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Old July 6th, 2006, 03:43 PM
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Has anyone tried snorkling at Grand Cayman thru RCI ? Was it good and worth trying?
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I would recommend snorkeling with the Sting Rays in Grand Cayman, a must do excursion either through the cruiseline or on your own, depending on your time frame there.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 08:44 PM
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Thanks for the info. I hope my 7 y/o daughter won't get too scared.
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the rays are a must see, its up to you if you choose to do an RCI excursion or do it on your own, its all about your own comfort level.
Get a picture book at the library about Sting Rays that is age appropriate for your daughter. The rays can be scary at first, but they really are very gentle. If they swim by you and brush your legs it feels like a gentle tickle from a feather. Your daughter may pet them if that would make her more comfortable, the dive masters are great, very informative
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You might research some of the private sting-ray snorkeling excursions on Grand Caymans...they usually mean smaller crowds and more personal attention than the cruise-line "cattle-calls". Just a thought.

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Yes, Captain Bryan's is a good one. Three snorkel stops, and it leaves a bit later in the morning, so you aren't rushing to get off the ship.
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Does Captain Bryans have a stop for snorkeling with the stingrays?
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What website can I access Captain Bryan? or what other company can you suggest other than RCI? Thanks
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Captain Bryan's web site is the same as his name.
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If I choose the excursion that returns at 4pm, will I have enough time to return to the ship? Last time to tender is 5pm. Thanks.
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luvcruise - as long as nothing goes wrong you will be fine. Personally i would like a little more "wiggle room". I do not like the last tender at all. I want to be on the ship before that. The tour operators really know how to time their excursions to accomodate the cruise ships.
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Thanks for your advice. I emailed Captain Bryan and they offered a snorkling trip that leaves at 10:30 am and returns at 1:30 pm. It has 3 snorkling stops. Now I'm excited and can't wait for our FOS cruise this October
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Old July 18th, 2006, 05:43 PM
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That's the excursion we did with Captain Bryan, and we had a blast! Good choice!!!

You are in for an amazing cruise!!
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