The last thing you want on a snorkel dive is an ocean-full of snorkelers along with you, right? Escape the large cruise ship crowds on this exclusive Stingray City Snorkel Grand Cayman excursion to Stingray City, a world-renowned snorkeling destination.
With an average group size of only 30 people, you will fully enjoy your time on this Grand Cayman excursion.
You will be transferred from George Town to your waiting motorized cabin cruiser on the other side of the island. Stingray City is located in the shallow waters of Grand Cayman's North Sound.
Stingray City, you will 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 became so accustomed to this, they are now routinely fed by hand!
After your visit to Stingray City, you will enjoy a beautiful snorkeling session at either the Coral Gardens or on the reef, depending on that day's weather.
Time on boat is approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes. Transfer time from downtown to boat pier is approximately 15 minutes each way. Stops are approximately 30 minutes each.
Reviewer: Anita Eddy
We really enjoyed this excursion. It starts with a boat ride that gave us a view of the local area and waterfront homes. Then we went to the sand bar (Stingray City) where we touched, fed and swam with stingrays. Unbelievable. Crossed that off my bucket list. My ten year old was scared and stayed on the boat most of the time but that was fine. Snorkeling afterwards was okay but I've been to better snorkeling sites. The staff were friendly and professional and the trip felt well organized. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Bruce Spalding
We have completed this excursion once before and loved it. It was just as much fun the second time around. Due to it being out of season, the crowds at Stingray City were much less than last time. Loved it!
Reviewer: Ken Bergquist
Cruise line screwed this one up by docking at the opposite side of the island and not telling anyone. We ended up getting of the tender to an empty parking lot. Several mile drive into town to get to the excursion, then had to wait hours for the tour to begin.
Reviewer: Cruise lover
This is by far my most favorite excursion. The boat that we took out to the sandbar was large and very comfortable. The water is the clearest blue/green and just beautiful. We were able to spend a lot of time in the water with the rays and got to feed them and interact with them. Loved having them swim around us and rub our legs and feet. A very cool experience. Our guides were very good and very friendly. Also enjoyed the snorkeling stop. Saw some beautiful coral and tropical fish. The water was a bit rough that day so didn't stay in the water as long as I would have liked to. The only down side was being told to be at the meeting place 30 minutes after docking and then having to wait two hours before the excursion left.
Reviewer: Bree Kimball
This was a fabulous excersion! The hands on interactions that the guides ensure you have with the stingrays are wonderful. The snorkeling was fun as well making sure everyone's comfort is taken into account.