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 Grand Cayman trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • You simply must go to stingray city when in Grand Cayman! Try to go early before the cruise ship crowds get there! Or late in the afternoon.  more »
  • Well I can tell you for a person whom can't swim I was very nervous, but I went in to the ocean and was able to stand up an experience something I could have never imagine. I am city guy and for me to...  more »
  • I was a little scared but it was totally worth it!! The stingrays are in their natural habitat so that was really nice to see.  more »
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