For ocean lovers, a trip to the Cayman Islands would be incomplete without a visit to Stingray City. Divers can get up close and personal with the friendly southern stingrays at the 12 foot deep Stingray City dive site. If you’re not a SCUBA diver, visit the Stingray City Sandbar where you can feed the rays in crystal clear waist deep waters or enjoy the show from the comfort of the boat.
Stingray City is located just inside the barrier reef enclosing the North Sound and is accessible only by boat. Sign up with one of our professional tour boat companies and enjoy the 15-20 minute ride to this world famous attraction. Stingray City tours normally include a number of stops, including snorkelling at the barrier reef, and coral gardens.
It is said that the stingrays likely started to gather at this spot as fishermen returning from excursions anchored just inside the channel to clean their catch. The rays would feed on the guts and discarded bait, eventually associating the sound of boat engines with food.
In the 80’s divers started to feed the rays with squid and thus Stingray City was born.