Discover the often overlooked land-based treasures of the island and experience the thrill of swimming with the ‘rays at Stingray City Sandbar, all in one excursion.
Our favourite land and sea option combines Native Way’s Grand Island Tour with a trip to Stingray Sandbar, the only place in the world where you can not only see, but swim among, up to 40 Southern Atlantic stingrays.
Our modern, air-conditioned buses, and friendly local guides, will take you to the world-famous Turtle Farm, Tortuga Rum Factory, 7 Mile Beach, and Governor’s House. You’ll also go to Hell and back, but only after cooling off in the crystal-clear, calm waters of Stingray City. You are able to swim under, over and among the rays, and our instructors will show you how to pet, hand-feed and snorkel alongside these friendly creatures.
10:00am – 2:00pm*
11:30am - 3:30pm* Friday
Rays, Reef and Rum Point
Leave the crowds behind and enjoy a full day of island fun and adventure on our ’Rays, Reef and Rum Point excursion! Swim under, over and among dozens of friendly ‘rays at Stingray Sandbar, snorkel amidst the Barrier Reef's stunning marine life and enjoy the turquoise waters and quiet, unspoiled beaches of Rum Point all in one day, the Native Way.
A favourite among adventurers of all ages, this popular excursion is limited to groups of 25 guests – never more. It’s led by experienced, lively local guides and includes a generous picnic lunch (for you, plus a special meal for the stingrays!) and plenty of beverages.
The Stingray City Sandbar, located inside the Barrier Reef, is teeming with Southern Atlantic stingrays, some of the friendliest sea creatures in the world. Enjoy the thrill of swimming with and feeding the ‘rays at the only place in the world where you can do so. Native Way instructors will show you how to safely pet, hand-feed and snorkel alongside these velvety-smooth creatures with whip-like tails.
This spectacular snorkelers’ heaven, and haven, is home to more than 100 species of coral and a myriad of colourful fish and marine life.
Rum Point Beach
Kick back at the picturesque Rum Point! Relax in a hammock or get off the beach and enjoy the water sports. Away from the crowds, this tranquil spot boasts shady picnic tables and pearly white sand, ideal for swimming, sunning or snoozing. The lagoon's shallow, clear waters are perfect for children and novice swimmers.
9:00am - 2:15pm*
11:15am - 4:30pm*
11:30 am - 4:45 pm (Central Daylight Saving Time)
Stingray Sandbar, Coral Gardens
and Starfish Snorkel
Get ready for an exciting, unique adventure as you swim among the stingrays -- some of the most docile sea creatures in the world! Featured in National Geographic Magazine, Stingray City is the Cayman Islands’ most popular site. Here, 30 to 40 gentle Southern Atlantic stingrays swim freely in 3 to 5 feet of crystal-clear, current-free waters, waiting to see what you've brought them for lunch.
It was created by accident in the mid-80s when fishermen returning to port anchored in the calm waters of the Sound to clean their catch and discard bait overboard. The stingrays, drawn by the smell of the fish, quickly became accustomed to the “free meal” and stayed. Today, the rays regularly dine on squid provided by divers and snorkelers. Native Way instructors will show you how to interact with these incredible animals in the only place in the world where you can do so in the wild.
A coral reef covered in 10 feet of clear, turquoise water, Coral Gardens features some of the most spectacular formations found in the world. Here you'll encounter an incredible variety of tropical fish, stunning Moray eels, amazing underwater plants and an array of other sea life.
Star Fish Snorkel
This portion of the tour takes you to a magical location where you can snorkel above, and admire, huge, colourful star fish. Whether you personally dive down and retrieve them, or watch our guides bring them above water for you to look at, the experience can't be beat.
9:15am – 12:30pm*
11:15am - 2:30pm*
11:30 - 2:45pm (Tuesdays, Wednesdays for Navigator of Seas & Disney Fantasy)**
* Times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time
** Times are Central Daylight Saving Time (ship time for Disney Fantasy)
Learn more about us and our affordable tours or view our fleet of boats and photo gallery to get a better look. Contact us today to book!