Avoid the crowds on the cruise ship excursions on this motorized cabin cruiser tour to Stingray City, the world-renowned snorkeling destination located in the shallow waters of Grand Cayman's North Sound. With an average group size of only 30 people on this Grand Cayman excursion, you will fully enjoy the exciting experience of swimming and interacting with stingrays!
After departing George Town, you will transfer to the boat on the other side of the island. Once at Stingray City, you'll be able to interact, feed, and swim with these beautiful and gentle stingrays!
Stingray City is believed to have begun years ago when stingrays would gather in the sandbars of the North Sound to feed on the leftovers that fishermen would throw overboard as they anchored there to clean their fish. After many years, the stingrays have become so accustomed to this that they're now routinely fed by hand!
After your visit with the stingrays, you will reboard your boat for a trip to the beautiful Barrier Reef, where you will don the included snorkel gear and explore the underwater world of the reef.
Your next snorkel stop on this Grand Cayman tour will be at the Coral Gardens. This shallow reef is less than 10 feet to the bottom, and is known for its fish and invertebrate population. Here, you will see large schools of fish such as grunts, yellowtails and sergeant majors, along with the semi-resident green-sea turtle.
Time on the boat is approximately three hours. Transfers are 15 minutes each way
Reviewer: Lloyd C.
Captain Marvin's crew were fantastic throughout and made the experience all the more memorable. They provided something akin to Hawaiian Punch and water on ice, and had a fresh water supply on the boat for washing off the salt-water. They were all very helpful and interested in making sure our experience was good, even chasing down a giant sea turtle so we all had the chance to see one. One of the gentlemen brought up a large, live conch for everyone to see, hold and take pictures with.
Reviewer: Violet M
This excursion is fun and very well organized. You really get to swim, touch, and up close to the stingrays. I highly recommend this.
Reviewer: Lynn D
This was everything we were hoping for in the stingray and snorkel stops! The people were very helpful and provided everyone an opportunity to participate in feeding, holding, kissing of stingrays. The water was a little choppy that day so we were taken to two spots and saw amazing sea life.
Reviewer: Edmund palmer
This was one of my best snorkeling experiences ever. I am definitely glad I booked this excursion through Priceline and not the cruseline. Not only was it less expensive but we had a better experience. My children ages 9 and 11 both said it was there favoret thing on our 7 day cruse. The staff made feeding and handeling the stingrays a fun experience you could tell they were better at it than the other guides at stingray city. We got 2 snorkel stops not just one like the other companies. If you are in Grand Cayman this is a must do trip.
Reviewer: Kathy Cooper
Wonderful excursion! The kids really liked it! It is sad the pics they take to E-mail you is 70 dollars 😳