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“One of those 100 things to do”
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 93 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Forget the swmming with Dolphins (who are usually captive) these are wild and free. Yes they are attracted by the squid but free to come and go as they please. Excellent, magestic, wonderful........

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Stingraycityanu, Manager at Stingray City, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Dear Guest

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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Reviewed August 27, 2013

My family of six visited Sting Ray city . The ages are 4, ,6,7 and 8 . Two girls and two boys. The 8 year old girl was the only one a bit scared and spent probably 10 mins in the water but the other kids and my husband and I loved it. It is definitely worth it. There are lots of sting rays that come as soon as they hear the boats . You get to touch them , feed them and swim with them. One bit of advice , buy yourself a water proof disposal camera as the picture they take is sold for USD15 which I found alot for one picture.

1  Thank Trinitraveller88
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We visited stingray city last friday the 16th august, we all had a great time,
we visited with my wifw and our two girls aged 11 and 13, the loved every miiute from being picked up by boat from the beach just around the corner from our hotel (the verandah) to the monkeys back at the land base and obviously the stinrays them selves,
The boat collected us from the beach and took us straight out to a pontoon out in the ocean, whwere you get to meet and feed the wild southern stingrays,the guides with us were great and looked after us really well and answered all of our questions and passed on lots of infomation for the children,
Once we had finished out with the sting rays we were taken back to the land base for drinks and a look around a few other animals on site, also you can purchase photo's and t shirts etc at this point,
once ready we were taken back to our pickup point by boat,Our children loved the rays although it took them a while to become relaxed with whem as the swam around us,
A great trip out and well worth doing, the whole trip lasted around 3 hours beach to beach,

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We just went to stingray city two days ago and it was great. I recommend booking with sting city directly versus with a day trip group as we only had 4 of us and they had 5 crews members. Better quality time. We had the whole reef to ourselves. They stingrays are not fenced in, they have built a two platforms and have floaters to let the people clearly see where they should stay while snorkeling.. They go at 9, 11, and 1 and the stingrays show up for the fresh squid they feed them. When they pulled up they mentioned that "Barry the barracuda" was there today - he comes around every few days, is 4 feet long and you can see his teeth, so while snorkeling I chose to stay away from him. He did surprise me 30 minutes later headed straight at me,and just 5 feet away but I just Swam back to the platform, knowing if he had wanted me for a snack - he could but it was unlikely.. I was wearing a diamond wedding ring, and we read afterward that such can attract barracudas like bait, but the workers weren't worried, he had been there lots of times before. The guys who work there are great, passing you a stingray about four feet wide to hold, showing you how to do it, even showing you how to feed them. They are amazing! There were probably 40 or more stingrays swimming around us. Their wings will hit you legs as they come close to eat. After eating, they soar around you as you snorkel, sometimes right under you from behind or it will look like right at you facing you, but they swoop underneath you easily. I watched them bury themselves in the sand after awhile to rest, you would see the. Unless you knew to look for their blow holes and the barb in their tail that often is not covered by the sand. There were lots of colorful fish by the reefs - good snorkeling. Was one of the best adventures side trips we took. Don't miss it!

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Stingraycityanu, Manager at Stingray City, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

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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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a must do! The staff, boat drivers, and workers are very polite. Make sure to make a reservation at the available times, a couple weeks in advance. This place books up quick! Definitely worth the $50 per person cost. The dock area is great, and there are caged parrots and monkeys to see. The 10 minute boat trip takes you out to a roped off sandbar, not netted off or farm area, to see the Sting Rays. While you're there, you get the chance to feed squid to the Sting Rays right from your hands. The boat drivers bring cameras with them, so you can get pictures holding the Rays. After about 30-40 minutes, you return to the dock area. When you get back, complimentary rum punch is served (alcoholic or non-alcoholic for the kids). The pictures of you holding the Rays cost $15 USD per picture. I think a DVD of the picture was $20. Make sure you bring a book or something to protect the 5x7 inch picture in your bag when you go. This place also has a bathroom and shower facility to use after the trip. This place is 30-40 minutes from the cruise ship port. The cab ride was $20 USD each way. Definitely experience this place!

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