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Captain Marvin's

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George Town, Grand Cayman
About Captain Marvin's
With over 60 years in business, Captain Marvin's Watersports is the founder and original stingray friendly company on the island. We are delighted to show you the wonders of Stingray City, as well as beautiful coral formations, colorful fish and sea life with our world-famous crew helping you all the way. Experience the tour of a lifetime--there is no other place on earth like Stingray City! Come on aboard and see our clear blue water, exotic fish, stingrays and experience for yourself some old-fashioned Caymanian hospitality.
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Stingray City Experience Plus Two Snorkeling Stops

Let an onboard photographer capture your experience at Stingray City, a popular spot to visit during any Grand Cayman vacation. Following hotel or port pickup, you’ll board a comfortable cabin cruiser then swim in shallow water with the stingrays nearby. Bonus trips to the coral gardens and the barrier reef allow for time to snorkel among the marine life.
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3 hours
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Stingray City Experience Plus One Snorkeling Stop

Only accessible by boat, Stingray City is a favorite tourist attraction where stingrays swim around you in the calm, shallow waters. On this tour, learn how to feed the stingrays, while a photographer snaps pictures of you and your family (photo packages are available for purchase). Then stop at either Barrier Reef or Coral Gardens to snorkel. Be on the lookout for coral and tropical fish.
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2 hours 45 minutes
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Stingray City and Snorkel Tour With Lunch

Board a cabin cruiser on Grand Cayman for a half-day tour to Stingray City and great snorkeling spots with a stop for lunch at a yacht club. Watch stingrays swim past you in the shallow waters of Stingray City, then go snorkeling at Coral Gardens and the Barrier Reef. Cruise over to the Kaibo Yacht Club for a fresh seafood lunch before returning to the dock.
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5 hours
from US$86.54
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Rachel R wrote a review Dec 2020
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My husband and I did this on our honeymoon. It was SUCH a cool experience. We went on a day when there were no cruises, so it was not as busy as some people have mentioned. I could gush about this forever! Would do it again in a heartbeat. Such a great experience and awesome tour guides! There was no option below to mark the fact that we went in Nov 2019. Pre-COVID!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Melissa P wrote a review Aug 2020
San Antonio, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
The crew and staff at Captain Marvin's was amazing! We had the best time of our lives and I'm not exaggerating. The boat was fabulous- the captain allowed a few of us to ride up top with him which was incredible. The crew made sure we all had a personal experience with the stingrays (or as much as everyone wanted). The snorkel stop was excellent- we even ended up having a female stingray swim with us during our snorkeling. We hope to book with them again for next year. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Captain Marvin's!
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Date of experience: October 2019
bboughter830 wrote a review Jul 2020
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania221 contributions53 helpful votes
I should have wrote this review sooner. I will admit it was longer than tripadvisor would allow me to put in here as a visit. This place went above and beyond to make my vacation special for my two sons and I. I had purchased an excursion online from Captain Marvins (may have been an affiliate site) for stingray city and snorkeling. My two sons were teenagers. When we arrived at Capt. Marvins the gentleman checking us in did not see our reservation. I was able to show him the reservation I had online and he was able to confirm that there was a reservation made, however, he had no boats going out at the time designated on my reservation. He felt there was a glitch in the system. Because our time was limited due to being on a cruise ship we couldn't wait for the next trip time. The gentleman at Captain Marvin's waved a magic wand or something and was able to get my sons and I transferred on a private bus to a private boat out to Stingray City! The two guys on the boat were awesome! The guy who goes into the water to attract the stingrays was awesome. We felt like royalty or celebrities being out there on a boat with just the three of us. They made us feel very special in every way. This was so important as a single mom, trying to do something so special with the kids. Please use this company for your next tour. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: August 2019
mermaidmommy74 wrote a review Apr 2020
Ontario, Canada12 contributions37 helpful votes
We enjoyed the lunch at the yacht club, and three dives. Awesome experience. Loved the hosts, and learning about conch, the ocean, the culture and food! We would recommend this trip to anyone! Best on the island.
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Date of experience: March 2020
3 Helpful votes
UOtterTravel wrote a review Mar 2020
Port Saint Lucie, Florida1,291 contributions412 helpful votes
This was our second time going out with Captain Marvin's. We went on the Stingrays, Starfish, and Snorkeling trip and it was very enjoyable. The tours leave from their office, which is across the street from the Westin, which was the hotel where we were staying. Once everyone on our tour was at the office, which also had a shop selling souvenirs, clothing, and sunscreen, we got on a bus that took us to the boat. Staff helped those who needed snorkel gear and showed us the proper way to hold the squid to feed to the rays. We stayed in a group at Stingray City which was much more crowded than previous visits. We stayed together so that we could feed the stingrays and the crew could keep track of the group. While you're in the water the stingrays will rub against you, looking for food. Second stop was at Coral Gardens where we saw numerous fish, fans, and coral. The last stop was at Starfish Point. We've been to Grand Cayman a number of times, but had never heard of this. The water is shallow and there are starfish of varying size and color. You can pick up the starfish, but not take them out of the water so as not to harm/kill them. The trip was midday and no food was served, so we took sandwiches with us. Snorkel gear was provided to those who did not bring their own. We will certainly go on this trip again. We're supposed to be back in May 2020, but afraid COVID19 has other plans for our trip!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from CaptMarvins, General Manager at Captain Marvin's
Responded 1 Apr 2020
Thanks and stay safe, we look forward to your return whenever possible.
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