TripAdvisor Hall of Fame – ‘Excellent’ Since 2011

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in News | 0 comments

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame – ‘Excellent’ Since 2011

Moby Dick Tours is delighted to announce its TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, for the fifth year running! Ever since we first signed up with TripAdvisor in 2011, we have been receiving rave reviews from our customers, for which we are very grateful. These independent reviews enable you to make an informed decision as to whether you would like to take your Stingray City tour with Moby Dick Tours – and we sincerely hope you do! With hundreds of fantastic reviews like the recent ones below, you can be assured of the most amazing experience when you take a tour with us. Moby Dick Tours – now part of the TripAdvisor Hall of...

Read More

Grand Cayman Sea Life Video

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Grand Cayman Sea Life Video

Grand Cayman has a fantastic array of fish and other sea life for everyone to enjoy. Here is a short Grand Cayman Sea Life video showcasing just some of the creatures you may be lucky enough to see when you visit the island. It includes some lovely footage of turtles at Spott’s beach, plus squid and flatfish at Eden Rock. And finishing, of course, with some footage of the stingrays at Stingray City. Enjoy! This is an HD quality video, so for best effect set resolution to 1080p and view in fullscreen....

Read More

Stingray City Promo Shoot

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Stingray City Promo Shoot

Relive those amazing Stingray City memories, or get excited about your forthcoming first visit, with this selection of fabulous images from a recent Moby Dick Tours promotional shoot. Stingray City in Grand Cayman is a unique and truly special place, where people can come and interact safely with friendly stingrays in the wild. And Moby Dick Tours is – according to TripAdvisor – the number 1 tour operator and your best choice for the experience of a lifetime. Our experienced staff will teach all about these magnificent animals, and will also be in the water with you 100% of the time, helping you understand how to hold and move around with them safely. We love our stingray friends, and over the years have got to know them really well. Call us sentimental but we even have names for them all! Stingrays are highly sensitive animals, and will respond to your ‘energy’. By being calm and placid, and by moving in the correct manner, you will find that they just love to be held in your arms. If you are visiting Grand Cayman in the future, Stingray City is a ‘must see’, and Moby Dick Tours are the people to choose when you book. Wee look forward to seeing you...

Read More

A Trip to Stingray City

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in News | 0 comments

A Trip to Stingray City

Moby Dick Tours would like to share with you some fantastic GoPro pictures of a recent trip to Stingray City, taken by Mark Button’s sister Jane. Click the pics to enlarge.          ...

Read More

About the Stingrays of Stingray City

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in News | 0 comments

About the Stingrays of Stingray City

Whether you’ve yet to visit the world famous Stingray City, or whether you’re already familiar with this amazing experience, it’s always nice to know a little more about out stingray friends. So, here is Moby Dick Tours’ guide to the stingrays of Grand Cayman. Our staff are all very knowledgeable about stingrays and their marine environment, and will be happy to tell you everything you want to know when you visit us. But in the meantime, here’s a little background reading Stingrays are in fact a type of fish, loosely related to sharks. There are eight ‘families’ (classifications) of stingray, and many different species. The ‘Southern Stingray’ Dasyatis americana is the one you will meet at Stingray City, here is its full classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Chondrichthyes Subclass: Elasmobranchii Order: Myliobatiformes Family: Dasyatidae Genus: Dasyatis Species: D. americana Stingrays have beautiful wide, flat bodies, adapted to help them conceal themselves from predators. They do this by lying on sandy sea beds and wriggling until they are covered by a layer of sand – a fantastic hiding place! Their other main defence against predators (sharks, seals, large carnivorous fish) is their ‘stinger’, a bony spike halfway down the top of their tails, which gives them their name. But don’t be put off, stingrays are docile and curious animals, and are not naturally aggressive – they will simply swim away from you rather than start a fight! And this is where Grand Cayman’s Stingray City is so fantastic: we have a family (as in they are related) of stingrays, who have grown used to the presence of humans over many years, and are perfectly at ease with us. All you need to think about is not to get too excited when you are in the water with them, and kick their stinger barb by accident – they are perfectly friendly, and will brush their bodies against you as they swim past to get to know you better! Stingrays have their eyes on the tops of their bodies, and their mouths on the underside. This means they can’t actually see what they are eating. Instead they have a fantastic sense of smell and an electronic ‘supersense’ to guide them to their prey. When you visit stingray city, you’ll find that our stingray friends are very good at sucking a juicy piece of squid right out of your hands – just remember not to keep any pieces of squid in your shorts pockets! Of all the different types of stingray, the southern stingrays of stingray city are well adapted to living on the sea bed, and the soft sand at the Stingray City sandbar is just perfect for them. You’ll see how they just love to glide gracefully over the sand in the warm waist-deep water as you stand and watch them. The southern stingray’s body is a flat, diamond shaped wing, with slightly sharper corners than those of other types of stingray. The grey stingrays you will see are the youngsters – not fully matured – whilst the adults are more olive green and brown in colour. In all cases,...

Read More

Discover Cayman TV Reviews Moby Dick Tours

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Discover Cayman TV Reviews Moby Dick Tours

We have just finished filming this week for Discover Cayman TV 27‘s promotional newsreel, and are delighted to share this short film with you here. The newsreel will be played at hotels across the Cayman Islands, so some great publicity for Moby Dick Tours! We are very flattered that Discover Cayman chose to use Moby Dick Tours as the Stingray City tour operator of choice in this film, recognising the continued effort we put in to make sure we provide the best, safest, most fun and most educational Stingray City experience.     If you are planning to visit the Cayman Islands, or are passing by on a cruise, why not reserve a Stingray City tour with us now?! We fit in our tours on a daily basis with cruise ship arrival and departure times, so you can just relax and enjoy one of the most amazing encounters you will ever experience; holding and touching these beautiful stingrays in the...

Read More

Thanks for the Feedback

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Thanks for the Feedback

A big thank you from the Moby Dick Tours team for all those people who have been kind enough to send us their feedback on our Stingray City Tours. Need some Stingray City Tour feedback? Here’s what some of our customers had to say… “This was the best time ever! We booked outside of the Disney cruise and I am glad we did! The crew was amazing and my father, mother, wife and 2 girls (4,7) would not stop talking about this trip to swim with the rays and snorkelling with the cool fish. We have been on many tours but this was the best ever. We can’t wait to go back and we will be booking with money dick tours!” “This tour has just been great! Small group of people. Nice pick up at the harbour with a funny customized bus. Nice reception on the boat. All on time and as scheduled! The crew was very friendly, lots of humour and we did get all we needed like snorkelling gear and water/juice. The snorkeling spot visited was calm, no others around and we could see beautiful fish and corals. Obviously the highlight was the stingrays. We were away from the crowds and could all hold and touch stingrays of all kind of sizes. Made pictures with stingrays and us and no-one else. We were so glad we have booked this tour which has been offered at a reasonable price. Also – got recommendations were to go at the Seven Mile Beach. All perfect. Strongly recommend it to everyone (we are a family with 2 teens)” “This was my fourth trip to the Stingrays with Moby Dick Tours and each one has been great. I appreciate their great concern for the welfare of the stingrays first and foremost.” More Stingray City Tour reviews on...

Read More

We’ve Done it Again!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in News | 0 comments

We’ve Done it Again!

Yes, thanks to you, we’ve done it again – for the fourth year running we have just been awarded TipAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for our amazing boat tours to Stingray City in Grand Cayman. We always work as hard as we can to make sure we are the number one Stingray City tour, and with your amazing reviews we can spread so word to others. So a huge thank you to all our customers from the Moby Dick Tours team. With newcomer Stingray City businesses coming and going all the time, choose an established tour operator with a real track record – choose Moby Dick Tours. Over 600 ‘Excellent’ TripAdvisor reviews can’t be...

Read More

Stingray City Underwater

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Stingray City Underwater

Well – everyone else seems to have a GoPro camera these days, and so do we! So… we thought you might like to look at a few Stingray City underwater images taken recently. You’ve seen plenty of pics of people enjoying the stingrays, so here are some from the Stingrays’ perspective – what they see as they swim around us hoping for a free meal of delicious squid!.         Stingray City...

Read More

Tours to Stingray City Grand Cayman

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Tours to Stingray City Grand Cayman

Hi there! Each day we take up to one hundred happy people on tours to Stingray City Grand Cayman, a place where you come to meet our stingray friends. We work very hard to make your tour as pleasurable as possible, and we get some great feedback from our customers, which we always really appreciate. Now and again, we like to share some of this feedback with you, so here are a few comments we recently received.     Tours to Stingray City Grand Cayman – Your Feedback Our tour was fabulous, despite the rain! Apparently the water was the coldest our tour guide had ever felt it… and it felt like bath water to us. We were nice and warm in the water! I highly recommend this company. Very fun, with music and friendly staff. Even had a friend of a staff member offer to take our pictures. That was a huge bonus! I loved that we didn’t have to wear life jackets in the water, as other tours did. Their life jackets seemed to take away from the authenticity of it all. We also got to snorkel before coming up onto the sandbar. No other tours were doing that. Would love to do this again. We booked our tour outside of the cruise ship. We did not want the huge crowded boat. There were 16 people on our boat. It was great. The crew was very good. We went snorkeling first to allow some of the crowd to leave. There was a lot to see. The visibility was over 100 feet. When we went to the stingrays, we were told what to expect, and what to do. It was great. The Moby Dick staff got in the water with us. They worked very hard to make sure everyone had a good time. There were several stingrays to feed. The staff showed us how to feed them, and to hold them. Very cool experience. Highly recommend this tour. Es war einfach ein unvergesslicher Tag. Schaut euch das Video an, das sagt wohl alles. Translation via Google: It was simply an unforgettable day. Check out the video in, that says it all. Wir haben diese Tour das 2. Mal gebucht und sind wieder begeistert gewesen. Wir können diese Tour nur empfehlen. Sehr interessant, lustig und pünktlich. Weiter so. Wir wünschen weiterhin viele Gäste, die so zufrieden sind wie wir. Nochmals danke. Translation via Google: We took this tour for the second time and have been thrilled again. We can only recommend this tour. Very interesting, fun and on time. Keep it up. We wish you many guests who are so happy as we are. Thank you again. Moby Dick Tours were awesome and made our Sunday excursion one off the best we had on a cruise. Red all the trip advisor reviews they are all true. These guys deliver. We were a group with some senior citizens as well as some infants and children under 8 years old and they managed us all, were accommodating, informative and fun. Definitely using them again if I go down to Gran Cayman...

Read More

Snorkeling in Grand Cayman

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Snorkeling in Grand Cayman

OK, so we all know that the Stingrays are the main attraction, but with Moby Dick Tours, you also get a snorkelling experience on Cayman’s barrier reef as part of your tour with us. Snorkeling in Grand Cayman is an amazing experience. There are many wonderful locations easily accessible from the shore, and a huge variety of underwater sea life. We’ve put together a short video showcasing what to expect when Snorkeling in Grand Cayman. This video includes footage from various locations, including Eden Rock, Morritts Tortuga, Spotts Beach, as well as the reef location near Stingray City that we take our guests to. We hope you enjoy it!   This is a full HD video, so be sure to switch the viewer to 1080 HD and full screen for the best viewing experience!...

Read More

Bills Channel Loves Moby Dick Tours

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Bills Channel Loves Moby Dick Tours

Recently, documentary film-maker Bills Channel visited Grand Cayman, to make a film about Stingray City. Bill chose Moby Dick Tours as tour operator of choice because “they seem to provide more time and interaction with the Stingrays”, describing his Stingray City tour as “one of the best encounters I’ve ever experienced for regular tourists like you and me”. In his film, Bill explains all about Moby Dick Tours’ trips to Stingray City, and what you will experience if you choose us for your own tour. Moby Dick Tours staff genuinely care about these magnificent creatures, and this really comes across as we show our guests how to hold and dance with the Stingrays, enabling the Stingrays to feel our human energy, and respond to it by simply being relaxed in our arms. With no other tour will you benefit from such experience and love for our Stingray friends.   Thanks Bill for a fantastic video review of our Stingray City tours. We’re really glad you enjoyed your trip, and the incredible experience of enjoying the stingrays with...

Read More