Stingray City, Grand Cayman

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#1 of 80 in Parks in Cayman Islands
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 into our West Bay trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • My visiting friend and I went during March break. We enjoyed a snorkel first and a follow up trip to Starfish Point. Once we arrived at Stingray City we had a brief orchestrated show where the rays we...  more »
  • I fear marine life... but this looked so cool I just had to try it. It is quite the experience! The stingrays are so amazing...if still kind of terrifying looking...be brave! It is worth it!  more »
  • It was a beautiful experience but I didn’t enjoy touching the stingrays as I think we should leave animals alone! However the guides are very sweet and the boat ride to the site is pretty.  more »
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