South Channel Garden Snorkeling
The 24th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.
Monday 1 October 2018 07:02 GMT
East of Georgetown in the East End, the snorkeling at South Channel Garden offers a scenic spur and groove reef formation to explore. Since it’s pretty shallow, the best South Channel Garden snorkeling is near high tide. At this boat-accessed snorkel spot, you may encounter angelfish, sergeant majors, cowfish and occasional reef sharks among the elkhorn and brain coral formations. After a long day of snorkeling at the South Channel Garden snorkeling spot, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink at Eagle Rays located waterfront at the Compass Point Dive Resort.
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, South Channel Garden is the 24th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 25 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby South Channel Garden including Queens Monument, Barefoot Beach, Anchor Point, Sunrise-Noon-Sunset and Morritts - Reef Resort.