Make some lasting snorkeling memories at Stingray City Grand Cayman, a string of shallow sandbars frequented by friendly southern stingrays. The area became a meeting place for these creatures decades ago, when local fishermen began cleaning their fish in the shallow waters and supplied the rays with an abundant source of food. Today, the sandbars draw numerous tour boats, which allow divers to disembark and interact with stingrays in the chest-deep water. Most tour operators bring pails of squid meat, which you can distribute to the gathering rays by hand. Many tours also provide snorkeling gear--you don't need it to see the rays, but it comes in handy if you intend to explore deeper areas of Grand Cayman's North Sound. Put Stingray City Grand Cayman into our Grand Cayman trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Tours to Stingray City Grand Cayman
Stingray City Experience from Grand Cayman BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 3 hours
Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $56
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Stingray City Grand Cayman Reviews
I was so glad I booked this excursion! The guides were amazing! I don't remember their names though. They were very helpful and informative! Who would have thought I would actually swim with and kiss ... more »
Pretty cool experience. Certainly a highlight from the island. I’d put this as a “must do” along with the bioluminous tour. You can get as friendly (or be as standoff-ish) with the rays as you like. D... more »
An absolute incredible experience. The stingrays glided by my feet with ease. The water was so clear my photos looked incredible. We also saw puffer fish and needle fish. It was a bit rough that day but the water was low enough it was easy to stand up. A must visit for sure. I recommend Red Sail for your excursion. The catamaran was so fun and staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the stingrays and other aquatics animals.
Can get packed, so book an early tour on a small boat or catamaran for the best experience. The water is gorgeous and the stingrays are very used to humans. Pay attention to your guide when they describe how to feed the rays, so you don't end up accidentally injured.
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