Updated: Jan 26, 2022
The Cayman Islands features one of the most popular Caribbean attractions, with 80% of visitors coming to Stingray City, a shallow sandbar in the midst of the ocean.
Stingrays began frequenting the waist-deep sandbar in search of conch and tiny fish after fisherman dumped overboard abandoned bait after a long day at sea over forty years ago.
Over time, more and more stingrays became drawn to the area, and with the help of adventurous local snorkelers, the habit of snorkeling with stingrays quickly became a way of life.
After fisherman tossed overboard abandoned bait after a long day at sea over forty years ago, stingrays began frequenting the waist-deep sandbar in quest of conch and tiny fish.
Stingrays began to gather to the area over time, and with the support of daring local snorkelers, the practice of snorkeling with stingrays gradually became a way of life.
It takes talent and courage to capture a stingray underwater and bring it to the surface with the beast under control.
Wranglers who work with these gentle giants of the sea, five to seven days a week, have a favorite stingray.
The majority of visitors will observe a wrangler go around many stingrays in quest of one specific ray, then dive in and resurface with his pleasant partner.
These Stingrays look forward to such encounters since they know they'll get juicy squid in exchange for a few photos and a back rub.