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“Excellent Value - Needs some Refinement”

Carib Select Watersports & Photos
Ranked #22 of 29 Tours in Seven Mile Beach
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Owner description: Carib Select Watersports specializes in guided Stingray City tours with professional photographers who capture every moment of your adventure!Gain a Caribbean perspective and feel the island through your soul while experiencing a fun-filled day of snorkeling and history all captured with beautiful photos. Take home more than memories. Take home a piece of The Cayman Islands.
Reviewed 19 June 2012

We (wife, daughter & family) had a great time "visiting" with the Stingrays and then snorkeling. The price for a 3 hour tour was definitely a bargain. The guide was excellent and the boat captain was very entertaining and good with the stingrays.The pictures were expensive but there was no pressure to buy and they did allow you to take your own pictures. I would suggest they start the tour earlier. On our trip the other boat broke down and we had a lot of people on our boat, this made the picture taking with the stingrays last longer than usual and we almost missed our tender back to the cruise ship. If they start earlier there would be room for unforeseen events.
Overall I wouls recommend Carib and use them again.

Thank hankp
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Well first off, Ementina was a joy to speak to in order to book our trip, we had very limited time in grand cayman because we were a group of 9 people on a cruise who wanted to do it all! Ementina helped coordinate everything in a way that worked like clockwork!

The sting rays were beyond amazing and a definite recommendation if you’re ever visiting grand cayman! Booking private tour like this meant that all 9 of us got to hold, pet and kiss Cassandra (a very particularly amazing sting ray!) as opposed to other tours we could see where people were just looking! Krista our guide was lovely and our captain Ottis was quite a character! They both made our day there fantastic with fun facts and jokes and the works!

The only complaint I have is that we were somewhat convinced out of taking our own underwater photos since Krista had her own underwater camera, but then were charged $25 per person ($225 total!) to get the photos on a CD! They were very good photos, far better than we would have captured on our disposable cameras and this is actually on their website, but at the time we thought it was a favour. I suppose its not really their fault but we still would have liked to be informed straight up that it would cost that much and not after we had taken no photos of our own!

All in all, I definitely think this is the best way to see the sting rays!

1  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

The people make the adventure fun but it is a cover up of what is to come. That is they will milk you for the photos taken of you swimming with the stingrays for less than one minute. You will think you had a good time but they want way too much money for taking those photos. Negotiate your price. I have seen people pay different price for the same quantities of photos. They will start with an usual high price of $200. Then it will drop to $120. You will then think you got a deal. It is not a deal when it is just photos on a cd. Do the math. Imagine we all pay their price they would have made a killing selling digital photos which you know cost next to nothing. Bottomline DO Not buy in to their sale pitch. It is the Carib way of doing business.

3  Thank TT-Mississauga
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

One of the only tours to Stingray City with so few people on boat and such a good price. The first mate even dove for a conch, cleaned it up and cut it up for us. It was great!

Thank DanaK995
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

This was an awesome trip! Don't expect a yacht. It is a nice boat with a friendly crew =) Tina our guide was great! She doesn't normally go on the tours but came along because she promised my mother she would be with her. Krista was not only a great photographer but super nice! The photos were great! I bought the whole cd package. The captain and his son were also very nice =) When you want to go swimming with the rays these are the people you want to book your tour with! I plan on visiting Grand Cayman again in the future and I will definitely be seeing this crew again!!!

Thank Deezc23
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