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Mar 23rd, 2006, 05:10 AM
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Snorkeling with Captain Dexter at 1:30 pm on Sunday?

We are going to Grand Cayman in April and after reading many posts here we concluded we want to go with Capt. Dexter because he has smaller groups. His 8 AM cruise is already full but we can get on 1:30 PM cruise. Do you think this place is very crowded on Sunday afternoon?
Is there any other option for snorkeling with a small group on Sunday? I can't find any info on private charters.
Is it possible to snorkel with stingrays on our own? How to get there?
What to do? What to do?
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 07:58 AM
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Anyone ever snorkeled on Sunday while visiting Grand Cayman Island?
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 07:59 AM
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You can do private charters with Captain Marvin's.
E-mail them and they'll send u a rate sheet. They sent me one. The smallest boat for 1-10 people on board was $500. It was $600, $700,... for bigger boats and more people.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:00 AM
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Oh and no we haven't been to GC yet. We're going next month.
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:13 AM
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Thank you so much. I will contact Captain Marvin but I don't think I want to pay $500 for 3 people
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:25 AM
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Yes it's a lot. There's also 3 of us and we chose not to do charter. A bit much I think.
Are you aware that you can also check to see which days there are cruise ships in town? Then go the days that there aren't to avoid the crowds at Stingray City? Not sure if you're married to a Sunday...
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 08:29 AM
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We don't have a choice but to go on Sunday. This is a quick long weekend trip and on Monday our friends who are renting a condo on Little Cayman are coming to spend a day with us but snorkeling is out with them. There are no cruises on Sunday so maybe we should just go with Dexter. Thanks
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 09:09 AM
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Go with Dexter, he's great! I would think cruise ship passengers would tend to go on the morning trips because they would have to get back to the ship by mid-afternoon. He may take you to a snorkel spot first and then to see the stingrays after the crowds have gone. We went with him 2 years ago and had a fabulous time!
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Mar 23rd, 2006, 10:34 AM
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macnan3, thank you. Your personal experience helped us decide. We are going to go on 1:30 PM cruise. No cruise ships that Sunday so hopefully it won't be too crowded
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Mar 25th, 2006, 01:06 PM
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We are also going to GC in April (19-24) and are considering a Stingray City trip with Capt. Dexter, so I'm interested to hear that certain times are already booked! Someone had previously suggested to us that we should wait to book until we get there, so we could pick a good weather day. But now I'm worried... I checked the port schedule and found out that during our stay there are no ships in port either Sat. or Sun., so that's good. As long as there are no cruise ships, are morning and afternoon equally good choices? Is it likely to be calmer in the morning?
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Mar 25th, 2006, 01:56 PM
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We been told by tour operators that Saturday morning or afternoon are the best time to go. So we went Sat morning and for one hour there were no other boats around. Then they came. We were glad to chose Sat morning. We made reservation one day earlier
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