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: Pierre Cardinal
Me and my wife loved our experience!! The tour guides were very friendly and helpful!!
Reviewer: Lala T.
***Note that Becky the Stingray is not affiliated to Becky with the good hair.*** Now that that's out of the way, I had an awesome time with the stingrays. I was nervous at first because people keep bringing up the crocodile hunter being killed by a stingray, but trust me when I say that you cannot be stung by these stingrays unless you step on them. The stingers are actually located underneath their tails and is about a fourth to a third the size of their tails. The stingrays will swim around you as you feed and take pictures with them. But be sure to wear goggles because the water is saltwater and there tend to be waves frequently occurring. The snorkel area is located in a different area from the stingrays, but you can still see some stingrays swimming along within that area as well. All and all, I had a glorious time taking pictures with Becky the Stingray and attempting to snorkel while learning how to swim at the same time.
Reviewer: Susie Schneier
Our local aquarium has a stingray petting exhibit, but being in the water surrounded by lots of swimming stingrays is a whole different experience. The guides were exceptional. Their goal was to make sure that everyone had a good time, and we did. (I spoke to other people on the cruise ship who went with different outfits, and their guides just showed took them to the sandbar and turned them loose. Not these guys. They picked up the stingrays so we could see them, helped us feed them and took great pix of us in the water with the rays. We had a terrific time.
Reviewer: Todd A. Russell
This excursion was the highlight of our cruise! Playing and feeding the stingrays was way cool. But what was even better was the snorkel stop. I felt like I was in an acquarium with beautiful fish, stingrays, and coral. Very impressive. In fact, because of this experience, I will return to the Grand Cayman islands to do the excursion again. Just plain awesome.
Reviewer: Bruce Norgaard
Nice tour, we are in our 60’s so didn’t want a long involved excursion. Boat was older but adequate and there were about a dozen people on excursion.This one was great for us as we stayed long enough the view , hold, and feed the stingrays but didn’t linger. Same for snorkel stop. Long enough to see coral and lots of fish but not too long. Pretty easy to get in and out of water from boat. My wife didn’t care to snorkel so stayed on board and took care of a young child of another couple so they could both snorkel. Would be nice If a crew member would volunteer to take pictures of us with stingrays with our own phone camera. Realize you can bring water proof camera but most don’t bother with it.