The Cayman Islands has one of the top Caribbean attractions, with eighty percent of visitors flocking to a shallow sandbar in the middle of the ocean known as Stingray City.
Created over forty years ago when fishermen dropped over discarded bait after a long day at sea, stingrays started frequenting the waist deep sandbar seeking out conch and small fish. Over a period of time more and more stingrays became attracted to the location, and with adventurous local snorkelers, it was not long before the trend of snorkeling with stingrays became a way of life.
Today Stingray City has over sixty vessel operating tours to the sandbar various time of the day, yet not all are outfitted with wranglers who understand behavior of stingrays calling the sandbar home. Locals who grew up on the wa...
Caribbean is known as a top destination when it comes to colorful reefs and magnificent species of fish. Taking a short snorkel tour in the Cayman Islands can set your dreams at ease when you find yourself surrounded by hundreds of colorful fish and sea creatures.
One of the best locations to snorkel close up with various sea-life species is at Coral Garden - with a distance of five minutes from Stingray City. If you are not a great swimmer and still want to experience true underwater wonder, we suggest buckling up a life vest around your waist and hop in. Floating on the surface in crystal clear water, most bottom fish will pay you a visit once the reward is squid or some sort of eatable snack.
Enjoy the moment and don't forget to take along a camera for those special moments.