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.
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
Best one ever!
Sail Date: March 2019
Best one ever! don't miss This. Wild Stingrays in there own environment. Got to hold, kiss and feed a huge stingray (would guess she weighed 100lbs). They come in naturally to this sandbar in the bay. Our captain (Chris) and his ... Read More
Best one ever! don't miss This. Wild Stingrays in there own environment. Got to hold, kiss and feed a huge stingray (would guess she weighed 100lbs). They come in naturally to this sandbar in the bay. Our captain (Chris) and his mate (Dave) were amazing. Highly recommend this excursion. Sand bar is about 4 to 5 feet deep of water with a swift current and waves - so most kids stayed on the boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Jumped off the boat into probably 4 feet of water, several stingrays just swimming about.
Sail Date: March 2019
Jumped off the boat into probably 4 feet of water, several stingrays just swimming about. The guide and photographer helped to bring in one of the larger female stingrays for everyone to check out and pose for pictures with. In all the ... Read More
Jumped off the boat into probably 4 feet of water, several stingrays just swimming about. The guide and photographer helped to bring in one of the larger female stingrays for everyone to check out and pose for pictures with. In all the water was great, the weather was fantastic, and the stingrays are fascinating creatures. Had a ton of fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Again this was an incredible experience some of us did the dolphin encounter and some did the swim; ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Again this was an incredible experience some of us did the dolphin encounter and some did the swim; enjoyed by all. I wish I could have a pet dolphin they are so sweet with great personality. After the dolphin experience we boarded a boat ... Read More
Again this was an incredible experience some of us did the dolphin encounter and some did the swim; enjoyed by all. I wish I could have a pet dolphin they are so sweet with great personality. After the dolphin experience we boarded a boat and went out to a beautiful, aqua blue sand bar and swam with stingrays. That was AMAZING. Well worth the money spent. The only bummer was the pics of the dolphin experience were very expensive and you were prohibited from taking your own pics so we have no pics of that. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We went on the Deluxe stingray excursion and it was great.
Sail Date: March 2019
We went on the Deluxe stingray excursion and it was great.
We went on the Deluxe stingray excursion and it was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
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
great trip with great memories with the family
Sail Date: March 2019
great trip with great memories with the family
great trip with great memories with the family Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Oh my gosh, we had a blast on this excursion!
Sail Date: March 2019
Oh my gosh, we had a blast on this excursion! The staff that we had was amazing!! They were very informative and helpful during this excursion. They took pictures for us and made sure everyone was able to have a great experience. Would ... Read More
Oh my gosh, we had a blast on this excursion! The staff that we had was amazing!! They were very informative and helpful during this excursion. They took pictures for us and made sure everyone was able to have a great experience. Would definitely recommend this excursion and group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the Deluxe Stingray City with Royal Caribbean.
Sail Date: February 2019
We did the Deluxe Stingray City with Royal Caribbean. Great experience. Waves were a little choppy and that hindered our handicapped son, but our 2 others loved it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Stingray tour
We did the Deluxe Stingray City with Royal Caribbean. Great experience. Waves were a little choppy and that hindered our handicapped son, but our 2 others loved it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Stingray tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Marineland Stingray sandbar.
Sail Date: February 2019
Marineland Stingray sandbar. The boat is easier to get in and out of because of the awesome steps rather than a ladder. Prior to meeting at the excursion tent we ventured off downtown to a little Thai restaurant call The Thai House. We ... Read More
Marineland Stingray sandbar. The boat is easier to get in and out of because of the awesome steps rather than a ladder. Prior to meeting at the excursion tent we ventured off downtown to a little Thai restaurant call The Thai House. We noticed that it was really busy with ship staff which is always a huge indication of a great place to eat. Absolutely Yummy. Next time in GC we will visit again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A very fun experience.
Sail Date: February 2019
A very fun experience. However, there were so many boats and people in the area, stingrays were in limited supply, so to speak. Our boat captain had to go catch one and bring it over to our group. If we go again, I want to make sure we ... Read More
A very fun experience. However, there were so many boats and people in the area, stingrays were in limited supply, so to speak. Our boat captain had to go catch one and bring it over to our group. If we go again, I want to make sure we get on a boat that gets to the location earlier in the morning before the crowd arrives. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very nice excursion.
Sail Date: February 2019
Very nice excursion. Dock/pier side organization was very rocky. No Celebrity staff on hand and mixing with guests from Carnival created confusion. Vendor direction needs work.
Very nice excursion. Dock/pier side organization was very rocky. No Celebrity staff on hand and mixing with guests from Carnival created confusion. Vendor direction needs work. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Stingray swim was good.
Sail Date: February 2019
Stingray swim was good. not as many stingrays as last time. This time it was very windy and the water choppy. difficult to stand. Guides bring you a stingray to hold.
Stingray swim was good. not as many stingrays as last time. This time it was very windy and the water choppy. difficult to stand. Guides bring you a stingray to hold. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was an awesome opportunity!
Sail Date: February 2019
This was an awesome opportunity! It took a little bit to get used to having the stingrays brush up against you, but once we were comfortable with them swimming around us we had an incredible time. The catamaran trip out to the sand bar ... Read More
This was an awesome opportunity! It took a little bit to get used to having the stingrays brush up against you, but once we were comfortable with them swimming around us we had an incredible time. The catamaran trip out to the sand bar was nice and relaxing with a gorgeous view. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The stingray experience was awesome.
Sail Date: February 2019
The stingray experience was awesome. The boat ride to the sandbar took around 30 minutes, and then we got to interact with and feed the stingrays. The handler worked with one of the larger stingrays, and we all took pictures. We really ... Read More
The stingray experience was awesome. The boat ride to the sandbar took around 30 minutes, and then we got to interact with and feed the stingrays. The handler worked with one of the larger stingrays, and we all took pictures. We really enjoyed this part of the excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
My wife's highlight of the cruise was meeting the stingrays.
Sail Date: February 2019
My wife's highlight of the cruise was meeting the stingrays. You really do get up close, feeding them in the water and holding them on your arms (under the water, of course).
My wife's highlight of the cruise was meeting the stingrays. You really do get up close, feeding them in the water and holding them on your arms (under the water, of course). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
4-5 feet deep sandbar off Cayman Island - only place in the world where you can see, touch, and ...
Sail Date: February 2019
4-5 feet deep sandbar off Cayman Island - only place in the world where you can see, touch, and feed wild stingray. Fun for all - adults and kids alike!
4-5 feet deep sandbar off Cayman Island - only place in the world where you can see, touch, and feed wild stingray. Fun for all - adults and kids alike! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Lots of fun and definitely worth your time.
Sail Date: February 2019
Lots of fun and definitely worth your time. The only negative was when the excursion took us to Calico Jack's (half of the time was Stingray City and the other half of the excursion was Calico Jack's) we were not allowed to even ... Read More
Lots of fun and definitely worth your time. The only negative was when the excursion took us to Calico Jack's (half of the time was Stingray City and the other half of the excursion was Calico Jack's) we were not allowed to even sit in the beach chairs without paying for them. If we had paid for the excursion and this stop was part of it then we should have been given chairs to use on the beach. We wound up ordering a few (3) appetizers to share and one drink each (4 of us) and when we went to pay it was $80 with a roughly 20% tip already added in. I felt like that was a total ripoff. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had to tender here and all went well.
Sail Date: February 2019
We had to tender here and all went well. Right off the tender and onto the catamaran YAY! The catamaran was manned well and we shot across the ocean to a sandbar were the stingrays were abundant! Water was somewhat rough but it was good ... Read More
We had to tender here and all went well. Right off the tender and onto the catamaran YAY! The catamaran was manned well and we shot across the ocean to a sandbar were the stingrays were abundant! Water was somewhat rough but it was good enough to get in and swim with the stingrays while the photograper took some great shot that we ended up purchasing. Back on th catameran for a nice leasurly sail back to the port! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had done this over a decade ago and wanted to do it again with our nephew.
Sail Date: February 2019
We had done this over a decade ago and wanted to do it again with our nephew. We remember being able to feed the stingrays but evidently laws/rules have changed and there is only a limited amount now that can be fed and due to our late ... Read More
We had done this over a decade ago and wanted to do it again with our nephew. We remember being able to feed the stingrays but evidently laws/rules have changed and there is only a limited amount now that can be fed and due to our late arrival that allotment had already been used. We were able to take a photo with the stingray but little interaction with them otherwise. Still cool though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a tour of four Grand Cayman locations; Hell, Rum Cake Factory, Turtle Farm, and Stingray ...
Sail Date: January 2019
This was a tour of four Grand Cayman locations; Hell, Rum Cake Factory, Turtle Farm, and Stingray City. I had seen the first three before; I had not been to Stingray City. Overall, if I was new to the Cayman Islands, this would be the ... Read More
This was a tour of four Grand Cayman locations; Hell, Rum Cake Factory, Turtle Farm, and Stingray City. I had seen the first three before; I had not been to Stingray City. Overall, if I was new to the Cayman Islands, this would be the tour to do. It packs in everything important in one trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises