The Caymanian waters are host to a plethora of different aquatic wildlife, but the ones that garner the most attention are of course our beautiful Southern Stingrays! The coined Stingray City is a series of sand bars in the North Sound of Cayman, and is home to one of the largest congregations of Southern Stingrays to be enjoyed by the public!
The story goes that decades ago when the Islands were having a serious problems with mosquitoes and other insects, the fisherman would come in from the deep blue through the reef and stop at the sand bar to gut and clean the fish, protecting the meat from the flies and thus attracting the stingrays to come and feed! In turn, the Stingrays began to associate the noise of boat engines with food, and came in flocks to feast! The fisherman soon discovered that the rays could be fed by hand, and thus the attraction of Stingray City was born!
If you choose to visit the Stingrays on one of our adventures, your knowledgeable crew will be sure to answer any questions you might have about the elegant creatures, as well as equipping you with their favourite food, squid! Get in amongst some of the most incredible animals on the planet, learn how to properly handle the rays and make life long friends with the water puppies of the Grand Cayman!