We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Captain Marvin's

Seven Mile Beach Road | Cayman Falls Shopping Center, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
345-945-6975
Website
Update attraction details
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: With over 60 years in business, Captain Marvin's Watersports are the original stingray-friendly watersports company on the island.We are delighted to... more » Owner description: With over 60 years in business, Captain Marvin's Watersports are the original stingray-friendly watersports company on the island.We are delighted to show you the wonders of Stingray City, as well as beautiful coral formations, colorful fish and sea life with our world-famous crew helping you all the way. Experience the tour of a lifetime--there is no other place on earth like Stingray City! Come on aboard and see our clear blue water, exotic fish, stingrays and experience for yourself some old-fashioned Caymanian hospitality. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Write a Review

530 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    428
    76
    9
    10
    7
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I was weary about booking an excursion that wasn't from my cruise line but, from now on, when I come back to Cayman, I will do it again and will book with Captain Marvin's. WE only had 16 on our two-stop excursion while other boats we saw had 30 plus. Our tour guides taught us about the area and dove... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ipswich, England
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

After reading several reviews we decided to do Stingray City & from recommendation we did it with Captain Marvin's and I'm glad that we did. We walked to their office - which for us was directly opposite our hotel. Here we paid for the tour and were taken to the marina/quay where our boat was waiting for us. We were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The crew of Captain Marvins is very professional, Peter was our captain and was very friendly, understanding and he also sat with me while the others on the tour of Sting Ray city and we discussed Jamaica. Also on board there was Froggy the photographer who took some beautiful pictures of my friend and I.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were first time cruisers and leery about doing an excursion outside of the ship. I read reviews for this company and decided to give it a try. Our first step was to walk to their office. It was very close to the pier. Line was long but it went fast. Transaction was very easy. We found out that our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

In short - fantastic company and we Loved it. We went on an afternoon weekday half-day snorkeling trip with my 7 yr son and 3 yr daughter which included 3 stops, including sting ray sandbar. We were on Capt Jimmy's boat. Where to start? The crew was fabulous! Extremely friendly, great with kids, cheerful, happy, accommodating, knowledgeable, just delightful people... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudsonville, Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a great time on this outing. Val and Kieth, our guides, did their job well, very friendly, informative and handled the boat well too. Lunch at Kai Bo was delicious as well as the fresh marinated Conch prepared by our guides. It was just the right amount of time at each stop. Thanks Captain Marvins!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great price; on-time, professional drivers from the resorts; professional captains/tour guides who make it seem like you are the only group they've ever created this wonderful route for. We took an afternoon ride to try to avoid the busyness of the cruise ships in town...yea, it was still busy. But you still get plenty of 1:1 time with the stingrays.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Niceville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a professional and class act. We reserved with them on the phone, went to their office by the pier and then showed up at the appropriate time. They were on schedule, the agreed upon price was all we paid - they did not try to do any hidden fees - and their tour was great. Their stingray/snorkel tour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Ontario
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

When I first heard about this I thought it sounded ridiculously touristy but after going on this excursion today I am happy to recommend this as a very unique and worthwhile experience. This Stingray encounter is indeed meeting these creatures on their own surf and was handled well by our crew: Eric, Carlos, Delray and Ray who were cognizant of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Merrick, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you are going snorkeling or to Stingray City this is the company to use. They virtually guarantee that everyone on the boat will have a good time. They pay attention to the little details, like making sure the background on your photos is clear of other tourists. While they are not cheap, they are not the most expensive either,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Captain Marvin's also viewed

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
 
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 

Been to Captain Marvin's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Captain Marvin's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing