We visited Stingray City on the 2nd October 2010 during our stay in Antigua.
It's a wonderful experience.
If you are staying at "The Veranda" or Grand Pineapple" you will be picked up from the beach - otherwise there will be transfers to pay.
In resort cost was US$60, but we prebooked for US$50.
You are taken to the the base in Seatons where you are briefed on the Stingrays, taught the "Stingray Shuffle" and handed snorkels and masks. You then get into a small boat - fits 14 people - and taken on a 5 minute ride to the reef.
You are at least a mile away from the nearest shoreline - be warned if you don't like open water!
The boats moor against an anchored pontoon - and unlike one poster states here - it is not an enclosure. The Stingrays are free to come and go as they please.
The reef is outlined by floats for your benefit. There is no fencing of any kind.
The depth is variable - but when we visited, it easily came above my shoulders (I'm 5ft8) although we were told it can be as shallow as waist height. Floatation vests are available if required.
You are given the opportunity to feed or handle the Stingrays. It's a wonderful experience and I would urge you to have a go.
The Stingrays will brush up against you and they are very heavy so do move you about a bit. They also nibble and suck at your skin which is a strange feeling!
This was a highlight of our holiday and very memorable.
Photographers are in the water with you and you can buy prints when you get back to Seaton (US$15) but, you are free to bring your own camera or camcorder so there is no obligation to buy the photos taken.
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