Chat N’ Chill on Stocking Island
Hang out at Chat N’ Chill. Play volleyball and most significantly, swim with the stingrays. Several stingrays hang out and visit with people in return for being fed some conch scraps from the beach store that makes incredible fresh conch salad. A water taxi can take you to Chat N’ Chill Beach. They leave on the hour from the Government Dock in George Town (turn right between the straw market and the pink government building).
Aside from Chat N’ Chill and volleyball beach there are plenty of things to do on Stocking Island. Take a stroll along one of the many paths. There is snorkeling about a 20-minute walk from Chat N’ Chill. There’s a nice little reef about 10 feet off the beach which you can see on Google maps. It looks like a dark area. It’s full of tropical fish. If you’re lucky you might see a turtle and there is usually no one around. The beach is gorgeous too.
The Stocking Island sandbar is a beautiful location in the harbour especially at low tide. A shallow sand bank, lush sea grass meadows and a few small coral reefs make this location an interesting and popular spot. Walk along the sandbar at low tide and watch the shallow bank closely for rays and sharks crossing through the cut between Stocking and Elizabeth Islands. Approach the buoy cautiously as the water can be very shallow and reefs are close to the surface. This is one of the more protected locations in the harbour with the prevailing easterly winds.