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George Town, Cayman Islands
Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Visit three Grand Cayman attractions on this tour to Stingray City, the Coral Garden, and a location where you can snorkel with starfish. You'll have the chance to swim near stingrays in their natural environment and enjoy the clear Caribbean waters of the Cayman Islands. Snorkeling gear and transportation from the cruise terminal and hotels in George Town and the Seven Mile Beach area are provided.
  • Grand Cayman boat and snorkeling adventure
  • Visit Stingray City to swim near a community of stingrays in their natural environment
  • Snorkel around a coral reef, and see starfish
  • Necessary gear provided
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Departs from main cruise ship terminal (Royal Watler Terminal)
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in Central George Town and Seven Mile Beach
Professional guides
Sightseeing Tour
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Sodas and Water
Restroom
Sheltered vessel
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Royal Watler Cruise Terminal , Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands

Stingray City Cayman Islands representatives will be located on Royal Watler Cruise Terminal under white tent next to pink building. If you arrive at North or South terminal, ask a security for directions to the Royal Watler Cruise Terminal (main cruise ship terminal).

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After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

This activity will end right where it started.Departs from Royal Watler Cruise Terminal in George Town. Courtesy shuttle picks up at Royal Watler Terminal for cruise ship passengers and resort lobby for hotel/condo guest.
Your boat tour takes you to three locations around Grand Cayman, the highlight of which is Stingray City, a section of water (no more than 5 feet / 1.5 meters deep) and sandbars home to a population of southern stingrays. 

When you arrive, learn about the proper behavior when you're in the water from the boat crew, and then hop in with a provided snorkel and mask to swim near the stingrays. Next, head to the Coral Garden, a nearby location when you can swim among some of the Cayman Islands' most colorful reefs. 

Your third stop is snorkeling with starfish, where you can relax in shallow water and look at different species of starfish. This is an especially popular activity for young kids. 

Your tour ends with return to the starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Stingray City
Stingray City is one of the top attractions within the Cayman Islands. With some of the largest southern stingrays in the Caribbean, Stingray City is a must when visiting the Cayman Islands. On this three stop tour, you will have the opportunity to swim among some of the largest stingrays and most colorful reefs surrounding the Cayman Islands. In Stingray City the crystal clear water does not exceed five feet; the highlight of the excursion is the picture taking moment. With the assistance of boat crew, visitors will have the chance to pose near stingrays for the perfect picture, a moment not to be missed.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Starfish Point
During the final stop of Starfish Snorkel, guests can relax in shallow water and view various species of starfish with friends and family for a great photo opportunity. Starfish snorkeling is the highlight of the tour for many, especially for visitors with young kids.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please book the earliest tour to your arrival time to ensure you are returned to your ship prior to boarding time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Stingray City Cayman Islands
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Starfish and Stingray City Adventure with Snorkeling.

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star-2
Worst Boat Ride
Unsatisfied_Guest
, Mar 2020
We booked this tour after reading previous reviews which were all positive. This one is not! The tour was scheduled to leave at 9:15am. We didn’t leave until closer to 10am due to waiting on buses with more guests. The water was really choppy when we got to Stingray City. After 20 minutes of trying to park the boat, hitting 2 boats in the process and then having people get in unsafe waters, I was extremely disappointed. We went to the snorkel location, at which point so many people were feeling seasick, that the majority of the guests didn’t even snorkel. Including myself and my children. Our saving grace was the starfish beach, but due to the waste of time in the beginning of the trip, we were only there for a short time. I would not recommend this tour group. The captain and crew were oblivious to the safety of the guests on board.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Stingray and Starfish experience
Denise
, Mar 2020
A great experience swimming with the stingrays! The staff was very helpful! Starfish beach was awesome too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome experience!!!
Ritesh_S
, Feb 2020
Awesome experience !!! The guide (Vincent) and Captain were very friendly and helpful. The Stingray tour was out of the world.
star-5
Amazing interaction with Stinrays & more...
Graham_C
, Feb 2020
We were met at the cruise terminal and driven to the marina to board the boat. The journey out to the reef took about 30 minutes but was very pleasant. Once there we were in the water and our guide took us carefully through the handling of the stingrays, especially tips for their protection. There were lots of young and what appeaed to be adult rays. Amazing experience. The only tiny criticism was that we were only offer the masks at the snorkel site, not with the rays - I could have asked if I'd thought of it at the time. We then moved about 200 yards to the reef for snorkeling. There's an abundance of coral but it's not colourful like in Australia. The fish were gorgeous colours. Final stop was the starfish point, Again extra care was taken to advise us on handling the starfish for their pretection, something not followed by other groups where a mother twice removed one from the water to show her child. The journey back was very relaxing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good excursion
rlnxteach
, Feb 2020
Nice excursion, we enjoyed all three stops. There were lots of people at Stingray City, but it was fun anyway.
star-5
Terrific day
monte4848
, Feb 2020
Fantastic day swimming with stingrays! Then snorkeling and seeing starfish art the beach. Our crew was so helpful with all.
star-4
Decent tour
lesterp
, Feb 2020
Good tour overall. Very prompt service. Good informative staff. Nice boat. The star fish portion was a little lame but really enjoyed the stingrays. Got to feed, hold and have the stingrays rub the back of our heads. Oh yea, got to kiss then too, lol. Saw about 4 little star fish. They're much bigger in the Pacific northwest.
star-5
Well worth it
mtboultinghouse
, Jan 2020
Great trip and crew. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff, plus the stingrays were an awesome experience!
star-5
Cruise
cherian
, Jan 2020
Great crew and good experience. Snorkeling and cayman island was awesome. Off all the location in our cruise. This was the best experience
star-3
We missed our trip and the company worked with us!
ruthanneschulte
, Jan 2020
This company is no different than the rest. I also have heard this is the best excursion in Grand Cayman. The cruse ships ferry you off in tenders - there is no pier. You have to get a ticket for the tender the night before or early in the morning. I didn't know this. We were late getting off the boat and missed our scheduled trip. The company was great about putting us on a later trip at no charge although we didn't get to go to the starfish area. The stingray area was very crowded - over a 100 people and many boats in the water in the area the size of a football field. The guides catch giant (3') stingrays and you get to touch them. If you want to hold one and get your picture, they charge you (I think $20). My son caught one on his own and we took a free picture with my phone. In summary, it was an interesting experience but it was so crowded it wasn't my idea of a good excursion. I talked to others who said that there wasn't a lot to do Grand Cayman, so maybe it was the best of the available options.

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