Cheeseburger Reef Snorkeling

The 13th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.

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Just north of Georgetown, the snorkelling at Cheeseburger Reef offers some of the most scenic reefs on Grand Cayman. The reef sits in water from 10 to 40 feet deep about 300-600 feet offshore. There isn’t much to see until you get far enough offshore to the reef During Cheeseburger Reef snorkeling, you may encounter turtles, stingrays, tarpon and reef sharks. The reef is located in downtown Georgetown just offshore of a fast food restaurant (Burger King). The access is via a cove located to the north of the fast food restaurant and south of the Lobster Pot Restaurant. There are orange buoys marking the reef which is spread over about 3 acres.

After a long day of snorkeling at Cemetary Reef, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink at Bar Jack or Tiki Beach.

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.

Overall, Cheeseburger Reef is the 13th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Cheeseburger Reef including Smiths Cove, Sunset House, Eden Rock, Parrots Reef, Seaview Reef, Devils Grotto, Wreck Of The Cali and .

Grand Cayman Snorkeling (Photo: Lawson Wood)

Grand Cayman Snorkeling (Photo: Lawson Wood)

Cheeseburger 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

Average Difficulty:  Easy

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:  19.302851, -81.384809

Date Published:  10/13/2013

Date Updated:  1/28/2018

ID:  24930

Cheeseburger Reef Snorkeling Map


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