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Review of Stingray City

Stingray City
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$172.00*
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Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua
Ranked #2 of 92 Tours in Antigua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Your Stingray City Antigua Snorkel Adventure will be the highlight of your vacation, and an experience that will live with you forever. Our Southern Rays are without doubt The Brightest Rays in the Caribbean, very friendly and gentle. Come and enjoy with us this unique experience of interacting and feeding a Stingray, together with snorkelling amongst magnificent coral reefs and colourful tropical fish.
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

You dont just HOLD a STINGRAY you swim with them and they do TOUCH YOU. Very unique encounter, a must do at least once in your life.
Staff was friendly and helpfull too.
$50 USD for the boat ride and encounter. (USD) $15/digital photo you buy onto CD.

2  Thank Chelsea L
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Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

These creatures are friendly and we loved swimming with them. The staff are helpful and knowledgable and helped us hold them and feed them.
We also saw the resident barracuda, Harry which was great. There's lots Of other fish and beautiful coral to see too.
After the swim there's rum punch at there land base and iguanas, parrots birds and cheeky monkeys to see.
We highly recommend a visit. Dijon and belly looked after us very well

1  Thank Funkyrachel2k
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is a wonderful trip to a sandstrip out in the ocean, where you can stand in the company of many large stingrays with the water up to you waist or chest. You can feed the rays with whole squid and hold them on the flats of your hand, letting the water take the main weight. It is a tremendous experience for people of all ages and heartily recommended. Beach vendors such as Wesley at Grand Pineapple Beach offer the trip for $50, including an enjoyable 10-minute sea ride to get there. When you arrive you are given a full safety briefing (do not lift your feet but slide them along the sand to avoid stepping on the bottom-dwelling male stringrays). It is quite an experience to hold a large ray on your arms. They enjoy being stroked too. Shows are at 9, 11 and 1pm. If you go to the location in a rental car, it is hard to find and costs the same $50, so it is best to take the beach vendor's trip. I nearly forgot to mention that there is also a sizeable barracuda there. They will throw squid between you and the fish, so that you see its teeth as he snaffles the squid. You need a snorkel and mask (provided) to get maximum enjoyment from the whole experience.

3  Thank BroLucius
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Excellent trip to do, the stingrays are awesome and the staff are well trained and very professional. However, bring a waterproof camera with you as the photos they take are $15 each, and you'll want at least one with you holding a ray.

2  Thank Iain M
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I have always wanted to swim with the Stingrays and I was NOT Disappointed .

You take a 5 Minute or less Boat ride out to the spot, and boom, you're in the water for almost an hour with about 35 - 50 Stingrays, who are all friendly and loving all up on you.. because they think you're gonna feed 'em lol.

Other than the Celebrity Silhouette Ship itself, THIS was the Highlight excursion of our Honeymoon Cruise.

1  Thank Mert M
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