Our two-stop stingray/snorkel tour lasts about two hours and 30 minutes, slightly shorter than our three-stop stingray/snorkel tour. The two-stop trip goes to the Stingray City sandbar plus one snorkel stop, either the Barrier Reef or the Coral Gardens. Our captain will decide when he gets out to the stingray/snorkel areas which snorkel stop to use, based on wind, wave and tide conditions, as well as on numbers of people at each of the two areas. We always try to go to the less populated of the two stops.
The cost of this tour is US$40/person for ages 12 and over, US$30/person for ages 4-11, and free for children under age 4. We strongly recommend that you bring flotation devices for children under age 4, as our snorkel gear is for ages 4 and over. We provide snorkel vests, life vests, mask, snorkel and fins for everyone ages 4 and over. You are welcome to bring your own gear if you like.
It is also strongly recommended that you know how to swim in order to be safe for the snorkeling stop. Our two-stop trip is specifically geared toward the cruise passenger whose ship is not in port long enough to take our three-stop or beach lunch tour, but stayover visitors are also welcome to take this tour. It is available Monday through Friday on days when cruise ships are in port.
There is a seasonal time variation in the trips because of Daylight Time in the United States, so that during Daylight Time our 8:30 and 11:15 trips work with many ships' schedules, and during Standard Time our 11:15 and 1:45 trips work with those same schedules. If you have questions about your ship's schedule or which time zone it uses, please send us an email. The cruise line offices do not always know which time zone a particular ship will use here.