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.
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 merely want to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and responsibility associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Wondering what it's like to go along for the ride? Take a look at the chart below to find contact information for area excursion services.
|Cayman Islands Sailing Charters||(345) 525-1222||10 Market Street - Georgetown|
|Jolly Roger||(345) 945-7245||West Bay Road - Georgetown|
|(345) 947-2649||Spinnaker Square, Red Bay - Georgetown|
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.
Envisioning chartering a vessel? You can take a look at this next table to get in touch with regional charter services.
|(345) 949-6672||62 Lincoln Road - Georgetown|
|(345) 945-4676||Unit 25, 69 Barnes Drive - Georgetown|
|(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.
Do you plan to travel to Bodden Town using your own boat, or a charter from a different location? See the listing below to find information concerning marinas in the area.
|--||2.7 mi. (4.4 km) East of Georgetown|
|(345) 947-7913||320 Spinnaker Road - Georgetown|
|(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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