Crew was mediocre, focused on few people and ignored the rest, few families were pretty much forced to hold the stingray, pose for multiple photos, while the majority was ignored, the 4 of us had to ask them to have a photo taken as they were getting ready to go back on the boat. Once back on, they tried to sell us our 5 photos taken of us, they were all really bad and rushed, for $60. Talking to another person who took turtle and stingray excursion through cruise line - they had over 60 photos offered at $40, it's only the email link to photos, but I was very disappointed with eh whole experience.
We took a small craft to a reef wear we waded around and had many stingray swimming around us, we touched, fed and held them. It was very fun. Te water was shallow so it was not a true snorkeling tour.
Great experience for whole family!! Definitly recommend it. Will be a great family memory:) Staff did a great job and making sure everyone has involved in the activites and was able to interact with the stingrays.
Gorgeous island. This is the ONE place you have to do a water excursion. The Caribbean at its turquoise finest. I highly recommend the Stingray excursion and it's very easy to book when you walk off the ship.
We got off to a rough start. Getting off the ship was beginning to shows signs of being an Epic fail but once we got off the ship @ 11:45 am things went pretty smooth and we had an amazing day. The Stingray swim was an awesome experience. Our boat ride was pleasant and smooth. Our boat crew were very professional and polite gentlemen. They even took care of Mr. fowl mouth and his potty mouth kids as they were getting on the boat and told them that there was no room for that trash on his boat. Experiencing the Stingrays was a once in a lifetime experience. The trip was just way to short. We felt a little rushed on this day. Cant wait to do this again someday!
I booked Stingray City and Coral Gardens snorkeling for my 2 daughters thru the ship. Normally I use an independent company but this was the first time my daughters were off on their own, so I went with Carnival to ensure they were back on time. They had been there before and said that this excursion was as good as usual.
Dont think, just do it! Sting Ray City is something you must experience! The area, the crystal blue waters and interacting with wild stingrays is something not to be missed. The water in the area is standing depth so good for those who may not be strong swimmers. The stingrays will swim up to you, brush against you, etc, wow! And our guide let us hold and get pictures with a stingray!
Buccaneer catamaran sail to stingray city and then on to two other snorkel stops. Best tour of the cruise! The crew on the boat were so helpful. Provided everything we needed. Made sure everyone got the chance to touch and experience the wonderful stingrays. Snorkeling was fabulous!
all one excursion, through Celebrity Cruises
Stinray city, barrier reef, 7 mile beach and lunch . it was too much traveling around. From the Tendor to hurry up and wait under a tent for a bus, to hurry up and wait for the boat. You go first to stingray city. I didn't like this at all as it seemed sort of sad for the stingrays. Then after everyone has been able to have an encounter with the stingray its back on the boat to another spot to snorkle, maybe and hour. then back on the boat back to the bus then more travel time to Beach. the BBQ Lunch. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, beans and potato salad. it was fine nothing special, the beach is very rocky and slipery. then its hurry up to get the bus back to port to catch the nearly last tender. No time for port shoping. Its just not what I had envisioned. Next time I know better.
The sting ray bar / snorkel was awesome! After a 30 minute boat ride into the middle of the ocean we appeared to a waste high sandbar and got to swim with 20-30 sting ray in open water and habitat. Great for Go Pro!
Stingray City was the higihlight of the trip. Gorgeous boatride on amazingly colored water out to a sandbar to swim with HUGE and gentle stingrays. Just being on a sandbar out there was awesome, to say nothing of the stingrays. Great for kids, too.
Booked private tour for party of 6 with George's Watersports. It was EXCELLENT!!! i highly recommend them. Our two guides made sure we held and interacted with the stingrays in a safe and enjoyable manner. They were great.
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