Shipwrecks of the Cayman Islands

Since James Cameron has re-released the movie Titanic, I thought I would talk a little bit about some of the shipwrecks we have here. Did you know that the East End of Grand Cayman has over 115 different shipwrecks? And those are just the ones we know about. This is how the barrier reef here earned the nickname ‘Graveyard of the Caribbean’. Most of the wrecks are historical, and the wood has long ago been eaten away, leaving only the more solid bits such as anchors, chains, cannons and other metal objects. Some however, are more recent and intact. Here is a picture taken the other day on our Wave Runner Snorkel Safari. We took some guests who were staying at Morritt’s Tortuga Resort to snorkel on this shallow wreck from 2005.

Want to learn more about the history of East End and some other famous shipwrecks? Sign up for one of our Wave Runner tours to see the wrecks yourself.

2 Responses to “Shipwrecks of the Cayman Islands”
  1. Denisse says:

    It’s been a month since your last blog. Gotta say, White Sand has a nice setup outside The Reef. Would like to thank Apollo for miknag my sons feel welcome and for telling me about that nurse shark. I got to see it the day before we left, and it was the highlight of my visit. Hoping to return again next year!

  2. Ricky, Loredana, Kiana(14yr.), and Jada(9yr.) says:

    Experienced the 2 stop snorkel tour by boat. This tour had amazing sites and our tour guides, Alan on the boat and Ralph in the water with us did an atonishing job. Ralph guided us and pointed out sites we would not have noticed on our own. This trip was defenitly a breath taking experience. Thank you so much for the memorable excursion.

    Ricky, Loredana, Kiana(14yr.), and Jada(9yr.)

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