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“Stingray tour with Soto” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Soto's Cruises

Soto's Cruises
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Owner description: Sotos Cruises has been in the watersports business for over 22 years. Our trained and experienced crew members always ensure great personalized attention. Our boat is very clean, well maintained and we carry all the safety equipment necessary. EXPERIENCE THIS GREAT TOUR WITH US !!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Lake Forest, California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Stingray tour with Soto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Went yesterday with adult children and husband. We were recommended by a local who was traveling home on our flight in to Cayman. When we saw the price difference between them ($35 each.) and others we figures we'd give it a go. The trip was perfect, they picked us up from our hotel and went out of their way to make sure everyone got in on the experience. We all had plenty of picture time and one of the boatmen found a conch shell and even dove for starfish on our way back to the dock. He was very respectful of making sure they went back to the ocean in due time. The snorkeling was pleasant and non threatening for beginners, they provided life jackets if needed. Great time!

Visited June 2013
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Lodi, California
2 reviews
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“Wonderful Experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were on the carnival liberty cruise that sailed May 4-11. I booked this thanks to the great reviews. We saved alot of money booking on our own and compared to the big crouds on the carnival excursions, we recieved personalized attention. Plus our tour was longer than the one offered on the cruise. The guys take your picture using your own camera at no extra charge!!! Our boat consist of us 3 and a family of 5. It was nice to have a small crowd. This gave us more opportunity to swim with the rays. We had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend.

Visited May 2013
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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews
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“Excellent Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

There are tons of tours that will take you Sting Ray City, but I doubt any are more personable than this tour. We were a small group of 12. The captain and first mate took plenty of pictures. They got in the pictures, and even orchestrated the shots. They truly went above and beyond just taking us to the attractions. Would definitely recommend using them if you want to visit Sting ray city.

Visited May 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
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“Experience of a lifetime at a great price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Our Stingray City experience with Soto's Cruises was the highlight of our entire vacation! We were initially going to book an excursion through Carnival but based on reviews, I decided to book privately. I am so glad we did!! As we entered the port, there was an employee from Soto's awaiting our arrival. We took a short, air conditioned bus ride to the boat. The 2 guys from Soto's on the boat were fantastic! They were professional and very informative. We had about a 20 minute boat ride out to the sandbar. We went by several boats with 40+ people on them. Ours had only 12 which made this an even better experience. We got off of the boat with Soto's Captain and were able to touch and feed the rays. This was an experience of a lifetime and SO happy we did it! The other Soto's employee even took my waterproof camera and snapped several photos of us in the water. He got priceless photos of us with the rays that I'm sure they charge a lot for on other excursions. We then went snorkling for a bit--and again, they took photos of us with my camera. On the boat ride back, he jumped into the water and brought up the most beautiful starfish for us to hold and take photos with. I can not recommend this company enough--and for the price, you can't go wrong!

Visited May 2013
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gailbundy
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8 reviews
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“Awesome experience, great price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I would highly recommend this cruise. The crew is awesome! They helped us hold and feed the Stingrays and gave us tips and advice before we jumped in the water. They took many pictures using our camera of our family interacting with the Stingrays and gave us plenty of time. Then we went snorkeling in the crystal clear waters on the reef where they were making sure we were safe and secure and again gave us plenty of time. One of the crew dove down on the reef and brought up a beautiful starfish for us to hold and take pictures of. This was a great excursion with a personal touch and a fantastic price.

Visited May 2013
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