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Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion S1226

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  • Round trip transportation from your Grand Cayman cruise ship terminal!
  • English speaking certified guide!
  • Boat ride to 3 great snorkeling sites in Grand Cayman!
  • Snorkel set includes varied sized fins, sanitized snorkel, silicone mask, and vest!
  • Complimentary bottled water!
  • Visit the world-famous Stingray City, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef!

Jump in and enjoy the famous Grand Cayman Cruise Excursion to Stingray City then snorkel at the best sites - Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef! There is also a shorter version with 2 Stops...please see our Grand Cayman Captains Choice Snorkel and Stingray City Excursion.

The friendly Stingray City snorkel shore excursion staff will be waiting for you just across from the cruise ship terminal in Grand Cayman. They will get you checked in and in the transportation for a short drive to the dock where your snorkel excursion boat is waiting. Three hours of pure fun on this Stingray City snorkeling excursion!

Your first shore excursion stop will be the world-famous Stingray City Sandbar. You will cruise out of Governor's Harbor into the North Sound. When you arrive, the local Grand Cayman cruise excursion guide will help you into the waist-deep water and instruct you on how to hold, pet and even possibly feed these docile rays. There is nothing to fear with the calm creatures but you may choose to stay on the boat if you wish.

After your encounter with the stingrays at famous Stingray City, the Grand Cayman shore excursion captain will take you to the Coral Gardens (known also as the Aquarium) for your first snorkel. The guide will pass out the snorkel gear, demonstrate how to use it and then lead you into the water to explore. There is seemingly endless coral and brightly colored fish to see as if looking through a kaleidoscope. You will have approximately 30-45 minutes at each snorkel site. Your second stop will be the Barrier Reef (also known as Fisherman's Reef) to view another impressive display of moving color just below the surface.

Bottled water will be served onboard. The captain will take the boat back to the pier afterward where the transportation will drop you back off at the cruise pier.

Note: There is a variety of boats used ranging from 32 feet to 60' feet.  For a private charter see Grand Cayman Private Snorkeling Charter. The maximum per boat is typically 18 participants although the largest boat holds a max of 35.

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Adults (12 years and up) $44.99$8.99$36.00-
Children (4 to 11 years) $29.99$5.99$24.00-
Infants (3 years and under) Free! -
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Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion Reviews

THREE stops to see the best of Cayman snorkeling and Stingray City on this Grand Cayman Snorkel Cruise Excursion! Pickup from the cruise ship pier!

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absoulute best exsursion!!!
     5/5 Visited June 2017
49
crew was fantastic, the boat was well maintained. The first stop was with the sting rays, they were so amazing, they gave each person plenty of time with to interact, get pictures and feed them. Then took us to two other stops to snorkel, both unique, one had more coral and the other had more fish, both equally beautiful. The snorkeling equipment was very clean and in good condition. I purchased the picture package they sold with the sting rays, when I got home the pictures would not load from the thumb drive, I emailed them and they uploaded the pictures to email and had them to me the next day. Very professional company, they strive to make sure you are happy and enjoying yourself. I can't wait to do it again!
Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion absoulute best exsursion!!! Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion absoulute best exsursion!!! Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion absoulute best exsursion!!! Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion absoulute best exsursion!!! Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion absoulute best exsursion!!! Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion absoulute best exsursion!!!Show Management Response

Tampa
Highly recommend
     5/5 Visited January 2017
44
We heard of this company from a co-worker. We were very impressed. Cheaper than booking on the cruise ship, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, and newer equipment.
Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion Highly recommendShow Management Response

Gainesville, Florida
Fun Excustion! Lots of Fish, Coral, and Stingrays
     5/5 Visited May 2017
48
We went on the three stop snorkel trip, and it was a lot of fun. The meeting location was easy to find, and the crew were friendly and helpful. The sting rays and fish were plentiful, and the reef beautiful. Excellent snorkeling trip overall. My only complaint is that the stingray area is kind of crowded with lots of tours, but that is out of the control of the excursion crew and did not detract much from our experience.
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Good quality time with the rays, and beautiful reef. Staff was e
     5/5 Visited April 2017
55
4/7/2017 - we booked through Shore Excursioneer, and will definitely do it again, as we had three great tours out of three. Three great stops, and most of the time at Stingray City, which is highly recommended. It was a much smaller group so we had more time and attention from the crew. (We had been on an overbooked cruise ship excursion here in the past and this made up for that) We paid for the digital pictures taken by the crew (and well worth it). How often do you get draped with a ray? Great experience. Three in our party and probably around 20-25 on the boat.
Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion Good quality time with the rays, and beautiful reef.  Staff was eShow Management Response

USA
Great time
     5/5 Visited March 2017
64
We had booked the 3 stop excursion but do to the time change in the US and the difference in island time, we could not take this excursion. However, the staff in the office was able to get us on the Stingray City and one dive location boat that was leaving next, which would get us back before the ship left. It's a short ride to the boat location and the guys on the boat were nothing but helpful. We had 12-14 people on our boat and this made the trip more enjoyable. We saw boats with 30+ people and were glad we were not on there. Steve made sure to take pictures with each couple and person alone with the stringray and were definitely worth the additional price of $50. We would use (them) again!!!
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Climax, NC
Awesome excursion
     5/5 Visited February 2016
58
My group of 9 booked this excursion and it was awesome! They picked us up right by the port and took us to the boat. Captain Marvin and his crew were great! They gave us some history of the island and took great care of us while out in the ocean! I would recommend this excursion to anyone.
Grand Cayman Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Barrier Reef Snorkel Excursion Awesome excursionShow Management Response

Peoria
Lots of fun!
     5/5 Visited June 2018
69
Snorkeling was beautiful! Stingrays were huge and heavy Loved being able to stand in the middle of the ocean in the sand. Guide offers pictures that turn out really good but charges $60 for him to air drop them to your phone. I wish they weren't so expensive or I would have bought them
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Saline,MI
awesome
     5/5 Visited May 2018
41
You can’t go wrong with (tour operator). the guides were great and very helpful. The were also pretty funny, they said they were about to freeze to death in the mid 70’s, I’m from Michigan that’s warm, so I told them to come and see me in February then we will talk freezing to death. The stingray visit was exceptional and just all around great time. We have visited before but not with this tour and this was by far the best! The snorkeling was very good also. I am glad we went on this tour and would highly recommend it.
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Another great trip!
     5/5 Visited March 2018
44
Easy to find from the port, just a 5 minute walk. We were greeted by a super friendly staff that helped us check in. Boats were clean and very roomy. Crew on the boat was very friendly and very helpful. Had a blast with the sting rays and the other 2 stops. Will be back next time in Cayman!
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DFW, Texas
Had a great time--Would do it again (and again)!
     5/5 Visited November 2017
41
Sterling the bus driver to the ship and back was a gem! Full of information about the island and real estate. Captain's crew on the (boat) were helpful and knowledgeable. Went to Stingrays, Barrier Reef, then finally Coral Gardens. Barrier was not easy to snorkel in with the waves so even strong swimmers might want to strap on a waist float to preserve energy and not have to fight the waves as much. We took our own flippers and full face snorkel masks (which I highly recommend) but they had plenty of flippers and snorkel masks for everyone. They provided fruit punch and water which was nice. I suggest bringing all of your things in water proof bags because there really isn't any place to keep a non-water proof bag dry. I also suggest bringing a small snack to eat on the way there or back because you'll be starving. The stingrays were everywhere and swimming all around us. The reefs were pretty cool too, especially Coral Gardens. I would not suggest taking small kiddos because in Stingray City the water is chest deep on most adults without waves. You'll have to carry little ones to hold them out of the waves. Last, you are on a small ship or in the water for 3+ hours so do wear sea bands or take Dramamine if you've never been on one---there were a few on our excursion that had not experienced seasickness on the cruiseship but did on these kinds of boats!
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Great Trip!!!
     5/5 Visited November 2017
52
Fantastic trip with "Slim" and the rest of the crew! If we ever go back, will definitely look them up! Thank you guys for an awesome experience! The Stingrays and Reef Snorkeling you took us to was definitely an adventure to remember!!
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fl usa
Sting Ray City
     5/5 Visited October 2017
46
Awesome time! The guides We great lots of pics.
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Little Rock, AR
Rain didn’t keep the fun away!
     5/5 Visited September 2017
45
We arrived to Grand Cayman, and it was pouring rain. My wife was very concerned as to if we should do this still, but I was able to talk her into continuing, and boy were we glad we did. By the time we arrived at our boat, the rain just turned into a light drizzle and we took off to the rays. There were hundreds of them! Our boat only had around 18-20 people on it so it means more one on one time with the rays! The guides were incredible and we were able to get some incredible pictures that we purchased from Steve. At first we were a little worrisome getting in with the rays, but after 5-10 minutes we didn’t want to leave them! That stop alone was worth the money. We then went to two snorkel stops and the waters were crystal clear with plenty of coral and fish to see. The guides even gave us some squid to feed the fish with and it brought it so many fish. We even had a few rays show up that were super friendly. Overall, this was one of the best excursions my wife and I have ever done, and this was our 4th cruise together. Certainly a must do! Thanks to Captain David, Delroy, Steve, and Shem for taking great care of us!
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McKinney, TX
Kids haven't stopped talking about the rays!
     5/5 Visited June 2017
54
We snorkeled, we swam and held sting rays, and then snorkeled some more. (The operator's) shop is easy to find right outside cruise port, a 20 minute bus ride, 30 min boat ride, and we were there. Sting Ray City was too crowded when we got there so our amazing driver Leo took us to snorkel first. We then went back to the sand bar and everyone got to feed, hold, and have their pictures taken by Polo with the rays. We then went to the 2nd snorkel stop and then had our 30 min boat ride back. It was smooth and painless. They had water and punch for us to drink, I would suggest having something small to purchase to eat since EVERYONE was hungry :)
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amazing
     5/5 Visited January 2017
63
This was the best excursion ever. Driver of the bus was great and informative. Drivers of the boat were amazing. But the best part was the actual stingrays. An amazing experience that is highly recommended.
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Harker Heights, TX
sting ray and snorkel
     5/5 Visited January 2017
41
We had so much fun. Skip the cruise lines excursion desk! They herd ppl in on huge boats, so you lose time. Go with shore excursioneer, we had no more then 20 ppl in our group. It was like VIP tour. Plus they took great pix,
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We're booking another!
     5/5 Visited December 2016
64
Just put a deposit on another cruise, we will be using this excursion again. Staff was very friendly, boat was clean, huge and plenty of room. Hit stingray city, and another stop loaded with sea life. Very easy and family friendly.
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Lynchburg, Va
Enjoyed enough to book again!
     5/5 Visited January 2015
64
I am late posting my review, but since I am ready to book this excursion again I wanted others to know how much we enjoyed it. This is an easy access trip for anybody. The guide & crew are so very helpful and want you to have the best experience possible. I highly recommend. If you don't know how to snorkel, no worries..the guide will teach you. I was apprehensive about this tour since the day prior was in Jamaica and we did not have a good experience there. This was a whole different world..from the meeting point thru the excursion. We loved it! I can't commend or thank the crew enough. There is also an opportunity for pics at the sting rays, bring your camera or purchase the cd, like we did. Amazing pictures. Your friends will say WOW. Thank you. Best time. EVER.
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Great Excursion!!
     5/5 Visited October 2014
50
My husband and I booked this excursion with my Aunt & Uncle. The trip was amazing! The staff on the boat where extremely helpful as this was my first time snorkeling. they knew a lot about the stingrays as well as the coral reefs. We saved a lot of money booking through shore excursioneer as opposed to the cruise ship.
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Nice staff
     5/5 Visited November 2013
61
I have difficulty moving my leg so I was looking for an excursion that was offered for handicapped guests. The staff was very nice and assisted me up and down the ladder to the water from snorkeling. The water and snorkeling conditions were great.
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June 2018
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