I'm cruising next week and stopping over in Grand Cayman.
We only have about 6 hours in port. I would like to do my own snorkeling excursion and plan to bring my own equipment. I feel I can get the most out of my day this way. Is it worth it?? How far to stingray city from the tender docks? Also would like to do the reef thing. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Its about a half an hour boat ride out to Sting Ray City and you do have to tender in Grand Cayman, so do figure that time factor into your day. There should be people that will take you out there, they usually have snorkeling equipment, but like you I'd rather use my own. Just make sure you have enough time to get there and back, thats one good thing about doing a ship excersion, they know you are out and when you get back. Be sure to pick up an underwater camera before you leave home, they are about twice as much once you get there, have fun.
Donna is correct that unless you get a guide with a boat you are not going to StingRay City. You can just walk about 300' to the right of the tender docks to Edans Rock and Devils Grotto where the snorkeling and diving is wonderful. Bring a small bag of cereal with you and be prepared to be mobbed by fish!