Meeting Time: 8:30am
Tour Time: 9:00am
Single Riders: $110 per rider
Double Riders: $75 per rider
We arranged this port excursion outside of Carnival Miracle (as we did a "Jet Ski Stingray City Tour" by Fat Fish Adventures in a past excursion when on Carnival Conquest). Typically, the cruise arranges tours to Stingray City but in massive boat loads. It’s not our idea of enjoyment brushing shoulder to shoulder with a crowd to get a glimpse of wildlife. We read a lot of great TripAdvisor reviews (4.5 out of 5 stars based on 114 reviews) about Action Water Sports. It’s actually our 2nd time using this company as we had just been here just last month. We reserved two(2) jet skis as single riders (Total: $220) through Grand Cayman Cruise Excursions (Island Marketing Ltd).
It's in the cruise line's best interest to raise fear about missing the ship when not booking port excursions through them. There are companies, such as Island Marketing Ltd. that have great guarantees (found in their FAQs):
The pick-up point was at the Waterfront Center located next to the Captain Marvin's Watersports located in George Town. Captain Marvin's Watersports is a 5 minute walk from the South Cruise Ship Terminal or a 4 minute walk from the North Cruise Ship Terminal. If you do happen to miss the pick up, then you have to find your way to the Yacht Club Boat Ramp.
We brought our own snorkel gear: goggles to fins.
Action Water Sports provided us life jackets. They can also provide snorkel goggles, but no fins provided. You don't really need fins but I prefer having them to dive down and keep up with any wildlife for underwater photography. Also, you don't really need water shoes because you're visiting a sandbar.
We had lucked out this day. It was only our party of 4, plus another couple. Only 6 of us total.