There’s no iron-clad rule that says you have to set foot off the ship, when you’re on a Disney cruise. Some people don’t. But, if you plan to spend time on Disney’s Castaway Cay (the Disney cruise line’s private island), here’s a short list of things to see and do you don’t want to miss!
The exciting adventures and excursions visitors can take part in are the highlight of the activities at Disney’s Castaway Cay. There’s a variety of opportunities available ranging from family-friendly glass bottom boat tours to adult-only snorkeling adventures. Save a spot for these activities before your trip, or simply visit Marge’s Barges once you arrive on the island to ask about which excursions are currently available.
One of the beaches on Disney’s Castaway Cay features a family-friendly snorkeling area, which makes it simple for your group to get an exciting and up-close glimpse at ocean life. In addition, the more experienced snorkelers in the family might decide to take a trip down Explorer Trail, to explore an ocean environment and maybe even spot a hidden Mickey or two.
3. Game Pavilions
When everyone needs a break from the sun, it’s easy to find the way to one of the island’s two game pavilions for some fun in the shade. At Eddie’s Pavilions, guests have complimentary access to games like pool, foosball, shuffleboard and ping pong. There’s also a basketball court, as well as a volleyball court and tetherball post on nearby Sports Beach.
4. Scuttle’s Cove
Scuttle’s Cove is a children’s play area featuring a variety of exciting activities located on Disney’s Castaway Cay. The activities here are all supervised, many of which take place all day long. There’s also a water play area with geysers and bubblers where younger kids can safely splash around, cool off and have fun.
5. Pelican Plunge
Pelican Plunge is a floating water play area located just off the shore of the island on Disney’s Castaway Cay. It’s just a short swim away and a great place for kids to play in the water. The large floating platform features two water slides as well as a bucket that dumps water onto guests below. The nearby Pelican Point Lookout gives parents a place to watch the action, while staying nice and dry on shore.
6. Family Beaches
There are two family beaches located on Disney’s Castaway Cay. Both are perfect spots for your family to enjoy an idyllic day on a tropical beach. With plenty of umbrellas and lounge chairs available, it’s easy to find a warm spot in the sand to claim for the day. Lifeguards are always on duty, which means you can feel safe while everyone’s swimming in the surrounding tropical waters.
7. Serenity Bay
Serenity Bay is a tranquil, adults-only beach, on Disney’s Castaway Cay offering a fantastic place to unwind after a long day. It’s located on the far end of the island, away from all the noise and activity. Don’t worry there is a tram to shuttle you around the island. There’s also a BBQ, ice cream dispensers and a bar so you can cap off the evening with a refreshing drink or two.
Hopefully, some of these Castaway Cay activities appeal to you. They’re all things you can pretty much do on the spur of the moment, no reservations required. The island is fun to explore and a great way to spend a few enjoyable hours away from the ship. Don’t worry! You’re stateroom will be ready and waiting for you at the end of a memorable day.
Photos credit: Jeremie at Pure Magic Vacations
Which activities would you like to do with your family on Disney’s Castaway Cay?