We just got back from a cruise that took us into Grand Cayman for a day. I booked with Stingray Sailing because of the promise of fewer people on the boat. Chip was GREAT! From the time I booked he had great communication and was very easy going. We were able to pay once we got there and you could tell it was a very laid back but professional operation. We met right where the cruise docked so it was very easy for us to find. We took a short bus ride to the boat which is a lovely catamaran. There was plenty of room on board for us to lay down and enjoy the short ride to the stingrays. Obviously plenty of operations go to Stingray City and once I saw them all I was so glad to be with Chip and Stingray Sailing. First, there were only 25 people on our boat and well more than that on the others. Secondly, the other operations made the people all wear bright yellow flotation jackets. Now the water is only 3 feet deep so I was VERY glad that I was able to move around without a life jacket on. Chip was educational and capable, playing with the stingrays and making sure all of us that wanted to got a chance to feed and pet them. He taught us the best way to feed them and made us feel comfortable the entire time. After we had finished feeding them, we all got back on the boat and went to a snorkeling spot over a reef. Then Chip fed us some of the best fruit I have had and we enjoyed a trip back to the mainland. On our way back, Chip dove off the boat and found a starfish and some other creatures. He brought them back on board and let us touch them before safely returning them to the ocean. It was educational and unique. I am a diver and in all the times that I have been out with operators, have never seen anyone do what he did. It was amazing and fun! I would highly recommend Chip and Stingray Sailing as an alternative to the over booked cruise options. I went with my parents who are in their 60s and it was fun for all of us. We got back to the cruise ship port exactly when he promised. I would use Stingray Sailing again and again!
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