Although the Cayman Islands are not one of the most popular sailing destinations in the Caribbean due to the coral reef that surrounds the islands, if you are going to sail, Seven Mile Beach is not a bad location to choose. This is because it is so near an official port of entry and two marinas.
Seven Mile Beach is within easy reach of several great sailing sightseeing tours. Some take guests out for a quick tour of the coast, others put on full shows that make guests feel as though they are on a pirate ship, while still others are special dinner cruises. You can choose the style of excursion that suits your style below.
If you're simply wanting to experience some time on the open water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Take a look at the chart below to get information on area excursion services.
|Cayman Islands Sailing Charters||(345) 525-1222||10 Market Street - Georgetown|
|Jolly Roger||(345) 922-9922||West Bay Road - Downtown Georgetown|
|Pirates Of The Caymans||(345) 623-7245||West Bay Road - Seven Mile Beach|
|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|
|Sun Rays Tours||--||West Bay|
Specifically within Seven Mile Beach there is one well-known charter operation, and you'll be able to find several others in Georgetown and still more around Grand Cayman. If you're considering taking a charter out for a few hours or even a few days during your stay, you'll find that this is a great place to find high quality operations.
Starting to research chartering a boat or yacht? The following table indicates how to reach area charter companies.
|Mainstay Sailing||(345) 927-1127||West Bay Road - Crystal Harbour|
|(345) 949-6672||62 Lincoln Road - Georgetown|
|(345) 945-4676||Unit 25, 69 Barnes Drive - Georgetown|
|(345) 949-0008||53 North Church Street - Georgetown|
Call VHF channel 16 as you approach the island to let port security know you're on the way, and keep your yellow quarantine flag up so that they know you have no gained clearance yet. The official port of entry is located in Georgetown, and that is also where you'll find the area's top marinas. After reviewing your documentation you'll have to pay $25(USD) to have your boat fumigated for mosquitoes before you may sail on to your desired point of anchorage.
Are you going to travel to Seven Mile Beach in your own vessel, or one you charter elsewhere? The following chart provides a quick summary of marinas in the area.
|(345) 947-7913||320 Spinnaker Road - Georgetown|
|(345) 949-3743||606 North Sound Road - Georgetown|
Sailing can be at once relaxing and exciting, but it is always a great addition to a vacation in Seven Mile Beach.
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