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Private Boat Charters in the Cayman Islands
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Hang out with our friendly Starfish

Starfish Point in Cayman IslandRightfully named after the brightly colored Pincushion Starfish that resides at this secluded beach. Starfish Point is quiet, relaxing stop and provides the perfect place to crack open the cooler, grab a few beers and get a private BBQ going!

Starfish Point

Starfish Point Tours - Grand Cayman Boat ChartersAround the corner from Rum Point and a few minutes from Stingray City in Grand Cayman, you will find a secluded beach paradise that is home to one of the most exotic sea creatures: the starfish. This quiet, relaxing stop is a perfect time to crack open the cooler, grab a few beers and get the private BBQ going! With a little help from our brightly colored friends, the calm waters here also make it an ideal spot for our photographer to capture those perfect holiday portrait shots for you to share back home. Since the starfish hang out in shallow water this is a perfect spot for both non-swimmers and children to enjoy wading through the waters.

About the Starfish at Starfish Point

Starfish Point - Grand Cayman Boat ChartersThe Red Cushion Starfish (oleaster reticulates) is the most common sea star you will find along the white sand beaches at Starfish Point. Their colors vary from intense shades of red, orange and yellow to warm hues of brown and green. The sea star can grow up to 20 inches in diameter, making it one of the largest starfish found in the Caribbean!

A Red Cushion Starfish eats by regurgitating its entire stomach to engulf the sediment mix of food. This all happens in slow motion but eventually obliterating gardens of sea grass and even small muscles! They help improve environmental balance in the ocean as their refuse makes great fertilizer for sea grass, plankton and other plant based life forms.

Typically, they have five arms, but occasionally you will see some that have four, six or even seven arms if you?re lucky! At the end of each arm they have tiny light sensors to help them navigate around the ocean floor. These magical creatures are able to regrow lost arms and in some cases the lost arm can even grow into a whole new starfish!

How to Handle Starfish

Starfish Point - Grand Cayman Boat ChartersBefore visiting Starfish Point our guides will teach you how to properly handle these truly remarkable creatures. The number one thing to know when visiting Starfish Point is: do NOT take the starfish out of the water! Starfish need water to breathe and eat, so taking them out of the water can be devastating to their metabolic systems. You can easily admire and take pictures of the starfish through the crystal clear, shallow waters. Also, it?s worth knowing that removing starfish from the water is illegal and can result in a hefty fine.

Unfortunately, over the years, the starfish population has been declining due to souvenir hunting. It is the responsibility of Cayman?s tour operators to protect and conserve these marvelous sea stars. When entering the natural habitat of any wild animal it is our obligation to be mindful and treat them with respect.

Adventures


Shane Myers
Shane Myers
13:29 24 Aug 22
We were on a 7-day cruise and this excursion was the highlight of our entire trip. Can't quite put into words the experience but will say it was AMAZING!!! Swimming with wild sting rays, snorkeling... the reef, walking around Star Fish Point, all in 3 hours, was the perfect day and memories. DO NOT take the tour boats that pack in tons of people. This is well worth the extra money to have your own personal experience and you get to take in so much more of what Capt Vernon has to share with you. He was so knowledgeable about the sting rays and was able to find all kinds of sea creatures while snorkeling. Can't say enough good things about this trip.On a side note, I'm sometimes a little nervous on some of these islands and not knowing what you're getting into but I felt safe and secure which really makes it more enjoyable. It was just my daughter and me so I did appreciate the professionalism, safety and quality of the Captain and the boat.read more
David Begley
David Begley
18:15 02 Aug 22
Great experience with captain Vernon. He snorkeled with our 8 year old at the barrier reef and made her feel really safe. Even got to see a sea turtle for good measure. Really good value if you want... a private charter but don’t want to spend a ton of money.read more
lc reece
lc reece
02:19 26 Jun 22
Our trip was postponed in March 2020 so this day was a long time coming! We loved our boat, our crew and our whole experience. We didn’t estimate our arrival time correctly due the difference in... ship time vs local time but our crew came a half hour early to accommodate us so we didn’t have to wait too long. Oz and Joseph were both personable and fun. We had three generations with us and they were great at connecting with both our young adult kids as well as our parents. Our daughter was hesitant to get near the stingray but ended up kissing and holding her! Oz used the perfect amount of encouragement and persistence in getting her to do it. And she was so pleased that she did! Loved seeing the mangroves, snorkeling and the beach bar. Beach bar was great! The bartenders were personable and the beach beautiful! Not the best time to fish but we managed to catch a couple which was great fun for our older daughter! Starfish point was wonderful and we were treated to some delicious wings. Then to top it off, our younger daughter got to be the captain for a part of the ride back! She LOVED it! As we got close to the dock Oz called for our taxi and entertained us by driving amongst the beautiful homes so we didn’t have to wait on the hot dock. This was a very memorable day for our whole family. We appreciate the professionalism and the fun! Fantastic!read more
Yvonne Cumpian
Yvonne Cumpian
15:35 06 Aug 20
My husband and I, along with another couple used Crystal Charters highly recommended by my brother!! This was the best private charter and the captain we had was Canyon; he and his partner were... amazing!!read more
Crystal Lynch
Crystal Lynch
00:59 28 Apr 20
From our initial phone call inquiring about services to coordinate with our cruise ship arrival to our actual boating day, Crystal Charters provided all around top notch service. Alex and Ricky made... our 4 hour outing one to remember. Our family of 3, including our young daughter, were made to feel in good hands especially in the middle of a sudden rain storm on our way to Sting Ray Point. We realized once at Sting Ray Point that we had a special crew when they would find sting rays and bring them to us to enjoy and hold. Other charter groups were left on their own and it was clear while a fun experience for those groups, our experience was a bit more special.Thank you Crystal Charters! We are counting the days until our return to Grand Cayman and another Crystal Charters outing.read more
Kin Lee
Kin Lee
10:17 18 Mar 20
The best way to angle. Our Captain Michael was pleasant and the most supportive chief. He is the best.!!! The Get Hooked Characters is the best approach! Much obliged to you Captain Michael .

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