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About Stingray City Cayman Tours

In 1997, the Kelly brothers founded Stingray City Cayman Tours. A few years later, Captain Darney Kelly established his own company under the same name. He was passionate about offering unique experiences to both repeat visitors and newcomers to the Cayman Islands who wish to explore the rich heritage and diversity of the island’s attractions.

We offer unforgettable water and land-based adventures in the Cayman Islands, including visits to well-known destinations such as Stingray City Sandbar, Coral Gardens, Starfish Point, and The Turtle Farm. We provide an exceptional experience for everyone to enjoy the fantastic heritage of our beautiful islands. Travelers can enjoy all our extraordinary tours at an affordable rate, creating lasting memories for all.

Caribbean Life & Travel has rated us as “the very best excursion they have ever been on”

Stingray City Cayman Tours HISTORY

Bahamian family

Exuma Water Sports is owned & operated by the Lightbourns – a Bahamian family in the Bahamas since 1735. Raymond (Ray) Lightbourn learned to waterski, surf, spearfish and drive boats as a young boy in the Exumas, Harbour Island and Nassau.

Water ski business

In 1978 he opened a water ski business on Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas.

Paradise Parasail Ltd.

By 1981 the business expanded to parasailing and became Paradise Parasail Ltd. The company grew and became a full fledged water sports operation with parasailing, jet ski, sailboat, windsurfer rentals and instruction, snorkeling and sightseeing tours and excursions to the Exuma Cays. Justin started really early!

Exuma Water Sports

In 2006 Ray and his son Justin who was practically born on a reef, launched Exuma Water Sports. Over the years, they have taken out a wide variety of celebrities. Some of our favourites were Taylor Swift, super model Irina Shayk, Allan Thicke, Nascar Ryan Newman, Muhammed Ali, Michelle Pfeiffer, Patrick Ewing, the Globe Trotters, Dave Winfield, Mike Tyson, the Royal Family of Quatar, the 2010 Miss Universe contestants, the Portuguese National Football Team, Canadian Gold Medalist – Jon Montgomery, Motley Crue, and hip-hop-metal band “Dope”. Exuma Water Sports has also been featured on NBC Extra, the Today Show, City TV Breakfast Television, The Big Break, The Bachelor UK, Miss Universe 2010, and numerous Bahamas Ministry of Tourism projects.

Creating long lasting memories since 1997!

We have over 1000 five - star reviews!

We hope you’ll join them! Book online now or contact us and we’ll answer your questions.

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