Stingray City and One Snorkel Stop
Stingray City & Coral Gardens Snorkeling Tour
The last thing you want on a snorkel dive is an ocean-full of snorkelers along with you, right? Escape the large cruise ship crowds on this exclusive Stingray City Snorkel Grand Cayman excursion to Stingray City, a world-renowned snorkeling destination.
With an average group size of only 30 people, you will fully enjoy your time on this Grand Cayman excursion.
You will be transferred from George Town to your waiting motorized cabin cruiser on the other side of the island. Stingray City is located in the shallow waters of Grand Cayman's North Sound.
Stingray City, you will 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 became so accustomed to this, they are now routinely fed by hand!
After your visit to Stingray City, you will enjoy a beautiful snorkeling session at either the Coral Gardens or on the reef, depending on that day's weather.
Time on boat is approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes. Transfer time from downtown to boat pier is approximately 15 minutes each way. Stops are approximately 30 minutes each.
Reviewer: SUE Hammond
This was an absolutely amazing excursion. Well organized, ran on time and the crew was wonderful. Even the boat ride out to Stingray City was beautiful but nothing can compare with swimming with the stingray's and how close you were to them. The crew made sure we all had an opportunity to pet, kiss or be massaged by a stingray. The snorkel stop was also excellent - so all in all it was a great afternoon. I would highly recommend you not miss this excursion when you visit the Cayman Islands.
Reviewer: David S
My wife and I took our kids age 2.5 & 4 on this and it was so much fun. If you’re wondering if you can take your little kids and if they’ll enjoy it I’ll say yes. It was a little tricky finding the place as it’s outside the port area a little into to the town but not too far. On the boat the staff was so helpful with them and really went out of their way for them. It rained the entire boat ride out but stopped just as we got there. We had a less than ideal situation but it was so fun. The boat is well taken care of and the staff professional. Would’ve loved to have stayed longer at stingray dirt and not done the snorkel stop because the stingrays were so awesome!
Reviewer: Alycia & Douglas
Enjoyed 2-stop snorkel excursion; we'd go again. They threw squid meat in water so schools of fish came around; took pixs (must buy underwater camera; you'd be disappointed if you didn't) Guides allowed us to hold, kiss, feed, & take pixs w/stingrays, & got a massage (LOL). Snorkel masks were given @ 1st stop (Stingray City), which I thought was an actual city, but is on the water (waist high). 2nd stop (Coral Gardens), took pIxs of coral reefs & saw more fish & stingrays in deeper water; we were given feet flippers. Hadn't swam in 20yrs; I was a little rusty, so got a life jacket. Amazing! We were able to take pixs w/our camera, & also bought ($50) thumbdrive w/photographer's pixs (had pixs w/hubby & I together that we didn't get on ours). Guides were nice; downloaded pixs on my phone @no extra cost. I'd recommend excursion; got us back in timely manner. Shore Excursions was less costly than cruise ship (we did our comparison homework beforehand). Thank you Shore Excursions!
Reviewer: Paola B
Such a wonderful experience, beautiful day. the people very attentive. everything was perfect. thank you for such a beautiful experience
Reviewer: Kevin Cook
We love this excursion!!! This is the second time we’ve gone on this and highly recommend it!