Starfish Point Snorkeling
The 23rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.
Friday 26 January 2018 07:01 GMT
Northeast of Georgetown and north of Boddentown near the northeast point, the snorkelling at Starfish Point is perfect for families. Also known as Finger Kai, the shallow sand flats are home to plentiful starfishes which accumulate in knee deep water. While snorkeling at Starfish Point, you may encounter camo starfish, bright red starfish and yellow starfish. For advanced snorkelers, this dive spot is a popular site for a drift dive on the current running to Rum Point. The water depth along the way ranges from 3 to 10 feet deep.
After a long day of snorkeling, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink at the Kaibo Beach Bar right there in Water Cay. You may even want to park there and walk down to Starfish 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 Starfish Point snorkeling dive site is located on the east side of the island off Water Cay. To reach the Starfish Point snorkeling, head to the North Side and follow North Side Road west. This turns into Rum Point Drive. Continue west on Rum Point Drive to the Rum Point Club. Turn left on Water Cay Road to the end at Starfish Point. This is also a popular boat-accessed snorkeling spot for tours coming from Stingray City.
Overall, Starfish Point is the 23rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman.