I second the recomendation for Nativeway! We took the same tour with my kids. They had a lifevest for DD that she used both for snorkeling and the stingray portion. Anyone can stay on the boat if they are not comfortable with the rays but the guides are really good with the kids (are nervous adults too)! Loved the small group on our boat!We used Nativeway in December when we cruised on the Legend
FANTASTIC service and price
we had a small group less than 15 aboard (all the other peeps were from the DCL ship in port lol)
Had booked their Ray, Reef & Rum Point Excursion
We did Cap'n Marvin's in April, and the night before, DS3 got very nervous about the stingrays when we told them what we were going to do the next day. He was even sick to his stomach over it. We debated if we should cancel or not, but we went anyway. DH and both boys stayed on the boat while I swam with the rays. The water was VERY choppy, and I know they wouldn't have been able to stand in the water if they had gotten out. The other kids around their ages (also from DCL and DIS'ers) were being carried in the water by the parents. We didn't want to force them into the water and have them screaming because they were scared, so they stayed dry. DH then did the snorkeling while I stayed in the boat with the boys. Our snorkeling stop wasn't very long at all. If I had wanted to snorkel, too, I don't think there would've been enough time, but maybe it was because of the water conditions.We would like to do the Sting Ray Sand Bar but I am wondering if it would be possible for 1 of us to stay on the boat while the other snorkles and then switches? or does everybody have to get off the boat at the same time?
Due to changing port itineraries due to storm season we didn't book until a few weeks before hand with NativewayHow far in advance did you book with these companies?