Could anyone please give me some info on Stingray City? How can you get there? Is it best to book through the ship? I've heard it's really terriffic. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Joy
My husband & I went to Stingray City, do not, I repeat, do NOT miss it!! We really had the experience of a lifeitime! These creatures were like little puppy dogs swimming around & taking the squid from your hands (provided by the boat). Be sure to grab some when you first get in the water as it goes fast!
We signed up on the shore excusion offered...I'm not sure if there's another way to get there. Maybe someone else has some ideas, but you will really enjoy it!
Sting sandbar was the highlight of our cruise in '98 and I can't wait till June to finally be going back!! Don't miss it, and take plenty of under water disposable cameras. Our pictures turned out great too!! Happy cruising, Ellen
The water is only about waist to chest deep depending on how tall you are. It was a really great experience. Make sure to bring that underwater camera, you will get great pictures. We went on the ship sponsored excursion but I have heard great things about Captain Marvin too.
I've been to Stingray city a million times and so many of the companies run cattle boats. They blow a whistle and you get into the water and you are crowded, then they blow it again and its a mad rush getting onto the boat...not for me....
The last time I went was with Red Baron, a sail boat, 8 of us chartered it, was AMAZING! Mikey and Neil take you there and its perfect, they go when its not crowded...you see most have a schedule, pick you up, then a snorkel spot or too, then Stingray city...Red Baron works around the "typical" schedule so that you are there when its not busy and you really can enjoy it.
Anyways, thats my vote. Here is a link to a site they are on.
I would book the ship tour. If they cancelled it because of reports of bad water conditions, it might be worthwhile to check with local tours or someone to see if you could still do it. Sometimes the ship will cancel things because of some increased liability exposure, when it is still doable.