The infamous Stingray City is a must do for anyone visiting the Cayman Islands and there’s no better way of experiencing this once-in-a-lifetime adventure than on your own private boat charter and at your own pace!
What Is Stingray City?
This incredible experience allows adventurers to get up close and personal with some of the most majestic animals in the world. Our crew will help you get those memorable photos as you swim with, feed and even kiss the stingrays!
Where Is Stingray City?
About Southern Stingrays
These beautiful creatures are found throughout the warm tropical waters of the Western Atlantic from New Jersey to Brazil.Southern stingrays are nocturnal predators, who disturb the sandy bottom using their mouth to expose hidden preysuch as small fishes, worms and crustaceans. They have a venom barb that lays on top of its tail which they use to defend themselves. This venom is very mild and is not dangerous to humans, however you will certainly feel it if stung!
How to Experience Stingray City?
Although Stingray City is an amazing experience on its own, there are a lot of other great activities and locations to experience which you just can’t have the flexibility to explore in a mixed group. It may cost a little more to go on your own private charter boat, but the difference in the experience you’ll have makes it well worth it.
Your Interaction with the Stingrays
Once everyone is comfortable with the rays, that’s when we bring the food out. The second they get a whiff of the food we have, they’ll come swarming our way for a bite! It can be a little intimidating at first, but you’ll get accustomed to them quickly and realize they’re just like cats rubbing up against you affectionately. Within 10 minutes,you’ll fall in love with these amazing animals and won’t everwant to leave the water!
There’s another Stingray City!?
This is a great alternative for those who have already experienced Stingray City Sand Bar and want to experience the stingrays in a different way and without any of the crowds.
Are the Stingrays Dangerous at Stingray City?
A common question we get from guests is just how dangerous are the rays? We feel that stingrays have a bit of a bad rep around the world. Having the word ‘sting’ in your name doesn’t exactly make you sound cute and cuddly!
In the wild, stingrays only use their venom barb when they are threatened, usually by sharks. They only get one barb which breaks off easily when used, so therefore they only use it in life or death situations. The likelihood of them stinging you whilst hanging out friendly humans feeding them lunch is highly unlikely. It’s not to say that you cannot be stung however, particularly if you accidently hit the barb yourself. The important thing is to listen to your guides and follow their safety instructions.