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Starfish Point.

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Starfish Point Tours - Grand Cayman Boat Charters

Hang out with our friendly Starfish

Starfish Point in Cayman Island

Rightfully 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!

Plan Your Adventure

Starfish Point

Starfish Point Tours - Grand Cayman Boat Charters

Around 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 Charters

The 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 Charters

Before 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


Stanton Ingram
Stanton Ingram
13:10 07 Jun 19
My family rented a Sea Ray for 4 hours one afternoon, and we had a great time. Alex and Ricky from Crystal Charters were very professional, kind, and fun. The booking process was also very easy. I would strongly recommend renting a boat in Grand Cayman with Crystal Charters!read more
Lisa Gentry
Lisa Gentry
21:19 05 Jun 19
Ricky and Alex were amazing guides and made the trip so much fun! We learned all about the Stingrays and were amazed at how much info they had to share. Stingray City is a must do for anyone visiting Grand Cayman. We also went to two snorkeling spots where we saw beautiful fish and more stingrays. We ended the trip at Starfish Point and again had tons of fun learning and playing. Alex and Ricky were great with my two kids (my 6 year old son has Cerebral Palsy)! We would defiantly recommend to anyone!read more
Chadwick Brackett
Chadwick Brackett
23:56 25 May 19
Had a great day on the water with our crew Slim & Val. They did a amazing job talking about the stingrays and there culture here on the island. I would highly recommended using them to anyone that wants to spend a great day on the water! Kristi that helped me book the trip was awesome too!read more
Grace Van de Camp
Grace Van de Camp
17:49 24 May 19
Wonderful experience on a great boat in the beautiful crystal clear waters of Cayman! Booked a private 4 hour charter for 5 people to see the mangroves, swim with the stingrays, snorkel at coral gardens and swim in the bio bay. Our captain and guide (Verne and Ricky) were super easy going, friendly and very knowledgeable. The whole experience was very relaxing and fun. We were even able to squeeze in an extra snorkel stop while waiting for the sun to set so our bio bay experience could be enjoyed to the fullest in the dark. Fresh water and extra towels were provided with the boat as well. Kristie in the office made booking and payment super easy. Would highly recommend booking your excursions with Crystal Charters.read more
Jason Wilde
Jason Wilde
14:14 20 May 19
These guys were absolutely amazing! They let us take as much time as we wanted at each stop and made it a really customized trip for whatever we wanted to do. Liz and Alex were very knowledgeable and made us feel like we were family! Definitely coming back to Crystal Charters!!read more
Parker_ o7
Parker_ o7
01:23 12 May 19
Amazing experience from Alex and Courtney. They really know the stingrays and gave us so much info. It wasn’t just a stop for us, we learned a lot about the stingrays and Grand Cayman too. The other boats just parked and the people swam around. Our guides were so knowledgeable! Highly recommend! Thanks Crystal Charters!!!read more

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