Grand Cayman is a Caribbean paradise island that attracts visitors from all over the world. And everyone has their own reasons for coming, from world-class scuba diving to world-famous beaches.
For many people, one of the highlights of a trip to Grand Cayman is a visit to Stingray City.
But given its location in the open ocean, it’s only natural if you find yourself asking, “how do I get to Stingray City?”
At Red Sail Sports, we’re the leading provider of watersports and boat excursions in Grand Cayman, including our highly popular Stingray City tours.
We love helping guests create unforgettable memories in the place we call home, so keep scrolling down to find out how to get to Stingray City.
If you would like more information about any of our tours and excursions, please feel free to get in touch.
Where is Stingray City?
Let’s start by getting our bearings. Stingray City is part of a sandbar located where the North Sound meets the Caribbean Sea.
It’s in a naturally formed channel that runs through a barrier reef teeming with beautiful aquatic life.
The water at the sandbar is clear, warm, and welcoming. It’s also home to dozens of wild southern stingrays!
When you visit Stingray City with Red Sail Sports, you can enter the water and interact with these amazing animals.
This includes petting, holding, and feeding them. By law, only the crew are allowed to feed the stingrays and that feeding is limited to one pound of squid per boat.
You can even kiss one for seven years of good luck!
Getting to Stingray City
So, how do you get to Stingray City with Red Sail Sports?
The answer is simple — on a luxury catamaran with an onboard bar, snacks, and all the equipment you’ll need to have fun at and explore this special place.
Our trips to Stingray City leave from two departure points, which we’ll explain below.
Seven Mile Beach
Some of our Stingray City tours depart from Safehaven Marina, including the North Sound Eco Safari.
You can find Safehaven Marina by heading inland from Seven Mile Beach. This is because the marina faces the North Sound, not the Caribbean Sea.
Of course, Seven Mile Beach is huge, so the time it takes to reach the marina depends on your starting location.
Generally speaking, it’s around a five- to eight-minute drive from most points around the beach.
We also launch boat excursions from Rum Point. Rum Point Dock is on the northern tip of the eastern side of the North Sound’s mouth.
As it’s on the opposite side of the sound, it’s a considerable distance from Seven Mile Beach.
However, it’s ideal for anyone staying in East End, Northside, and parts of Bodden Town.
The northern coast around Rum Point offers picturesque landscapes. If you’re looking for a quintessential Caribbean Island experience, you’ll find it here!
Think relaxing in hammocks on white sand beaches, fun water activities, and amazing restaurants to grab a bite to eat at.
The latter includes our own Rum Point Backyard BBQ. It doesn’t get any better than mouthwatering BBQ right on the water.
Read our guide about how to get around in the Cayman Islands for even more helpful vacation travel information.
Charter a Private Boat for a Stingray City Visit!
For the ultimate in freedom and flexibility, you can also take advantage of our private boat charters in Grand Cayman.
Put simply, our 27′ Boston Whaler Vantage can be yours for a morning, afternoon, or a whole day!
A private charter allows you to explore the sights of the North Sound, including Stingray City, that appeal to you most.
This option comes with complimentary pick-up from your hotel lobby, so you don’t have to worry about reaching your departure point.
Explore Stingray City and Grand Cayman with Our Activities and Tours
As you can see, getting to Stingray City in Grand Cayman is easy, especially with Red Sail Sports.