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Stingray City


Stingray City, Grand CaymanEver pet a stingray in an aquarium? How about petting a few dozen while wading in the Caribbean Sea? Stingray City Sandbar is one of the top Grand and is home to a whole shoal of friendly Southern stingrays who congregate near the shore. 

The stingrays began gathering in the area decades ago when fisherman used to clean fish on the shallow sand bars. The stingrays would forget their normally shy dispositions and feast on the guts of the cleaned fish. Soon the stingrays began to associate the sound of a boat motor with food.

Today, Stingray City in Grand Cayman is a readily accessible, once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone who wishes to see one of nature's most majestic creatures up close.

As you enter the clear waters, the graceful Southern stingrays glide tranquilly past in their natural habitat in only three feet of water. At any time, you could be surrounded by more than two dozen friendly stingrays. An experience in Stingray City is unlike any other brush with sea life in the Caribbean islands and is sure to be an unforgettable holiday experience.




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Hints & Tips
  • Kissing a stingray gets you 7 years good luck. Renew your luck today.
  • Remove jewellery when petting a stingray to avoid hurting them.
  • The stingrays are friendly and will rub up on you to show they like you.