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“Even better than expected”
Review of Stingray City

Stingray City
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$172.00*
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Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua
Ranked #1 of 95 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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Surrey
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Even better than expected”
Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Amazing experience to see, handle and feed these wonderful creatures. A privilege to be able to do it.

Visited March 2013
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Fargo, North Dakota
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“So after 5 days at the resort, I needed something different”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

I loaded the family up in a cab and we took a drive. In reading some other reviews, they talk about bad roads and bad facilities. Well it is not disneyworld. It's a developing country and the attraction isn't built for comfort. Its to go and see the stringrays. People that have negativity commented about rain going to the site, not getting there on time do to bad taxi's. That is there own fault. Plan. As for the negative potential consequences from getting a "Stingray Hickey". They warn you of it.

They do not advertise great snorkeling, they advertise snorkeling. You are going to see Sting ray in the wild, and its the craziest thing. You step off a dock in the middle of ocean in 3 feet of water and you are part of there bumper activities. It is the wildest thing. You put the googles on and face in the water and they are gorgeous. I have heard people talk about swimming with the dolphins, this is what it is like.

My kids are 12, 10 and 7. The two older ones were scared at first, but the staff calmed them through the process. Before to long they holding. Yes, part of the deal was take you picture with the Sting Ray, but if you brought your own camera, you could use that to take pictures. Very accomendating. The part that was the best, these were wild sting rays. Yes they knew to come in because they were fed, but when done, they went on their way.

We explored most of the fenced in area. There were fish, color and reef. Shallower water and 8 foot deep water. My whole group could snorkel at their own pace.

So no its not easy to get to. No it not 5 star facilities but most definitely would go back.

Visited May 2013
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Stingraycityanu, Manager at Stingray City, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to know you had a great time here with us. We do hope that you come again very soon .
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Exactly what we expected!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great idea. Fantastic if you combine it with another tour. We did it with the 360 circumnavigate extreme which is a tour of the island from the sea on a power
boat.

My favourite part was snorkelling around the nearby reef with the tiny fish so close!

The staff were brilliant and very helpful. The rays are huge and unfazed by your presence.
Definitely worth a go!

Visited May 2013
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Stingraycityanu, Manager at Stingray City, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Guests

Thank you for your review and we are happy to know you had a great experience here with us.
Hoping you would vist again.
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was a first for us and we did not regert it. Even with the weather not at its best the water was calm and warm and to get up close and personal with the Stingrays was a fantastic experience.

Visited May 2013
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Stingraycityanu, Manager at Stingray City, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Dear Guests
Thank you for your kind words and we are please that you had a fantastic time with us.
hope you can visit agin in the near future.
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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“THE best excursion!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Romeo (our driver) picked us up at the pier. We were in an enclosed bus & he wore a head mic to point out landmarks & gave a nice little history lesson of the area as we drove to Seaton's Village. Once we got to the property, they had a safety briefing for what to expect. We boarded a couple of 20 passenger skiffs & made our way to a floating dock in the middle of the bay. It was roped off to identify the boundary area & as soon as we pulled up here come the rays. They were magnificent. Their size is intimidating but gentle as teddy bears. When you feed them you can't expect them to be timid. When they sense food, they're going to eat it and this spooked some people. The sting rays have been the highlight of my excursions & I'm so glad we went. When we got back to the property, they had caged birds & monkeys for you to observe. The 5x7 pics are $15 for a CD or printed. If you buy both the CD & the pic together, it's $20. They are quality pics. I bought the $20 combo. They also have shirts, hats & stuffed plush stingrays for the kiddos to buy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! MY FAVORITE EXCURSION!

Visited May 2013
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