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“Easy (amazing) adventure for even the most timid”
Review of Stingray Beach

Stingray Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Pro tips:
1. bring your own water shoes, they will loan you some but yours are better
2. they will sell you a set of photos for $40 on CD, worth it
3. Bring a change of clothes
4. The beach area is tiny, not a beach trip

This is the perfect excursion. We booked it as a replacement for a snorkeling adventure that got cancelled and I couldn't be happier we did.

It was reasonably priced at $59 on the Carnival Dream, was 5 minutes from the ship, and required no boat ride.

I love snorkeling, but my partner in crime gets seasick. This let me not only share my love of snorkeling with her in a safe, from the shore environment, but was an epic stingray filled adventure.

Unlike dolphin parks which have a million different options and sometimes questionable animal treatment, this eco-park was clearly filled with folks who loved stingrays and were breeding them to return to the wild.

We fed rays, pet rays, took pictures with rays, and snorkeled on a reef they built, and saw, you guessed it, rays.

It also included a soda, and some hermit crab racing (winning 4th place earned me a shot of tequila, thanks Mr. Crabby!)

Long story short, if your party can walk this is an amazing time and surprisingly educational. Note, you will be in a group of about 20.

Big shout out to Pedro who really went the extra mile.

3  Thank Rahjur
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Reviewed December 29, 2015

This shore excursion from the Regal Princess was a winner! The experience started with taking pictures with one of the many iguanas at the location. A small group of us got to pet, feed and kiss (an option that is supposed to bring you seven years of good luck) the stingrays. What a great experience! After that we were provided with snorkeling gear and got to see more stingrays, including babies, and colorful fish. As if that was not enough, the next thing on the agenda was hermit crab races. Each of us got a hermit crab of our choice. My crab was the winner, and I chose a tequila shot as my prize.

Thank Savageofbb
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Reviewed December 28, 2015

Small, dingy and rushed. We were urged to "hurry along" when we arrived early to join a very large group. Decent education but rocks in water along with sandbags to navigate! Not much interaction with the rays. Sink was a pipe coming out of the wall in the restroom. No beach; just some sand thrown around on the cement. Couldn't wait to escape!

Thank medicinewoman8
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Reviewed December 28, 2015

booked with Carnival cruise. had a great time. the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Just the pictures were very expensive. They should offer them for less and I am sure more people would buy them.

Thank Diane2318
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Reviewed December 25, 2015

Did this excursion through Royal Caribbean International and was not disappointed. Transportation is provided and we got there in like 10 mins. When we arrived we were greeted by the staff and were organized into groups. We got a quick but informative briefing about the rays that we were about to interact with. The staff were very helpful, informative and funny. We were then taken to the section where we would feed and interact with the rays which was fun, but no picture or video taking was allowed. During this time I got to hold and kiss a stingray which is said to give you a year of good luck.

After was the snorkeling part (all snorkeling gear is provided) and we saw a lot of fish and rays but bear in mind this area is about 20 feet deep. Our guide took a cooler of squid and she dived down and fed the rays and fish. Pretty cool as they circled around us.

The day ended with a hermit crab race and the winners got a shot of tequila (only over 18) Each guest were given a bottle of water or soda and then we saw a parrot, iguanas and baby stingrays waiting to be released into the wild.

We purchased the pictures of us interacting with the stingrays on a CD for $45 USD. Relaxed a bit and was transported back to the ship. Thank you "Everybody Loves Rays!" for the memorable experience.

1  Thank laaqui
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