Stingray City and Two Snorkel Stops
Sale Price: $69.00
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
The excursion group was excellent, handling everything perfectly. Swimming with the stingrays was probably the most wonderful experience of my life. They come up to you like friendly puppy dogs and love to be petted. Wrong time of year to snorkel-it was cold. The sites were disappointing-flat bottom and little to see.
The booking process was easy, the check in desk is a 5-min walk from the port - everything went fast & smooth. The boat was clean, there was a washroom on board and unlimited punch and water - very handy. Our first stop @ Stingray City was fun, however we did not like the huge crowds and therefore lack of stingrays. There was at least 200 people in the water, so it was quite hectic. That said the water was nice and clear, so we were able to spot some stingrays and it was fun to feed them also! Second stop was by the reefs for snorkeling - excellent swim, but not much to see, perhaps again because we have been to so many excellent snorkeling spots before. Third stop was the best - I wish we could have skipped the second stop and went straight there. Lots of fish to see, stingrays, even a beautiful green eel! I would recommend this excursion for new snorkelers and ones with little snorkeling experience - lots of fun in a very safe environment!
Reviewer: Cindy Young
It was so fun swimming with the stingrays and and snorkeling in these beautiful waters. The Captain Marvin’s crew was so nice and it was easy to find the meeting place. Highly recommend!!
Reviewer: Schneidman Barbara
I have never had so much fun or so much excitement on a tour. The boat and the operators were first rate and made sure that everyone on the boat had a positive experience with both the sting rays and the snorkeling. This is a not miss tour.
Reviewer: Karen Tataryn
This is an excursion we would highly recommend. The tour group was very well organized and despite the fact that our ship stopped on the opposite side of the island due to high waves, the company had adjusted and picked us up promptly. Staff were well informed and helped all of those on board who needed assistance with anything. The actual Sting Ray City is something to see and again they were well organized to show us the stingrays, allow us to hold them, and of course to kiss them guaranteeing 7 years of good luck:-) Well why not try that! Plus pictures taken of this excitement and available for sale if you wished but no pressure exerted. Snorkeling components also fun!