Things to Do in Grand Cayman During a Cruise Stop

Welcome to the sun-kissed shores of Grand Cayman, where crystal-clear waters, vibrant marine life, and spectacular landscapes await your arrival.

If our little slice of paradise is one of your cruise stops, there’s plenty to see and do in the time you have to explore.

And if you feel like you’ve barely scratched the surface when it’s time to leave, you can always come back!

At Red Sail Sports, we provide snorkeling, scuba diving, and boat excursions in Grand Cayman.

We’ve spent countless hours exploring everything this stunning island offers, so we’re perfectly placed to show you some of the highlights you can enjoy.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions for us in the meantime.

But for now, let us share some of the best things to do during your Grand Cayman cruise stop!

Ariel view of the ocean

Swim with the Stingrays at Stingray City!

Prepare to be amazed by the friendly southern stingrays at Stingray City! This world-famous attraction is a must-do for every visitor. 

Board one of our comfortable catamarans, and we’ll whisk you away to a sandbar where the North Sound meets the Caribbean Sea.

This is Stingray City, where curious stingrays gracefully glide through the shallow waters.

And there’s no need to be shy! These creatures love attention! Feel the excitement as you get up close and personal with these playful pups of the sea. 

Our experienced guides will ensure you have a safe and unforgettable encounter with these magnificent creatures. 

These animals are familiar with human contact, so you can pet them, give them a little back rub, and, if you’re feeling brave, you can kiss one for seven years of good luck!

Check out our Stingray City Grand Cayman tours to discover more about the adventure waiting for you.

We recommend reading our Visitor’s Guide to Grand Cayman’s Stingray City. It’s packed with everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind place.

boy swimming with 4 stingrays

Relax and Have Fun at Fabulous Seven Mile Beach

Picture the scene: you’re walking along a postcard-perfect, pristine beach that stretches for miles. You’ve got a refreshing drink in hand and a great book to dive into.

Welcome to Seven Mile Beach! When we say paradise found, we mean it. 

Sink your toes into the powdery white sand and let the warm Caribbean sun work its magic on your soul.

Lounging under swaying palms and sipping on tropical concoctions is pure bliss.

And while Seven Mile Beach is the perfect spot to kick and relax, there’s plenty of action to enjoy when you feel the urge!

Take your pick from a range of water sports, including paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, banana boat rides, waverunner rental, and more.

Browse our full range of Seven Mile Beach activities to find out more!

Our Visitor’s Guide to Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach is another valuable resource to help you make the of your cruise stop.

Beach Playa Sand Palm Grand Cayman

Snorkeling and Diving Opportunities for All Levels

Grab your snorkel gear or scuba equipment and prepare for an undersea extravaganza!

Grand Cayman is home to a staggering 240 dive sites. Add some of the Caribbean’s most magnificent coral reefs and marine life and you’ve got snorkeling and diving opportunities to last months, not days.

If you have the certification to join one of our Grand Cayman diving excursions, you can explore famous sites like the USS Kittiwake, Aquarium, the Oro Verde Wreck, Bonnie’s Arch, and many more.

Then, of course, there’s the fascinating world of vibrant coral formations teeming with colorful fish, elegant sea turtles, and a dazzling array of other aquatic life.

Whether you plan to go diving or snorkeling in Grand Cayman, our underwater world will astound you.

diving boat with divers

Experience the Charm of George Town

Home to the cruise terminal, George Town is where you will disembark your ship on arrival in Grand Cayman.

A fusion of Caribbean charm and cosmopolitan vibes, our bustling capital city offers a delightful mix of shopping, dining, and historic sites.

Wander the streets and discover colorful boutiques, art galleries, and duty-free shops.

And don’t forget to check out the Cayman Islands National Museum for a glimpse into our country’s captivating history. 

And when your stomach starts rumbling, grab some delicious local grub — you won’t be disappointed!

Check out our tips for having the best Cayman vacation for even more local insights.

Cruise Ship Off the Shore

Sip, Sunbathe, and Savour at Rum Point

If you’re looking to find a true tropical escape away from the crowds at Seven Mile Beach, head north to Rum Point.

It’s important to note that Rum Point is around an hour’s drive from George Town.

Of course, most people arriving on a cruise ship don’t have access to a car, and the taxi ride is very expensive.

You should also be aware that this is a quiet corner of the island, so you can’t rely on fast access to taxis for your return trip either. On a tight schedule, this could lead to missing your tender.

Ultimately, you will need to take into account how long your port of call is before visiting Rum Point.

But if you have the time, this peaceful spot has an inviting laid-back beach vibe and is made for basking in the sun and letting your worries drift away. 

Grab a hammock under the palms, choose the rum-based drink of your choice, and enjoy the view.

Want a little more action? Take a dip in the shallow, crystal-clear waters or try your hand at beach volleyball. 

And when you’ve worked up an appetite, head to our own Rum Point Beach Club for some mouthwatering beachside BBQ.

sunset by the pier in rum point

Discover Hell — It’s Out of This World!

Welcome to Hell — but not the fiery kind! Hell, Grand Cayman, is a quirky and unique destination you won’t want to miss. 

Here, otherworldly limestone formations create a landscape that looks straight out of a sci-fi movie.

Snap some photos with the devilish statues, send cheeky postcards stamped from Hell, and have a chuckle or two as you tick this offbeat wonder off your bucket list.

catamaran in ocean

Discover Paradise with a Private Charter

No matter how long you’re here, you can make memories that last a lifetime.

And remember, these are just some of the things to do in Grand Cayman during a cruise stop. There’s plenty more besides!

And for an exclusive experience tailored to you, consider your own private boat charter in Grand Cayman.

With a private charter, our 27’ Boston Whaler Vantage is yours for the day!

This comfortable vessel can accommodate up to eight people. And when you’re aboard, we’re happy to take you anywhere you want to go! 

Simply get in touch for all the information you need.

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