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Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling provided by Stingray City Cayman Islands, Ltd.

Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling

Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling
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Enjoy three top Grand Cayman attractions in one trip without transport worries or the need to purchase snorkel equipment on this boat adventure. Swim near rays in their natural environment at Stingray City—with instructions from your guides—waft over Coral Garden’s reefs, and snorkel over the starfish-studded seabed of Starfish Beach. Refreshments, plus central George Town and Seven Mile Beach hotel and port pickup and drop-off complete your trip.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Visit Grand Cayman’s Stingray City, Coral Garden, and Starfish Beach by boat
  • Swim with rays, snorkel reefs, and see starfish in one hassle-free trip
  • Instructions and all required equipment provided to ensure your safety
  • Refreshments, and cruise port and select hotel transfers included for ease
What to expect
  • Your boat tour takes you to three locations around Grand Cayman, the highlight of which is Stingray City, a section of water (no more than 5 feet / 1.5 meters deep) and sandbars home to a population of southern stingrays.  When you arrive, learn about the proper behavior when you're in the water from the boat crew, and then hop in with a provided snorkel and mask to swim near the stingrays. Next, head to the Coral Garden, a nearby location when you can swim among some of the Cayman Islands' most colorful reefs.  Your third stop is snorkeling with starfish, where you can relax in shallow water and look at different species of starfish. This is an especially popular activity for young kids.  Your tour ends with return to the starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit Grand Cayman’s Stingray City, Coral Garden, and Starfish Beach by boat
  • Swim with rays, snorkel reefs, and see starfish in one hassle-free trip
  • Instructions and all required equipment provided to ensure your safety
  • Refreshments, and cruise port and select hotel transfers included for ease
What to expect
  • Your boat tour takes you to three locations around Grand Cayman, the highlight of which is Stingray City, a section of water (no more than 5 feet / 1.5 meters deep) and sandbars home to a population of southern stingrays.  When you arrive, learn about the proper behavior when you're in the water from the boat crew, and then hop in with a provided snorkel and mask to swim near the stingrays. Next, head to the Coral Garden, a nearby location when you can swim among some of the Cayman Islands' most colorful reefs.  Your third stop is snorkeling with starfish, where you can relax in shallow water and look at different species of starfish. This is an especially popular activity for young kids.  Your tour ends with return to the starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10309P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Departs from main cruise ship terminal (Royal Watler Terminal)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in Central George Town and Seven Mile Beach
  • Professional guides
  • Sightseeing Tour
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Sodas and Water
  • Restroom
  • Sheltered vessel
  • Entry/Admission - Stingray City
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departs from Royal Watler Cruise Terminal in George Town. Courtesy shuttle picks up at Royal Watler Terminal for cruise ship passengers and resort lobby for hotel/condo guest.
  • Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands Stingray City Cayman Islands representatives will be located on Royal Watler Cruise Terminal under white tent next to pink building. If you arrive at North or South terminal, ask a security for directions to the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal (main cruise ship terminal).
  • Ports:
  • Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please book the earliest tour to your arrival time to ensure you are returned to your ship prior to boarding time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Departs from main cruise ship terminal (Royal Watler Terminal)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in Central George Town and Seven Mile Beach
  • Professional guides
  • Sightseeing Tour
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Sodas and Water
  • Restroom
  • Sheltered vessel
  • Entry/Admission - Stingray City
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departs from Royal Watler Cruise Terminal in George Town. Courtesy shuttle picks up at Royal Watler Terminal for cruise ship passengers and resort lobby for hotel/condo guest.
  • Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands Stingray City Cayman Islands representatives will be located on Royal Watler Cruise Terminal under white tent next to pink building. If you arrive at North or South terminal, ask a security for directions to the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal (main cruise ship terminal).
  • Ports:
  • Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please book the earliest tour to your arrival time to ensure you are returned to your ship prior to boarding time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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4.5
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775annc
White Bear Lake, MN216 contributions
Over crowded and not relaxing
Mar 2020
It was a good 30 minute boat ride to the stingray sand bar. The turquoise water color was amazing!!!

The day we did this adventure, there were 4ft-6ft waves that made it very difficult for boat captains to maneuver their boats around the shallow sandy bar, which gets deep really fast around the sides. We spent over 30 minutes in the boat while the captain kept driving the boat in circles trying to anchor in place. Once anchored, we spent about 30 minutes playing in the waves more than playing with the stingrays. We stayed until their photographer had pictures of everyone either kissing the stingray or on their back.

Our next stop was snorkeling. It was a short stop and again hard to snorkel in the big waves. Many people on the boat had motion sickness.

Our final stop was starfish point. I was hoping to snorkel in this area where the water was calm. But, this was our shortest stop. Only 10-15 minutes. Very disappointing.

Kind of wished we would have just gone to the beach and done our own thing.
Written 23 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Caymnlubber
5 contributions
Chaos
Mar 2020 • Family
Just came back from week of Cayman activities. This seemed like a must based on others and my daughter’s love of stingrays. My advice: Find a different company if you are not a part of a cruise. We were picked up 30 minutes late and by a girl in her personal vehicle who pulled up and asked—“Are you Kim? Get in”.
Arrived at the boat and The Boat was JAM PACKED. Like —not another person could have fit on it.
Overall communication from staff was terrible. The Crew was friendly — but did not explain anything ahead of time and very little throughout.
The 3 Stops were fine and fun to see... gave you enough time, but the overpacked boat full of cruise ship people really put a damper on the day. But the worst was when we got off the boat at the end—literally no instructions as to what vans were going where or how we were getting back to our hotels. 70 people all looking around In chaos as to where to go or who to talk to. There was literally one crabby lady, Who was taking angry customer calls on her cell phone as everyone is looking around for who was in charge. You would ask her questions and she basically ignored you. It was incredibly stressful. I usually don’t write reviews but this was so bad both my daughters told me to write one! Find a different company!!
Written 14 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

peppiegal
Lake Orion, MI194 contributions
Highly Recommended
Mar 2020 • Friends
I have been on this excursion 2 prior times with different tour companies.
This time was the absolute best! The crew were so helpful, and professional. The boat was clean, not over crowded, and refreshments are offered.
Pickup at the port was effortless and on time.
Thank you for an excellent time!
Written 12 March 2020
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Robin T
Homer, Georgia, United States1 contribution
Anniv. Trip
Had a wonderful time. Water was rough and cold but made best of it! Staff was great... even gave us a ride back when the bus driver left us while we were purchasing the pics ( 50.00 for pkg. Just a heads up..was not expecting to pay that much for them)
Written 7 March 2020
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H Layne
Bellville, OH13 contributions
Stingray city, snorkel & star fish point
Mar 2020 • Family
These are great locations to visit. We have been to stingray city & snorkeling here at least 6 times on various tours. I was a little disappointed this company didn’t get out & point things out during snorkeling or explain snorkeling to beginners. Also, seemed more focused on taking & selling photos at stingray city than letting us interact with stingrays. Still great tour, but not best I’ve been on there.
Written 7 March 2020
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Tsadioti
Paphos, Cyprus7 contributions
Great trip! I would do again.
Feb 2020
We just loved this excursion. The guides were knowledgeable and informative, the day was calm and didnt feel rushed at all.
I kissed a stingray, held a starfish and snorkelled in the reef. Amazing!
Thank you very much!
Written 4 March 2020
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Paul H
3 contributions
Great place, very good find.
Feb 2020 • Family
Huge thanks to Winston and the Captain for making our trip to Grand Cayman fun. The water was rough that day so snorkeling was very difficult but these guys jump right in and help. They even recovered my 6yr old's fins he lost.
The Stingray City was the most impressive part. The way he maneuvered the boat and anchored us close was impressive.
Winston got us a beautiful stingray and taught us all about the animal. We even could feed her.
Starfish beach was nice and easy for kids. Thanks again for the great time.
Written 25 February 2020
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Charla J
13 contributions
Great!
Jan 2020
Being with the stingrays and starfish was great! Finding the check-in spot on the pier was relatively easy but there were a lot of tours that mentioned Stingray City. The snorkeling was really pretty, too.
Written 3 February 2020
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Rebecca P
2 contributions
Great trip, very well organized.
Jan 2020
We loved this trip, they were knowledgeable, and friendly. Took some great pictures, of my family of 8 and the pictures, were cheap, for only $40. Would definitely recommend this excursion.
Written 20 January 2020
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yoyoma1084
La Malbaie, Canada4 contributions
Nice tour that visits three tourist attractions in the Cayman, little bit commercial.
Jan 2020
We went as a couple, the snorkeling part was our favorite and we would have done more of that instead of the Stingray stop. We felt the whole Stingray experience to be too commercial (there must have been 100 people in our spot) and the way the Stingrays are handled for pictures and such wasn't out thing. This isn't specific to this tour, since all of the operators we saw did the same thing. If you have a car on the island you can go on your own to Starfish point.

Specifically for the organisation of the tour: Our captain did a great job in bringing us safely to our destinations and back to the docks. His crew was perfect in taking care of those who needed more attention while making sure everyone was happy. Special mention to Winston who made us laugh and was just an overall positive vibe the whole day. The company wasn't pressuring us for pictures which was nice.

Overall it was a good experience.
Written 18 January 2020
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By: Stingray City Cayman Islands, Ltd.
Hasansyedm
Hasansyedm
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Awesome experience and fantastic crew
We visited Cayman Islands as part of our cruise- we did the stingray city, coral garden and starfish beach tour and
AmandaRae1
AmandaRae1
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INCREDIBLE
Our family went on a cruise and one of our stops in Cayman was Stingray City. The guides were amazing and insightfu
sunshinegoddess1111
sunshinegoddess1111
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DON'T MISS SWIMMING WITH THE STINGRAYS
I was on a cruise and didn't want to book an excursion through the cruise line as they’re usually crowded and you’r
Mirandashae85
Mirandashae85
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THIS IS AMAZING AND WORTH IT!
My husband an I went on a Carnival cruise, I did not want to book any excursions through them due to the price. I w
Justinefino
Justinefino
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Super cool
Went out with Boat Cayman private charter who by the way were excellent! Water was a rough but so cool to feed the
JoP976
JoP976
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Grand tour 💚🌴💚
Thank you for such a wonderful trip! Fantastic from start to finish..... we were collected from Kimpton Seafire wen
674kellyt
674kellyt
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Fantastic excursion
We had an absolutely amazing time with Winston, Dayana and our awesome Captain! They were knowledgeable and very fu
art651
art651
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Excellent experience
We are very excited about this trip to Stingray City. Everything was well organized and reliable. We were pick up a
heathermcalister2
heathermcalister2
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The best way to see all the "Must Do's"
This tour went to all the top places we wanted to see in Grand Cayman and it was a nice 5 hour tour! The staff was
greenjlg
greenjlg
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Great way to get a lil taste of what CI has to offer!!!
We were picked up at the Kimpton. Captain Drew, Winston and Crew were really great. Winston offered to take pics o
BocaKayakerDave
BocaKayakerDave
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Excellent tour and value!
For the Cayman Islands being the most expensive country in the world, this tour is well worth the value! :) The cr
donnajohn1978
donnajohn1978
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Worth it
Do it with Captain Marvin’s tours on the island of Cayman. They treated us brilliantly. Great boats too, all new &
DayTrip705916
DayTrip705916
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WORST THING EVER!!!
We booked this trip months in advance. One of the annoying things was you couldn’t even book online but we let that
marcosg475
marcosg475
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This is a must-do in Cayman
Great experience at “Sting-ray city” complemented by snorkeling and visit to starfish beach. If you have to make a
micheleemtp
micheleemtp
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Not what it was advertised as
Arrived early to be asked if we could do the turtles first and then the rest because they had to many people on the
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