Day on the water around Grand Cayman
I’ve been to a lot of beautiful islands, but the clear blue waters surrounding Grand Cayman are some of the best I’ve experienced. To get out on the water and see it for yourself, hire a charter boat for the day to head out to amazing snorkeling spots or even try your hand at deep sea fishing. No matter what you do on the water, just make sure you leave land at least once and see what makes Grand Cayman so very special.
By Matt Long
Swimming with Friends
“I think I feel like swimming with the stingrays,” I said to my friends. They looked at me as if I had lost my mind. But I hadn’t, I was only going with the flow. That’s all you can do when you’re on a private yacht in the middle of the Caribbean, surrounded by a turquoise sea and swimming dogs. Our yacht captain, Neil, was playing with them below us so it only seemed natural that I join in. I tied my hair in a loose bun and threw my sunglasses on the deck then I climbed down the ladder and slowly entered the cool water. A soft slimy fin brushed against my leg that sent a rush of adrenaline through my body. A moment later I was in the water with Neil, surrounded by stingrays. I counted about eight. Little ones, big ones; all happily swimming around us as if they had been waiting an eternity for human to come see them. This is one of the things you can do in Grand Cayman. Either in Stingray city or on a private outing with friends, stingrays in the Cayman Islands are the friendliest creatures this side of the world.
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