are there cat breeds that like water?
It depends on the individual cat. Most don't, I think, because it makes it harder for them to walk/hunt/stay clean. My cat hates water because we gave him a bath after we first got him.

But big cats, like tigers, love water.
Hi anon,

Have a look here: Cat breeds that like water

But like boyquail said, a lot will depend on the individual cat rather than on the breed.
my kitten aged 10 mths is always near the bath and looks as if he would love to jump in everytime the tap is runninn
The Turkish Van is knows to be a water loving brred. Some Norwegian Wildcats would swim too. My cat is an alley cat and likes water, not too much, but the spray bottle didn't work out s expected, he loved it