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Gibbs Cay Beach and Stingray Encounter provided by Papa J Tours

Gibbs Cay Beach and Stingray Encounter

Gibbs Cay Beach and Stingray Encounter
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About
Our guests will be able to interact one on one with the stingrays in their natural habitat. At the island, they will able to swim around and relax in the water or take a quick trek up the lone hill and see the waves crash against the reefs that fringe the island. Our experienced guides will provide background about the stingrays that are encountered on the excursion, as they each have a name and a distinct personality they are more like friends rather than pets.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
They will take a 15 minute ride to the unhabitated island known as Gibbs Cay, located on the eastern side of Grand Turk, where they will play with the indigenous Southern Atlantic Stingrays and learn about these beautiful creatures.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6425P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please walk outside the Cruise Terminal Main gate for shuttle service to Governor's Beach.
Governor's Beach, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands Please walk through the plaza, passing the TAXI STAND, walk through the parking lot on the left. Use paved walkway to exit the compound. You will be taken to Governor's Beach for this tour. Shuttles will depart 30 and 15 minutes prior to tour times. Vehicles are marked "PAPA J TOURS".
Airports:
JAGS麥卡特尼國際機場, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Ports:
Outside Grand Turk Cruise Port
Inclusions
Bottled water • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please walk outside the Cruise Terminal Main gate for shuttle service to Governor's Beach.
Governor's Beach, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands Please walk through the plaza, passing the TAXI STAND, walk through the parking lot on the left. Use paved walkway to exit the compound. You will be taken to Governor's Beach for this tour. Shuttles will depart 30 and 15 minutes prior to tour times. Vehicles are marked "PAPA J TOURS".
Airports:
JAGS麥卡特尼國際機場, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
Ports:
Outside Grand Turk Cruise Port
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
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Elissa J
North Las Vegas, NV27 contributions
Gibbs Cay is AMAZING!
Nov 2019
Our tour to Gibbs Cay to swim with the stingrays was amazing! Highly recommend this tour! Erickson was a great guide and very friendly! The water was amazing- like a swimming pool! and saw many stingrays :) We also climbed the hill on the island to see the other side- great view! Beautiful place! The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is because online we paid $65 per person but the other family that went with us, was only charged $50 for the adult and $40 for the child so we were alittle bummed that we over-paid. So maybe instead of booking online, just wait until you get to Grand Turk, find their booth and pay cash there. You will avoid paying more per person and avoid all the fees we paid online. But even at our online price, it was still alot cheaper than booking through the cruiseline!
Written November 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Papajtours
Thanks for sharing your amazing experience and giving your recommendation. Please note, as with the cruise ships, from time to time walk up guests, will get a discount if we have a group ALREADY booked. However, all pre-booked tours are guaranteed no matter how small the groups make be. It was a pleasure to serve you. Thanks again for your feedback!
Written December 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nichole F
abilene, ks32 contributions
Wonderful Crew and Snorkeling
Nov 2019 • Family
The crew was so friendly and Gibbs beach was beautiful. We were lucky enough to be the only group out at the island snorkeling. The guys were great, they would come above water to point out different things down below. We saw an eel, several fish, and several sting Ray's...it was beautiful! They showed how to open the Conch, provided lots of info and offer us a piece to taste. We were not able to hold, touch, or take pics with a sting ray. The crew made several attempts to catch one but it just didn't happen. It was through no fault of theirs...as this is nature but it did leave us needing to book an additional excursion just for the stingrays which was a huge draw to this excursion for my son.
Written November 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Papajtours
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and highlights for your excursion! As you have correctly stated, the Stingrays are in the wild, so the Guides can only try to lure them in as close as possible for you to observe them. As with wild creatures it always unpredictable.
Written December 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gingerlea
6 contributions
Amazing!!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Troy was a wonderful and knowledgeable captain. Stingray encounter was amazing, snorkeling was spectacular!! I highly recommend!!
Written October 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Papajtours
Thank you for sharing your amazing experience, it was truly a pleasure working with you!
Written November 3, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Papa J Tours
C77ICtheresaw
C77ICtheresaw
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100% satifided. Theguides went above and beyond.
I'll do the excursion with Papa J Tours again. They were so kind. We had four first time snorkelers in out group of
SharonI287
SharonI287
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Great experience with Captain Troy
We're novices at snorkeling, and felt the Carnival-sponsored excursions were a bit pricier and longer than we wante
H7098FOtheresaw
H7098FOtheresaw
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Exceptional!
The entire experience was awesome! We had six adults in group, three experienced and three first timers. Each of us
weaseljoe
weaseljoe
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Awesome Snorkeling!
We stopped in Grand Turk as part of a Carnival Cruise. We decided to book this rather than through the cruise line
TroubleMaker64
TroubleMaker64
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Accommodating
As we were on a cruise and we had another excursion earlier in the day, this was wonderful. The operator worked wit
KentuckyLuvnlife
KentuckyLuvnlife
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See a lot in a short time.
This was a nice tour. Be aware the museum, light house and other stops are extra. Loved the lighthouse view.
5Macfam
5Macfam
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Papa J's Snorkelling Tour Is A Must
We recently went on a Carnival Cruise and didn't book a snorkelling excursion prior to getting on the ship. We were
steveoP4729TF
steveoP4729TF
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Papa j tours Ultimate snorkelling tour
Recently took the ultimate snorkelling tour with my wife very enjoyable professional tour jaydon was our Tour guid
Matt S
Matt S
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Quaint small island
There was miscommunication between the ship time and the time the tour was supposed to leave. the guide showed up
441candycej
441candycej
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Great tour!
Our sightseeing tour was amazing. The island is small but beautiful. Our tour guide Dwight was very professional, f
dubanikiii
dubanikiii
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Impressive!!!
My family and I recently visited Turks and caicos and took a snorkeling excursion with Papa J tours. We were all ve
Theresabeach
Theresabeach
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Excellent
We were the only ones on the tour. They picked us up at our hotel and took us back afterwards. Very friendly. Tr
C5542BJmattb
C5542BJmattb
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Fantastic experience
We had a fantastic experience with Papa J tours! There was some confusion about "ship time" versus "local time," me
Loucie
Loucie
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A magical family tour
Our family of 11 plus two friends engaged Papa J for a full day of land and water. Juline and her crew were excell
michaeldO2896KT
michaeldO2896KT
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Wonderful tour of Grand Turk in an air conditioned van with a knowledgeable guide!
We took the Grand Turk Sightseeing Tour and it was a great time. Our host, Juline, was very knowledgeable and told