Parrots Reef Snorkeling

The 12th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.

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Just south of Georgetown, the snorkelling at Parrots Reef offers diverse marine life over a spur-groove coral reef offshore. It is the house reef of Parrotts Resort.

During Parrots Reef snorkeling, you may encounter trumpetfish, sergeant majors, parrotfish, damselfish, yellowtails, turtles and tarpon. This shore-accessed snorkeling dive site is off an ironshore so foot access can be difficult.

After a long day of snorkeling at Parrots Reef, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink at Bar Jack, Tiki Beach or the Wreck Bar at Rum Point.

To reach the snorkeling on Grand Cayman Island by air, you will fly into the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM). There are regular flights from Houston, Dallas and Miami. Once on Grand Cayman Island, the snorkeling dive sites are easily accessed by renting either a scooter or jeep, both of which are common means of transportation on the island. There is also a public bus that covers most regions of the island. When departing the Cayman Islands, there is a departure tax of $37.50USD. This tax may be included in the airline ticket, but you will want to verify in advance.

The Parrots Reef snorkeling dive site is located due west of the Owen Roberts International Airport. It is located south of the Devils Grotto snorkeling dive site and north of the Seaview Reef dive site. There is a dive shop right near the parking area.

Overall, Parrots Reef is the 12th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Parrots Reef including Smiths Cove, Sunset House, Eden Rock, Seaview Reef, Devils Grotto, Cheeseburger Reef, Wreck Of The Cali and .

Grand Cayman Snorkeling (Photo: Lawson Wood)

Grand Cayman Snorkeling (Photo: Lawson Wood)

Parrots Reef Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Cayman Islands Tourism (345) 949-0623; Cayman Turtle Divers (345) 938-0184; Ambassador Divers (345) 949-8839; Bob Soto Reef Divers (345) 949-2022

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Cayman Islands" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "Cayman Islands Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Dec. - May

Base Camp:  Sunset House (800) 854-4767; Eldemires Tropical Island Inn; Turtle Nest Inn, Bodden Town

Luxury Loding:  Westin Casuarina Resort (345) 945-3800; Margaritaville Beach Resort; Marriott Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  Full of Beans Cafe, Georgetown (345) 943-2326

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  19.289106, -81.389376

Date Published:  4/4/2013

Date Updated:  1/28/2018

ID:  24647

Parrots Reef Snorkeling Map


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