Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Port Chat > Caribbean Port Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2007, 05:08 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Default
I would like to see Stingray City in Grand Cayman and Dunn River Falls in Jamaica. My question - I don't swim and don't want to snorkel. Can I still do both excursions? Suggestions of companies to book with?
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2007, 07:09 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 205
Default
Better stick to dry land, son.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2007, 08:17 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
As goin'cruisin' might say here, "raffles, you're dead-*** right on this one!"
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-21-2007, 09:07 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Posts: 11,612
Default
I respectfully disagree.

There is no swimming envolved with Dunn's at all. And to my knowledge you can see the stingrays from the beach and walk out to your comfort level of depth.

Don't forget to shuffle

Welcome to cruise-chat rocco55
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2007, 04:48 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 49
Default
I have to agree with Island Cruz on Dunn River Fall. If I remember correctly Stingray City is on a sand bar. It's only 3' or 4' deep. If you are scared of water I would say no on this one. They usullay stop for snorkling but only for 30 minutes. You could stay on boat.
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2007, 08:50 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,790
Default
rocco, welcome. Both excursions are amazing to experience. But, since you do not swim, Dunns River Falls is a water rock climbing adventure. There is no need to swim, but there will be rushing water coming towards you. At stingray city you will be able to stand in waist deep water where the excursion boat anchors. You can experience this without snorkeling. It is still exciting to have the stingrays swimming at your feet. As mollroddot stated, when the boat stops to do the snorkeling bit, stay on the vessel and catch some sun. If it is something that you are really looking forward to experiencing, there are ways to do it. Stingray city and Dunns River Falls are 2 of my all-time favorites. Have fun.
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2007, 09:59 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 1,188
Default
I agree, agree, agree. I have Dunn done River falls twice and I can't remember feeling like a salmon trying to swim up stream; but, remember to bring the swim socks as the rocks are very slippery. Also, I put on a life jacket at Sting Ray City only to jump in the water and found out I was up to my waist..In other words, spend the money and do both of them you'll have a great time and memories and stories to pass along.

Peter1
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2007, 11:26 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: East Meadow, NY
Posts: 259
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by rocco55:
I would like to see Stingray City in Grand Cayman and Dunn River Falls in Jamaica. My question - I don't swim and don't want to snorkel. Can I still do both excursions? Suggestions of companies to book with?
My family and I did both last year. Neither requires you be able to swim. However, Dunns River can be physically taxing and I just stayed on the boat and watched my son and wife feed the stingrays.
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2007, 01:05 PM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,112
Default
And for sting ray city you can wear a life vest to be certain you remain safe. It is on a sand bar, but you want to be protected in case you should get into water that is too deep.

For the falls, you don't get into any water more than waste deep and most of the time it is only ankle deep. You need to be more concerned with the physical requirements of climbing the falls. Its not for the weak hearted.
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
 
Closed Thread

Tags
city, socks, stingray, swim, tour, wear

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Booking Question & Early saver Question 007Linda Carnival Cruise Line 6 03-16-2009 01:16 PM
help....strange noise jack2007 Lido Deck 16 10-09-2007 03:19 PM
Grand Suite question and golf question shelby Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 2 07-23-2007 04:14 PM
Strange Things peter l General Cruise Chat 15 05-15-2007 08:35 AM
A Strange Request mps69 General Cruise Chat 40 07-20-2005 02:05 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:54 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2