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Captain Marvin's

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“stingray city”(780 reviews)
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With over 60 years in business, Captain Marvin's Watersports is the founder and original stingray friendly 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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1114 West Bay Road, George Town KY1-1200, Grand Cayman
+1 345-945-6975
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Dolphin Experience, Stingray City with 2 snorkel stops, and Bioluminescent kayaking tours through Captain Marvin. We drove for an hour to get to meeting place for the bioluminescent tour, only to have no one arrive after getting there 15 minutes in advance and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beat all my expectations must do when u get here the were amazing they had a stingrays that seemed tame and was totally safe

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grants37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not regret booking this excursion outside of the cruise ship excursions. Staff at check-in were very friendly and on top of everything. Short bus ride to the boat. Bathroom at the boat launch area in case you want to change into dry clothes after....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mudonyourshoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun time. Laid back, yet I always felt safe. Thoughtful and helpful with my 85 yo MIL so thst she could enjoy 2 of the 3 stops. Coral garden snorkeling was amazing. They did a great job of apprising us of info that calmed our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had a blast with Captain Marvin's crew!! Our shuttle driver picked us up promptly at the designated time and location and took us to our boat. The crew was very friendly and provided us with water and snacks. They gave us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time doing an excursion and I’m so glad we booked with Captain Marvin’s! The guides were funny, friendly and helpful. It was our first time snorkeling and the guides were very helpful in teaching us how. Sting Ray City was a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This outing (2 snorkel stops and Stingray City) was very affordable for the time spent out on the boat. 2 great snorkeling stops (including all equipment) and then the Stingrays. Our only complaint was the photograph portion. We had an underwater camera so we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X8729MUstephanier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had sometime before completing an evening presentation and decided to take the Stingray City Tour! The company did a great job in making us all feel welcomed and they were informative and helpful. I was extremely impressed with how accommodating they were of my...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AccessibleTravelGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a great excursion! We did snorkeling, Stringray City, and Starfish Point. It was a great tour. Our guides were amazing!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BBL2012
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had 4 guides with about 20 or so maybe more people on our boat. The guides were so fun and so helpful and were happy to answer all of our questions and share with us about their native island. I'll remember that day forever!!

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August 27, 2018|
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Response from Jzippin | Reviewed this property |
People have replied saying they were able to make their cruise. We weren’t trying to get back to a ship. But knowing the transfers between their boat and our hotel, I would try to make sure that they transfer you directly... More
Tiffany W
July 13, 2018|
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Response from cwjdmom | Reviewed this property |
I would call them and ask. They were very prompt for our excursion in March. And it takes about 5 minutes to walk to them after you tender in. That is in your favor because they are close to the tender drop off.
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Tony G | Property representative |
If you visit our website you can see pictures of our boats. You get in and out of the water by ladder
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Excursion Review (5 Replies)
My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon in Provo yesterday. We were there from 7/5 - 7/17 and had a great time! I'm going to break out these reviews as I have time. :) Here's what I thought of the excursions we took. Sun and Fun Seasports - We took a one hour guided jet skiing ride with them. It was a lot of fun. It was just my husband and I on one jet ski and the guide on another and we followed a ways behind the guide. We stopped off at Dellis Cay and played on the beach a...More
July 18, 2005|
Response fromTCIslandTime|
KatLady- How much was the Silver Deep, Middle Caicos excursion? Just curious.... I have never booked with Silver Deep or Sail Provo. I'm glad you did have some good experiences while on-island.
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Stingray City (1 Replies)
Does anyone have a suggestion as a tour group for stingray city? Looking for a smaller tour group and from the posts on this site it seems to stay away when the cruise ships are in port. It would be for 5 adults going in 2 weeks. Captain Marvin...Dexter's?
May 03, 2006|
Response fromonehotmomof2|
I would suggest Ebanks Watersports. I found their website at Ebankswatersports.com. You can see a whole thing I wrote about our experience with them and our trip to Stingray City and the reef on the review portion of Trip advisor. I also have four pictures at my post so you can see what we saw. They are great for smaller tour's, as well as bigger, but if you book them for a private charter it is awesome. Good luck and hope you all have as much fun as we did.
Chrissy D
Seminole, Florida
Planning June trip questions (4 Replies)
We spent 10 days last month & it was our best family vacation! So we decided to take our family summer vacation back on the island! We did so much our first trip but still have a wish list & are excited to come back & work on it! We did a snorkel, conch dive, stingray city & lunch trip with Captain Marvin's & it was worth every penny & then some! Spent a day at the Botanical Gardens. Went to the Turtle Farm & Hell. Saw the Blow Holes. Explored much of the island...More
April 20, 2016|
Response fromHugeCat|
We enjoyed the bioluminescence tour with Cayman Kayaks. We went on their small catamaran rather than kayaking, but since you kayak you might prefer that. The tour operates on certain days based on the phase of the moon. You can check their website to see if there are tours available during your vacation.