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Stingray and Multi-Reef Snorkeling Eco-Tour provided by West End Ecology Tours

Stingray and Multi-Reef Snorkeling Eco-Tour

Stingray and Multi-Reef Snorkeling Eco-Tour
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Last updated: Jun 16, 2020
A note from Stingray and Multi-Reef Snorkeling Eco-Tour
Guests are encouraged to bring their own mask and snorkel. Find provided.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • 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: 6h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13760P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Light refreshments
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
Bayshore Road, Bayshore Rd, West End, The Bahamas Directions: Provided upon request if visitors are renting a car and driving to the location. Guests may choose complementary round-trip transportation from resort/harbor to West End Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Light refreshments
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Bayshore Road, Bayshore Rd, West End, The Bahamas Directions: Provided upon request if visitors are renting a car and driving to the location. Guests may choose complementary round-trip transportation from resort/harbor to West End Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A maximum of 6 people per booking | Some flexibility with younger children
Minimum age is 5 years to participate
Please note: No touching or feeding of stingrays permitted on this tour.
Not recommended for wheelchair/handicapped persons
Subject to tide and favorable weather conditions.
It is recommended that you bring personal snorkel gear. Limited availability of gear from operator
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Amanda I
1 contribution
A great grand Bahamas experience. Highly rec!
Mar 2021 • Friends
A really amazing time seeing stingrays and sharks - would be great for all types of groups (families, friends etc)
Written March 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alexandra H
1 contribution
A must do in grand Bahamas
Mar 2021 • Friends
A must do for grand Bahamas island! The highlight of the trip. Keith is awesome and so knowledgeable. Perfect day excursion seeing rays and sharks and snorkeling amongst a shipwreck
Written March 20, 2021
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Cpt. Adrienne
Provincetown, MA10 contributions
Not to be missed adventure(s)!
Feb 2021
So many wonderful things to say. I'll start with, I am a charter captain in the U.S., therefore, I am very particular about getting onto others' boats. I communicated with Cpt. Keith prior to our trip and was very confident that this was a knowledgeable and safe person to go out on the water with. Cpt. Keith is truly masterful on the ocean and in handling his boat. We did the snorkeling (wonderful!) and then on another day the Stingray Experience, which turned out to be the highlight of our stay on GB. We will go out with him every time that we return. It is a magical experience with a captain and preservationist that has absolute respect for the ocean and the rays. We learned so many things about the ocean, GB and of course, his beloved rays. Cpt Keith provides an unforgettable experience, allowing the rays to be themselves. They have obviously come to trust him, and he in return, treats them as the majestic free beings that they are. He assures that everyone is safe and comfortable (thanks for the fruit and chocolate!) and that no footprint is left behind, either on the cay or with the rays. Cpt. Keith has become a lifelong friend, both to myself, my daughter and her wife. We enjoyed some meals with him before we left and we can't wait to see him in 2022.
Written February 21, 2021
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Jason W
2 contributions
Fascinating and Memorable
Nov 2020
Exceptional in every way. Deep knowledge, unique experience, great service and great value. Plus great fun!
Written December 3, 2020
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Jennifer N
5 contributions
Perfect Day at Sea
Jul 2020
We toured with Captain Keith Cooper in July and had the most amazing day at Sea! Captain Cooper is an excellent tour guide and teacher. We went with my husband and two boys, ages 10 and 15 w/ Autism. The Captain is understanding and kind, allowing the boys to get comfortable with the water, boat and finally, Sting Rays! His expertise in the natural behavior of Stringrays, sharks, fish and island life is exceptional and self-taught through years of patience and respect for the ocean. This is more than a tour, it's an experience with professional level video, family photos, snorkel equipment and refreshments - surrounded by the most beautiful part of Grand Bahama. Located within the famous Old Banana Bay Resort & Marina, we enjoyed the island's best cracked conch and reviewed the footage from our day. A must do for any traveler and on repeat for locals like us. Thank you for wonderful experience Captain!
Written July 25, 2020
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Amy H
Ruislip, UK76 contributions
Amazing trip, highlight of our holiday
Me and my boyfriend booked this trip on our second to last day in Grand Bahama. We wished we had met him earlier because his knowledge of the island is outstanding and we wished we could have done another trip with Keith From start to finish Keith was friendly and accommodating and is Very easy to talk to The boat trip to the cat was fantastic and hope it has not been destroyed in the late hurricane The trip itself was insane, the remote Cay is breathtaking and the rays are also mind blowing. We ended up snorkelling with the rays and some baby lemon sharks. Having a beer on the boat on the way back was also a highlight for me as the sun slowly began to go down You have to experience this trip- it made our entire holiday. We both fell in love with grand Bahama and will be back for sure!
Written November 24, 2019
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Hello Amy, Thank you for the fabulous review. I enjoyed having your both on the Stingray Experience Tour and look forward to seeing you and more friends in the not to distant future. All the best, Keith
Written March 10, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

oprhodes
4 contributions
Unforgettable!
Apr 2019 • Couples
This was probably the best experience in our lives! Keith met us at the dock early am and took us to this small uninhabited island. During our ride there we got to see beautiful sunset on the ocean (very peaceful and romantic). As soon as we arrived, his "girls"(sting rays) surrounded the boat greeting us. They definitely knew who he was, so did he: each one has a name! After briefing us about stingrays nature and habits, we watched him petting and feeding these gentle creatures. Then it was our turn: sting rays surrounded us and gently touched our bodies; soon enough we were petting and feeding them. Their skin is extremely soft and gentle. He had snorkeling masks for us to use together with a GoPro Water Camera (yes, good quality one too). We swam with stingrays and other ocean creatures, while he was filming us (we got a lot of great footage!). We also fed sharks from his boat and filmed it under water! Then we snorkeled at shipwreck further from the beach - saw tones of fish, and took great videos. On the way back he opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate our honeymoon, cut some fruit and had some great snacks! Very thoughtful! Thank you Keith! You made our honeymoon unforgettable!
Written April 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello My Friends! You have no idea how much I appreciate the wonderful letter of your honeymoon experience to Grand Bahama Island. Not only was the tour exceptional that day it was an honor that you selected West End Ecology Tours to host you during your visit. I hope that you both will return with family and friends to share this wonderful educational ecology tour with them. Thank you for your kind comments and let's stay in touch! Keith
Written April 27, 2019
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SCirrito
Palm City, FL36 contributions
A wonderful and magical day!
What an amazing day with Keith! This is an experience everyone that comes to Grand Bahama needs to experience. Not only is the stingray feeding experience amazing but the reef diving and fishing as well. Keith is lovely company and is a true “local”! You cannot go wrong! Thanks again Keith!
Written August 13, 2018
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Dana B
31 contributions
THIS IS A MUST-DO EXPERIENCE!! Absolutely Amazing.
If you book nothing else, you must book this with Keith Cooper @ West End Ecology Tours. His love and passion for the Stingrays, the water, the Bahamas is evident in all he says and does. Safety & Education were first & foremost, and that put all of us at ease and allowed for the most incredible interaction with the rays in the water. The added bonus of snorkeling with them was beyond words. On our way back, Captain Cooper let us snorkel a shipwreck that was like being dropped into a National Geographic commercial. We had an experience of a lifetime. Our teens were blown away! This is a 10 star, must-do!!!!
Written August 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

skanegatan90
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
Absolutely Amazing!!
Jul 2018 • Family
This guided tour blew our expectations away! We swam with wild stingrays. Snorkeling the shipwreck was incredibly beautiful and on the way to another snorkel location we saw dolphins in the ocean. We jumped in the water and experienced swimming with about 10 dolphins around us. We were so close to them that we could hear their sounds. We had an absolutely amazing day in the beautiful Bahamas with Keith. Thank you Keith Cooper! Johanna, Camilla and the twins.
Written July 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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unityfm
unityfm
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Best Ecology Tour in the Bahamas!
First and foremost I want to thank Mr. Keith Cooper for his incredible insight into the ecology of the Bahamas! We
15suzyc
15suzyc
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Sting ray excursion
By far the best excursion I’ve ever done! Keith was so educational and very hands on. There were so many rays to sn
c-lholman
c-lholman
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Best Excursion Ever!!!
We were so pleased to meet Keith in person at the cruise port right on time. We took a scenic ride in his very nic
chickiebirdie
chickiebirdie
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Exceptional group stingray tour (skip the cruise ship excursions - do this!!)
Myself and 20 of my friends and family were visiting Freeport on a cruise ship, and all of the excursions offered t
275carriej
275carriej
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Stingray Excursion
Keith’s stingray excursion was rated everyone’s favorite part of our Bahamas cruise. That’s 21 perfect scores from
Joneary
Joneary
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The Stingray Experience
We met Keith through a friend and booked our tour while on vacation. After checking the weather and tides Keith tol
Tschoc
Tschoc
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Unforgettable !
What Keith does with the rays is absolutely outstanding! And the additional snorkeling after the rays is also outst
Caroline M
Caroline M
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Perfect for families and couples who are looking for a unique and breathtaking experience.
This was the best tour on the Grand Bahamas by far. Keith gave us a private tour of the West End and Sandy Cay. H
T R
T R
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Must do this when going to the Bahamas!
Literally the coolest most awesome tour I’ve ever been on. Feeding the sting rays were great and we even had sharks
CM1973A
CM1973A
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Worth Your Time If...
This isn't for everyone/You need to know your group-not a party trip. If you want an activity that is very persona
Gary G
Gary G
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Dream Trip
My Wife and I booked two back to back half day fishing and snokeling trips with Keith. He picked us up at our resor
Sjpinfla1
Sjpinfla1
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Highlight if our entire trip!! Book if if you can!
We were on a cruise with Royal Caribbean. Because of construction on their private island we were diverted to Gran
excell86
excell86
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Sting Ray's and ship wreck tour
So fun, and it was even my first time snorkeling. Nothing to be afraid of. The Ray's were gentle and cute. Saw a
DFSQDF
DFSQDF
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Best experience ever!!
What a fantastic experience it was for all of us, including our 3 teenagers (age 14,15 & 17) We did not know what t
Andrew P
Andrew P
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Wonderful Day With Captain Keith
An amazing experience. Captain Keith Cooper has put a great deal of study into learning about Stingrays. You finish