Ever wanted to swim with wild stingrays in the Caribbean waters? Then opting for a private boat tour in Cayman is certainly the best option for you. When chartering a boat with just your family on board, you can explore Stingray City, go Snorkeling, Reef Fishing, Wakeboarding, Tubing, visit Beach Bars, check out the Mangrove Forests and much more, all at our own pace. Cayman Islands is a premier Caribbean destination that overflows with exceptional adventures and water activities. If you are planning a vacation to this beautiful Island, then exploring Stingray City is a must if you’re looking to get the most out of your trip.
About Stingray City:
Located in the calm warm waters of the North Sound in Grand Cayman, Stingray City is a shallow sandbar where wild stingrays come to enjoy the benefits of a free meal from those lucky enough to visit. The sandbar first started attracting the attention of the rays back in the 60’s, when fishermen would clean their daily catch there. They would do this on account of the mosquitos being so bad back then, before we started controlling the mosquito population. The Stingrays soon caught on that every time a boat would arrive here, a free meal was on the dinner table! Over time and with the introduction of tourism, people started to visit the sand bar to see these graceful Stingrays that were always about. As the number of visitors increased, so did the number of rays to what we have today, where more than 90 Stingrays visit Stingray City on a regular basis.
For those who have the chance to enjoy a boat tour in Cayman will also get a chance to see other aquatic life such as brightly colored starfish and dozens of species of reef fish. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see an Eagle Ray or a Green Turtle. Private boat tours to Stingray City is in huge demand by those wanting to enjoy a unique encounter with these gentle stingrays in their natural environment. The water here is about 3-4 feet deep, which creates a perfect platform to have the utmost fun and enjoyment, particularly for the kids!
Ultimate Stingray Experience:
To experience Stingray City is to interact, swim with and even feed these magnificent underwater creatures. Nervous about diving in the water with these beautiful beasts of the ocean? Then rely on our experienced crew to guide you through the right protocol and find the friendliest ray for you to cuddle and even kiss! By the end of it your boat tour to Stingray City in Grand Cayman will be the highlight of your trip.
First thing, you need to know is that the stingrays are a friendly bunch. They are gentle and are not dangerous (when not threatened by a predator). The crystal clarity of the waters gives you an opportunity to witness numerous stingrays, each with their own personalities, on the sandy bottom.
Some Useful Tips:
1. Be Gentle: These intelligent under water creatures are not aggressive, however most of them do still have their barb. The only way you are likely to get stung is if you hit the barb yourself, so avoid making sudden movements that might lead to poking or kicking them.
2. Be Alert: Stingray City is a busy junction for boats, be very wary of other boats pulling in to park and do not swim away from the sand bar.
3. Feed them Right: Our guides will teach you exactly how to feed the rays correctly
Private Boat Charter for your Tour in Cayman:
If you want to enjoy a private boat tour in Cayman for exploring Stingray City, you can rely on Crystal Charters. We specialize in arranging a wide variety of boat tours and adventures, such as reef fishing, snorkeling, wakeboarding, eco tours and much more. With us, you’ll get a well-maintained boat and experienced crew that work hard to keep you laughing and make your trip truly memorable.