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Castaway Cay - Disney's Private Island

Castaway Cay is Disney Cruise Line's private bit of paradise in the BahamasAlways a favorite of Disney cruisers, Castaway Cay is Disney Cruise Line's private bit of paradise in the Bahamas. The Disney ship docks right at the island, allowing Disney cruisers to simply walk off the ship directly onto this island with beautiful white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters.

As you leave the ship, you'll see the Castaway Cay post office. This is the place to purchase special Disney Cruise Line stamps and mail those postcards that will have the Castaway Cay postmark. NOTE: this is one place where you DO need cash, if you want to purchase postcards or stamps. Your Key to the World charge is not valid here. Also, be aware that it could take weeks or even months for your postcard to arrive at its destination.

You'll also be handed a beach towel as you leave the ship, so no need to bring any towels from your room. Ship's photographers will be on hand to take your picture if you'd like.

You then proceed down the path to the Tram Stop. Although you CAN walk to the Castaway Family Beach (it's about a 15-minute walk) it's much faster to take the trams waiting for you at the tram stop. If you want to go on to Serenity Bay Beach (adults 18 and over only) you must exit the tram at the Family Beach and take a separate tram to Serenity Bay Beach. There is also a Teen Beach located at the far west end of the Family Beach.

Castaway Cay Photo


Castaway Cay Shore Excursions

Castaway Cay

Please note: except where noted, shore excursions are operated by independent contractors. All excursions are subject to cancellation due to weather, itinerary changes and attendance. Excursions are booked on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability. All prices are subject to change without notice. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bicycle Rentals (1 hour and up)
Head for Bike Rentals stand to pick up your bike.
Take off on a two-wheeled adventure amidst Disney's private island, Castaway Cay.
Traverse tropical terrain and winding offshore paths at your own leisure as you pedal your way around the island in a fun-filled exploration.
Ride along the airstrip and turn off the road at one of 2 nature trails. Take a breather as you park your bike and climb the observation tower for a breathtaking view of the island.
Continue on to the picture-perfect vantage point at Serenity Bay and discover much more of Castaway Cay!
- Guests must be ambulatory.
- Children must be able to ride a bicycle and are required to wear helmets. Child seats are available.
- Bicycles are available to rent on an hourly basis and can be picked up at Bike Rentals, at the far end of Family Beach.
- To complete both nature trails, Guests will ride a distance of approximately 1.5 miles across flat terrain.
- This rental is operated by Disney Cruise Line.
Adult/Child Price: $6 per hour (ages 5 and up)
2-Day Rental also available! Adult/Child Price: $7.50 total for 1 hour each day.


Boat Rentals (30 minutes)
Enjoy 30 minutes of fun in the sun in the crystal-clear Castaway lagoon!
Choose from a variety of boats at Boat Beach and take to the high seas in a fun-filled water adventure you're sure to enjoy. Options include a sleek sea kayak for one, a charming 4-person paddle boat or a fun 2-person Aqua Trike. Note: These rentals cannot be pre-reserved and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at Castaway Cay's Boat Beach.
- Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
- Boats are subject to availability.
- Guests wishing to rent a Hobie Cat must have previous sailing experience.
- This excursion is operated by Disney Cruise Line.
Aqua Fin Price: $15
Sea Kayak Price: $8 one seater/$10 two seater
Hobie Cat Price: $18
Aqua Trike Price: $15
Paddle Boat Price: $8 two seater/$10 four seater
Sun Kat Price: $20


Castaway Cay Bottom Fishing (3 - 3.5 hours)
Make your way to Marges Barges, conveniently located just 100 yards from the ship, to begin your fishing experience in the beautiful turquoise waters of the Abaco Islands.
Board your custom boat with up to 8 other enthusiasts and venture off-island. Your Captain will take you to the best location on the day and set anchor for approximately 2.5 hours of bottom fishing. Bask in the sun with rod and reel in hand as you hope to hook any number of the exotic shallow-reef fish that flood the tropical region, including yellow tail, grouper and snapper. Note: this is a catch and release program.
Enjoy a beverage (included in the price of your tour) as you take in the sights of the island paradise of Castaway Cay in the distance.
Make your way back to the dock with plenty of time to enjoy the many other highlights of Disney's Castaway Cay.
- Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
- This tour is not recommended for Guests with limited mobility.
- Beverages (soft drinks and bottled water) are included.
- Fishing tackle and bait included.
- Guests are asked to arrive 10 minutes before departure time to check-in at Marges Barges.
- Fishing location may vary depending on prevailing weather conditions.
- Guests should note that if planning to take children on this excursion, the boat will be unable to return to the dock until the completion of the tour.
- Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult/Child Price: $117 (ages 6 and up)

Castaway Cay Getaway Package (all day)
Enjoy a discounted rate on this 3-in-one rental package, which includes snorkel equipment for the day, a float or tube rental for the day, and a bicycle rental for one hour...the perfect way to complement your day in paradise.
Beginners and experts alike are invited to snorkel in the Bahamian blue amidst tropical fish in the 20-acre snorkel lagoon located at Family Beach. Take the beginner or discover trail and explore the marine habitat including underwater surprises.
Next, enjoy some relaxation time floating atop an inflatable float or inner tube as you bask in the sun and enjoy this tropical oasis.
Finally, enjoy a tour of the majestic tropical island of Castaway Cay by bike and discover a myriad of hidden treasures.
- Package includes snorkel equipment and float rental for the entire day, plus a one-hour bicycle rental. This package is only available to book online or onboard prior to arrival at Castaway Cay. This discounted package is not available once on the island.
- Guests must be ambulatory to ride the bicycle.
- Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
- Individual components can be done at Guest's leisure and in any order.
- Adults 18 years and over can also pick up their float or tube at Windsock Hut, if wishing to use their float/tube at Serenity Bay.
- Snorkel vests are included and compulsory while snorkeling in the lagoon. Childrens-size masks and fins are available.
- Snorkel equipment rental is for all-day and can be picked up from Gils Fins and Boats or Flippers n Floats at Guest's leisure. Guests are asked to return the equipment to one of the rental locations at the end of the day.
- To complete both bicycle nature trails, Guests will ride a distance of approximately 1.5 miles across flat terrain.
- Bicycles are available to rent on an hourly basis and can be picked up at Bike Rentals, at the far end of Family Beach.
- These rentals are operated by Disney Cruise Line.
Adult Price: $32 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $16 (ages 5 to 9) 2-day Package also available! Adult Price: $40 & Child Price: $20


Castaway Cay Island Cruise (1.5 – 2 hours)
Circumnavigate Castaway Cay as the Bahamas' rich and storied past and present come alive on this fascinating journey. Castaway Cay is one of the islands which make up the Abacos, an area in which some of the most infamous pirates sailed many years ago. Nowadays, it is home to some of the best fishing in the Caribbean and, of course, Disney's private island.
Enjoy a complimentary beverage while your guide shares points of interest and answers questions you may have about Castaway Cay during this approximately 90-minute adventure.
- This tour is seasonal and runs from October through March.
- This tour is available to all ages; however, because it involves a boat/vessel, infants under 3 years of age must also have a child's ticket.
- Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
- Complimentary bottled water and fruit punch is available throughout the cruise.
- Each child will receive a souvenir fish card.
Adult Price: $39 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $29 (ages 0 to 9)


Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure (1 hour)
Head to the Stingray Hut for the experience of a lifetime!
Be divided into groups and enter the shallow waters of the Stingray Lagoon after a 15-minute orientation including many educational fun facts.
Get up-close and personal during a feeding session using specially designed feeding trays and assisted by your friendly guide. Feel the rush as the stingray takes the food right from the palm of your hand and even pet these amazing animals as they go up and down the feeding ramp.
Next, don snorkel gear and head out further into the lagoon as you snorkel amongst the over 40 rays who call Castaway Cay home.
After approximately 30 minutes of snorkel time, return to the beach with great memories and stories to tell of your Castaway Rays experience.
- Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must transfer to a sand wheelchair (available on the island) and be able to negotiate a few steps on the sand and shallow water.
- Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
- Snorkel equipment is for use in the Stingray lagoon only.
Adult Price: $35 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $29 (ages 5 to 9)

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Extreme Getaway Package (all day)
Enjoy this 4 in one package, which includes:
Snorkel Equipment Rental — Immerse yourself in an exciting snorkel adventure for the entire family – perfect for beginners and experts alike! Make your way to Gils' Fins and Boats or Flippers n Floats and receive your snorkel gear and instruction. Then, venture to a picturesque lagoon section of the island, located at Castaway's Family Beach.
One-hour Bicycle Rental — Take off on a delightful 2-wheeled adventure amidst Disney's private island oasis. Traverse tropical terrain and winding offshore paths at your own leisure as you pedal your way around the island in a fun-filled exploration like no other. Ride along the airstrip, turn off-road at one of 2 bike paths, stop by the picture-perfect vantage point at Serenity Bay and discover much more of Castaway Cay!
Float or Tube Rental — Move with the motion of the ocean as you bounce, bob and sway atop the gentle waves of the crystal-clear blue waters of the Caribbean in a cozy float or inner tube. Bask in the sun or bathe in the sea and enjoy the tropical view that surrounds you.
Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure — Head for the Stingray Hut for the experience of a lifetime! After a 15-minute orientation including many educational fun facts, Guests will be divided into groups and enter the shallow waters of the Stingray Lagoon. Your friendly guide will be on hand as you get up-close and personal during a feeding session using specially designed feeding trays. Feel the rush as the stingray takes the food right from the palm of your hand and even pet these amazing fish as they go up and down the feeding ramp. Conclude this portion of your package with some snorkel time in the Stingray Lagoon.
- The time selected during your booking and marked on your ticket, is your Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure allotted time. All other activities can be done at leisure throughout your day in Castaway Cay. This package is only available to book online or onboard prior to arrival at Castaway Cay. This discounted package is not available once on the island.
- At Castaway Ray's, wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs/scooters are permitted. Guests must transfer to a sand wheelchair (available on the island) and be able to negotiate a few steps on the sand and shallow water.
- At Castaway Ray's , children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
- Adults 18 years and over can also pick up their float or tube at Windsock Hut, if wishing to use their float/tube at Serenity Bay.
- Snorkel vests are included and compulsory while snorkeling in the lagoon. Children-size masks and fins are available.
- Snorkel equipment rental is for all-day and can be picked up from Gils Fins and Boats or Flippers n Floats at Guest's leisure. Guests are asked to return the equipment to one of the rental locations at the end of the day.
- Guests must be able to ride a bicycle.
- To complete both bicycle nature trails, Guests will ride a distance of approximately 1.5 miles across flat terrain.
- Bicycles are available to rent on an hourly basis and can be picked up at Bike Rentals, at the far end of Family Beach.
- These rentals are operated by Disney Cruise Line.
Adult Price: $54 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $39 (ages 5 to 9)


Float & Tube Rentals (all day)
Make your way to Family Beach, Flippers n Floats or Serenity Bay to pick up your float or inner tube to use the entire day at Castaway Cay!
Move with the motion of the ocean as you bounce, bob and sway atop the gentle waves of the crystal-clear blue Caribbean waters in a cozy float or inner tube.
Bask in the sun or bathe in the sea and enjoy the tropical view that surrounds you.
- Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
- Adults 18 years and over can also pick up their float or tube at Windsock Hut, if they wish to use their float/tube at Serenity Bay.
- Guests may choose between a float or tube when picking up their rental; they do not need to choose in advance.
- This rental is operated by Disney Cruise Line.
Adult/Child Price: $6 (ages 5 and up)
2-day Rental also available! Adult/Child Price: $7.50 total


Glass Bottom Boat Scenic Voyage (1 hour)
Board the glass-bottom boat for a voyage out of the protected lagoon, to the North Side of the island, home to Castaway Cay's barrier reef system. Note: This tour is available when weather permits.
Next, gaze upon the mysteries under the sea—without ever getting wet! Through viewing windows, located in the bottom of the boat, look down and discover tropical fish, wondrous sea creatures and the coral reefs that protect the island oasis of Castaway Cay on this one-hour guided sea tour—perfect for the entire family.
- This tour is available to All Ages; since it involves a boat/vessel, infants under 3 years of age must have a child's ticket.
- Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs permitted. Guests must be able to climb five steps to board and debark the boat.
- Service animals are not allowed in the boat
- Itinerary and visibility may vary pending weather conditions on the day.
- There are no restrooms available onboard.
- Limited seating is available on board the boat; Guests may be required to stand.
Adult Price: $35 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $25 (ages 0 to 9)


Seahorse Snorkel Adventure (2 - 2.5 hours)
Take a short stroll from the ship to Marge's Barges, where you'll board the Seahorse Catamaran, a 63-foot power catamaran and receive your snorkel gear and instruction.
Depart the cay, snapping a picture of your Disney Cruise Line ship as you head into open water to the northern end of the island.
Set anchor at a specially selected snorkel stop boasting a vibrant reef and colorful fish native to the Abaco region.
After approximately 75 minutes of snorkel time, reboard the catamaran and enjoying a refreshing beverage, before returning back to Castaway Cay with plenty of time to enjoy the island's highlights.
- Wheelchairs need to be standard size and collapsible; no electric wheelchairs permitted. Guests must be able to climb five steps to board and debark the boat.
- This tour is not recommended for Guests with limited mobility.
- Guests need to be comfortable swimming in open water.
- Life vests are included and compulsory for all Guests. Snorkel, mask and fins are provided. Beverages (bottled water, soda and fruit punch) are provided.
- Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, additional clothing, hats, cameras and backpacks.
- Due to limited availability, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $52 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $36 (ages 5 to 9)


Snorkel Lagoon Equipment Rental (all day)
Make your way to Gils' Fins and Boats or Flippers n Floats and receive your snorkel gear and instructions.
Venture to the lagoon section of the island, located at Castaway's Family Beach. Once there, make a splash among the tropical fish and fantastic Caribbean marine life.
The snorkel lagoon offers 22 acres to explore, including a beginner and discover snorkel trail. Be sure to keep your eye out for underwater hidden surprises as you snorkel further out into the lagoon.
Go in and out of the lagoon as much as you like before returning your equipment to Gils' Fins and Boats or Flippers n Floats at the end of the day.
- Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
- Snorkel vests are included and compulsory while snorkeling in the lagoon.
- Children-size masks and fins are available.
- Equipment rental is for all-day and can be picked up from Gils Fins and Boats or Flippers n Floats.
- Guests are asked to return the equipment to one of the rental locations at the end of the day.
- This rental is operated by Disney Cruise Line.
Adult Price: $25 (ages 10 and up)
Child Price: $10 (ages 5 to 9)
2-day Rental also available! Adult Price: $31.25 & Child Price: $12.50


The Wild Side Teen Adventure (4 - 4.5 hours)
Chart your own course and take a walk on the "Wild Side" of the island!
Enjoy some time away from the folks on this teens only 3-in-1 tour which includes snorkeling, biking and kayaking.
Bike ride along the Castaway airstrip and along the bike path by picture-perfect Serenity Bay to the northern side of the island in an area reserved exclusively for teens on the Wild Side Teen Adventure.
Kayak through the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and glide by the island's unique mangrove system.
Head back to shore and bike back to Family Beach where a snorkeling adventure awaits. First-timers and experienced snorkelers will all enjoy the 20-acre snorkel lagoon featuring both a beginner and discover trail.
- Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted.
- Waivers must be signed by parent/guardian prior to teens participating on the tour.
- Guests must be able to ride a bicycle.
- Excursion is chaperoned by Disney Cruise Line teen counselors.
- Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $35 (ages 14 to 17)

Walking & Kayak Nature Adventure (3 - 3.5 hours)
Experience the natural beauty of Castaway Cay during this land and sea adventure.
Enjoy an approximate 45-minute walk through the picturesque rural landscape where your guide will educate you on the fascinating history of the Bahamas.
Then, embark on an approximate one-hour kayak adventure and explore the wonders of the tidal zones and the native mangroves. Your guide will explain the functions of these extraordinary trees before pulling up to a deserted beach.
Enjoy approximately 30 minutes here swimming, relaxing and enjoying the serenity. No other Guests have access to this location.
Paddle back to the launch and walk back to the airstrip to conclude this nature-lovers delight.
- Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
- This tour is not recommended for Guests with limited mobility.
- Guests should wear comfortable walking shoes on this excursion, which includes extensive walking.
- All kayaks are doubles.
- It is recommended to wear your swimwear underneath if wishing to swim. There are no restrooms or changing facilities during the kayak and beach portion of the tour, however restrooms are available during the walk.
- Beverages (bottled water, soda) are provided.
- Due to the extremely limited availability of this shore excursion, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Price: $64 (ages 10 and above)

Watercraft Ski Adventure (1 hour)
Prepare to make waves and pilot your own WaveRunner and head for open water after a 15-minute safety orientation where you will learn about the important hand signals and separation distances.
Skim the translucent blue waters of Castaway Cay as you pass your Disney Cruise Line ship on your way out of the lagoon.
Follow your guide to 2 stops (weather permitting) where you will learn about the fascinating history of the local Abacos region, including stories of the area's abundant marine life, unique ecology–and even which pirates frequented these waters.
Then it's time to hold on tight once more as you soak up the sun and race across the stunning Caribbean Sea.
After approximately 45 minutes (including the scheduled stops), enter the protected waters of the lagoon once more as your tour concludes at Boat Beach, in the heart of all the Castaway fun.
- Wheelchairs (collapsible or electric) are not permitted. Tour operators will deny participation to Guests arriving in wheelchairs or electric scooters.
- This tour is not recommended for Guests with limited mobility.
- Maximum weight capacity is 375 pounds.
- Guests board the WaveRunner from the water.
- This tour is guided and includes a 15-minute briefing. Time aboard the WaveRunner is approximately 45 minutes.
- Guests are recommended to wear water shoes or sandals, as well as eyeglass straps.
- Guests are asked to arrive at Boat Beach 5 minutes prior to their start time to check in.
- Due to limited availability, Guests are encouraged to book early.
Adult Singler Rider Price: $95 (ages 18 and up)
Adult & Guest Double Rider Price: $160 (driver ages 18 and up, guest ages 8 and up)

 

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