Sometimes it is about the journey, sometimes it is about the destination. The AlliKai is one of the fastest large boats offering tours in the North Sound. This gives us the advantage of being able to get to the Sandbar ahead of many of the other boats on cruise ship days and allows us to spend more time at each location and less time getting to them.
The AliiKai is forty-two feet long, has benches for sitting, shade, and a railed off bow where you can sit with your legs hanging over the edge or just lay out. There is no better way to enjoy the stingrays than to have them all to yourselves.
WELCOME TO STINGRAY CITY
Stingray City all started with local fishermen throwing scraps of fish into the water and it has expanded into one of our islands largest attractions. Most interactions take place at a shallow sandbar in the middle of the North Sound. The Sandbar is currently home to over one hundred Southern Atlantic Stingrays. What makes this attraction special is that unlike other stingray encounters, these animals are free to come and go as they please. No fences, no gates, just wild stingrays who chose to swim up and interact with us and our guests. Once at the Sandbar / Stingray City, one of our crew will teach you the proper technique for interacting with the stingrays, then enter the water with you to show you how it is done. We will even supply you with fish (the favorite food of the rays) so that you can feed them and even tempt them up to the surface yourselves.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE REEF
The Barrier Reef stretches across the entire opening if the North Sound. This offers great protection for the delicate sound from the open ocean on the other side. Full of many varieties of hard and soft corals and teeming with tropical fish, this is a great addition to any stingray tour. We provide you with gear and instruction as needed and welcome you to explore the reef that rests in about six feet of water. While exploring the reef you can expect to see parrot fish, angel fish, four eyed butterfly fish and many more. If you are lucky you may see Caribbean reef squid, an octopus or even a friendly green moray eel.
Starfish Point/ Kai-Bo
Starfish point is the farthest point that you can drive to from the main part of the island. If you want to feel like you have left civilization behind, this is the best place in Cayman to do it. A nice peaceful way to finish off the tour. The calm waters of starfish point offer shallow beachs and lots of starfish.
For those of you with an open schedule, there is always the option to grab lunch, dinner or a drink dinner at Kai-bo restaurant and bar or Rum Point.
After spending many years in the service industry and three years as owner of a repilica pirate ship, Captain Chris has now made his way into the stingray industry and has sworn that he is never going back. Taking to the stingrays like a fish to water, the love that Captain Chris has for these animals shows in the way that he interacts with them and the way that they respond back.
Making sure that people are where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there is what Katt does best .
Born and raised in the Cayman Islands, Chip has always worked on the water. More comfortable on the sea than he is on land, it is always good to have someone like Chip near by.
A professional photographer for over twenty years, Mark is always happy to come out to capture your moments in film at your request..