Introducing Stingray City –
Stingray City is home to approximately 90 Southern Atlantic Stingrays. They are wild, gentle and graceful creatures, roaming freely in the North Sound – a 35 square mile ocean area protected by the coral reef. While taking a private Stingray City tour, even the most seasoned traveller will become enchanted by this wonderful species.
Now, Stingray City is accessible, being in only 3ft of water, located on a natural sand bar, considered as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone who wants to see one of the most majestic creatures up close and personal.
Exploring Stingray City in Grand Cayman –
Have you ever pet a stingray in an aquarium? How about swinging with a few dozen whilst wading in the Caribbean Sea? Stingray City is one of the topmost attractions the Cayman Island has to offer and is a must-do activity on your vacation.
When you enter the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, you will see the graceful southern stingrays gliding peacefully in their natural habitat. Within a few minutes, you will be surrounded by more than two dozen of our friendly stingrays on your private Stingray City tour. No matter what, this experience is unlike any sea life adventure and is sure to make your vacation to Stingray City in Grand Cayman unforgettable experience.
Things to Know about Stingrays –
– Southern Atlantic Stingrays are closely related to sharks.
– Their wingspans can reach up to 6 feet
– They can weight up to 180 Lbs.
– Males are much smaller than females, with their wing span reaching only 2 feet.
– Stingray’s wings are soft and silky; often feel like velvet when they brush past you.
– They are gentle species and their instinct is to flee from any danger.
– Their barb is used for defensive purposes – particularly from hammerhead sharks.
How Do You Interact with the Stingrays –
Upon arriving Stingray City, your crew will explain how to interact with these gentle creatures.
Remember, the rays love to be petted and they certainly love to get fed. You will get the opportunity to feed them their favorite dish – squid.
When the stingrays get a squid whiff, they will swim towards you. It can feel a bit intimidating, but you will fall in love with this amazing experience and won’t want to leave the water.
Taking Boat Charters to Swim with Stingrays –
To get the most out of your experience at Stingray City, Grand Cayman, you can choose from group charters with other families. Or you can take a private charter, allowing you to spend quality time with family and friends.
After all, a private Stingray City tour is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Grand Cayman. Taking a private boat charter to Stingray City, you will interact with and feed the friendly stingrays in their natural habitat and at your own pace.
What about the depth of water? Don’t worry; the water is only waist height. So, your whole family can jump in and get up close and personal with these majestic creatures at the best!