This activity can only be done between September to March.
Stretching roughly 100ft and made entirely from coral stones, Sand Cay Island is truly a unique spot to kayak to and explore. You can easily see this island from South Sound Public Beach and plot your journey.
This is the main nesting ground in Cayman for Least Terns, which nest on the ground in well-disguised scrapes in the sand every spring/early summer. Nesting and chick rearing occurs from April to August, during which nobody should land on the island. The terns are protected under the National Conservation Law, so disturbing them on their nest sites is illegal, so be very careful to ensure there are no birds or nests on this island before pulling your kayak ashore.
The best way to tackle this challenge is to start upwind from the island. Be sure to bring your snorkel equipment as the coral reefs here are great to explore.
Caution: Be aware that you’re on the leeward side and the wind is usually blowing you away from the land. We recommend you only use kayaks to reach this location. Before leaving, ensure you test your ability to climb back in to the kayak and your ability to paddle back in to the wind. If you are interested in this adventure, we suggest discussing weather conditions with us beforehand.