Following pickup from your hotel on Grand Cayman, transfer to the marina where you'll meet your boat. Watch as the island's coastline recedes and sip the provided water or juice during your 30-minute boat ride out to a series of sandbars in clear, shallow water. Upon arrival at Stingray City, jump out of the boat into the calm, waist-deep water. The stingrays that congregate here are wild, but are accustomed to being near humans. During your30-minute stay, watch them pass by and take plenty of photos during your encounter. Climb back on your boat and head over to the Barrier Reef or the Coral Garden for some snorkeling.Where the Captain or Crew willprovide to you your snorkel equipmenttospend about a half hour floating peacefully in the calm waters among coral and schools of tropical fish. Afterwards heading on to the very next stop Starfish Point to enjoy a most relaxing moment chilling with these colorful creatures also taking the most memorable photos with family and friends. Return to the marina on the boat, then transfer back to your Grand Cayman hotel at the end of this 3-hour tour.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 3 Hrs 18 Mins
Departure Time :
9:15am and 12:15pm Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.T.. read more
Departure Details :
Royal Watler Cruise Terminal, George Town, Cayman Islands
Traveler pickup is offered
Only along the Seven Mile Beach area other districts will have to meet at the starting point
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Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewEnjoy the relaxing 20 minute boat ride out to our amazing sandbar. With your very own Captainand Crew, this ride includes a relaxing moment, with breeze blowing through your hair and the beautiful Caribbeansun to give you the perfect tan. Also viewing the beautiful gem of the Cayman Islands the deep blue sea getting along with this a bonus view of the North side of the Cayman Islands. Next arriving to the famous Stingray Sandbar where you get to interact with the rays playing, feeding and even kiss the rays with having your photographs taken for future memories with our local photographer (not included in the price) for 25- 30 minutes. Then we skip on down to the famous Coral Garden for where you snorkel the tropical coral and its fishes up to 30 minutes.Finally we head on down to the famous Starfish Point Beach spending15-20 minutes observing and interacting with these beautiful underwater creatures where you will not findnowhere else in the world.
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HOTELS : Pickup/Drop-off
CRUISE SHIP PORT: Pickup/Drop-off
Free Blue Bans To Pass
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Children must be accompanied by an adult
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Was a great excursion and the people were great.. It was JJs first day and we had a lot of fun picking on him... I would take this excursion again 🎂
This was a great excursion, they were friendly, nice and the whole boat had a great time. Highly recommend!
We really enjoyed this tour. We were picked up at the cruise terminal; it was very convenient. We made some stops at hotels along the way to pickups a few others. So very accomodating for both cruise ship and hotel guests. We were driven to the harbor where the boat was waiting. There was a pleasant boat ride to our first stop. We got in the water and held some starfish. Our next stop was to see the stingrays. We saw and touched lots of stingrays. One of the ship's crew took pictures that you can buy. Our final stop was to the coral garden to snorkel There were lots of pretty fish to see and more stingrays.
The captain of the boat was great. He got in the water with us during each stop and made sure we all got to see the different things in the water. He was very involved in making sure everyone had a good time. The rest of the crew was helpful too.
No complaints at all with the tour. If you want to see and touch starfish and stingrays, this is the tour for you. Also if you like snorkeling this is a good opportunity.
Had a lovely day in Grand Cayman.
The team are professional and dedicated in their line of work.
They are encouraging and will attend to your needs.
Not to mention the Capt Robert who drives the van to collect the guest to the pier where the boat is.
This man has a big heart.
Thank you Capt Robert and to the whole crew of Rowan's
Will definitely book again if I will visit Grand Cayman in the future
This was the perfect 1/2 day for our family of 4. The first stop was Starfish beach, which has very calm, shallow water. We saw probably 10 starfish all together in the shallow water. You can gently hold them as long as you keep them under water. Other families snorkeled in deeper water around the boat and saw more starfish and fish. The next stop was Stingray City, which was full of other boats and people, but there was still plenty of room for everyone to swim and mingle with the stingrays. The boat captain will help you hold and feed a stingray, and one of the crew members will take photos which he will later offer to sell you. It was $20 for one photo, $40 for 2, or $60 for all the photos he takes of your group. I wish we had posed for more photos and purchased them all for $60. The last stop was the coral garden, above 12' deep waters. The crew will offer life jackets if you want (I took one for myself so I could help my 7-year-old). The snorkeling there was out of this world! Thousands of schools of bright blue fish, many stingrays, and beautiful coral. Probably the best snorkeling I've ever done! I highly recommend this tour for your family. You see everything you came to the Caymans to see!
These guys are awesome! They took us to some beautiful places in Grand Cayman. The crew was outstanding and very hospitable. Definitely recommend using this team for this excursion.
This was one of the excursions we were excited and looking forward to do and definitely one we would remember! Our captain and guides (I'm sorry I can't remember their names) were very friendly and told us what the plan was ahead of time and we were right on schedule. Starfish beach was great! They gathered the starfish so we could take pictures and touch them. Next up was swimming with the stingrays and it was a once in a lifetime experience! We were able to take pictures with them and feed them. Just note, they'll take pictures for you in which you have the option to buy later (it was worth the pay!). They gave us plenty of time to interact with the stingrays and we weren't rushed at all. Snorkeling was great too- we saw different fishes and the coral reefs. We would definitely book this tour again!
From the start it felt like our boat captain wasn't thrilled with his job and when we got to each location, it was just a rush...Get off the boat...20 minutes later...get on the boat! At the "snorkeling stop" there were so many other people there that you were constantly getting kicked in the head just trying to find a little space of your own to go under water. The water was beautiful and it was cool to hold the stingrays, but again, everything was rushed. Starfish were few and far between. We kept inquiring with the captain about arrival time back to the port because our ship left earlier than others, and he dismissed our concerns and kept saying that we don't really need to be concerned about what the boat said about last tenders. Let's just say our family of 4 along with about 6 other people were RUNNING to the tender after we had the van pull over in traffic just to make the last tender. Wouldn't do it again. Look for a smaller tour...Wouldn't recommend this "mass production."
We were on a Princess cruise ship and booked this tour with Viator instead of the cruise ship company. The tour group tent was right off the ship and easy to find. The bus transport to the boat was crammed with several people having to sit on jump seats on the isle.
The boat and the crew were good and the stops to Stingray City, Coral Bay and Starfish beach did not disappoint.
Overall a good tour.
First, we waited almost 20 min on people from local hotels who were late arriving which was annoying. Took about a 20-30 min boat ride and first stop was Starfish which was maybe 10 min and a handful of Starfish at most / it was a waste of time. Then we went to Stingray City which was by far the best part except it was crowded and even though our group was small, we didn’t even get to spend time with the Stingray before time was up but there were many of them swimming around and it was still cool. Last, they stopped for snorkeling which was probably 20 min or so. We barely made it back to the boat on time. We kept telling the driver that the last render was at 2:15 but he just kept saying it would be fine and dropped us off at 2:20. There was a line and it was fine but it was a little scary for a min lol
Basically, you could do an excursion to just Stingray City for those that don’t care to snorkel and skip Starfish.