Snorkeling Starfish Point On Grand Cayman

by Cary Bennett
(Roswell, GA)

Snorkeling Starfish Point

Snorkeling Starfish Point

Snorkeling Starfish Point Blow Hole - East End

Day 6 - Snorkeling Starfish Point

Well, our last day on the island did not go as planned. We originally planned to get out and go do the Rum Point drift snorkel again, but got word from home that morning that our home in Georgia had been damaged by a storm the night before, so, we got tied up trying to sort that out. By the time we got to Rum Point, it was early afternoon and storms were blowing in and we just did not feel comfortable about getting in the water.

So, we packed our gear back into the car and drove over to the other end of Cayman Kai known as Kaibo to find Starfish Point, which I had read about. We were in luck! There were probably about 20 Starfish around the point in the shallow, sandy area. We really enjoyed seeing these beautiful creatures close up! It helped to make me feel like the day was not a total loss.

We also had fun at the Blow Hole on this end of the island.

Spots We Missed
If you make it to Grand Cayman, one snorkel that I wish we had done was the Barefoot Beach Snorkel and the Wreck of the Geneva Kathleen. This snorkel is mapped out for you on Testudo’s Snorkel Guide. It is on the same side of the island (north) as the Rum Point drift, but toward the East End. I’m sorry that we did not do this one, instead of the West Bay Day that we spent.

One other thing we wish we had done was to get ourselves on a dive boat and go out to where the “Wall” lies and the shelf drops away to the Cayman Trench which falls to a depth of 7,000 feet. I just think it would have been fascinating to float above and look down and see the cobalt blue water!

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Aug 28, 2013
Super Job, Cary
by: Tom Wallace

We've never thought much about snorkeling the Caymans but you changed our minds. Thanks a bunch.

Aug 28, 2013
Glad it helped!
by: Cary Bennett

Thanks Tom....just hope our notes are helpful to others!

Sep 05, 2013
by: Sally in Seattle

I really appreciated your trip report and details about where NOT to go as well. We went to GC right after Ivan did his terrible work and would really like to return now that things have calmed down a bit. Our original place on Rum Point was totally washed out! We'd like to stay at Rum Point again especially with your description of the great drift snorkel there. Great hint about doing the 7 am Stingray City trip!

Sep 05, 2013
by: Cary Bennett not miss the Cayman Kayaks Bioluminescence Tour, or at the very least, take their twilight kayak paddle. It's located at Rum Point as well. If you haven't yet made your booking arrangements, go look at their website, because there are specific dates they go each month, which are the nights of the New Moon (dark of the moon). We planned our trip dates around this and we are so glad we did! It is just truly amazing and beautiful and they have a FB page as well. Good luck and have fun! GC is really beautiful underwater!!!

Feb 14, 2017
by: Anonymous

Don't take starfish out of the water, it causes them great harm via tissue damage. You can pick them up just leave them in the water.

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