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Old 04-03-2007, 05:50 AM
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We are looking at doing the stingray excursion. Has anyone else done this? Is it as fun as they say? Or does anyone have any ideas for excursions. We are going to Nassau on 4/15.
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cyclones, welcome ! AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME ! We did Stingray City in G. Cayman. Not sure of the exact excursion for Bahamas location. In Stingray City we were able to stand in approx. 3-4 ft. of shallow water. It is absolutely surreal the way the stingrays will approach when the boat anchors. They will swim through your legs. Some will even rub up against you. We had a chance to feed them. Our excursion guides lifted them up out of the water and gave us a backrub with them. I cannot say enough fantastic things about this excursion. Make sure to bring a waterproof camera (available @ Walgreens, Target, K-Mart) to get some great shots. I have a photo in our great room of our family holding one of the stingrays and it brings back such great memories whenever I pass by it. That is one excursion that I would never tire of. I cannot wait to go back. Have a wonderful cruise. A'ndrea
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Old 04-03-2007, 05:19 PM
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Captain Marvin in Cayman. Send me a note I have recent pics.
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I will second that, Stingray City is great!

There are different excursions though. Not all of them go to the sandbar, some are just snorkeling.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:52 PM
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Hubby and I did the stingray excursion on Grand Cayman and are very glad we did. The water was choppy (not the calm, peaceful 3-foot photo!)
WORD OF CAUTION: if you are a little freaked out by the stingrays when you first get in the water...and the waves make you feel unstable, do NOT wade over to the buoy. Sure, it's stable--but all those stingrays head right for it, looking for fish bit. And we didn't have any.

Once I calmed down, put on the snorkle mask and floated, I loved it. Peaceful and beautiful..and the stingrays just swam gracefully underneath me. My husband held one in his arms and a month later is still beaming about it.

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We are booked with Moby Dick for our Dec cruise. Read good things about them. Anyone here have any thoughts.
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:13 AM
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Johnson, Stingray City will not disappoint you. You doublechecked and made sure they are taking you to the sandbar, correct? It is one of the most memorable events we have done with our children. Have a great time. I wish it was me ! A'ndrea
P.S. Don't forget a waterproof camera. (I like Fiji's quality)
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To me, the only thing that beats the stingrays was swimming with the dolphins. You will have a blast!
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The original poster is asking about the stingray experience in Nassau--which is definitely not the same as Cayman. Anyone done the Nassau one?
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hi cyclones. Captain Marvin is great. A friend of mine used him in the Bahamas and was very happy. He should meet you right at the pier, she said. You're going to love it ! A'ndrea
 
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