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“Fun excursion” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stingray City

Stingray City
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$58.00*
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Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling
Ranked #1 of 167 things to do in Grand Cayman
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Seattle, Washington
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“Fun excursion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Informative hands on experience good for all ages. The boat we took out wasn't overly crowded and the staff was friendly and helpful. It was a popular attraction but there were plenty of stingrays to go around

Visited March 2013
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“Swimming with Stingrays”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

We did a cruise excursion to Stingray City in the Cayman Islands. We booked on our cruise for $49USD pp. I would recommend this option if you are on a cruise; however, upon further reviews with local island websites, this appears to be comparable to what the cruise lines offer. It was a fantastic experience. Be aware that you will be with quite a few people on the tour and your time with the stingrays is about 15-20 mins. You have the option to snorkel around but they do recommend keeping your feet in the sand when you are walking around the stingrays so you do not spook them. The stingrays are very "friendly" and have no trouble coming near you (especially if they can smell the food the guides give you). I would recommend touching and holding the stingrays as it is a once in a lifetime experience. Take pictures!

Visited March 2013
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Grapevine, TX
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“Fantastic Experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

If you're going to the Cayman Islands and you're looking for something to do, you MUST go to Stingray City. You will need to find an excursion tour company that will take you out there. The tour company will take you out on a boat to a large sandbar in the middle of the ocean. You see nothing but crystal clear beautiful turquoise water around you when you arrive. When you get there, you jump into the water and it's only waist high! You'll definitely want to bring your snorkel gear on this trip (sometimes the tour company will provide them for you). Once you're in the water, you'll be swimming amongst a group of stingrays! they're beautiful creatures and very gentle. There were about 10 rays when we went ranging from small, medium and large. They swim around you and allow you to touch them. There are tour guides there as well that give you food to feed them as well. Its very cool! I highly recommend going to stingray city. its an incredible experience that I will not forget!

Visited March 2013
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Kirkland, Illinois
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“MarineLand Tours is the way to go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We booked a trip to Stingray City with MarineLand Tours. They were absolutely wonderful. Their boat is so awesome and very accommodating for someone with a disability.
The day we were there the stingrays were everywhere. They were swimming all around us. I used my underwater camera and got some amazing pictures underwater of the Stingrays. There were baby stingrays and bigger stingrays. The stingray is such a docile animal....they love to be around people. We fed them squid and got to hold them. I even kissed one...which means 7 years of good luck for me.
We are already looking forward to our next trip to Stingray City

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“Stingrays by Jet Ski”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Stingray City is the most uniquely "Grand Cayman" experience you can have on your trip to the island. My boyfriend and I went to Grand Cayman via a cruise. Our wonderful jet ski tour took us to stingray city before the massive influx of chartered boats and tours that invade the area by mid-day. The water in stingray city is the clearest water I've ever experienced. These stingrays are not shy! The second you enter the sandbar they come right up and often rub along your legs looking for food. It takes some getting used to. I would tell anyone going to Grand Cayman that this is "must see."

Visited March 2013
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