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Old March 4th, 2009, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by dude_hdt
I'll be on Conquest this summer going to Grand Cayman. I've heard about Sting Ray City for years and so will definitely head there.

I prefer not to go thru the ship's excursion to save some $. Is it possible to take a taxi on your own? Is there any cost to enter that beach besides taxi?
In the port area after leaving the tender there are people holding up signs offering all kinds of tours and beach packages including Sting Ray City. On our last trip the ship tours to Sting Ray City were cancelled due to rough water but the locals were still running tours. Prices just outside of the initial shopping area were about $5 cheaper than the prices closer to the tenders.

Make sure to ask enough questions that you are comfortable with the tour operator and that you will be back in time to catch a tender to the ship before time to leave. Allow about 30 minutes for late tender rides, the lines get long.

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