Yacht Charters in North Caribbean: Caymans
7 Days in the Caymans
The Cayman Islands are a particularly well-known jurisdiction in yachting and shipping circles in the Caribbean, as many spend their winters here on a Caymans yacht charter. The country consists of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Caymans. All three are world famous among scuba divers. The sparkling, warm crystal-clear waters combined with fantastic shallow reef coastline offer some world-class diving and snorkeling opportunities. The Cayman Islands are also regarded as one of the world's best SCUBA diving destinations because of its crystal-clear waters and accessible wall dives. In the Cayman Islands, fishing is often called the unofficial "national sport." Prized game fish like blue marlin, tuna, wahoo and dolphin (Mahi-mahi) are caught year-round. Make sure your Captain of your Cayman superyacht charter has obtained a rotation number from Customs in Grand Cayman which will allow you to cruise all the Cayman Islands without having to clear in and out each time.
DAY 1: GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN
Grand Cayman is the largest of the islands and the hub for business and tourist activities. The International Airport is located here, which offers connecting flights to both the sister islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. After picking up the guests, relocate to Seven Mile Beach, which lies just off George Town. It's possible to dance the night away in Grand Cayman at the active nightspots, but be aware that on Saturdays everything shuts down at midnight. Why not hop off your Cayman Islands yacht charter on friday night and have drinks in the lobby bars of The Ritz-Carlton.
DAY 2: SEVEN MILE BEACH, GRAND CAYMAN
Enjoy breakfast on the aft deck as you prepare for an active day on your superyacht charter in the Caymans. More than 40 dive sites are located just off Seven Mile Beach and easy diving is only minutes from the yacht. Stingray City is also at the top of the must-do list. A world class experience, Stingray City is a shallow stretch of water located just inside the reef on Grand Cayman's North Sound with beautiful coral gardens. The spoiled stingrays have been hand fed for more than 20 years now and enjoy handouts from curious guests.
Another family fun spot is the Cayman Islands Turtle Farm at Boatswain's Beach. Breeding tanks house magnificent green sea turtles. Touch tanks and snorkeling lagoons allow visitors to directly interact with the sea turtles as well.
DAYS 3 and 4: CAYMAN BRAC/LITTLE CAYMAN
After a couple of days in Grand Cayman, head to the Sister Islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, just 85 miles away. Both islands boast some great dive locations and are very quiet and private. Bloody Bay Wall on the north shore of Little Cayman offers some of the most spectacular diving with more than 50 dive sites along a vertical drop of 6,000 feet. The water is so clear that you can see right into the deep.
Little Cayman also has a resident indigenous Little Cayman Rock Iguana population estimated at 2,000. An entertaining activity for guests is to hire bicycles and to head out with fruit to feed them. The iguanas can generally be found at certain spots, known to the locals, along the roads. The iguanas themselves grow to a good three feet in length but are not dangerous. Anchor overnight in the marine parks on either the west or north sides of the islands and enjoy a clear night sky filled with stars.
DAY 5: NORTH WALL, GRAND CAYMAN
Once back on Grand Cayman, either return to anchorages on Seven Mile Beach or move around to the North Wall off the North Sound. The North Sound has the largest protected saltwater lagoon in the world. It's the ideal spot for water sports such as wakeboarding, water skiing and tubing (all equipment will be aboard your Caymans yacht charter). Also, jet skis combined with snorkel gear give guests the perfect opportunity to explore the North Sound reef.
DAY 6: GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN
For the fishing enthusiast, deep sea fishing is a great option at this location. Trips out to the 12 Mile Bank are popular with locals and tourists alike where there is every chance of catching one of the many game fish that frequent those waters, including wahoo, dorado, tuna and of course marlin. As an alternative to fishing, make an excursion by tender or car to Rum Point on the eastern end of the island. Jerk stalls line the road on the way out and serve up authentic Caribbean cuisine. Rum Point is a popular spot to hang out and is infamous for its "mudslide" cocktails.
DAY 7: GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN
Pass the last hours prior to departing your luxury yacht charter in the Caymans with another fabulous beach day or more fishing and diving. The great thing about the Cayman Islands is that you can do as much or as little as you like. Tick another box off the bucket list and head home……until your next!
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