Grand Cayman (Georgetown) Stingray Swim Excursion Reviews

Encounter one of Grand Cayman's most popular sea creatures -- the stingray. Feed and touch them as you swim together in the island's turquoise water.
Allura Catamaran to Stingray City sandbar...this is not a city.
Sail Date: July 2019
Allura Catamaran to Stingray City sandbar...this is not a city. This is a 45 minute boat ride to sandbar in middle of open water. Excellent excursion...must do. Safe fun. Calm beautiful water 3-4' deep.
Allura Catamaran to Stingray City sandbar...this is not a city. This is a 45 minute boat ride to sandbar in middle of open water. Excellent excursion...must do. Safe fun. Calm beautiful water 3-4' deep. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Short van ride to the boat, only 20 of us on this excursion.
Sail Date: July 2019
Short van ride to the boat, only 20 of us on this excursion. Captain and staff were excellent! No rush while at the Stingray City, let everyone get their time with one if they wanted. Snorkeling area is mediocre, but we went for the ... Read More
Short van ride to the boat, only 20 of us on this excursion. Captain and staff were excellent! No rush while at the Stingray City, let everyone get their time with one if they wanted. Snorkeling area is mediocre, but we went for the stingrays, so it was okay. The beach lunch was good food, not much 'beach area', but there was sufficient lounge chairs in various areas for sun or shade. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very enjoyable.
Sail Date: June 2019
Very enjoyable. Crew were very nice.
Very enjoyable. Crew were very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great experience with Captain Marvins.
Sail Date: June 2019
Great experience with Captain Marvins. About 30 of us on the boat and each person was really helpful and friendly! Amazing experience at Sting Ray City!
Great experience with Captain Marvins. About 30 of us on the boat and each person was really helpful and friendly! Amazing experience at Sting Ray City! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took a catamaran out to a sandbar in the middle of the ocean (about 45 minutes from the yacht ...
Sail Date: June 2019
We took a catamaran out to a sandbar in the middle of the ocean (about 45 minutes from the yacht place) and swam with the stingrays in crystal clear blue water. The guides on the catamaran were absolutely amazing and knowledgeable and the ... Read More
We took a catamaran out to a sandbar in the middle of the ocean (about 45 minutes from the yacht place) and swam with the stingrays in crystal clear blue water. The guides on the catamaran were absolutely amazing and knowledgeable and the stingray swim itself was incredible. I’d probably do this one again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was the best excursion of the three ports we went to.
Sail Date: June 2019
This was the best excursion of the three ports we went to. The sting rays were very magical. The only downside was there were 12 other boats full of people on the same sand bar. It made for a very crowded excursion.
This was the best excursion of the three ports we went to. The sting rays were very magical. The only downside was there were 12 other boats full of people on the same sand bar. It made for a very crowded excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
These stingrays were AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Sail Date: June 2019
These stingrays were AWESOME!!!!!!!! I was amazed at how many there were as they swam around people with ease. Those in charge of the excursion always kept things under excellent control. While taking photos they kept hold of the stingray ... Read More
These stingrays were AWESOME!!!!!!!! I was amazed at how many there were as they swam around people with ease. Those in charge of the excursion always kept things under excellent control. While taking photos they kept hold of the stingray and gave clear understandable instructions prior to getting in the water to ensure everyone's safety. The pictures they took for you were amazing and very reasonably priced. Less than $100 for over 15 pictures. This is an excursion I might possible repeat in the future. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Again, part of the single overall excursion--final segment.
Sail Date: June 2019
Again, part of the single overall excursion--final segment. Another highlight of the trip! Can't say enough about the great catamaran crew. Stingways are on an open reef, i.e. not captive (which I was so glad about)---but they ... Read More
Again, part of the single overall excursion--final segment. Another highlight of the trip! Can't say enough about the great catamaran crew. Stingways are on an open reef, i.e. not captive (which I was so glad about)---but they know squid is coming and are very gentle. A truly different and fascinating experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
While the location to swim with the sting rays was over crowded it was still an amazing experience.
Sail Date: June 2019
While the location to swim with the sting rays was over crowded it was still an amazing experience. The trolly and boat we took to get to it were comfortable and the crew was very pleasant and made sure we all got to experience the rays ... Read More
While the location to swim with the sting rays was over crowded it was still an amazing experience. The trolly and boat we took to get to it were comfortable and the crew was very pleasant and made sure we all got to experience the rays and were safe Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
So many people on this sand bank.
Sail Date: June 2019
So many people on this sand bank. It was a weird experience to be around the stingrays, but still awesome at the same time. Still amazed at how clear the water was out there
So many people on this sand bank. It was a weird experience to be around the stingrays, but still awesome at the same time. Still amazed at how clear the water was out there Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Did the deluxe stingray swim, but I'm not exactly sure what made it deluxe.
Sail Date: June 2019
Did the deluxe stingray swim, but I'm not exactly sure what made it deluxe. However, we purchased it during a sale and felt it was worth the price.
Did the deluxe stingray swim, but I'm not exactly sure what made it deluxe. However, we purchased it during a sale and felt it was worth the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was awesome.
Sail Date: May 2019
This was awesome. Bucket list. The highlight of the trip.
This was awesome. Bucket list. The highlight of the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
My son, wife, and 3 kids (14, 10, 6) did this and had a great time.
Sail Date: May 2019
My son, wife, and 3 kids (14, 10, 6) did this and had a great time. Recommended
My son, wife, and 3 kids (14, 10, 6) did this and had a great time. Recommended Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Wonderful experience.
Sail Date: May 2019
Wonderful experience. Had so much time with the stingrays in the crystal blue waters.
Wonderful experience. Had so much time with the stingrays in the crystal blue waters. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was our first time booking with an independent company instead of directly with cruise line, ...
Sail Date: May 2019
It was our first time booking with an independent company instead of directly with cruise line, glad we decided to do this, out of 30 cruises I've been on, this excursion is probably the best one I've ever done. The one we did ... Read More
It was our first time booking with an independent company instead of directly with cruise line, glad we decided to do this, out of 30 cruises I've been on, this excursion is probably the best one I've ever done. The one we did was a 3 stop tour. Stingray city, snorkeling at a reef area, final stop was starfish point which was amazing as well Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
One word to describe this is amazing!
Sail Date: April 2019
One word to describe this is amazing!
One word to describe this is amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the Stingray City and 2 snorkel stops with Captain Marvin's.
Sail Date: April 2019
We did the Stingray City and 2 snorkel stops with Captain Marvin's. The water was more choppy that I would have liked, but overall not bad. The snorkeling equipment could have been better, especially the life jackets. Overall it was a ... Read More
We did the Stingray City and 2 snorkel stops with Captain Marvin's. The water was more choppy that I would have liked, but overall not bad. The snorkeling equipment could have been better, especially the life jackets. Overall it was a great day. Saw some amazing fish and coral and learned I am afraid of the stingrays... who knew Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Stingray City was amazing!
Sail Date: April 2019
Stingray City was amazing! We were able to touch and feed the stingrays, plus have photos taken with them.
Stingray City was amazing! We were able to touch and feed the stingrays, plus have photos taken with them. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We got there - got off the catamaran - the guy driving the boat picked up a ray and everyone had ...
Sail Date: April 2019
We got there - got off the catamaran - the guy driving the boat picked up a ray and everyone had their picture made with it then we left. VERY CROWDED - could not enjoy the excursion due to so many ppl - they wanted to get us all in a ... Read More
We got there - got off the catamaran - the guy driving the boat picked up a ray and everyone had their picture made with it then we left. VERY CROWDED - could not enjoy the excursion due to so many ppl - they wanted to get us all in a picture and get us out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A lovely boat with only a dozen people.
Sail Date: April 2019
A lovely boat with only a dozen people. Great crew who ensured that we all touched (kissed) the rays. The best part was the snorkeling - we made two stops. Over the reef was the absolute best - sooooo many colorful fish in crystal clear ... Read More
A lovely boat with only a dozen people. Great crew who ensured that we all touched (kissed) the rays. The best part was the snorkeling - we made two stops. Over the reef was the absolute best - sooooo many colorful fish in crystal clear water. Rank beginners had some trouble wiith the current, but it was a great spot. The second stop was the "coral gardens" - sandy bottom, smooth water, not a interesting as the reef. But good for some first-timers. They chummed so there were plenty of fish! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Only nine people on this excursion and had lots of help and explanation
Sail Date: April 2019
Only nine people on this excursion and had lots of help and explanation
Only nine people on this excursion and had lots of help and explanation Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Amazing to have such wild creatures rub against you like puppies, insisting on being pet (and fed).
Sail Date: April 2019
Amazing to have such wild creatures rub against you like puppies, insisting on being pet (and fed). Always a highlight for me!
Amazing to have such wild creatures rub against you like puppies, insisting on being pet (and fed). Always a highlight for me! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Second time doing this excursion.
Sail Date: March 2019
Second time doing this excursion. So interesting and fun! Love the crystal clear aquamarine water. Stingray handlers were very adept at letting everyone who wanted to feed and kiss the stingrays! Adequate time spent at site.
Second time doing this excursion. So interesting and fun! Love the crystal clear aquamarine water. Stingray handlers were very adept at letting everyone who wanted to feed and kiss the stingrays! Adequate time spent at site. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent sting ray encounter on a beautiful, clear water sandbar.
Sail Date: March 2019
Excellent sting ray encounter on a beautiful, clear water sandbar. Small enough groups to manage getting photos of all within 45 minutes, plus time to hang out and feed squid to the rays. Stops at a reef, not great. And to see starfish. ... Read More
Excellent sting ray encounter on a beautiful, clear water sandbar. Small enough groups to manage getting photos of all within 45 minutes, plus time to hang out and feed squid to the rays. Stops at a reef, not great. And to see starfish. That was the best part! Ship was very crowded, so we had to sit side-by-side the whole day. On previous excursions via Carnival, we had a small boat with room to walk around. We also left from a closer spot to the ship so we motored the inter coastal waterways sightseeing the iguanas. With this excursion we drove father to another port and left from there missing the water sights of Grand Cayman. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Really interesting but very crowded - there were probably 10 boats while we were there.
Sail Date: March 2019
Really interesting but very crowded - there were probably 10 boats while we were there.
Really interesting but very crowded - there were probably 10 boats while we were there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises