Gibbs Cay and Stingray Encounter

Price: $62.00
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Gibbs Cay and Stingray Encounter

We invite you to come with us on this Grand Turk excursion and explore the quaint uninhabited private island of Gibbs Cay, located a short boat ride away at the southeast tip of the Island.

At Gibbs Cay you will get to relax on the beautiful white sandy beach surrounding the secluded island. If you are feeling adventurous you can also hike around to the top of the island, and explore nature at its best as you bask in the spectacular views looking out over the vast Atlantic ocean.

You will also get to experience a unique Stingray encounter on your Grand Turk excursion, as your experienced guides teach you how to interact with these majestic and graceful creatures face to face. The rays frequent the shallow water just off the beach, so you will get to pet and swim amongst them.

There is complimentary bottled water on board. The boat does not have a restroom. Guests must be able to jump from the boat, and climb back into the boat via the boat's ladder.

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Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 10 minute beach walk from the pier (details will be provided when this excursion is booked).
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled water
It is recommended that guests wear their swimsuit underneath comfortable clothing. Rubber soled shoes are recommended for walking on potentially slippery boat deck. Sunscreen (biodegradable preferred), beach towel, and sunglasses are also recommended.
Minimum age is 6 and guests should have a general knowledge of swimming. Guests must be able to jump out of boat, pull themselves from the water via the boats ladder.
5 Stars5Based On 17 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBest Tour EverAugust 28, 2017

Reviewer: Jamie
If you are worried about booking outside of your cruise, don't!!! We are so happy we booked outside the cruise. The ship tour left earlier in the morning with about 50 people. We left around 10:00AM and had the whole Cay to ourselves. We swam and interacted with dozens of rays, the tour guide and staff of Papa J's was absolutely amazing. I would do this tour again in a heart beat, well worth the money! Also, we took my two children, 8 and 5, and they also had a wonderful time, they played where the water was a little more shallow and they were still able to fully interact with the sting rays.

5 StarsFamily outing to Gibbs CayAugust 16, 2017

Reviewer: Tom Oh
It is the way to go if you want to go on a relaxing excursion. We booked through expedia and am glad we did. The cruise company had their excursion to the same place, but when they arrived they squeezed everyone through like the Indy 500. They came and they left. Our family, on the other hand, had plenty of time to relax on the beach and play with the rays. It was fantastic and would recommend it to anyone going to Gibbs Cay.

5 StarsPure Excellence.July 10, 2017

Reviewer: Julie Platter
These guys are top notch. Polite and courteous. We had an amazing time and they took the time to drive us to Jack's Shack to grab the two people in ours party that did not participate in this excursion. :)

5 StarsAwesome!May 24, 2017

Reviewer: Debra Wilke
We had a really good time with this excursion. It was the two of us and our captain and his first mate. They told us all about the stingrays and we even got to hold one! All of this took place on a secluded island about a 10-15 minute boat ride on a Papa J's tour boat. Not at all what we expected. We were back on Grand Turk with lots of time to spare before we had to be back to our cruise ship.

5 StarsAwesome November 01, 2016

Reviewer: Anonymous
Our Cruise arrived late to port and they accommodated us. Due to timing we ended being the only people on this excursion at this time. The ships captain was fantastic, fun and friendly! The company owners were extremely friendly and helpful for the area. Highly recommend this company for any excursion on this island.

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