Going on vacation to a tropical island sounds fun for most people, but what if you throw in a bunch of stingrays? If that’s your cup of tea, Stingray City is a dream destination. It’s basically a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Southern stingrays are found here in abundance and visitors can pet and interact with the animals. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
It may be that stingrays began gathering in the area decades ago when fisherman returning from an excursion, navigated behind a reef into the sound, and cleaned their fish in the calm water of the shallows and sandbar area. The fish guts and squid were thrown overboard and the stingrays eventually congregated to feast on the discarded guts. Soon the stingrays associated the sound of a boat engine with food. As this practice turned into a tradition, divers realized that the stingrays could be fed by hand.