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Stingray Sandbar, Coral Gardens and Star Fish Snorkel


Get ready for excitingly unique adventure, as you swim among the stingrays -- some of the friendliest 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 3-5 feet of crystal-clear current-free waters, waiting to see what you've brought them for lunch.

Stingray City 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 the squid provided by divers and snorkelers. Native Way instructors will show you how to pet, hand-feed and snorkel alongside these velvety smooth creatures in the only place in the world where you can do so.

Coral Gardens, a coral reef covered in 10 feet of clear turquoise water, features some of the most spectacular coral formations in the world.  Here you'll also encounter an incredible variety of tropical fish, friendly Moray eels, amazing underwater plant life and an interesting array of other sea life

Star Fish Snorkel: Visit a magical location where you will snorkel above huge, colorful star fish.  Whether you personally dive down for them or watch our guides bring them up for you to look at, the experience will be amazing..

9:15am  -  11:30am*
11:15am  -  2:30pm*
11:30 - 2:45pm (Mondays, Disney Fantasy Only)**
*  Times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time
** Times are Central Daylight Saving Time (ship time for Disney Fantasy)

Rays, Reef and Rum Point

Stingray Sandbar, Barrier Reef & Rum Point Beach

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 amazing underwater life of Barrier Reef. Enjoy the turquoise waters and quiet, unspoiled beaches of Rum Point. All in one day … done the Native Way.

We guarantee small groups – never more than 25 people – on this popular excursion, which is a favorite with adventurers of all ages. 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.

Stingray Sandbar: The Stingray City Sandbar, located inside the Barrier Reef, is teeming with 30 to 40 Southern Atlantic stingrays, some of the friendliest sea creatures in the world. The only place in the world where you can do so, enjoy the thrill of swimming with and feeding the ‘rays. Native Way instructors will show you how to pet, hand-feed and snorkel alongside these velvety-smooth creatures with whip-like tails.

Barrier Reef: This spectacular snorkelers’ heaven, and haven, is home to more than 100 species of coral and an amazing myriad of colorful fish and sea creatures.

Rum Point Beach: At picturesque Rum Point kick back and take a snooze in a beach hammock or get off the beach and enjoy the water sports. Away from the crowds, this tranquil spot with its shade trees, picnic tables and pearly white beaches is an ideal spot for swimming, sunning, or snoozing. The shallow clear waters of a huge lagoon are perfect for children and novice swimmers.

09:00am - 2:15pm
11:15am - 4:30pm
* All times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time


Stingray and Island

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 favorite 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, some 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 the Governor’s House. And you’ll go to Hell … and back … but only after cooling off in the crystal-clear, calm waters at Stingray Sandbar. You can swim under, over, and among the rays. And Native Way instructors will show you how to pet, hand-feed and snorkel alongside these friendly creatures.

10:00am - 2:00pm

11:30 - 3:30pm Fridays

*All times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time


Private Charters

Native Way Watersports offers half-day or full-day private charters for snorkeling, fishing (reef and bottom), or a combination of the two.

The itinerary for these trips is based on where you want to go and what you want to do. We’ll make suggestions, you make the choice!

Fishing Charter

Enjoy a half-day or a full day of reef and bottom fishing with Native Way captains who know where the action is! Your catch may include snapper, grouper, barracuda and porgies.

The all-inclusive price also includes bait, tackle, and soft drinks. Since this tour involves chartering the entire boat, you may enjoy this adventure with your family and friends.


Dolphin and Stingray

Dolphin Swim & Stingray Sandbar

Maximize your excitement with a thrilling swim with both Dolphins…. and Stingrays!

This fun-filled excursion is a great way for young and old alike to have an amazing experience.

At Dolphin Cove, you will wade into the shallow water in a private lagoon, where you’ll have a chance to touch, kiss, and play with a dolphin.   Getting up-close and personal with these magnificent, playful mammals is an experience that will leave you feeling unbelievably great…for a long time!

At Stingray Sandbar, Native Way guides will teach you how to hold, feed, and pet friendly Southern Atlantic stingrays, in the only place in the world where you can do so, with stingrays in the wild.  

You’ll get plenty of complimentary beverages on this tour too!  On the boat, you’ll get all the water and fruit punch you can drink.  ! 

Swimming with dolphins and stingrays…all in one day… will be a magical experience that will last for a lifetime!

Please e-mail us for tour times

Note: Children age 8 and up can participate in the Dolphin Swim.  Children ages 8-10 must be accompanied by an adult or an older sibling.



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