This morning I woke at 6 when my alarm rang. Put on my bathing suit, gathered my snorkel and towels and headed off the the Kaibo pier. I was going on the Ocean Frontiers Sunrise Stingray Trip.
There were 4 other passengers, Colin from OF and Steve Broadbelt who often posts here.
We left the dock at 6:30 before the sun had fully risen. Needed to use GPS to find the sandbar as we were the only boat in North Sound.
Once we were anchored, we waiting for the rays to appear. They are drawn my the sound of the motor, conditioned to believe motor=food. When there were more rays than people (Steve's rule) in the water we went. Colin waited about 20 minutes before bringing out the squid. By then the sun was bright enough.
The feeding began and we were surrounded with rays! The 5 of us stood around Colin and Steve later said he couldn't see the sea floor. It was all rays.
2 of the folks were serious photographers (probably professionals) They appreciated the longer time in the water and the fewer people. By the end, there were more than 30 rays, and that's 5 for each person in the water.
Anyone staying in North Side or East end should choose this stingray option. I was absolutely thrilled with the whole experience. Great way to spend 2 1/2 hours.
Information on the Friday only trip can be found on the Ocean Frontiers web site.
I will do it again when I bring my 3 grandsons to Cayman this summer..