We are Back! We just got off the Conquest today and had a great time. We took our 4 year old off the 1st day in Jamaica and did a 5 hour Mini Van tour with Barrett Adventures and our son did great. But we left him on board in Grand Cayman. We had the snorkel/sting ray tour with Captain Marvins and it was a good decision. He loved Camp Carnival, in fact he wanted to be there every hour that it was open. I think if we took him with us, he would have stayed on the boat and not had a good time. At sting ray city, yes that water was alittle higher than my waist (I am 4'11") but the waves were strong and I kept loosing my balance and getting a face full of water. I had to wear my snorkel to keep the water out of my contacts. My husband is 5'8" and thought that he would have some trouble carrying him. I really think he had more fun in Camp and would not been happy with the Excursion. We will take him in a couple of years when he is taller and can swim. (As a side note, I don't think the string rays would have scared him, but I don't think he would touch them either) The last Excusion was Cozumel and we planned to take him with us, but he through a fit on the Lido Deck yelling "No, I want to go to Camp!" Fine, your wish is our command! Also, I can't say enough about the Camp Carnival staff. They all spoke English as a primary langage. I came home with a bag of arts and crafts that they did including a mug and t-shirt that he colored. Also, I find other staff members on the ship very nice to him as well. Alot of them have young children at home that they don't get to see for months at a time, as a result they gave my son alot of attention. Especially the cute girl bartenders -- he now has a huge collection of drink umbrellas!