Capt. Marvin Ebanks

Capt. Marvin Ebanks

Capt. Marvin Ebanks remembers fishing as a boy with his father and stopping by a shallow area in the North Sound to clean their catch. They, and the other fishermen, noticed that stingrays would congregate and eat the fish scraps that were being discarded overboard.

In 1951, Capt. Marvin Ebanks returned to Grand Cayman after serving in the Merchant Marine and started "Capt. Marvin's Watersports" by running tours on a borrowed sailboat from a dock in West Bay for visitors to see the Stingrays. He is now considered one of the founding members of Stingray City.

For 60+ years, Capt. Marvin's Watersports has provided thousands of tourists with an authentic Caymanian Stingray City experience and has truly paved the way in the watersports industry in the Cayman Islands. Now, at 96 years of age, it is his delight and honour to pass on a legacy for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - as well as many other locals that have been mentored by him - to emulate.

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