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Stingray City

Stingray City (North Sound area, Grand Cayman) – a very popular offshore attraction in this part of the Caymans, the so-called “City” is really a shallow sandbar where visitors can interact with (and even feed) the Atlantic Stingrays that reside within these waters.  Along with this visit, tourists can always come across Stingray City during snorkeling outing, a scuba trip, or by (glass bottom) boat.  Such visitors have the option to sign up with a boat tour company to do so.

Where did “Stingray City” get its start?  The stingrays that live in this body of water began gathering there decades ago, when fisherman used to clean fish on the shallow sand bars.  The stingrays would forget their normally shy dispositions and feast on the guts of the cleaned fish.  Soon the stingrays began to associate the sound of a boat motor with food.  In the late 1980s, divers started feeding squid to the stingrays, one of their favorites.