- Feb 6, 2004
Has anyone done stingrays both places? Which place is better to do it in? We may have enough to do a private boat either place, has anyone done it privately and not through Disney?
Thanks for sharing your photos. How many were on your Captain Marvin's boat?We also have done Stingray City in GC. We did not go through Disney but booked it on our own through Captain Marvin's. Captain Marvin's was about a 10 minute walk from the ship. They were wonderful to deal with!
It was an amazing experience. The stingrays literally were swimming OVER my shoulder! Our DD was 7 and I was carrying her as she was quite scared. I was swimming back to the boat with her and one of the stingrays came up behind me and it's "wing" came out of the water and over my shoulder like it was greeting me! Once we got back to the boat our captain who was in the water saw that DD was scared so he CARRIED a stingray over to the boat so DD could reach down and pet it. AMAZING!! Here are a few photos of the excursion:
We booked on our own through Captain Marvin's. We booked online, went by to check in at the shop (walking distance from the dock), then went to have some lunch and went back when it was time to go on the excursion. There were about a dozen or so people on the boat that took us out. We had a great time. I'd say it's my favorite thing I've done on a cruise so far.Thanks a million for the great replies. When you did the GC....did you do it through DCL or private?
I'd be willing to do it privately just to get the extra time and attention, and beat the crowds there.
We are 26 days out and Capt Marvin's has told me they have availability for both the group excursion and the private half day charter. We are in the process of reserving the private half day charter right now.Thanks for the replies. Last cruise we were diverted from GC, so I don't have any experience there.
Did you book really early? Do they get booked up early? We're cruising in December, and I tend to be an OCP. (Obsessive Compulsive Planner)