Stingray City (Grand Cayman)

#2 in Best Things To Do in Cayman Islands
Stingray City (Grand Cayman)
Stingray City (Grand Cayman)
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Key Info

KY1- 1205

Price & Hours

Prices vary by tour
Hours vary by tour company

Details

Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, Tours Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.5scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Located in the North Sound area of Grand Cayman, Stingray City is the most popular attraction on any of the three Cayman Islands. Travelers insist it's a tourist trap – but perhaps a tourist trap that's worth it. 

The "city" is actually a shallow sandbar where you can interact with and feed the wild Atlantic  stingrays that live freely in those waters (there are no penned enclosures). Previous visitors reveled in the opportunity to get so close to the creatures and insist that it's not dangerous, as long as you follow the guidelines of the instructors. 

You can explore Stingray City on a snorkeling trip, on a scuba trip or in a glass bottom boat. You can book a tour through Stingray City, which includes free shuttle service from local resorts. Prices start at $49 per person, but can vary widely depending on the tour. Several companies also offer trips to the area, including Moby Dick Tours, Aquarius Sea Tours and Six Senses Cayman Adventures.

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