6 Amazing Water Tours & Adventures To Do Right Now
Bored of lounging on the beach? Need a refresher on Cayman's best water based tours? Bored at work and looking to procrastinate by planning the weekend?
The Beach is here to rescue you, with our current favorite things to do on the water in Cayman. This rundown includes some of what you’re used to, and some of what you’re not - all of which we’ll keep updating on a regular basis. Keeping on-top of local intel is just as important as your rent/mortgage payment, and should be prioritised as such.
1. Experience underwater flight with Jon Dobbin at Mainstay Sailing
Not only are half and full day tours aboard Jon's catamaran's amazing, he also carries on-board a bunch of underwater flying machines known as Subwings. The general principle is easy - grab a Subwing, jump in, and hang on! It's easy to master and feels like your flying! The bigger your breath hold, the bigger the fun. Seriously, book a tour today. It's amazing.
2. Go diving with Living The Dream Divers
It's no secret, The Cayman Islands are riddled with brilliant dive sites and with this comes a bunch of dive operators to choose from. Family owned Living the Dream Divers, Liz and Gary run a personal service at a reasonable price. Their spacious customised dive boats reflect their attention to detail and commitment to quality care and customer needs. Let them take care of you with full valet service while you experience the best of Cayman diving.
3. Swim with the turtles at Spotts Beach
Located on the southeastern coast, Spotts Beach is the perfect Cayman beach spot. The 0.5-mile-long stretch of sand has plenty of palm trees and calm blue water. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, beachgoers can snorkel to the reef. (Be careful swimming, there are no lifeguards and currents can be strong. Rumoured to be the permanent home to a small family of turtles, here's your chance to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. Grab your snorkel gear and get in the water!
4. Learn to surf with Mariners Surf Co
Cayman isn't known as a surfing mecca, but when the stars align and the swell stacks up the surf can be as good as anywhere in the world. If you're a newbie to the sport, or just looking to get local intel on the beach breaks, give Jon Jon or Mica a shout at Mariners Surf Co. Primarily a surf clothing company, the boys also offer lessons for groms and beginners. What's even cooler is their commitment to the environment and preserving our beautiful coast line - when they're not in the water they can be found organising beach clean-ups and other conservation activities.
5. Stingray City Sandbar
A bucket list item for every visitor to Grand Cayman, is a trip to Stingray City Sandbar. It doesn't matter if you're an island native or a first timer, interacting with these gorgeous creatures never gets old. Book a tour today!
6. See the ocean sparkle at bioluminescence bay
Tiny bioluminescent plankton sparkling in the moonlight. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Well, it is true, and it is amazing. The best time to experience it is during a new moon when the nights are darker and the plankton appears brighter. Be sure to check these dates on Google before booking to avoid disappointment. And always book via a certified tour operator.