Best Cayman Brac Snorkeling Dive Spots

Cayman Brac has 18 snorkel dives.

Located in Cayman Islands, the snorkeling in Cayman Brac offers over fifteen scenic snorkel dive spots. The best Cayman Brac snorkeling based on popularity are considered to be Buccaneer Beach, Handcuff Reef, Wind Sock Reef, Sea Feather Bay, and Lynne's Reef. For a detailed dive site description and printable snorkel dive map, just select a Cayman Brac snorkeling dive below.

Cayman Brac Snorkeling (Photo By James Tibbetts)

Cayman Brac Snorkeling (Photo By James Tibbetts)

Featured SNORKELING SPOTS

Buccaneer Beach

Of the northshore of Cayman Brac Island, the snorkelling at Buccaneer Beach provides an easy snorkel to see small coral formations and abundant marine life. The Buccaneer Beach snorkeling, along with the entire northshore, gives views of pristine and little explored underwater scenery.  MORE INFO

Wind Sock Reef

On the west end of Cayman Brac in White Bay, the snorkelling at Wind Sock Reef is the most popular beach-accessed snorkel dive on the island. There are spur-and-groove coral gardens that include sea fans, pillar corals and elkhorn coral. At Wind Sock Reef, there is usually good visibility perfect for spotting blue tangs, parrotfish, sergeant majors, trumpetfish, triggerfish and turtles. The snorkeling depth at Wind Sock Reef ranges from 5 to 20 feet deep.  MORE INFO

Lynne's Reef

On the northshore of Cayman Brac in Stake Bay, the snorkelling at Lynne's Reef is popular for its elkhorn coral and marine life. There is a beautiful spur and groove reef formation off the ironshore in waters from 10 to 50 feet deep. During a Lynne's Reef snorkeling dive, you may encounter sergeant majors, angelfish, parrotfish, wrasse, yellowtails and hawksbill turtles. The marine habitat consists of a variety of coral types including fire coral, elkhorn coral, brain coral and pillar coral.  MORE INFO

Handcuff Reef

On the northshore of Cayman Brac in The Bight, the snorkelling at Handcuff Reef is popular for its elkhorn coral and marine life. There is a beautiful spur and groove reef formation off the ironshore in waters from 10 to 50 feet deep. During a Handcuff Reef snorkeling dive, you may encounter sergeant majors, angelfish, parrotfish, wrasse, yellowtails and hawksbill turtles.  MORE INFO

Sea Feather Bay

On the southshore of Cayman Brac, the snorkelling in Sea Feather Bay is well known for its dense marine life off a spur and groove reef formation. There are several types of coral including elkhorn coral, pillar coral, brain coral, star coral and fire coral along with many types of sponges. During Sea Feather Bay snorkeling, you may encounter parrotfish, blue tangs, squirrelfish, rockfish, wrasses, grouper, yellowtail, sergeant majors and turtles.  MORE INFO

Norberts Reef

On the southshore of Cayman Brac, the snorkelling in Norberts Reef is well known for its dense marine life off a spur and groove reef formation. There are several types of coral including elkhorn coral, pillar coral, brain coral, star coral and fire coral along with many types of sponges. The water depth is typically about 20-50 feet deep. The most popular way to access this dive site is by boat. During Norberts Reef snorkeling, you may encounter parrotfish, blue tangs, squirrelfish, rockfish, wrasses, grouper, yellowtail, sergeant majors and turtles.  MORE INFO

Scotts Jetty

On the northshore of Cayman Brac, the snorkelling in Scotts Jetty is popular for coral and marine life. The jetty rocks provide habitat for small reef sih and the coral colonies.  MORE INFO

Butterfly Reef

On the southshore of Cayman Brac, the snorkelling in Butterfly Reef is well known for its dense marine life off a spur and groove reef formation. There are several types of coral including elkhorn coral, fire coral, brain coral, star coral and pillar coral along with many types of sponges. During Butterfly Reef snorkeling, you may encounter blue tangs, squirrelfish, rockfish, parrotfish, wrasses, grouper, yellowtail, sergeant majors and turtles. The water depth is typically about 20-50 feet deep.  MORE INFO

Travel Tips

To reach the Cayman Brac Island by air, you will fly into the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) on Grand Cayman Island. Then, transfer to the inter-island airline to head to Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac 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.