When I knew that Timmy and I were going to visit Grand Cayman, I looked up the best things to do on Grand Cayman with a child. The number one activity I wanted to do was visit Stingray City Grand Cayman. It was the highest rated activity on TripAdvisor and is such a unique experience, I would have been satisfied if Stingray City was the only thing we did during our vacation.
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Stingray City Grand Cayman
Stingray City Grand Cayman absolutely did not disappoint. It was our favorite activity of the trip, even though Timmy was initially reluctant to kiss a stingray.
Booking a tour to Stingray City Grand Cayman
There are many tour options available to visit Stingray City. We chose to book through our hotel’s concierge desk. It may have been a little more expensive than the other tour options, but it was worth it. Our trip was $90 for adults and $45 for children through Red Sail Sports.
Here’s why… the other tour boats that arrived were packed with people. Ours was a private boat that we shared with one other family. The six of us shared the boat and had plenty of space to walk around the boat, sit on the bow, and had personal attention from the photographer that accompanied us.
I was hesitant about the cost of the photographer, but it was a relative steal at only $75 for all of our pictures from the day exploring Stingray City Grand Cayman, snorkeling at Rum Point, holding starfish at Star Fish Beach, and touring the mangroves.
Best of all… we arrived at Stingray City Grand Cayman well before the major tours, which provided us with plenty of time to enjoy the experience without fighting the crowds. That alone was worth paying a little extra when we saw the hordes of people arriving on the big boats. Literally hundreds of people!
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The Bald Thoughts
If you’re planning a trip to Grand Cayman, you absolutely must visit Stingray City Grand Cayman. It is a unique experience that you’ll never forget. The stingrays are so gentle and it is fun to watch them swim by in the shallow clear waters of the Caribbean.