Grand Cayman 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.
Lots of fun.
Sail Date: December 2018
Lots of fun. Crowded. Got to feed them and take our own pics
Lots of fun. Crowded. Got to feed them and take our own pics Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Water was a bit choppy and not the calm waters we were hoping for.
Sail Date: November 2018
Water was a bit choppy and not the calm waters we were hoping for. We were the only boat in this particular location. A lot of stingrays!
Water was a bit choppy and not the calm waters we were hoping for. We were the only boat in this particular location. A lot of stingrays! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Was a great time.
Sail Date: November 2018
Was a great time. The stingrays were "as advertised", almost tame. Very capable tour operator. We were pressed for time due designated start time was later. We made last tender back to port, so glad this was booked through ... Read More
Was a great time. The stingrays were "as advertised", almost tame. Very capable tour operator. We were pressed for time due designated start time was later. We made last tender back to port, so glad this was booked through Celebrity. Due to timing, did not have a lot of time at Calico Jacks on 7 Mile Beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I have done this previously when on a Carnival cruise and that boat was closer to Stingray City, ...
Sail Date: November 2018
I have done this previously when on a Carnival cruise and that boat was closer to Stingray City, the boat was larger and had more staff which was better but I did enjoy it.
I have done this previously when on a Carnival cruise and that boat was closer to Stingray City, the boat was larger and had more staff which was better but I did enjoy it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were gathered in the port by friendly staff and taken to a bus.
Sail Date: November 2018
We were gathered in the port by friendly staff and taken to a bus. The bus ride was great. It was a newer air conditioned bus. It took about 20min to get to the boat harbor. We boarded a very nice boat. It was a double decker boat. On the ... Read More
We were gathered in the port by friendly staff and taken to a bus. The bus ride was great. It was a newer air conditioned bus. It took about 20min to get to the boat harbor. We boarded a very nice boat. It was a double decker boat. On the ride the staff encouraged us to go up to the upper deck to have better views. They were right, it was so amazingly beautiful. The staff provided water and juice for our convenience. We were able to change into bathing suits on the boat without difficulty. The boat pulled into the beautiful sandbar and we were able to get into the water. There were a few older people on our boat that had a hard time getting off the boat into the water and the staff was excellent in helping them. The water is incredible. Warm, clear and calm. Everything we wanted. There were stingrays everywhere!!!! It was so impressive. The staff had cut up some squid so we were able to feed them and feel the suction. We were able to touch them, and even give them a kiss. As you stood in the water there were so many stingrays gliding across your feet. A truly magnificent experience. Me and my daughter (8 years old) loved this. We also were able to take fun pictures. The guides that were with us were exceptional in providing information and fun facts about the stingrays. I recommend this to everyone. Please visit youtube page for video of our adventure: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjyVKAz32N4-1Ere4B3GROw Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing time..just wish we had more time.
Sail Date: November 2018
Amazing time..just wish we had more time. You spend a good 2.5 -3 hours traveling back and fourth twice.
Amazing time..just wish we had more time. You spend a good 2.5 -3 hours traveling back and fourth twice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the coral garden snorkeling and sting ray city excursion and boy am I happy we did.
Sail Date: November 2018
We did the coral garden snorkeling and sting ray city excursion and boy am I happy we did. The sting ray city more than lived up to the hype...amazing, top notch excursion and the snorkeling was great too.
We did the coral garden snorkeling and sting ray city excursion and boy am I happy we did. The sting ray city more than lived up to the hype...amazing, top notch excursion and the snorkeling was great too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Meet up in a prison yard, take a bus to a boat, take a boat to a sand reef.
Sail Date: November 2018
Meet up in a prison yard, take a bus to a boat, take a boat to a sand reef. Swim with beautiful creatures for about 45min to an hour. Do everything in reverse. For the money it was an amazing value. I had not anticipated the chain of ... Read More
Meet up in a prison yard, take a bus to a boat, take a boat to a sand reef. Swim with beautiful creatures for about 45min to an hour. Do everything in reverse. For the money it was an amazing value. I had not anticipated the chain of events or that we would be bumped from the first of the excursions to the very last because another cruise ship booked more spots for the day. We waited in the hot sun all day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Had a great morning at Stingray city and stopped at two other snorkeling sites.
Sail Date: November 2018
Had a great morning at Stingray city and stopped at two other snorkeling sites. Very enjoyable tour with Captain Marvin.
Had a great morning at Stingray city and stopped at two other snorkeling sites. Very enjoyable tour with Captain Marvin. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We loved the ability to see the string rays, but there were 5 other boats there making it very ...
Sail Date: November 2018
We loved the ability to see the string rays, but there were 5 other boats there making it very crowded. Everyone had the ability to take pictures with a string ray which we did. We paid for the pictures with a credit card which in ... Read More
We loved the ability to see the string rays, but there were 5 other boats there making it very crowded. Everyone had the ability to take pictures with a string ray which we did. We paid for the pictures with a credit card which in retrospect was good. We have been charged and have not been emailed the pictures. We have emailed the information from the business card provided a number of times with no resolve. I am disappointed with the lack of communication. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
great fun on a sandbar with stingrays.
Sail Date: November 2018
great fun on a sandbar with stingrays. Highly interactive.
great fun on a sandbar with stingrays. Highly interactive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
So many stringrays freely approach all the people.
Sail Date: November 2018
So many stringrays freely approach all the people. We were able to hold them, too. Very fun.
So many stringrays freely approach all the people. We were able to hold them, too. Very fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Educational and thrilling, touch them up close
Sail Date: November 2018
Educational and thrilling, touch them up close
Educational and thrilling, touch them up close Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did the Coral Garden and Stingray Bar excursion.
Sail Date: October 2018
Did the Coral Garden and Stingray Bar excursion. It's a blast! Make sure you are on their large boat. The small one has a uncomfortable head, no photographer, and no adult beverages. BUT still a very worth your money trip!!
Did the Coral Garden and Stingray Bar excursion. It's a blast! Make sure you are on their large boat. The small one has a uncomfortable head, no photographer, and no adult beverages. BUT still a very worth your money trip!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was awesome!
Sail Date: October 2018
This was awesome! The trip out to Stingray City took about 45 minutes over beautiful clear green shallow water. There were a number of boats with people already out there, but each tour group anchors and sets out ropes to keep you in ... Read More
This was awesome! The trip out to Stingray City took about 45 minutes over beautiful clear green shallow water. There were a number of boats with people already out there, but each tour group anchors and sets out ropes to keep you in your own area. One of the guides gets in the water and brings a stingray over, for photo ops. Another one has food (squid) to swish around and attract the stingrays. In no time, there were a dozen or two gliding around us. The felt so neat, soft and smooth. It was a great experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Stingray City is a great place to visit to learn about and interact with the stingrays.
Sail Date: October 2018
Stingray City is a great place to visit to learn about and interact with the stingrays. We also made a couple of snorkeling stops on our tour. Highly recommended.
Stingray City is a great place to visit to learn about and interact with the stingrays. We also made a couple of snorkeling stops on our tour. Highly recommended. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was our second time swimming with stingrays.
Sail Date: October 2018
This was our second time swimming with stingrays. Our hosts did a great job! Shuttle service was quick and organized and they made sure everyone got great pictures with the sting rays regardless of the fat we were over our allotted time ... Read More
This was our second time swimming with stingrays. Our hosts did a great job! Shuttle service was quick and organized and they made sure everyone got great pictures with the sting rays regardless of the fat we were over our allotted time of 3 hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Stingray City – very cool to swim with stingrays.
Sail Date: October 2018
Stingray City – very cool to swim with stingrays. Again, remember, these are wild creatures….they still have their barbs and are VERY curious to say hello. You will feel them and they are BIG. We loved it but some people were ... Read More
Stingray City – very cool to swim with stingrays. Again, remember, these are wild creatures….they still have their barbs and are VERY curious to say hello. You will feel them and they are BIG. We loved it but some people were FREAKING OUT over it. The water is beautiful!!! The catamaran was not great. It’s just a ride there and back: no tour, no instructions, no rum punch Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
There were hundreds of stingrays to engage with.
Sail Date: October 2018
There were hundreds of stingrays to engage with. Our guides were very helpful in our handling them. We were on the boat called skin diver.
There were hundreds of stingrays to engage with. Our guides were very helpful in our handling them. We were on the boat called skin diver. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We booked a stingray swim and snorkel with a tour company in the port.
Sail Date: October 2018
We booked a stingray swim and snorkel with a tour company in the port. It was $45 and was worth it!
We booked a stingray swim and snorkel with a tour company in the port. It was $45 and was worth it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Experienced the Stingrays.
Sail Date: October 2018
Experienced the Stingrays. I put on the snorkel gear so I could go under the water and use the GoPro. It was fun.
Experienced the Stingrays. I put on the snorkel gear so I could go under the water and use the GoPro. It was fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The water was so clear and up close to wild sting Ray's in the wild was awesome and I kissed a ...
Sail Date: September 2018
The water was so clear and up close to wild sting Ray's in the wild was awesome and I kissed a stingrays which means I'll have 7 yrs good luck
The water was so clear and up close to wild sting Ray's in the wild was awesome and I kissed a stingrays which means I'll have 7 yrs good luck Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
If you are a nature lover, then this is a must do!
Sail Date: September 2018
If you are a nature lover, then this is a must do! And go with the Catamaran, not as many people and the staff was great!
If you are a nature lover, then this is a must do! And go with the Catamaran, not as many people and the staff was great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took a kayak trip through the mangroves which was very enjoyable and informative but extremely ...
Sail Date: September 2018
We took a kayak trip through the mangroves which was very enjoyable and informative but extremely HOT - be very careful to wear adequate sun protection!! We were then ferried out to Stingray City for a delightful hour on the sandbar in ... Read More
We took a kayak trip through the mangroves which was very enjoyable and informative but extremely HOT - be very careful to wear adequate sun protection!! We were then ferried out to Stingray City for a delightful hour on the sandbar in crystal waters playing with the very friendly rays. High praise also to Carnival for helping us when we misunderstood our tour departure instructions. They accommodated us on a later tour and saved our day!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A little bit unnerving with all the Stingrays swimming around but it certainly was a site to ...
Sail Date: September 2018
A little bit unnerving with all the Stingrays swimming around but it certainly was a site to behold. You could touch and feed them if you wanted and get pictures. A busy place for sure with lots of tours there together but worth it.
A little bit unnerving with all the Stingrays swimming around but it certainly was a site to behold. You could touch and feed them if you wanted and get pictures. A busy place for sure with lots of tours there together but worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises