16 Best Snorkeling Spots In Grand Cayman (2020)

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 is an easy to reach location on the south end of Seven Mile Beach. Click the link below to find out more:
Wreck of the Gamma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Wreck of the Cali

This is a ship wreck in George Town near the cruise ship port. Click the link below to find out more:
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:
Rum Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Eden Rock

This is a popular snorkel spot which is located in George Town. Below is a link explaining this area in detail:
Eden Rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:
Cemetery Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:
Cheeseburger Reef

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Macabuca

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Paradise

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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