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Snorkel the Kittiwake Wreck Grand Cayman - Private Charter

Charter Cayman is now officially licensed to take snorkel tours to the wreck of the Kittiwake in Grand Cayman which rests upright on a sandy bottom in 62 feet of water off Seven Mile Beach. See this wreck for yourself on your own private charter boat.

The USS Kittiwake was originally launched in 1945 to assist with WWII submarine operations as a rescue vessel, escorting the submarines during their maneuvers during sea trials to monitor diving operations. She was stationed initially in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico but during her reign her missions took her across the atlantic to the mediterranean (Spain and Greece). She was decommissioned in 1994 and purchased by the Cayman Islands Government for an undisclosed amount to be sunk as a dive site. She was finally laid to rest in January 2011.

Primarily a dive site, as a snorkeller you can see the main deck and the topography of the ship as well as look down the smoke stack which opens at the bottom of the hull in the engine rooms. It is also a very interesting site for Freediving as the depth makes for some interesting swim-throughs.

To visit this site a permit must be obtained, and Cayman operators who take snorkel tours must be officially licensed by the Cayman Islands Toursism Association in order to take guests.

This is an advanced snorkel site but definitely one not to be missed if you are a wreck enthusiast. Various species of fish also inhabit this wreck and as the visibility here in Grand Cayman is usually excellent, you will be able to see some of them from the surface.

 

 

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Proudly a Member of Cayman Islands Tourism Association - Charter Cayman

Charter Cayman is now proudly a member of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association “CITA”. CITA represents local businesses in the Cayman Islands and is the flagship for stewarding the growth, development maintenance and sustainability of the tourism sector in the Cayman Islands. It’s membership includes 200+ private businesses and spans all sectors of the tourism industry from Hotels, Restaurants, Watersports and Boat Tours, Attractions and Cruiseships to name a few. It is a prestigious honour to be part of this organisation which strives to ensure high quality standards for our industry.

CITA’s motto is “Together for Tourism”.

Visit CITA’s website and look for Charter Cayman’s listing in the Watersports/Dive category HERE.

 

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Christmas Grand Cayman - Charter Cayman Private Boat Charters

As soon as Thanksgiving is over, we turn our minds to the Holiday season. Here in Cayman we don’t have the snow and the cold weather, but you can’t beat the Christmas season here in Grand Cayman! The weather is perfect; beautiful blue seas, cool fresh breezes and sun, sun, sun!

Charter Cayman is getting ready for the Holidays and looking forward to showing you the wonder of the Cayman Islands. This year, why not think about having your Holiday celebration on the beach? Ask us about our holiday catering and Boat Picnics – we can order in anything you want and serve you lunch on the beach after a morning of snorkelling with the rays, or cruising – you pick!

Let Charter Cayman plan your corporate or special events – whether you fancy a sunset champagne cruise, or breakfast on the beach – our flexible schedule means anything goes.

We can accomodate groups of up to 20 people. Email us for more information: info@chartercayman.com

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Charter Cayman Supports Movember!

Charter Cayman proudly supports Movember, a worthy global fundraising event for men’s cancers when the month formerly known as November changes shape as men around the world grow (or attempt to grow) a moustache. During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Movember moustaches were first grown in Australia back in 2003 and since that time word of Movember and its men’s health messages have spread across the globe. Cayman is no exception, in fact, anyone who happens to arrive during this month may well ask why so many men sport crazy facial hair, especially in this hot climate.

For more information about Movember globally, click here. For information about Cayman’s Movember, to donate or to find out about local events click here.

Movember events on island are about to culminate with the Mosquerade Ball, 30th November at Elements.

In the true Mo’spirit, check out Wayne’s Mo – something that even Freddie Mercury would be proud of and good enough to frighten small children! We think the wives will definitely be glad to see the back end of this month when the taches come off and we can all say BYE MO! Until next year…

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Pirates Week 2012 Cayman Islands is underway!

We’re now mid-way through Pirates Week 2012, we’ve had the Fireworks and Pirates Landing but there are plenty of events still going on. What a perfect way to compliment your Pirates Week than to top it off with your own private boat charter so your motley crew of scally wags can capture the booty all on your own! We can’t promise Captain Jack Sparrow, but our Captains would be happy to show you a good time, and where to find the good rum!

The weather is now PERFECT for boating, and there are plenty of Pirates Week events still to come. We’re still running specials for November, so if you still fancy a visit to Stingray City, Starfish Point, or perhaps to enjoy one of the Pirates Week events by boat, please contact us!

For a complete list of Cayman Islands Pirates Week 2012 activities visit the official site: http://www.piratesweekfestival.com/

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First "Official" Charter

We took both of our boats out for our first charter, a local corporate group of 13. Guests enjoyed nibbles and happy hour beverages at Starfish Point, before taking a slow sunset cruise home. Call us now to book your next staff team-building event or perhaps take your clients out on the boat!

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Stinky the Dolphin

We’ve been seeing a lot of this guy – a lone Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. He’s been making waves in the press lately for his slightly amorous behaviour. charterCAYMAN fully supports the Department of Environment’s stance that people should not interact with wild dolphins, and we certainly don’t condone feeding him. But secretly, we’re pretty stoked each and every time we see him. Let’s face it, it’s pretty rare to see dolphins in Cayman. We hope that DofE can come up with a solution for Stinky that is good for Cayman and good for Stinky,

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