Top 16 Snorkeling Locations In Grand Cayman
Below is our list of the 16 best snorkeling spots in Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands). Most of the areas below are accessible from shore:
1. Snorkeling at the Bioluminescent Bay
This is by far the most unique snorkeling experience in the Cayman Islands, if not the world. Witness thousands of bright sparkles in front of your mask at night. Click the link below to find out more:
Snorkel with bioluminescence
2. The “Aquarium”
This is an area near the barrier reef in Grand Cayman that has a very high density of coral heads & fish. Most companies don’t snorkel at this location because it is on the outskirts of regular tour routes. Click the link below to see a “5-stop stingray eco tour” that goes to the “Aquarium”:
5-Stop Stingray Eco Tour (With Aquarium Stop)
3. Wreck of the Gamma
This wreck is located on the south end of Seven Mile Beach. Click the link below to see a “3-stop shipwreck snorkel tour” that includes the Wreck of the Gamma:
3-Stop Shipwreck Snorkel Tour (Includes Wreck of the Gamma)
4. Wreck of the Cali
This is a shipwreck in George Town near the cruise ship port. Click the link below to see a “3-stop shipwreck snorkel tour” that includes the Wreck of the Cali:
3-Stop Shipwreck Snorkel Tour (Includes Wreck of the Cali)
5. Rum Point
This is on the North Side of Grand Cayman; it is about an hour drive from Seven Mile Beach. Click below to learn more:
6. Eden Rock
This is a popular snorkel spot which is located in George Town. Below is a link explaining this area in detail:
7. Cemetery Beach
There is a reef that is about 100 yards off-shore; due to this relatively long distance, this is a site better suited for the more experienced snorkeler:
8. Seven Mile Beach
This snorkeling is not the best in Grand Cayman, but there are certain areas that are worth going to. Click the link below to learn more:
Seven Mile Beach
9. Cheeseburger Reef
This area got its name due to being located next to “Burger King” in George Town, Grand Cayman. Click the link below to learn more:
10. Spotts Beach
This is located on the South Side of Grand Cayman, about a 15 minute drive from George Town, and 30 minute drive from Seven Mile Beach. Click the link below to learn more:
Spotts Beach Grand Cayman
11. Coral Gardens
This is located in the middle of North Sound, near Stingray City; this snorkel spot can only be reached by boat. Click below to learn more:
Coral Gardens Grand Cayman
12. Smith Cove
This is located about a 5 minute drive from George Town in South Sound. Click below to learn more:
Smith Cove Grand Cayman
13. Barefoot Beach
This is located on the east side of Grand Cayman. This snorkel spot is not for beginners because you have to swim about 100 yards off-shore to the reef .
This is located in West Bay in Grand Cayman, about a 10 minute drive from Seven Mile Beach. They have steps that go into the water so that you can easily snorkel here. There is also a restaurant/bar at this location.
This is a restaurant in George Town, Grand Cayman. It is located on the waterfront, and there is good snorkeling with tarpon. They have steps that go into the sea, allowing for easy access.
16. Sunset House
This is located in South Sound, Grand Cayman. There is a dive shop here, but they also have steps that go into the water, meaning that you can snorkel easily from shore. There is also a restaurant & bar.
Does Grand Cayman have good snorkeling?
Grand Cayman has very good snorkeling. People visit Grand Cayman from all over the world to snorkel and scuba dive. Click our website to see a list of the best snorkel spots in Grand Cayman.
Where can you snorkel on 7 Mile Beach?
There are many snorkel spots along Seven Mile Beach. Wreck of the Gamma, Kittiwake shipwreck, Wreck of the Cali, Cemetery Beach and much more. Click our website to see the best snorkeling spots along Seven Mile Beach.