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: 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.
We had a great time on this excursion. The kids said this was their favourite part of our vacation. The crew was very knowledgeable and I liked how they showed obvious respect for the coral in the area.
Reviewer: Joe Fuchs
Excellent excursion. Very helpful and accommodating staff. Excursion could not have been any better
We were undecided on what tours to take for our cruise so we called shore excursions group. The agent who answered the phone was very pleasant,professional and also patient. She asked what are our interests (this type of question i have never experienced prior to her) I advised what we like to do and she described this amazing tour and another in our next port that we also enjoyed. I not only want to thank Libra (sorry if I spelt wrong) but would like her superiors to read my review. She is one of a kind and I am sure you know this. I went over everything with my boyfriend and friends and after agreeing we went back to expedia website via shore excursions group and placed our bookings. Thank you until our next cruise we hope we get libra again.
Reviewer: oscar prieto
The first thing that impacted us was the general aspect of Cayman. One of the least known destinations in the Caribbean, yet a clean, ordered, well organized island. Swiming with sting rays, feeding and taking pictures kissing them is unique experience that though I have travelled a lot the world, had never experienced. In general the snorkel is good, but not outstanding.