Snorkeling Around Seven Mile Beach

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As a general rule on the island of Grand Cayman, the closer you are to Seven Mile Beach, the better the snorkeling.  Even if you are not staying in this popular resort area of the island, it is worth taking a trip to spend some time under the sea.  

As you might imagine, snorkeling is an extremely popular activity among guests staying in accommodations along Seven Mile Beach.  Not only are there a great many gorgeous underwater landscapes to see right from the shore thanks to the slightly rocky composition of the coast, but many places also offer snorkel kits to guests as part of their stay.  This makes it an inexpensive and exciting experience to take advantage of.  

Snorkeling the artificial reefs near the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa are especially good, and if you head to the north you'll have access to the famed Cemetery Beach which is known for its colorful reef fish and reef sharks which sometimes make appearances. 

If you want to take your snorkeling experience one step further, there are numerous dive operations around town that encourage snorkelers to tag along, and even a few that specialize in snorkeling excursions.  They can take you out to deeper locations and provide insight into the island's top snorkeling. 

Snorkeling Sites

If you want to experience below the water's surface you might want to visit Eden Rock. This is where visitors will find one of the single best places in the Cayman Islands to see schools of fish swimming around. In addition, you can find a sprawling coral reef, and interesting underwater landscapes. This snorkeling site is located in Georgetown, a short distance away South of central Seven Mile Beach.

Devil's Grotto is another snorkeling spot you might enjoy. This location is known for its series of tunnels that are a favorite resting and hiding spot for numerous marine animals. Tarpon, in particular, are known to stay around this area during the day.

A third site to consider is Cemetery Beach. Just offshore of this location is a reef that is home to schools of parrot fish and many other marine animals, including reef sharks.

Take a moment to read the following table for a summary list of 8 of the most popular locations to enjoy snorkeling in this area.

Snorkeling Sites Near Seven Mile Beach
Site Location
Cemetery Beach West Bay, 2.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Seven Mile Beach
Coral Garden Crystal Harbour, 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach 1.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Seven Mile Beach
Wreck of the Gamma Georgetown, 1.9 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach
Wreck of the Cali Georgetown, 2.5 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach
Eden Rock Georgetown, 2.9 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach
Devil's Grotto Georgetown, 3.0 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach
Parrot's Landing Georgetown, 3.1 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach

Snorkeling Boat Trips

For some people, the best snorkeling is experienced away from the shore.

If you want to go snorkeling during a boat trip, you should consider Sun Rays Tours. A trip to Stingray City with Sun Rays is ideal for all ages, making this a great choice for a family outing. Your options are to take the snorkeling and sailing trip, or hire the boat for your private charter.

Another option to investigate is Red Sail Sports Charter. Red Sail Sports offers a multitude of sailing trips. Some of the trips offered are Stingray City Sails, Snorkel Excursions, Evening Catamaran Sails and Private Boat Charters. They're located within the heart of Seven Mile Beach.

A third option is Pirates Of The Caymans. Ahoy matey! Pirates are a popular symbol of the Caribbean, making sailing aboard a pirate ship something of a novelty.

Some key facts with regard to boat trips and day sails that provide snorkeling opportunities are displayed here:

Day Sails and Boat Trips In Seven Mile Beach
Name Phone Location
Pirates Of The Caymans (345) 623-7245 Seven Mile Beach
Red Sail Sports Charter (345) 623-5965 Central Seven Mile Beach
Sun Rays Tours -- West Bay, 1.6 mi. North of Central Seven Mile Beach

Snorkeling Services

Aqua Watersports Premium Rentals

If you looking for a place offering snorkeling excursions, rentals, or other services, you can check with DNS Diving. One of the perks of working with this operator is that they offer free pick-up and drop-off along Seven Mile Beach. They are found within Seven Mile Beach.

Another place worth knowing about is Aqua Watersports Premium Rentals. For the very best in watersports equipment rentals on Grand Cayman, pay Aqua Watersports a visit. Located on Seven Mile Beach, they’ll deliver straight to your hotel or condo.

A third option is Seven Mile Watersports. Specializing in family snorkeling trips, this operator knows that the best dive sites around the island also offer some pretty great snorkeling opportunities as well. You can tag along as a snorkeler on a scuba diving trip, or work with your guide to create a specific snorkeling plan. They're located in Seven Mile Beach.

The chart directly below shows some key facts regarding 9 firms that provide services related to snorkeling.

Snorkeling Services In Seven Mile Beach
Name Type Phone Location
Ambassador Divers Snorkeling Snorkeling Tour Operator (345) 949-4530 1.5 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Aqua Watersports Premium Rentals Watersports Equipment Shop (866) 212-8027 1.4 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Cayman Diveshuttle Snorkeling Tour Operator (345) 525-8555 1.1 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
DNS Diving Snorkeling Tour Operator (345) 916-2490 Seven Mile Beach
Divers Supply Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (345) 949-7621 1.7 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Divers World Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (345) 949-8128 1.2 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Living the Dream Snorkeling Tour Operator (345) 526-3483 2.0 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Pirate Divers Snorkeling Tour Operator (345) 324-3271 Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Watersports Snorkeling Tour Operator (345) 949-0332 Seven Mile Beach

To learn more about snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out this exhaustive Caribbean snorkeling article.

If you're staying in Seven Mile Beach, then you're ideally located for your next snorkeling adventure.  Don't worry about bringing your own equipment along – unless of course, you want to – because you can easily get a kit when you arrive. 

 

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