Just got back from 5 night Western Carribean on Voyager. We found out about Nativeway watersports on these boards and used them to go to Sting Ray City. They were wonderful. Very personal service. Only about a dozen of us on our boat. Just wanted to let folks know who were on their way there. My research on these boards was definitely worth it. Hope everyone who goes there has as great a time as we did.
We are considering going with them also. There will be 3 cruise ships in port & we were concerned that it would be very crowded. How crowded was it & how long did you stay there? Did they give you plenty of squid to feed them? Thanks
When we went there on the 10th of Jan, there were quite a few rays there although the tour operator said that the numbers are still down from before Ivan. We were told that as time has past by more and more are returning though.
We were just there last week and there were lots of rays around. We used Captain Marvin's for our trip. The water was very choppy and the cruise ship cancelled all its excursions to Stingray City, but we got to go since we had booked from a local company. There were only 10 people on our boat...definitely the way to go and definitely worth it.
Vickie, The same thing happened to us a couple years ago. We also booked with Captain Marvins. The ship cancelled the water tours due to rough seas and I didn't even notice the swells. A lot of disapointed people on the ship.
Sparks, Captain Marvins had buckets of squid anchored in the water as did most other operators. The Stingrays will swarm around the buckets. Tip! When the Stingray go to take the food from you, let it go! They suck hard! I got a nice little Stingray hickie. Nothing major but I sure did pull my hand back to count my fingers! We all laughed and had a great time. Not too many people brave enough to feed them so the food lasted until we were done.
The rough water was definitely noticeable when we were there. You really had to concentrate on staying on your feet, but it was still a nice experience. I would have been really disappointed if I was on one of the tours that had been cancelled.
Hey how did you book these locally with Cap Marvin or Nativeway? Did you do it prior to your trip or do they have an internet sight? Sounds like the way to go and we leave March 5th ! Thank you ahead for any info.