you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dolphin Discovery, located adjacent to the Cayman Turtle Centre in West Bay, can be contacted at email@example.com or call (345) 769 7946. Both of them offer three different programs and special rates for residents starting at CI$85 for adults and CI$75 for kids under 12 years. At Dolphin Discovery guests can enjoy a free dolphin presentation every Saturday and Sunday at 12.30pm.
Floating Water Parks
Floating Water Parks have now become a popular activity for kids. Oasis Aqua Park, located on South Church Street, is a fairly recent inflatable playground that combines friendly competition, exercise and entertainment for an enjoyable experience. It is open to those aged six and up and/or 42” in height. Contact (345) 917 1459 or visit www.oasisaquaparkcayman.com for more information. Another great water park is Jungle Float Cayman which is located at Starfish Point, Kaibo. The float can accommodate up to 40 people and is comprised of six attractions – Tarzan Rope, Jungle Waterslide, Gorilla Bounce, Gorilla Jump, Monkey Jump and Monkey Bounce. Call (345) 922 1830 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glass Bottom Boat Tours
The Glass Bottom Boat Tours enable you to explore Cayman’s fascinating underwater world without getting wet by taking a ride on the 35ft ‘Sea Escape’. Tours visit the wrecks of the Cali, Balboa, Eden Rock and Cheeseburger Reef. There is also the opportunity to snorkel and see the fish up close or watch while the crew feed the fish. There is also lots of shade providing protection from the sun. It is perfect for a family outing. Call (345) 917 2323 or (345) 943 5252, email: email@example.com.
The CI Humane Society - Volunteering
The CI Humane Society is located at 153 North Sound Road, next to A. L. Thompson’s at the Butterfield roundabout. Volunteers are also always needed for dog walking, pet grooming, and dog and cat socialising. Local families are encouraged to consider adopting a dog from them as an alternative to shipping in a dog from overseas or buying from a breeder. They operate an excellent second-hand book store (Book Loft) and Thrift shop (Claws-It). Call (345) 949 1461 or visit www.caymanislandshumanesociety.com for more information on how you can help.
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For an incredible view 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. A wonderful family experience for kids of six years and older, depending on their confidence levels. Ask about resident discounts.
If your kids are keen on learning how to paddleboard, join the Salty Squad. They meet after school, on weekends, holidays and during summer. They also host an all-inclusive ocean sports youth programme. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Pedro St. James Castle
Pedro St. James Castle is an 18th century Great House, known by locals as ‘Pedro Castle’, is a great place for both children and adults to learn about the early history of Cayman. With a multisensory movie theatre, a variety of 18th Century artefacts, and a rich history to learn about, this experience truly is a “step back in time” that will stimulate any child’s imagination. Ask for the Nature & History Trail Hunt for children, or the history quiz, if you really want to test your little ones. With a playground, lots of green space, activities and the Outpost Bar and Restaurant serving tasty bites, your children are guaranteed to have a fun time at Pedro St. James! It is also a great place to hold kids parties. Located in Savannah, Pedro St. James is just a 20 minute drive from George Town, and is open daily from 8.30am-5pm. Resident rates are: CI$7 for adults, CI$5 for children aged 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. A valid ID is required for resident rates.
Atlantis Submarines (Tel: (345) 949 7700) offers submarine rides and underwater observatories. They bring underwater exploration to everyone aged four and up, aboard the state-of-the-art, air conditioned Atlantis Submarine. The vessel dives to depths of up to 100ft. For the more adventurous, there is also a submarine night dive. For families with kids under four years old they also offer a semi-submersible craft with an observatory five feet below the surface. Residents are eligible for a discount on the presentation of an accepted ID. For tour times and availability visit www.caymanislandssubmarines.com.
Y Ropes Course
The Y Ropes Course teaches kids (ages 7-17) critical and fundamental skills that can be used to be successful in life. Skills learnt include trust, problem-solving, communication, team-building, self-esteem and confidence. The course provides a wide range of educational, recreational, therapeutic and developmental purposes. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ymcacayman.ky/giving/ropeschallengecourse for more information.