Stingray City, Grand Cayman

Make some lasting snorkeling memories at Stingray City, a string of shallow sandbars frequented by friendly southern stingrays. The area became a meeting place for these creatures decades ago, when local fishermen began cleaning their fish in the shallow waters and supplied the rays with an abundant source of food. Today, the sandbars draw numerous tour boats, which allow divers to disembark and interact with stingrays in the chest-deep water. Most tour operators bring pails of squid meat, which you can distribute to the gathering rays by hand. Many tours also provide snorkeling gear--you don't need it to see the rays, but it comes in handy if you intend to explore deeper areas of Grand Cayman's North Sound. Put Stingray City into our Grand Cayman trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 2nd time swimming with sting rays. Great experience, lovely location, great guide. Amazing overall. Gets crowded though  more »
  • We visited Stringray City with Acquarius Tours and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The review will focus on Stringray City itself though and not the company we toured with; if you're curious about ...  more »
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