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.
Clear blue water.
Clear blue water. Sandbar the water was deeper then 4'. Was wavy which brought the water higher. My husband said it's shallower in the middle though. Kissed a stingray and rubbed my back. They had life jackets for small kids. ... Read More
Clear blue water. Sandbar the water was deeper then 4'. Was wavy which brought the water higher. My husband said it's shallower in the middle though. Kissed a stingray and rubbed my back. They had life jackets for small kids. These are huge stingrays. Very cool as it's there natural habitat. The crew took safety seriously if you were going from the 2nd level to first level of boat. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Lots of boats out there and current is strong so you should expect it to be a bit difficult to get ...
Lots of boats out there and current is strong so you should expect it to be a bit difficult to get to where you can stand and actually interact with the stingrays
Lots of boats out there and current is strong so you should expect it to be a bit difficult to get to where you can stand and actually interact with the stingrays Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
These guys were amazing, we had a group of 12, they were fun and informative and truly cared for ...
These guys were amazing, we had a group of 12, they were fun and informative and truly cared for and respected the rays. 100% recommend them.
These guys were amazing, we had a group of 12, they were fun and informative and truly cared for and respected the rays. 100% recommend them. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It's a really neat experience.
It's a really neat experience. Not something you'd do twice, but how many people can say they handled a huge stingray?
It's a really neat experience. Not something you'd do twice, but how many people can say they handled a huge stingray? Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour company met our ship and we were quickly off on a bus to what seemed the far side of the ...
The tour company met our ship and we were quickly off on a bus to what seemed the far side of the island. From there, we were on a boat for about 30 minute ride to Stingray City. Tons of other boats were there and it took about 10 ... Read More
The tour company met our ship and we were quickly off on a bus to what seemed the far side of the island. From there, we were on a boat for about 30 minute ride to Stingray City. Tons of other boats were there and it took about 10 minutes for us to find a good location. Once done, the stingrays were out in force. Everyone had a great time and will remember this forever Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great experience - even if you have no interest in the rays, the water and sand bar are super fun!
Great experience - even if you have no interest in the rays, the water and sand bar are super fun!
Great experience - even if you have no interest in the rays, the water and sand bar are super fun! Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is one of those excursions that we should have booked with NCL.
This is one of those excursions that we should have booked with NCL. Nothing against Moby Dick, but we saw another independent company that had people stranded at the Stingray area. Not sure if they got back to their ships on time, but if ... Read More
This is one of those excursions that we should have booked with NCL. Nothing against Moby Dick, but we saw another independent company that had people stranded at the Stingray area. Not sure if they got back to their ships on time, but if it were a cruise line sponsored excursion, my hope is they wouldn't have been left there. The Stingray City was amazing. Interacting with the rays was unexpectedly awesome. The water was gorgeous and temperature was perfect. Our guide was awesome - and it was a ton of fun. We went snorkeling on the reef after the stingrays, and again tap water clear water, gorgeous day - just an overall great time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had taken a similar excursion years ago, this one was far better!
We had taken a similar excursion years ago, this one was far better! The day and the water were gorgeous. There was plenty of time to float around without feeling rushed. Our teens loved it. The guides were excellent and we were able ... Read More
We had taken a similar excursion years ago, this one was far better! The day and the water were gorgeous. There was plenty of time to float around without feeling rushed. Our teens loved it. The guides were excellent and we were able to take our own photos. Make sure you have a waterproof case for your phone. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Went to Stingray city and spent an hour with the Stingrays.
Went to Stingray city and spent an hour with the Stingrays. Then went snorkeling for 30-45min. The excursion operators take photos while at Stingray city for purchase, but only take cash...wish we would have known!
Went to Stingray city and spent an hour with the Stingrays. Then went snorkeling for 30-45min. The excursion operators take photos while at Stingray city for purchase, but only take cash...wish we would have known! Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A leisurely boat ride to the sand bar were the stingrays are.
A leisurely boat ride to the sand bar were the stingrays are. The day we went there were five boats already there when we arrived. The stingrays are plentiful and will swim up to you, as long as you have chum and squid in hand.
A leisurely boat ride to the sand bar were the stingrays are. The day we went there were five boats already there when we arrived. The stingrays are plentiful and will swim up to you, as long as you have chum and squid in hand. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A must see for anyone who comes to Grand Cayman.
A must see for anyone who comes to Grand Cayman. Wonderful creatures in their natural habitat, not enclosed in some gimmicky pen area for a tacky show for the public. Loved this.
A must see for anyone who comes to Grand Cayman. Wonderful creatures in their natural habitat, not enclosed in some gimmicky pen area for a tacky show for the public. Loved this. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The boat hit another boat and no one checked to see if everyone was OK.
The boat hit another boat and no one checked to see if everyone was OK. They had everyone in the water and no one helped except when they wanted to sell there picture which of course we bought.
The boat hit another boat and no one checked to see if everyone was OK. They had everyone in the water and no one helped except when they wanted to sell there picture which of course we bought. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This part was great.
This part was great. The sandbar is offshore a mile or so. The stingrays come right up and swim around you. You can stand no swimming required. Snorlpmasked provides so you can get a closer look if you want to. Go to Stingray City but skip ... Read More
This part was great. The sandbar is offshore a mile or so. The stingrays come right up and swim around you. You can stand no swimming required. Snorlpmasked provides so you can get a closer look if you want to. Go to Stingray City but skip the starfish. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Deluxe Stingray City .Beautiful, large catamaran, #Allura, with 65 guests on board.
Deluxe Stingray City .Beautiful, large catamaran, #Allura, with 65 guests on board. The Captain, David, and crew, Davey and Louanna did an incredible job of making sure EVERYONE got to spend time with and have as much interaction as they ... Read More
Deluxe Stingray City .Beautiful, large catamaran, #Allura, with 65 guests on board. The Captain, David, and crew, Davey and Louanna did an incredible job of making sure EVERYONE got to spend time with and have as much interaction as they wanted with these amazing creatures! Louanna took some really great pictures for us, too! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
LOVED holding the stingray and that there was someone to take photos.
LOVED holding the stingray and that there was someone to take photos.
LOVED holding the stingray and that there was someone to take photos. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Family friendly uses great boat to get on and off of, not just a ladder to balance on.
Family friendly uses great boat to get on and off of, not just a ladder to balance on. Tour was perfect for entire family. Anything sting ray city takes a long time, if your kids are prone to sunburns, as mine are, wear sun ... Read More
Family friendly uses great boat to get on and off of, not just a ladder to balance on. Tour was perfect for entire family. Anything sting ray city takes a long time, if your kids are prone to sunburns, as mine are, wear sun shirts....... a must for this excursion! We brought ziplock bags and packed sandwiches the night before. Best PBJ or turkey sandwich ever! Long tour, and if your kids are hungry, there is NO WHERE to eat........ Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Allura Catamaran to Stingray City sandbar...this is not a city.
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
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Stingray Sailing with Chip and his crew was the highlight of our cruise.
Stingray Sailing with Chip and his crew was the highlight of our cruise. First-class all the way, from initial email contact to drop-off at the port. It might be a few bucks more but it's well worth it. The stingrays know ... Read More
Stingray Sailing with Chip and his crew was the highlight of our cruise. First-class all the way, from initial email contact to drop-off at the port. It might be a few bucks more but it's well worth it. The stingrays know Chip's boat and come right to him! This is the outfit you want to book, no question. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Short van ride to the boat, only 20 of us on this excursion.
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
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very enjoyable.
Very enjoyable. Crew were very nice.
Very enjoyable. Crew were very nice. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
One tour boat covering 3 stops.
One tour boat covering 3 stops. Snorkel, stingray city and starfish point. Great day.
One tour boat covering 3 stops. Snorkel, stingray city and starfish point. Great day. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Great experience with Captain Marvins.
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
Sail Date June 2019
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 ...
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
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was the best excursion of the three ports we went to.
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
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
These stingrays were AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line