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. PutStingray City Grand Cayman into our Rum Point 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 and Snorkel Tour ( 2-Stops Adventure) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Stingray City Experience Plus One Snorkeling Stop BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $46
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Stingray City Grand Cayman reviews
We went as a family. A pretty boring experience and there’s usually too many boats and people there (pre-COVID anyway) for it to be worth it. You need to be careful too when feeding them by hand... more »
My husband and I dove at Stingray City and fed the stingrays too. It was the hi-light of my trip to Grand Cayman! I would definitely dive it again. The stingrays were so friendly, I didn't feel... more »
Stingray City Grand Cayman is a must when on Island. Our family motored out to the stingray sand bar on a large catamaran. The team on the catamaran was very professional and accommodating. They served breakfast sandwiches and juice on the way out. While at Stingray city, everyone that wanted to hold or touch a Stingray definitely had ample opportunity. There was also some nice snorkeling on the tour. One of my favorite parts of the trip was the sail back, the beautiful weather and the free drinks. Definitely recommend Stingray City in Grand Cayman ! 😎
Our cruise ship got to the port an hour and a half late. They scheduled another boat for us so we didnt have to cancel. The tour was amazing. We first snorkeled at a reef for about 20 minutes. There were lots of fish to see. Then we went to sting ray city. The guides grabbed like a 5 ft stingray and let everyone in our group hold it and get their picture taken with it. It was a great time. Then after stingray city they take you to starfish point where there is starfish everywhere and you can hold them. Overall the trip was amazing. The guides made sure everyone was well taken care of. There was food and drinks available on the yacht. And best of all they made sure we were back before our cruise left port.
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