Grand Cayman Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Experience Grand Cayman's underwater world while snorkeling in what is known as one of the world's leading destinations for snorkeling.
Would definitely take this excursion with Don Foster's again.
Sail Date: April 2019
Would definitely take this excursion with Don Foster's again.
Would definitely take this excursion with Don Foster's again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Left the stingrays and went to a small reef to go snorkeling.
Sail Date: March 2019
Left the stingrays and went to a small reef to go snorkeling. By the time we got there the fish were kind of shy and not terribly hungry . Think a lot of other boats had been there before us. People who had never snorkeled before loved ... Read More
Left the stingrays and went to a small reef to go snorkeling. By the time we got there the fish were kind of shy and not terribly hungry . Think a lot of other boats had been there before us. People who had never snorkeled before loved it. Other who had done lots of snorkeling on reefs didn't find it so great, Plenty of wave action and 8 - 10 feet of water. Probably not a great activity for young kids unless they are really strong swimmers and use to snorkels and masks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Combination Stingray swim and Snorkeling excursion booked independently.
Sail Date: March 2019
Combination Stingray swim and Snorkeling excursion booked independently. Bus took us over to a marina area where we boarded a nice power cat operated by Capt Marvins. Headed out through a nice inlet into the bay and did the stingray swim ... Read More
Combination Stingray swim and Snorkeling excursion booked independently. Bus took us over to a marina area where we boarded a nice power cat operated by Capt Marvins. Headed out through a nice inlet into the bay and did the stingray swim first, then 2 snorkeling stops - one at the GC barrier reef and another a little further into the bay. Both Snorkeling experiences were great - first got up close to the reef itself, probably 10-20 feet down, few fish in this area, then the second spat had smaller reef, but a ton of tropical fish swimming around. Beautiful place and the crew was very good and professional. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Two spots to explore and a terrific crew on the boat.
Sail Date: March 2019
Two spots to explore and a terrific crew on the boat. My favorite excursion of the trip.
Two spots to explore and a terrific crew on the boat. My favorite excursion of the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Went to two spots, on reef and over wreck.
Sail Date: March 2019
Went to two spots, on reef and over wreck. Crew was competent & safety-conscious.
Went to two spots, on reef and over wreck. Crew was competent & safety-conscious. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had a wonderful day with Native Way.
Sail Date: March 2019
We had a wonderful day with Native Way. We had an uncrowded boat with a very good crew take us to swim with stingrays, snorkel, visit starfish point, and then to Rum Point for lunch. They were professional and made sure we had a ... Read More
We had a wonderful day with Native Way. We had an uncrowded boat with a very good crew take us to swim with stingrays, snorkel, visit starfish point, and then to Rum Point for lunch. They were professional and made sure we had a wonderful time. I will certainly be using Native Way again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We have snorkeled Hawaii multiple times, and was a little disappointed.
Sail Date: February 2019
We have snorkeled Hawaii multiple times, and was a little disappointed. The water was beautiful, but the coral and fish were limited. Also, we weren't allowed to wear fins. They stated that they wanted to ensure we didn't ... Read More
We have snorkeled Hawaii multiple times, and was a little disappointed. The water was beautiful, but the coral and fish were limited. Also, we weren't allowed to wear fins. They stated that they wanted to ensure we didn't damage the coral. However, considering the depth of the water (10 ft, plus), I don't think that was really an issue. Snorkeling without fins made it much more difficult to move around, follow fish, etc. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
First catamaran stop was a sunken ship/reef but the water was too cloudy to see much.
Sail Date: February 2019
First catamaran stop was a sunken ship/reef but the water was too cloudy to see much. Second stop for snorkeling was great, lots of beautiful fish. Staff was great, friendly and helpful.
First catamaran stop was a sunken ship/reef but the water was too cloudy to see much. Second stop for snorkeling was great, lots of beautiful fish. Staff was great, friendly and helpful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Not the best snorkelling excursion we've been on, but not the worst either.
Sail Date: February 2019
Not the best snorkelling excursion we've been on, but not the worst either. Snorkelled a ship wreck and some coral. Lot's of fish.
Not the best snorkelling excursion we've been on, but not the worst either. Snorkelled a ship wreck and some coral. Lot's of fish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We walked about four blocks to the boat on small pier.
Sail Date: February 2019
We walked about four blocks to the boat on small pier. We were to take a boat ride to a ship wreck and snorkel then a boat ride out to reef for a 2nd snorkel. We got on boat he went 30 yards, dropped anchor and we snorkeled, got back on ... Read More
We walked about four blocks to the boat on small pier. We were to take a boat ride to a ship wreck and snorkel then a boat ride out to reef for a 2nd snorkel. We got on boat he went 30 yards, dropped anchor and we snorkeled, got back on boat he went another 40 yards, dropped anchor and we snorkeled coral heads, got back on boat and he went about 60 yards back to pier and we got off.We walked back to big pier and ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ha..
Sail Date: February 2019
Ha.. told to meet at 8:30am. Got off ship 8am.. went to bathroom close to meeting area.. got back at meeting place 8:25am and was told they left without us.. Ridiculous. NCL refunded the excursion. Shame on the tour company.
Ha.. told to meet at 8:30am. Got off ship 8am.. went to bathroom close to meeting area.. got back at meeting place 8:25am and was told they left without us.. Ridiculous. NCL refunded the excursion. Shame on the tour company. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wasn't quite what we expected.
Sail Date: February 2019
Wasn't quite what we expected. Boat was very old and only went out about 1/2 mile from shore.
Wasn't quite what we expected. Boat was very old and only went out about 1/2 mile from shore. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We tendered to the port, got on a bus, got on a boat with 80 people (we did not know there would be ...
Sail Date: January 2019
We tendered to the port, got on a bus, got on a boat with 80 people (we did not know there would be that many people) & took a 35 minute boat ride to the string rays, but the steering went out, so we just sat on the boat & waited ... Read More
We tendered to the port, got on a bus, got on a boat with 80 people (we did not know there would be that many people) & took a 35 minute boat ride to the string rays, but the steering went out, so we just sat on the boat & waited for another boat, by then it was too late to do anything. Our money was refunded. It was no fault of Princess. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Again the rough weather made snorkeling more of a challenge, but they through out a 40-50' line ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Again the rough weather made snorkeling more of a challenge, but they through out a 40-50' line that you could hang on to and get back to the boat when it was time to go or if you got tired fighting the waves. They also provided ... Read More
Again the rough weather made snorkeling more of a challenge, but they through out a 40-50' line that you could hang on to and get back to the boat when it was time to go or if you got tired fighting the waves. They also provided squid not only for the stingray sandbar, but also for snorkeling which also had some stingrays and lots of other tropical fish (Sargent Majors) were among the most plentiful. Even those stingrays came up for some squid, but the cool part was feeding the other fish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I was ill, so I didn't actually go, but my wife did, and I've toured with this operator before.
Sail Date: January 2019
I was ill, so I didn't actually go, but my wife did, and I've toured with this operator before. It's a small group tour, well operated, and you get to see a lot. I'd tour with them again in a heartbeat.
I was ill, so I didn't actually go, but my wife did, and I've toured with this operator before. It's a small group tour, well operated, and you get to see a lot. I'd tour with them again in a heartbeat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Did the combined Kittiwake and Cheese Burger reef snorkel.
Sail Date: January 2019
Did the combined Kittiwake and Cheese Burger reef snorkel. Took us half an hour from port to Kittiwake on a bit of a choppy sea. Not really a lot to see around the Kittiwake. Then half an hour back to the reef so out of the three hours ... Read More
Did the combined Kittiwake and Cheese Burger reef snorkel. Took us half an hour from port to Kittiwake on a bit of a choppy sea. Not really a lot to see around the Kittiwake. Then half an hour back to the reef so out of the three hours we really only had under two of snorkeling time. Next time will just go to the reef. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Two stops - the reef and coral garden.
Sail Date: January 2019
Two stops - the reef and coral garden. The reef had bigger fish including barracuda, coral garden was more schools of smaller fish though a stingray sailed by.
Two stops - the reef and coral garden. The reef had bigger fish including barracuda, coral garden was more schools of smaller fish though a stingray sailed by. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Snorkel reef and wreck was only average.
Sail Date: January 2019
Snorkel reef and wreck was only average. Did not leave the harbor. Not a sheltered area in which to snorkel so was choppy. Tour only had water to drink and was lax on safety for guests.
Snorkel reef and wreck was only average. Did not leave the harbor. Not a sheltered area in which to snorkel so was choppy. Tour only had water to drink and was lax on safety for guests. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We went near a reef about 3 miles from the stingray excursion.
Sail Date: December 2018
We went near a reef about 3 miles from the stingray excursion. It was beautiful.
We went near a reef about 3 miles from the stingray excursion. It was beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We snorkeled with Captain Marvins.
Sail Date: December 2018
We snorkeled with Captain Marvins. This almost didn't happen because the port was closed shortly after we came ashore. The snorkeling group was small and we liked that.We had 2 stops on this trip and we were not disappointed.
We snorkeled with Captain Marvins. This almost didn't happen because the port was closed shortly after we came ashore. The snorkeling group was small and we liked that.We had 2 stops on this trip and we were not disappointed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
It was very windy the day we went out.
Sail Date: December 2018
It was very windy the day we went out. We weren't able to snorkel as much as we would have liked.
It was very windy the day we went out. We weren't able to snorkel as much as we would have liked. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Boat was full but everyone had a great time.
Sail Date: November 2018
Boat was full but everyone had a great time. Water temperature was perfect and depth about 20-30 feet. Well worth the time and money.
Boat was full but everyone had a great time. Water temperature was perfect and depth about 20-30 feet. Well worth the time and money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Large roomy boat, but few places to sit down to put gear on.
Sail Date: November 2018
Large roomy boat, but few places to sit down to put gear on. (We brought our own snorkel packs.) As a long-time diver in younger years, Caymans were nirvana. Unfortunately, our boat stayed nearby in the harbor. The wreck was large and ... Read More
Large roomy boat, but few places to sit down to put gear on. (We brought our own snorkel packs.) As a long-time diver in younger years, Caymans were nirvana. Unfortunately, our boat stayed nearby in the harbor. The wreck was large and interesting, with few fish. The “reef” spot was all black and gray dead reef. A quarter mile away were a number of spots with living reefs and more fish, but I guess we were saving fuel cost. Without the shorex subsidy, we’d’ve booked on our own with a smaller boat that would go out to “real” reef. Conclusion: Mediocre. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This beach is right next to the cemetery but the reefs near here are really nice.
Sail Date: November 2018
This beach is right next to the cemetery but the reefs near here are really nice. This was my 2nd time snorkeling in the ocean so we wanted to keep it to mild waters. The reefs here are in mild waters, although there was a slight offshore ... Read More
This beach is right next to the cemetery but the reefs near here are really nice. This was my 2nd time snorkeling in the ocean so we wanted to keep it to mild waters. The reefs here are in mild waters, although there was a slight offshore current, but not too bad. The fish and different types of corals were vibrant and varied. 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