Boating and Sailing Near Bodden Town

Sail yourself or take a tour in Bodden Town

Sailing may not be the most recommended way to get to Bodden Town thanks to the fact that the coral reef surrounding the island has proven perilous for so many, but those with the skill and the desire can make it happen.  Of course, there are still a few ways to spend some time participating in this much loved pastime even if you can't sail yourself.

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

A sightseeing tour by sea is a great and unique way to see the island.  Unfortunately at this time there are none that operate out of Bodden Town.  The good news is that there are several great ones available over in Georgetown that specialize in their theatrics, so not only will you be able to tour the coast, but you'll also get a theater-style pirates performance, or a dinner cruise with some of the best food around.

If you're just wanting to spend a few hours on the water, without the complications and cost involved with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Curious what's included and how long a trip lasts? Take a look at the chart below to obtain contact information for area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Cayman Islands Sailing Charters (345) 525-1222 10 Market Street - Georgetown
Sail Cayman (345) 916-4333 The Yacht Club C31 - Georgetown
Windward Sailing & Canvas (345) 947-2649 Spinnaker Square, Red Bay - Georgetown

Boat Rentals and Charters

One again, if you'd like to charter a boat so you can do some sailing in Bodden Town, once again you'll have to head to Georgetown.  There are several reputable companies in the area, which makes the short trip worth it.  

Starting to research chartering a boat? The following table indicates how to contact area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Mooremarine Services & Boat Rentals (345) 949-6672 62 Lincoln Road - Georgetown
Pro Yacht (345) 945-4676 Unit 25, 69 Barnes Drive - Georgetown
Sea Voyages Ltd (345) 949-0008 53 North Church Street - Georgetown


The official port of entry nearest Bodden Town is located in George Town.  You can contact port security at VHF channel 16 as you sail in, making sure to fly your yellow Q flag.  Here, you'll need to present all of your official documentation as well as pay $25(USD) to have your boat fumigated from mosquitoes.  While there is no marina in Bodden Town, there are two in George Town and one in West End.

Are you going to travel to Bodden Town using your own boat, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? This next chart provides a quick summary of places where you might be able to dock.

Name Phone Location
Cayman Island Sailing Club -- 2.7 mi. (4.4 km) East of Georgetown
Cayman Island Sailing Club (345) 947-7913 320 Spinnaker Road - Georgetown
The Barcadere Marina (345) 949-3743 606 North Sound Road - Georgetown

As you can see, there are plenty of options available to those who enjoy sailing and even those who have never sailed before, but can't resist the lure of the sea.  Even with the surrounding reef, you can find a way to get out on the water and have a good time. 


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