While we were in Grand Cayman for Jenna's wedding (see more about that here, in case you missed it) we had some spare time to swim with the stingrays at Stingray City!
Josh and I went to Grand Cayman a few years ago, and because we spent most of the time scuba diving we were unable to go to the infamous stingray city.
We booked our tour through the company Captain Marvin's Stingray City tours, which included three stops, one at Stingray City and then two at various snorkel locations around some reefs.
It only cost around $40 (which was way cheaper than most other stingray city tours on the island)
My mom and I went with my friend Emily and her dad.
I truly didn't think I would be scared at all, until I got in the water and realized how big (and friendly) those suckers are.
They would ride straight up your back if you let them!
They were slippery and slimy, and would come up and eat (or suck) the squid straight from your hand if you let them.
That also caused them to be a bit aggressive, which makes you extra jumpy when you are constantly picture Steve Erwin in the back of your mind.
The snorkeling was awesome.
We saw so many gorgeous coral and fish, but this picture of Emily's dad was probably my favorite from the snorkel stops.
Of course, we got suckered in to buying the professional photos (only because they were hilarious and way better quality than my iphone pics)
If you are ever in Grand Cayman, swimming with the stingrays is a must!
We would highly recommend using Captain Marvin's tours too.
The guides were absolutely great, so entertaining and friendly!