One of Grand Cayman’s Best Watersports
Pucker Up on the Stingray City Snorkeling Trip
Famous for their diving, the Cayman Islands offer excellent snorkeling as well. Some of the world’s most spectacular unspoiled coral reefs and walls can be explored in our resort’s nearby waters, off the East End of Grand Cayman. Vibrant tropical fish, crystal-clear 80°F water and spectacular coral reefs are easily accessible from the shores around the island.
The best months for snorkeling in Grand Cayman are April to October. The waters offer great visibility, usually 100 to 150 feet with little or no current, and it’s always warm – 82° to 86°. But even in the winter, the water temperatures are mild at a balmy 78° to 80°.
You certainly won’t be alone when snorkeling Grand Cayman’s warm waters – there are over 500 types of fish, including Sand Tigers, Queen Triggerfish, parrotfish, and angelfish, as well as many other types of marine life, including turtles, spotted Eagle rays, reef sharks, moray eels, horse-eye jacks, barracudas and stingrays.
Stingray City Sandbar Sailing and Snorkeling Trip
Speaking of stingrays, The Reef Resort, with White Sand Water Sports, offers the best trip for sailing and snorkeling on Grand Cayman. We charter a 65 foot catamaran exclusively for our guests and sail out in the afternoon from Rum Point to Stingray City on the island's North Sound.
Stingray City, a feeding ground for stingrays, is a unique and world renowned Grand Cayman snorkeling site. The stingrays love the shallow sandy bottom in this area and in the nearby Sandbar at the entrance to Rum Point Channel.
By leaving slightly later than most other trips, we're able to miss the crowds from cruise ships or from Seven Mile Beach. After a fantastic snorkeling stop at the North Sound Reef (yes, your guides will actually hand-feed a moray eel; and, no they won't feed them a hand), we head for the sandbar at Stingray City. We're often the only boat there, so everyone will get the opportunity to feed and hold a Southern Stingray (they're big, wet puppy dogs!), get a Stingray massage, and an unforgettable Stingray kiss - worth 7 years of good luck.
And just when you think it couldn't get any better, we raise sail to catch those warm tropical breezes, sip rum punch, and sail for home to the sounds of the Barefoot Man.
For more information, email us at email@example.com or see us when you arrive and we'll sign you up for one of the best experiences of your life!
Grand Cayman Snorkeling Sites
Grand Cayman's Snorkeling is Just as Good as the Diving
All beaches on Grand Cayman Island are open to the public, including snorkelers, but some other snorkeling sites in the East End
- Bodden Town, Beach Bay
- Bodden Town, Cemetery
- East End, Colliers
- East End, Queen's Monument
Seven Mile Beach and West Side snorkeling sites:
- West Bay, Turtle Farm
- West Bay, Cemetery Reef
- George Town, Wreck of the Gamma
- George Town, Cheese Burger Reef
- George Town, Wreck of the Cali
- George Town, Eden Rock/Devil's Grotto
- South Sound, Blue Parrott
- South Sound, Smith's Cove
Tired of paddling? The Reef is proud to now offer power snorkeling to our guests! Visit our White Sand Water Sports page to find out more about this exciting twist on a Cayman classic.