Surfside Aquasports Cayman Kayak Safaris
Welcome to Surfside Aquasports Cayman Kayak Safaris!
Are You Looking For Fun, Excitement, Romance, Fresh Air and Sunshine?
Well maybe not romance but you never know whom you'll meet on our kayaking adventure.
Recreational kayaking has become one of the most popular
outdoor sports in recent years. Often thought to be a
strenuous activity, sit-on-top kayaks virtually glide
across the water with almost no effort. Don't get confused by the Olympic athletes you see
kayaking on TV. Recreational kayaking is a low impact
aerobic form of exercise that anyone can do and
requires almost no specific upper body strength.
It's a great excuse to get out, enjoy the
warmth of the sun and splash in the pristine
aqua-green water of our beautiful island home.
Surfside Aquasports on Grand Cayman has offered this very
unique kayaking tour for over ten years. It's known as the
Cayman Kayak & Snorkel Safari.
The Safari begins on the southern shoreline of Grand Cayman
in an area known as South Sound. This three-hour guided
tour starts with a safety briefing and a simple
introduction to paddling techniques. Your guides will
assist you in launching your kayak, from there it's
up to you to "Row-Row-Row-Your-Boat" a short distance
to the first scheduled stop.
After an overview of the local ecosystem the guides
outline the interaction between the delicate sea grass
beds and the extensive mangrove population. The South
Sound shoreline is a home to the Red Mangrove trees whose
primary job is to stabilize the beach and minimize
erosion during storm conditions. They also provide a safe
habitat for juvenile fish, conch (pronounced "conk"), lobster
and other small creatures.
An easy paddle along the coastline takes you to a
small protected alcove where a concentrated look
through the shimmering water reveals hundreds of
up-side-down jellyfish or Cassiopeia dotting the sea
floor. They first appear to be plant life but closer
examination shows the gentle pulsing of their body
Heading offshore, remember "Row-Row-Row-Your-Boat",
sea grass beds become a white sandy bottom. Here you
can rest aboard our private swim platform to sunbathe
or swim in the crystal clear water. A guided snorkeling
session is included with masks and snorkels provided
for an opportunity to glimpse at the spectacular underwater
landscape that exists just below the waters surface.
A large coral head is a few yards away where a multitude
of tropical fish gather to feed on the algae. You will
be amazed what you can see in a relatively small area.
Reserved seats for the Cayman Kayak & Snorkel Safari go
quickly so we encourage you to book your place on line prior to arrival on the island or contact us directly as soon
as you get settled.
See You On The Water !!