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
This was a great excursion. The snorkeling was beautiful and Stingray City was amazing. The guides were very helpful and entertaining. We had so much fun. I highly recommend this excursion.
The office was easy to find. We arrived a few hours early due to ship time versus island time and they were very accommodating anyway. The staff was all helpful and friendly. The boat had water and punch. This trip we saw about 4 rays total at Sting Ray City, it was a major let down. Perhaps it was seasonal? We went in April. Our guide was able to go find and bring a large ray to the group where he held onto it until everyone had a chance to pet it, and take pictures with it etc. Next we went to two snorkel stops, both were fairly short, maybe 15-20 minutes, the second stop there were large rays swimming out there on their own, not corralled in by a guide, so it was great to see them in the wild. They would eat squid out of your hand, bump into you etc.That stop really saved the day. We also fed tons of fish there as well. Overall I would recommend this trip and this company. If there are more rays at different times of years I would easily give this a 5 star rating.
Reviewer: Julie Grunden
This tour was the ABSOLUTE highlight of our entire cruise! Wonderful staff, and lots of extras we didn't expect. Thank you so much!
Reviewer: Gary Blandino
We left the port in Grand Cayman on time, got to our boat, crew introduced themselves as we left the dock and explained how the day would go. The rays at Stingray City was numerous and gentle, the tour photographer captured a number of staged and candid photos of our time. Snorkeling sites were clear with numerous fish. As an added treat the captain found some fresh conch and prepared a quick conch treat as we headed home.
Reviewer: Jan, Colorado
The first step to check in and get on a bus was very confusing, people telling you to go in different directions. Once at the boat, we got good instructions and had a great trip to see the stingrays, they swam right up for us to feed them. Water was a bit choppy that day, so skipped one of the snorkel stops, the second snorkel stop was beautiful colors.