Boating and Sailing 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 just want to experience some time on the open water, without the stress and cost associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. See the table that follows for information on area day sailing companies.

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
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

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 are contemplating chartering a vessel, you can reserve one from the following firms:

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


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. 

Is your plan to sail to Georgetown using your own vessel, or a charter from a different location? This chart provides a quick summary of potential docking spots.

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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