A short boat ride, weather permitting, takes you to Stingray Beach. If the weather says no, it is only a 5-minute free taxi ride from your pier. Guides brief you on how to safely interact with these gentle creatures, followed by two main activities; the Encounter & the Snorkeling. In the Encounter, you are shown how to safely hold the food as the toothless rays suck down the herring, mashing it between two cartilage plates. Feel their incredibly smooth and silky skin as you rub the underside of their wings. After the 30-min Encounter, enjoy Snorkeling with more rays in a larger protected enclosure, where you’ll swim with parrot fish, starfish, crabs, and our new Nurse Sharks. See a new 800 coral reef rescue installation of 10 Artificial Marine Habitats. Also, try the water trampoline, a kid favorite. A free taxi takes you back to your ship or downtown for shopping.