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Stingray City, Grand Cayman

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Make some lasting snorkeling memories at Stingray City, 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 and other West Bay attractions into our West Bay vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This was our excursion from our cruise. I was glad we did it, just not sure if I would do it again. There were too many other boats with people at the sandbar. The crew on the Emerald Eye (boat that t...  more »
  • This was the highlight of our vacation. It was a super cool experience. The boat ride to get there was a little long but really worth it. Our tour guide stopped the boat on the way back and dove in th...  more »
  • We went with the original creator of this visitor's stop: Captain Marvin's. Staff was wonderful, boat in shape, painted, jackets, snorkels for all. Quality staff, good driver. We liked them last year,...  more »