Diving at Grand Cayman

Things to Do

Fish, Dive, Eat, and Play



Lush underwater worlds for divers, unbeatable fishing grounds for anglers, and unique local flavors for foodies - Grand Cayman could keep anyone busy. But, no one will think less of you if you choose to do nothing at all.



Fishing

The waters near Far Tortuga, on Grand Cayman's north side, offer some of the Caribbean's best fishing grounds. We can help you charter a boat for your bonefish, deep-sea marlin, or reef fishing trip.


Dining

There are excellent restaurants just around the corner from Far Tortuga - The Lighthouse, Portofino's, The Kaibo Yacht Club, Morritt's Tortuga Club, Driftwood Village Sports Bar, Over the Edge, and Rum Point.


If you'd rather cook in the villa's spacious kitchen, Chisholm's supermarket is a short, 500-foot walk down the road.



Where to Play

Red Sail Sports
Dive Cayman
Cayman Kayaks
Pirates Week Festival
Cayman Turtle Farm
Cayman Islands Restaurant Guide

The above photo shows Mark Douglas with a monster Blue Marlin he caught while staying at Far Tortuga. The fish was caught aboard the Jack's Hat captained by Mark Ebanks. The fish was 10ft nose to tail with a 48" girth and was estimated to be 375-400 lbs.



Diving

Caribbean recreational diving got its start in Cayman. The area's crystal waters reveal coral reefs, brilliantly colored marine life, and even shipwrecks.


Ocean Frontiers and Red Sail Sports are world-class, full-service dive operations just minutes from Far Tortuga. Reefs at nearby Rum Point and Tortuga Club are ideal for snorkeling. Parrot's Reef and Smith's Cove south of George Town are popular with divers who flock to see vibrant parrotfish, corals, and sea fans.


Sights and Attractions

The island's Botanic Park is just a few miles from the villa. Its mile-long hiking trail snakes through 40 acres of native woodlands; the park's Heritage Garden features a restored turn-of-the-century Caymanian farmstead.


From Far Tortuga, it's just a 30-minute drive to the sights of Seven Mile Beach and George Town, the island's main town. George Town is home to the National Gallery with works from local and international artists, as well as the National Museum's cultural exhibits. History buffs will want to make stops at the town's colonial-era church, graveyard, and reconstructed great house.


Nightlife

There are a number of bars and lounges near Far Tortuga. Don't miss the Sunday BBQ at the Driftwood Village Sports Bar, home of Frank's world-famous Mudslides!


Enjoy the live entertainment nightly at Morritt's Tortuga Club. At Rum Point, there is a great beach bar, lots of beach activites and a live band on Saturday afternoon.


To find out exactly who, when, and where check out the local entertainment listings when you arrive. Try Friday's edition of the local paper, The Caymanian Compass; Key To Cayman; What's Hot; What to Do; and Destination Cayman.