Breakfast Sail to Stingray City
Grand Cayman (George Town), Cayman Islands
- Breakfast on a Luxury Catamaran Cruise: Enjoy a comfortable, silky smooth ride along with your choice of croissants, Danish pastries, egg and bacon wraps, fruit skewers, tea and coffee.
- Have the rays to yourself: Stingray City is one popular spot. Get out early for a rare chance to interact with these wondrous creatures before the daily crowds arrive.
- Snorkeling: Cayman's shallow barrier reefs are teeming with colorful wildlife! We'll provide you with your snorkel gear, you just need to worry about enjoying youself!
About this Grand Cayman (George Town) tour
Stingray City is one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Chalk that up to the shallow crystal-clear water, baby-soft white sand bottom, calm setting, and abundant throngs of friendly Dasyatis Americana waiting to greet you. Trouble is, similarly abundant throngs of visitors build up quickly each day, interfering with the whole me-and-my-personal-stingrays moment.
But there is a fix: Come out with us on an early morning catamaran sail to catch the show before everyone else. Sure, it means getting out of bed early, but 1) you get a nice continental breakfast aboard a cool boat; 2) you get to watch the sea wake up; and 3) you get the rays more or less to yourself.
And don't worry, they'll be there. These docile Southern stingrays are wild, but spoiled in the worst way. The tasty squid and other treats we feed them during our visits may have something to do with that. Your experienced crew will show you how to pet, interact with, even feed them – and they'll take photos so you can remember this really happened once you fully wake up.
After your ray play session, we'll head to a nearby coral reef to see what the polyps are up to (yes, it's a gross name but that's what the tiny invertebrates that make up reefs are called). Chances are, they're hosting their own colorful gathering. Jump in with a snorkel to see who's attending – wrasse and gobies and parrotfish and angelfish are among the regulars.
Then we'll hoist the sails and let the Cayman wind carry us back to the dock. Along the way, you may want to visit the onboard cash bar – and toast having rallied for this adventure.
Your new motto: The early bird may get the worm, but the early sailor gets the rays.
When they're not flying through the water to astound us, Cayman's stingrays spend much of their time half-buried in the sand. Their eyes are up top, but their really important parts are down under their belly: mouth, nostrils, gills, and the electrical sensors they use to locate potential prey (which, happily, we aren't). Females are about twice as large as males, attaining a wingspan of up to 5 feet. Their mating rituals involve nibbling. Somehow.
Safehaven Dock (Free transportation available from select Seven Mile Beach hotels. Please check with your hotel concierge to see if the Red Sail Sports shuttle service is available from your respective hotels.)
Coffee, tea and fruit juices are included with breakfast. Alcoholic beverages are available at the cash bar on board the catamaran. Please be careful and do not to touch the coral while snorkeling. A waiver must be signed before participation.
Travelers must be able to embark and disembark the boat, and should be able to stand/snorkel in water. Vessels are not wheelchair accessible.
Boat Tour, Family Friendly, Adventure , Water Sports
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be 3 years of age or older to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
Participants must be comfortable swimming and using a ladder for entry/exit to the water. There are no medical restrictions, but we do ask all participants to be aware of their physical fitness, limitations and understand this activity is rated moderate.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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