Sail Cayman offers several Cayman Islands charter destinations, but our favourite will always be, without a doubt, Stingray City!
Those of you who have been to Stingray City on a Sail Cayman charter, will agree with Sail Cayman that the hosts are extremely friendly. For those of you who are still sitting on the fence, here is some info and background about our hospitable rays that will make you book the air ticket to the Cayman Islands and the charter to Stingray City on your choice of Sail Cayman’s 4 boats.
The north sound of Grand Cayman is a shallow body of water, between ankle to 15ft deep and it’s protected by a barrier reef. The Cayman Islands has a rich history of fishing as, back in the good old days, fishing was one of the few ways to bring dinner to the table. The fishermen fished outside of the barrier reef and then anchored their boats in the calmer water just inside a break in the reef in order to clean their catch. The guts and other stinky goodies went overboard and in time the fishermen noticed not only the pesky yellow tail snappers but also the presence of Southern Stingrays. The next step took a brave (and at the time probably referred to as stupid) individual to feed the rays by hand. Naturally the brave individuals then decided that actually getting in the water AND feeding the rays would be a brilliant idea. The rays played along and ate beautifully with the result that the next logical step would be to show a tourist with a sense of adventure the phenomenon. Thus Stingray City was born and today has become one of the top watersports attractions in the world.
As literally thousands of visitors from all over the world have been visiting the rays daily, the disk shaped fish are totally accustomed to people touching them, holding them and kissing them and in return the Stingrays ask for nothing more than hand-outs of squid. In fact Sail Cayman has often wondered if Grand Cayman could be the biggest importer of frozen squid per capita!
But we digress, all Sail Cayman really wants to share with you is the awesomeness of this rare and wonderful place called Stingray City. Clear blue and calm water, shallow enough to walk in, we get an incredible feeling of peace and quiet when we visit the rays. Their soft bellies, their funky eyes, their permanent smiles and their very unique way of insisting on squid scraps simply make them and the experience they offer bar-none.
So please join Sail Cayman on our next adventure to say hello to our Southern Stingrays. Choose from 2 sailing boats or 2 power boats, pair your boat with our personal service and attention and of course a couple of frosties, maybe even some lunch on board and you are on the road (or seas) to realizing one of the most spectacular days in your life that you will remember forever.