My family of 5, including our 14, 17, and 18 year old kids, took a cruise last week that included a stop at Grand Cayman. After doing some research on Trip Advisor we decided to book the snorkeling and sting ray city cruise on the catamaran with Paradise Sailing and Snorkeling rather than going through some crappy cruise excursion. I cannot say enough great things about the choice we made.
First off the boat is beautiful! It's very well-kept and clean. We were greeted by the owner and his wife right away and welcomed aboard. They were extremely nice and have been doing this for years. We ended up being the only family that booked that day, so our sail ended up being like a private charter. My family had a completely relaxing cruise while we sailed out to the reef. We were provided drinks and snacks, as well as snorkel gear and towels. There are bathroom facilities on board, fresh water rinse off, and a cash bar if you are in need of some libations.
After an awesome snorkeling experience where we saw a ton of unique fish and coral, we sailed over to the sting ray city. The captain got in the water with us and showed us how to feed the squid to the numerous stingrays that swimming around. There were other boats out there absolutely packed with tourists. I'm talking 50 people crammed on a boat. Imagine taking a tender boat all the way out to the spot. Not fun! When we saw that, we were extremely thankful that we went the route that we did booking through this company.
It was a totally amazing experience that my family and I will never forget! I highly recommend if you're in Grand Cayman that you take the opportunity to go out on this boat. You won't regret it!