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British Canoeing announces new partnership with the Cayman Islands

British Canoeing is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Visit Cayman Islands.

This new partnership will raise awareness of the benefits of paddlesports both in the UK and the Cayman Islands, while encouraging keen enthusiasts to consider the stunning crystal clear turquoise waters of this British Overseas Territory for their next paddling adventure.

The partnership will launch just in time for paddlers to take advantage of the Cayman Islands’ move to the next phase of its controlled reopening plan. As of 20 November, the destination has proceeded to Phase 4, which will allow vaccinated travellers who are securely verified to enter without quarantine.

Known for its pristine turquoise waters with unparalleled clear visibility and exceptional marine life, warm seas, consistent sunshine and glorious scenery, the Cayman Islands is an ideal destination for all paddling.

Watersports are already established on all three islands - Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac - and this partnership will cement the connection between paddlesports and the Cayman Islands in the minds of UK travellers.

Commenting on this new partnership, Adrian White, Regional Manager UK at the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism said:

“Both the Cayman Islands and British Canoeing are dedicated to promoting an active life, while protecting our seas and our environment and emphasising the importance of safety procedures to health and wellbeing.

“Through this partnership, our two organisations will develop our respective sustainability practices and environmental care through shared knowledge and best practice.

“We are delighted to be able to showcase our beautiful islands and the diversity of experiences on offer across nature, sport, culinary delights, music and culture with the paddlesports community and work together to benefit both our organisations.”


David Joy, CEO at British Canoeing added:

“It is exciting to be able to work with a like-minded organisation to promote the benefits of our popular sporting activities to a wider community both at home and in the Cayman Islands.

“It is clear that the environment on the three islands is perfect for paddling and we hope that raising awareness of the ideal conditions on island while highlighting paddlesports as an excellent outdoor activity will widen the reach and popularity of all forms of paddlesports still further.

“We are delighted to be working with a partner organisation who shares our values of active living, sustainability, inclusivity and safety for all involved.”


Nestled in the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands is made up of three idyllic islands, all offering luxurious island escapes. Average year-round temperatures of 28°C make it the perfect place to escape the British winter for relaxing winter sunshine.

The destination is served by up to four direct British Airways flights a week from Heathrow to Grand Cayman making it accessible and appealing to all travellers.

The Cayman Islands has followed a controlled reopening strategy to ensure the ongoing safety, security, and peace of  mind of visitors and the local population.  

As of 20 November, the destination is moving to Phase 4 of its reopening plan, which means vaccinated travellers who are securely verified can enter without quarantine.

As ‘the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean’ visitors are spoilt for choice with more than 200 restaurants all offering the freshest seasonal dishes with locally-sourced ingredients, including healthy fare to help fuel active bodies ahead of any activity.

There’s plenty to discover from the incredible stingrays, magical bioluminescence and colourful marine life, to the rare indigenous Blue Iguanas at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park or learning about the islands’ rich seafaring heritage at the capital’s George Town Museum.

Further information is available at the Visit Cayman Islands website.