Stingray City and Two Snorkel Stops
Sale Price: $73.00
Coral Gardens & Barrier Reef Snorkel with Stingray City Tour
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: Kyle Brown
Our boat had made a last minute change to the days and times we originally docked so once we got off the boat we went straight to the excursion office. We let them know the situation and they immediately got us on the first bus to leave, great service. Once we arrived at stingray city there were stingrays everywhere and they would swim right up to you. After that we went to two snorkel spots that were both reefs and offered completely different experiences. A truly amazing experience.
The guides were friendly and efficient. They obviously do this trip every day. Seeing the stingrays was the best part, I could've done without the snorkel stops, the waves were pretty rough the day we were there, but definitely not anyone's fault! Would definitely do this again.
Reviewer: Lynne Holm
Fun trip! The three stops were all great. Touching and feeding the stingrays was a once in a life time experience. The crew told us what and what not to do and were right with us the whole time. The first stop on the snorkeling was great with all kinds of coral and the second stop had many kinds of fish. The water was so clear and the sand so white. Don't miss this excursion.
Reviewer: Kimberly Stathakos
The stingrays are amazing, and it was so much fun to interact with them. The crew was fantastic, so very helpful. A gentleman had lost his gold necklace a crew member dove and found it for him. The snorkelling locations were great, all in all a great excursion
Reviewer: Judy Holland
We took this excursion on March 19, 2019, and it was absolutely wonderful. The boat was nice and big, the guides were happy and helpful, they did a wonderful job with the stingrays - this is NOT an enclosed pen, the rays swim free in open water, but they are somewhat tame - only the guides handled the rays, but gave everyone a chance to touch and be photographed with them. The snorkeling was the best! It was a bright, sunny, warm day and the fish, etc. were plentiful. We were back to the ship in ample time - no worries. Would absolutely recommend this excursion.