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“Excellent trip and well worth the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Stingray City

Stingray City
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Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua
Ranked #2 of 95 Tours in Antigua
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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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Peterborough, UK
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Excellent trip and well worth the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We visited Stingray City via speedboat from Long Bay (as we were staying at Grand Pineapple Beach). We boarded the boat from the beach and 10 minutes later arrived at the pontoons. The stingrays are not enclosed in any way and are all wild, but are attracted by the sound of the boat engine. After a safety talk we all entered the water and the rays were swimming all around us. We fed them and held them which was a great experience. There is also a reef close by where we snorkelled. After about 45 minutes we boarded the boat again and went to the land base. Rum punch or fruit punch was served and there are a few animals in cages to look around. All the photographs they took were then downloaded ready to buy if you want to. There was no pressure to buy (the staff even took photos with our camera with no problem). The staff were excellent, especially with the people who were very wary. We then boarded the boat again and returned back to Long Bay Beach.
Overall, an excellent trip which I am really pleased I went on.

Visited October 2012
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Chatsworth, Canada
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“Highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you go to Antigua this is a must.The stingrays are so friendly! As soon as the boats arrive at the floating docks, so do the stingrays. You get to interact with them, feed them if you want and pet and hold them in their natural habitat. it is definitely worth it!

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Fabulous, fun experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

What a great experience! Totally worth doing, you take a motorboat ride to a gorgeous spot with shallow turquoise water and climb in and are immediately surrounded by rays of all sizes who swim past you and bump into you with their rubbery fins. You can stay in the center of the area to hang out with the rays, or swim out to the boundaries and snorkel along the coral where you will see tons of fish. The guides have squid that you can feed the rays (be sure to tuck in your thumb!). I liked that we had plenty of time there and did not feel rushed. For those in your oarty who don't swim or don't feel comfortable with the rays, there is a platform they can stand on out of the water. The water is so clear that they'll still be able to see the rays from above the water.

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New York City, New York
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“Definitely an experience you do not want to miss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

My fiancee and a few friends went to enjoy swimming with the stingrays mid December and had an unbelievable time. We did not know what to expect but we arrive at the location and was meeted with friendly smiles and went on a speed boat and went out to their designated area and went into the warm water and enjoyed the company of the friendly stingrays. The guides helped us take pictures while holding the stingrays and even gave us squids to feed the stingrays. Remember to tuck your thumb away so they don't suck it with the squid when you're feeding them. Make sure you take the picture with them first or else they will be more fidgety and won't stay still for the pictures. They also provide snorkeling gear for you to look at the beautiful fishes under the water and the surrounding coral reefs. After your fun with the stingray, they will drive you back to land and offer you complimentary punch with and without alcohol. I definitely recommend this to annoying that wants to try something you don't have back at home. A memorably experience!

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Worth the Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Once and a life time experience to interact with stingrays in their own habitat. These animals are super friendly and we were never threatened. Staff is very friendly and the boat ride was short and sweet.

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