Caribbean Stingray Experiences – Stingray “Cities”
Where to go for thrilling Caribbean stingray experiences
Caribbean stingray experiences – getting up front and personal with stingrays, touching, feeding and snorkelling with them – are one of the most popular excursion adventures in the Caribbean. The most commonly encountered stingray in the Caribbean is the docile Southern Stingray – they grow up to 6.5ft in width.
Caribbean stingray experiences for older children and adults
Stingrays are found in lagoons, around sand bars and shallow reefs, and in the beach shallows – they bury themselves in the sand. While the Southern Stingray is gentle, when you’re near them you must remember that they have razor sharp barbs on their long tails and if you stand on one they will certainly let you know about it. They only use their barbed tails though if they feel threatened in any way, injuries are actually rare.
Where to find Caribbean stingray experiences
If you are looking for Caribbean stingray experiences – ‘trained’ stingrays in the wild – the destinations you’ll need to consider are Antigua, the Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman), the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), Cancun in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and the Turks & Caicos Islands (Grand Turk).
Caribbean stingray experiences for children age 5 and up
Caribbean stingray experiences are also possible in the Bahamas (Paradise Island) where small Cownose stingrays are captive in a shallow lagoon. Small children are allowed to feed the stingrays from the lagoon shallows. Older children (and adults) can wade into the water to feed them (waist deep) with the opportunity of snorkelling with them after feeding. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Feed, touch, snorkel and swim with stingrays in the Caribbean
Scuba with stingrays
Feed, touch, snorkel
Images on this Caribbean Stingray Experiences page are copyright of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (stingray city, Southern Stingray), Turks & Caicos Tourist Office (scuba diver & rays), www.linda-jackson.co.uk