Stingray City, Grand Cayman

4.8
#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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  • We went with Capt. Roy Forbes and his crew to Stingray City. Went swimming, snorkeling and played with the stingrays. They were a very knowing and helpful crew.  more »
  • We had the opportunity to swim with sting rays. Our guide, Dominque explained bow to go about feeding them. We fed them dquid. The water is blue, you can see down. You can also see other fish in the w...  more »
  • This was an AWESOME experience! The waters were crystal clear, white sands and shallow waters in the middle of the ocean was fascinating! The stingrays swim around you and truly seem to enjoy the peop...  more »
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