Sailing and Boating Near Georgetown

Add sailing to your Georgetown “To Do” list

As the hub of all things transportation in the Cayman Islands, it probably comes as no surprise that Georgetown is also the official port of entry for yachters who choose to sail to the islands.  After clearing in, you'll already be in your desired destination and thus that much closer to being able to get out and explore your surroundings.  

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

If this is a travel option you're considering it is important to be aware that even sailors at the top of their game struggle with the hard-to-navigate reef, so many avid sailors choose to sign up for sightseeing tours hosted by locals who know the waters like the back of their hand.  The tours available in this area tend to be specialty tours that offer dinner cruises, pirate theater, and more.  

If you simply want to spend some time on the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering about this option? Check out the chart below to get contact information for area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Cayman Islands Sailing Charters (345) 525-1222 10 Market Street - Georgetown
Jolly Roger (345) 922-9922 West Bay Road - Downtown Georgetown
Red Sail Sports Charter (345) 623-5965 3.1 mi. (5.0 km) North of Georgetown
Sail Cayman (345) 916-4333 The Yacht Club C31 - Georgetown

Boat Rentals and Charters

If you don't want to sail all the way to Georgetown but can't resist captaining a boat for a sail around Grand Cayman, you can charter a boat upon arrival.  There are several reputable companies in the area offering top-of-the-line vessels for your pleasure sailing enjoyment.

If you're evaluating the option of a charter boat, you can call one of these agencies:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Mainstay Sailing (345) 927-1127 West Bay Road - Crystal Harbour
Mooremarine Services & Boat Rentals (345) 949-6672 62 Lincoln Road - Georgetown
Pro Yacht (345) 945-4676 Unit 25, 69 Barnes Drive - Georgetown
Stingray Cab an' Tours (345) 916-6247 184 Sitwil Drive - 1.6 mi. (2.5 km) East-Northeast of Bodden Town

Docking

As you approach Georgetown, you should have your yellow Q flag flying and call port security at VHF Channel 16 to let them know you are on your way and that you have not yet cleared in.  After port authority has reviewed your documentation, you'll be required to have your boat fumigated for mosquitoes, which is $25(USD).  After that has been done, you'll be granted entry and be able to sail over to the marina of your choice. 

Planning to sail to Georgetown using your own vessel, or one you charter in a different location? This chart lists places where you might be able to dock.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Cayman Island Sailing Club (345) 947-7913 320 Spinnaker Road - Georgetown
Cayman Island Sailing Club -- 2.7 mi. (4.4 km) East of Georgetown
Morgans Harbor Marina -- West Bay
Safe Haven Dock -- Crystal Harbour
The Barcadere Marina (345) 949-3743 606 North Sound Road - Georgetown

Georgetown is the most popular sailing destination within the Cayman Islands both because it is a port of entry and because of all of the amenities available to yachters.  If you're going to make the trip to these islands, you couldn't pick a better destination.  

 

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