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“Great experience”
Review of Stingray City

Stingray City
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Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling
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Stingray City Experience from Grand Cayman
Ranked #1 of 173 things to do in Grand Cayman
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Cary
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is something you just have to see but make sure you go with the right tour. This was my second trip to Stingray city and it was much more enjoyable than the first. Captain Clinton Ebanks and his assistance were fantastic. They were very attentive and patient with the right level of humor as I was very hesitant to get in the water. They made sure we had time with the stingrays.

The stingrays are huge and come right up to you. Even if you don't get out of the boat, its a site to see for sure!

Visited November 2013
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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“You can't come to the Cayman Islands and not visit Stingray City”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We've done this visit a few times and it never fails to impress.
It sounds a bit scary when you say you are going to be swimming with the stingrays but really, it is very safe, and you will be glad that you did it.
The history of Stingray city apparently started many years ago when Mosquitos ruled the land of Cayman. They were so thick that cattle could be suffocated by the sheer number of mosquitoes descending upon them (fact). So the local fishermen used to stop their boats and clean their fish in the North Sound at a sand bar. The Stingrays soon cottoned on to this and turned up each day waiting for dinner. Someone decided that this could turn into a tourist attraction, and away they went.

The Stingrays all swarm toward the next boat to arrive, awaiting some food like a bunch of hungry cats. The water is waist deep (roughly) and there is plenty of room to move about and watch what is going on. Most boats bring along some squid so you can feed the rays. They will also pick one up so you can kiss it, hold it, or just touch the soft velvety texture of their skin - and get your obligatory photo taken at the same time!
Tip: take a waterproof, or underwater camera with you so you can get some really nice pics of the Stingrays from close up in the clear water.
Some operators offer a Combo trip which includes some very good snorkeling, Starfish point, the Mangroves and a few other very worthwhile activities - eg Six Senses Eco Tours. Very friendly and helpful and they will give you a great experience.

Give it a crack, you won't regret it it. And you can show off your pics to all of your friends!

Visited September 2013
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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A once in a lifetime experience!”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

A wonderful experience. The stingrays are gentle and glide between your legs. Everyone should try this at least once!

Visited October 2013
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Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Swimming with the Rays....”
Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

This is the most beautiful spot in the Caribbean...the water is shallow and WARM....clear and exciting...you will be on a sandbar that puts you in about 3-4 feet of water...your guides will have you feeding these amazing creatures as well as holding them and for good luck don't forget to kiss them .....I always make sure to visit "MY" Rays when in Grand Cayman...

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I strongly recommend this”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

This was truly a once in a life time opportunity. We booked our tour with Kelly's Water sports. Our captain and his crew member entered the water with us and handled the stingrays. They let us hold them and feed them. What makes Stingray City so amazing in my opinion. is that it is located in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on a sandbar and that you are interacting with wild Stingrays in there natural habitat.

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