Allura - Catamaran Excursion
Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to snorkel in the world famous waters of Grand Cayman's Stingray City. A brief land transfer, you will arrive at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club where you will board the amazing Allura catamaran. Spacious, comfortable and with shaded area if you wish, Allura is the ideal boat to sail the beautiful waters of the North Sound to the Stingray Sandbar. There you will be able to snorkel, feed and interact with dozens of Southern tingrays. The rays literally eat out of your hand. Your experienced crew will ensure the ultimate photo opportunity, before hoisting the sails for the return to the Yacht Club.
Snorkeling equipment, safety vest, professional instruction, supervision, food for rays, complimentary beverage and transport are included.
Minimum age is 8 years old. Stingray Sandbar lies a few miles offshore.
Entry into the water is by steps into water 3 to 4 feet deep, conditions permitting.
Local legend has it that the stingrays began gathering in the area decades ago when fisherman would return from an excursion and go behind a reef into the sound and clean their fish in the calm water of the shallows and sand bar area. The fish guts were simply thrown overboard and the stingrays eventually congregated to feast on the discarded guts. Soon the stingrays began to associate the sound of a boat engine with a free meal. As this practice turned into a tradition, local divers realized that the stingrays could be fed by hand. In 1987, Skin Diver Magazine sent a reporter to do an article on this anomaly which fascinated the world.