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Stingray City, Grand Cayman

(4.8/5 based on 4,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We had the very rare opportunity to swim, feed, touch, hold and even get a back massage by these beautiful creatures. My kids were absolutely amazed by them. There were hundreds of them in the water j...  more »
  • Only delight and admiration from such close contact with these neobychnimi creatures! Pat, feed (research, scat sucks food like a vacuum, such unusual sensation!), and in General, when you stand in the clear water. and rays swim around you, such close contact causes such a burst of emotions! Recommend unequivocally!
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  • We experienced Sting Ray City with a small group through Ambassador Diving. Hotshot was our guide. He got us to the site before the largest groups from the cruse ships arrived. Hotshot gave us lots of...  more »
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  • The physical location is amazing. The water is crystal clear and the stingray experience is fun. My one gripe is that some of the charter boats think they own the place so they pull up, force people out of their way, and anchor right in the middle of the sandbar. Great weather, nice breezes, and perfect water.
  • One of the most AMAZING experiences we have ever had! You must go! The sting rays are gentle and the water is beautiful! You leave in the morning and it takes most of the day. Our package deal included a stop for snorkeling. Absolutely, incredible!
  • Absolutely loved this place! Clean and clear water, amazing view! Our tour guide was pretty cool! Recommend to go visit! Was able to take my own pictures with the stingrays!
  • An amazing experience, if a little intense for younger visitors. Very crowded with both people and stingrays, but well worth it. Guides were all helpful and informative, and something I'll never forget.
  • Definitely gotta do it when in the Caymans. My girlfriend was apprehensive to start with, then we realised they are big, beautiful, flappy pancakes. Highlight of our trip.