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Old August 31st, 2004, 03:44 PM
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I found this tour...They're tours are so much cheaper that carnivals...I'm taking the stingray island tour on the 22nd, let ya know how it is

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Native Way Watersports is one of a select number of companies permitted to operate from cruise ship terminals. We specialize in tours that provide the most adventure in the limited time available to passengers.

Stingray Sandbar and Coral Gardens
Summer Special- New Low Price
Now there’s even more of a reason to visit these two underwater paradises --- one fantastic special price. Swim with the ’rays while you soak up some rays, then snorkel through one of the world’s most spectacular Coral Gardens. All for $25 per person; $20 for children (12 & younger).

’Rays, Reef, and Rum Point New!

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.
5 Hours. Departs pier at 8:30 AM Central Time;
returns at 1:30 PM Central Time
Adults: $50 Children: $35 (12 and under)
Grand Island Tour NEW!
Discover the culture, history and beauty of the island on our special landlubber’s tour.

Our modern air-conditioned buses, and experienced local guides, take you to a host of island treasures, including:

· The picturesque prehistoric rock formations, locally known as ironshore, in the village of Hell
· The Turtle Farm, a one-of-a-kind sea turtle-breeding operation – home to 16,000 sea turtles of all ages and sizes, including one that weighs 600 pounds
· The Tortuga Rum Factory with its flavorful rums and sinful 100-proof rum cakes
· The Cayman’s world famous 7-Mile Beach
· The charming Conch Shell House, handmade from actual conch shells
· The Governor’s House
2 Hours
$20 (includes admission to Turtle Farm)
Cemetery Beach Snorkeling New!
Cemetery Beach, off the beaten trail at the west end of 7-Mile Beach, is known for both its superb snorkeling and fantastic beach. We provide snorkeling equipment and convenient shuttles to and from this snorkeling paradise so that you, and your friends and family, can explore the wonders of the deep on your own. The beach is secluded, so bring your own beverages or snacks to enjoy on the beach or at a picnic table in the shade of a beautiful Austrian pine along the beach.

Shuttles from the Georgetown pier to Cemetery Beach: 9 AM & 10 AM
Return shuttles: 11 AM & 12:30 PM
Travel time: approximately 15 minutes
$20 per person (includes snorkel rental)
Stingray and Island Tour New!
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, the Conch House, 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.
4 Hours
$40 per person

Snorkeling Charters (general tour)
Morning and Afternoon Tours Available...
Advanced Reservations Recommended.
Price: $30 per person

Cruise ship tours includes a 2-1/2 hour snorkeling trip to Stingray City Sandbar and Coral Gardens . The all-inclusive price also includes free rental of snorkeling gear, refreshments, and shuttle to the Cayman Islands Yacht Club. Passengers may choose to be dropped off at the cruise ship terminal or at Seven- Mile Beach. If you choose to be dropped off at the beach, you can stay as long as you wish and taxi back to the cruise terminal ($3/person).

Stingray City Sandbar

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

Snorkeling is the easiest way to get a close-up view of the amazing wonders of the deep.
And, at Coral Gardens, you'll discover a spectacular underwater paradise.

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.

If you've never snorkeled before, you'll find it fun and easy to learn. Native Way provides all the equipment you need, and our qualified instructors will teach you all the basics, to ensure a safe and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Fishing Charters (private charter basis only)

Enjoy a half-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.

Morning and Afternoon Tours Available...
Advanced Reservations Recommended.
Price: $400

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Old September 3rd, 2004, 04:19 PM
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You will love NativeWay. We used them last year and they are great. Very well organized and the excursion itself is wonderful.
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We just had the pleasure of spending time in Grand Cayman and doing an excursion with Native Way - you'll absolutely enjoy it. Sharon and Eldon, as well as the rest of the staff, will treat you well!



P.S. Joyce - I was watching the video and you and I were on the same excursion to the Stingray Sandbar - lol - my family must have been the one with the kids that were behaving - they were on the bow of the boat when others were arriving and I was up in the fly-drive station talking with Eldon.... I saw you, Sharon and your husband in the video!
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