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Many vendors offer rentals on stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, paddle boats and more. Or get a bird’s eye view of the island and beyond with parasailing. They will pick you up right on Seven Mile Beach. East end is very popular for windsurfing and kite surfing for the guests looking for a bit more of an adrenaline rush.

Kayak and other water and land based eco-tours are rapidly growing in popularity in Grand Cayman with the recent upsurge in eco-tourism. Bioluminescence, mangroves and many endemic species – both land and sea – make the Cayman Islands one of the Caribbean’s most popular eco-destinations. Education and fun are not mutually exclusive in paradise. Kayak tours provide a healthy and tranquil means of exploring Grand Cayman’s exotic beauty and major attractions, which are often one and the same. Paddle everywhere from inshore bays radiating with bioluminescence to remote mangrove forests, while gaining insight into the complex workings of multifarious tropical eco systems.

Cayman Kayak Safari are closest to Seven Mile Beach and offer the most diverse and greatest value with their three-stop package, including: a guided mangrove tour, filled with fish, critters and fun; jellyfish cove, where colorful non-stinging jellyfish line the sea floor shallows; and a private swim and snorkel platform where fish gather near the southern barrier reef in four to five feet of crystal clear water. Moonless nights create optimum conditions for evening paddles to Bio’ Bay in Northside.

Guided waverunner tours provide a fun, educational and affordable alternative to half-hourly jet ski rental at the major resorts, with half-day guided tours typically costing less than a one hour rental. Jetting up and down the coast from a (minimum) 100 yards offshore can be an exhilarating and convenient experience, though it pales in comparison to exploring Rum Point, Stingray City, Starfish Point, Mangrove Forests and other didactic attractions included in many waverunner tour packages.

There are numerous advantages to taking Waverunner or Jet Ski tours in Grand Cayman verses renting half-hourly at the major resorts. A half-hour Waverunner resort rental costs about $100 to jet up and down Seven Mile Beach. By contrast, most Waverunner tours cost approximately the same, last several hours; and include a guide with stops at Stingray City, Rum Point, Mangroves and more. Moore Marine offers guided Waverunner tours as well as Jet Ski rental – delivered to numerous locations on Grand Cayman – for less than half the cost of a resort rental, with options for self-touring the North Sound to Stingray City, Rum Point and other ocean-accessible attractions and restaurants. Moore Marine also offers boat rental, complete with fishing gear, scuba and snorkel equipment, water skis, wakeboards, and more.

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