The Sister Islands, Caymans

Owens Sound, Little Cayman

Owens Sound @little Cayman

NOTE: This is the ONLY place in the Caymans you can anchor. All other locations must be used with a mooring ball.

when we were there

May 2017

Full moon

Spring tides

Anchor spot

Where we dropped our hook:

19º 39′ 33″ N    80º 04′ 28″ W

6 feet in sand

During low tide we would touch the bottom

There are a few dive ball moorings available

Holding

Good holding in sand

Watch for random coral heads throughout the anchorage

Dinghy landing

Easy beach landing. The dock is too high to use and has no ladder.  Leave dinghy on beach, tie painter to tree or use dinghy anchor

Watch for eel grass and coral heads when close to the beach, very shallow

Amenities

Little Cayman Beach Resort will let you use their pool, spa and internet. They have a full bar and restaurant. 

PROVISION BEFORE GETTING TO THE CAYMANS! There is only 1 grocery store and 1 liquor store on the island, both are very expensive.

Activites

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Bird Watching
  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Walking
  • Relaxing

Safety

The island is tiny and all the locals are very friendly. 

Very safe.

Use common sense and don’t leave belongings out for the taking.

Weather

Sunny and Warm

Breezy, 15 – 25 knts E & ENE

Mosquitos were extremely bad at dusk when on land but no issues out at the boat

Transportation

The island is only 10 miles by 1 mile, walking is the best form of transportation. A bicycle is a great way to see other parts of the island.

Hitch hiking is also popular and easy

SV PRISM ANCHORAGE RATING
3.5/5

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