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.
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sail Date: January 2019
This was a great experience even though the ocean was rough. Got to hold, kiss and feed the stingrays. Water was so pretty and blue!!
This was a great experience even though the ocean was rough. Got to hold, kiss and feed the stingrays. Water was so pretty and blue!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
The Stingray encounter was good, but they only gave the stingrays to couple so you couldn't take your own pictures. Then when you returned to shore they wanted $80 for their pictures. It really left a bad taste in my mouth of the ... Read More
The Stingray encounter was good, but they only gave the stingrays to couple so you couldn't take your own pictures. Then when you returned to shore they wanted $80 for their pictures. It really left a bad taste in my mouth of the company and experience. It was like extortion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
We did the Stingray, Turtles and City tour. We booked through NCL thank goodness because they just sort of forgot about all of us and if we had not been paying attention we wouldn't have gotten back to the ship. The ship had to wait ... Read More
We did the Stingray, Turtles and City tour. We booked through NCL thank goodness because they just sort of forgot about all of us and if we had not been paying attention we wouldn't have gotten back to the ship. The ship had to wait for us. The stingrays were really neat but the rest was very overrated. If you go to the turtles slip away into their bar and have them make you a Caymen Colada. It was very expensive but maybe the best drink I have every had in my life. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
I've done the stingray swim before and it is always excellent. The rough weather made it more difficult because the waves were big enough we had to jump to prevent getting a face full of water. However, the boats on the sandbar ... Read More
I've done the stingray swim before and it is always excellent. The rough weather made it more difficult because the waves were big enough we had to jump to prevent getting a face full of water. However, the boats on the sandbar created their own break which really helped. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
Absolutely the most amazing time of my life. Amazing touching kissing and holding the sting rays
Absolutely the most amazing time of my life. Amazing touching kissing and holding the sting rays Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: January 2019
Did 3 hour tour. Nice size boat, wasn’t too crowded so everyone had enough attention at Stingray City. Good crew, very helpful.
Did 3 hour tour. Nice size boat, wasn’t too crowded so everyone had enough attention at Stingray City. Good crew, very helpful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: January 2019
Water was cold in January, and many people in our group were uncomfortably cold. However, the stingrays never disappoint, and it's a fun encounter.
Water was cold in January, and many people in our group were uncomfortably cold. However, the stingrays never disappoint, and it's a fun encounter. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
This is not what it looks like in the pictures. There are about 6 boats all at once and each boat/crew has one stingray that they are holding on to that you are being pictured with. Probably not a bad thing as people are stupid and walking ... Read More
This is not what it looks like in the pictures. There are about 6 boats all at once and each boat/crew has one stingray that they are holding on to that you are being pictured with. Probably not a bad thing as people are stupid and walking around all over and not paying attention to stay away from the barbs. Apparently the swimming with he sea turtles is way better, cheaper and you can spend the whole day Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Sail Date: December 2018
Wow! We would repeat this one for sure! Kissed the stingray.
Wow! We would repeat this one for sure! Kissed the stingray. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
Cruise line description was to include snorkeling, and as we arrived on our boat the tour director announced that we were not going to be permitted to snorkel. We chose this tour as a compromise to include snorkeling
Cruise line description was to include snorkeling, and as we arrived on our boat the tour director announced that we were not going to be permitted to snorkel. We chose this tour as a compromise to include snorkeling Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
The operators were very careful and helpful with the variety of guests on board - from children to old men... The sting ray experience was very cool, but the waters were extremely choppy and unstable. It really overshadowed the day for ... Read More
The operators were very careful and helpful with the variety of guests on board - from children to old men... The sting ray experience was very cool, but the waters were extremely choppy and unstable. It really overshadowed the day for the non-swimmers in our group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line