One of my most memorable port excursions was to Stingray City. Stingray city is outside of Grand Cayman in a natural channel through the barrier reef. It has shallow waters consisting of a string of sandbars.
For many years, fisherman returning from fishing for the day would sail between the reefs to the calm water of the sandbars. Here they would clean their fish. They would throw the fish guts overboard and the stingrays would congregate there to feast.
Over time, the stingrays associated the sound of the boat engines with food, so they would meet the fisherman at the end of the day. The fishermen learned that they could touch and hand feed the stingrays.
It Can Be Crowded
The Stingrays are very friendly.
Stingrays also love men’s hairy chests. They would rub themselves on all the men’s chests.
We were able to feed the stingrays, which was a scary experience. Your whole hand goes into their mouth.
Finally the Kiss!
At the end of our time, we were able to kiss a stingray farewell.
Post a comment below if you have done this excursion.
See Ya Makin’ Memories!