This was the best excursion of our cruise. Gibbs Cay & Stingray Encounter With Beach Getaway. We had 25 minutes of snorkeling over a reef. We participated with 2 young children, 6 & 8. The 6 y/o was too nervous to participate but the 8 y/o was easily able to keep up with the adults. Adventurous children will have no problems participating.
Like Nassau, this was not our first visit to Grand Turk. We had a good time on our first trip there and an even better one this time.
We had an amazing time on Grand Turk, thanks to the Chukka "Reef and Rays" excursion. Gary, our tour guide, was informative and funny and the staff on board was great. They gave us plenty of time to snorkel in the clear waters around the reef and did a great job of helping us with the rays, giving us plenty of time and opportunity to get great photos.
We highly recommend this excursion. But if you're in a mood to just wing it on your own, take a short cab ride over to Bohio Dive Resort. The beach is much less rocky there and the rum punch they make (with three different kinds of rum) is absolutely incredible.
There's a lot to do at the cruise port with a Margaritaville, a pool and a lot of shops, but if you hang around there all day you're missing a great island.
Snorkeled a reef where there were plenty of species of fish to be see. The crew is experienced and makes the snorkeling enjoyable for all levels. Next, went to an island where the sting rays come right up to the beach. If you adventurous enough, you can hold, pet and even kiss a sting ray.
Beautiful Island. Captain Kevin was super. Very informative. His crew, however should be more interactive. They stayed up front, out of the way and did not talk to anybody. Stingrays preformed as they should. Very nice excursion. Highly recommend
You don't really swim with the stingrays, you wait for them to appear, and they swim around you. A very natural, and lovely experience--helped by the very nice trio of captain and crew, who were entertaining and forthcoming .
We did the Gibbs Cay Reef and Rays Tour, and it was a great time. This was our first time doing this excursion, and we all really enjoyed it. The crew were great with the less enthusiastic members of our group (my 11 year old son and 75year old MIL both came back onboard after a bit of snorkeling), and were very patient and helpful. The snorkeling was beautiful, and the stingray experience was just amazing. Everyone had a chance to hold and touch the rays. There was then a bit of time on the beach, which was just stunning. The boat ride is fun too. Highly recommend!
Worth the money it had snorkel time and time to hold the stingrays to get photo's we got back to spend some time a Jacks Shark well advised if you want activity. This is a good port to be lazy on lay on a beach though since it is steps fromt the ship.
Loved it!! This was my favorite excursion! The stingrays are so sweet and adorable. If you have never done this, please try it. The staff was excellent! This is one of the most enjoyable and beautiful excursions that I have ever experienced!
This was friendly for limited mobility and the use of a scooter. We snorkeled a reef and visited Gibbs Cay. Then we fed sting rays, held them and got to take pictures with them. A conch cleaning and presentation was also included.
Nice boat ride to Gibbs cay some snorkeling then a encounter with the Atlantic Stingrays. I was very nice but I hurt the bottom of my foot on the ladder getting off the ship. I t seemed very sharp to me bruised the arch still hurts a little. It was a good tour inspite of it.
We had a ball. We went and snorkels around the reefs and then was taken to a little island where we hot to touch and swim with the sting rays. I would suggest an excursion in this port because there is NOTHING else to do. Margarita illegal is the only other place to go and it was very crowded and took over an hour to get served.
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