Starfish Point

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Vitaliy R
Stamford, CT230 contributions
Apr 2022
It's an unusual experience. There are not a LOT of starfishes like in the pictures, maybe 10 in total. A lot of people and boats come in non-stop with tourists. We were there during the Easter holidays and most of the beach was packed with campers. It was hard to find a space. It got me to wonder if they put the starfish there on purpose just for the tourists.
Written April 21, 2022
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LifeAtlasTravel
West Des Moines, IA371 contributions
Feb 2020
It was so much fun to hold a starfish (underwater!). It was a fun area to kayak to or take a tour to. While we were there the second time there was a Food Boat (like a food truck, but on water) so be sure to have some money to buy a snack or smoothie!
Written February 28, 2020
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Gabriel B
Boston, MA101 contributions
Jan 2020
Oddly abandoned feel to this really large property. Old giant gate locked entrance and zero facilities yet ample educational signs everywhere telling people not to touch and pick up the starfish but sure enough a paddleboarder picked one up and put it on his paddle board and almost paddled away right in front of us until the couple beside us scolded him. Small parking area basically in a shade tree area. Not 100% scenic only because of these unusual boat mooring-type barriers along the shore every 40yards or so. Very peaceful water despite the many kayaks and boats and jet skis nearby and coming and going from the stingray city. No jellies. However it got really murky on the outer end and left end of the point so we stayed to the right side near the Bay Area facing the fancy houses and it was much cleaner/clearer there although a really long walk to the car. That side also had pockets of these adorable tiny shells by the dozens. Leave some in the ocean. Awesome place for a sunset yet we were almost completely alone, except for a loud part boat and a few locals and couples hiked down from towards rum point. We saw about a dozen starfish. it was like a fun treasure hunt.
Written February 11, 2020
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Delilah123
Colorado12 contributions
Dec 2019
This was disappointing and a little sad. We only saw a couple of these precious starfish. We arrived early, around 8am, and shortly after a couple of boats pulled up. One of the tour guides literally ran through the shallow waters grabbing starfish to take back to the people on their tour. We overheard a local saying the starfish are disappearing from this area because the boat tours are scaring them away.
Written January 4, 2020
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Paul Walker
4 contributions
Mar 2020
Pretty simple really - long boat ride to a beautiful area with three star fish. I literally saw three star fish. Boat captain said that at the at time of day (we left at 12:30 pm) the star fish move to deeper water. Why would you sell a product when you know darn good and well the product can be delivered? I felt cheated on this excursion and won't be recommending it to the groups I plan to bring to the Cayman Islands. I think it is over hyped and under achieving and I wish it were not that way, but that's what I experienced.
Written March 15, 2020
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Kelly V
Charlton, NY265 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We were able to go to Starfish point, as many of the boat excursions take you there. It was an average time, they let you get off the boat, where its very sandy, and pick up the starfish. There were a total of 5 starfish, which was sad, nothing like the picture shown. Even though its illegal to take them out of the water some of the ding dong tourists did.... our guide was very good at telling people to not take them out of the water. We also visited this place at night with with Sweet Spots tour for Bioluminescent Bay (avoid this overpriced as well), and again average if not poor. I would not make a special trip out there if you want to see them, make sure its included in one of your tours, or if you’re already up at that end of the island, near Rum Point, then go for it.
Written January 3, 2020
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Dale S
6 contributions
Jan 2020
Our guide said we could touch and hold, but to never hold them above the water. We saw many who didn't heed this advice and hope all the starfish survived. An inexpensive underwater camera added to the experience, capturing some excellent memories.
Written January 24, 2020
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cuinthemoon
York, PA739 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is definitely a doable trip if you have a car, because it’s free and not really hard to get to. I’m glad we did it this way because if I would’ve paid on an excursion I think I would’ve been very disappointed. Well the area is very pretty there were only three starfish that I saw while I was there, which was fine but like I said if I would’ve paid for an excursion I would’ve been disappointed.
Written February 25, 2020
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kmoeller99
Minnesota53 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited here twice on our trip. The first time we stopped after lunch at Kaibo. There were quite a few starfish to view. We overheard many locals mention how many more starfish were there years before. But we still were able to enjoy many in their habitat. So many boats pull up to view the starfish - not a good area to snorkel, but easy to see just by wading in the water. (Definetely recommend water shoes.)

The second time was part of a snorkel tour (we didn't know they were going to stop here). This time there were only a couple of starfish and many small jellyfish.

Worth seeing once, not sure I'd make the trip back to re-visit.
Written January 5, 2020
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Kinneylynn
Belleville, Canada246 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
There are a few starfish in some shallow water, so good for kids and those who don’t want to swim to see some sealife. We did not see anyone camping there as others have said in their review. There were a few tourist boat, but plenty of room for everyone. Unless you are really crazy about starfish, it’s not likely worth a long drive, but if you’re staying nearby or in the area to do something else, worth a stop. We did not many small almost translucent jellyfish in the water and one of our group was stung, but it was, he said, like a mosquito bite. Of note, there are restrooms, change rooms and a shower at this location.
Written April 30, 2022
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