If you are planning on taking a Disney Cruise out of Florida or Texas, one of the perks is that you will get to go to Disney’s Castaway Cay! Castaway Cay is Disney’s own private island in the Bahamas.
Most Disney ships go there at least one day and some go two depending on the itinerary. Doesn’t matter how long you go, it is never enough to experience all the activities at Castaway Cay.Disney’s Castaway Cay is a little over 3 miles long and 2 miles wide with a beautifully sandy coastline and crystal blue water. You could probably spend the entire time there on the beach or in the water, but then you would miss out on all the other fun activities at Castaway Cay!
Wondering what else you can do while there? You will find that there is plenty of things to do in Castaway Cay that will keep you busy the entire time you are on the island!
Top 10 Activities at Disney’s Castaway Cay
In the desk of your state room, you will find 2 Disney Cruise Line Postcards. Take a few dollars with you to the local Post Office and grab some stamps and have them stamped with the official Castaway Cay Postmark!
Talk about a cheap souvenir or memento for your scrapbook.
Keep in mind, you must pay cash. Another perk about stopping by the post office is that you will likely see a few of your favorite Disney Characters hanging out!
If you have kids, they are going to love spending time flying down the slides at Pelican Plunge. These dual slides will allow you to race or go at your own pace.
Be prepared to do some swimming to get to the slides. You will need to be able to swim a short distance in deep water. If you are not a seasoned swimmer, you can opt to wear a swim vest.
There is a swim vest station right on the beach near the slides.
You can rent bikes on the island. There are bikes for every age level, even for the smallest of riders who need training wheels.
You can ride the bikes on the trails throughout Castaway Cay. If you can make the trip, be sure to stop at the Observation Tower. You can walk up to the top & see a one of a kind view of the cruise ship from the other side of the island!
Once you’ve had your fill of sun and surf, be sure to check out In-Da-Shade-Games. Choose to shoot some hoops, play a relaxing game of checkers or a round of ping-pong.
Even if it rains, there are many covered activities at Castaway Cay to keep you and the kids busy!
Spring a Leak
Little ones will love being able to splash about in Spring a Leak, where they will find a splash pad with fountains that sprout up from the ground.
One of our favorite activities at Castaway Cay is snorkeling. For a small fee, you can rent snorkeling gear on the island.
There is a section of Castaway Cay that is reserved just for snorkeling and you can see some pretty amazing things you won’t find anywhere else in the Bahamas!
Best part is that you can go at your own pace. You can book your gear in advance or pay for it on the island.
Swimming with Stingrays
Don’t worry, the Stingrays aren’t swimming freely throughout the waters of Castaway Cay! There is a section where you can swim with them, though!
You will be taken with a guide and the rays will swim right up to you and onto the platform so that you can touch them! You should book this encounter before you arrive.
Go into Castaway Cay as a family on board a Paddle boat! These are super fun for the whole family and if you work together, you will have no problem maneuvering this lightweight boat out into the ocean.
Other water boat excursions are available like Kayaking and Motorboats.
Castaway Cay meet & greets and dance party
You will find your favorite Disney characters on the island throughout the day and Chip & Dale even host a dance party!
Eating FREE Ice Cream
Not only will you get a full buffet lunch on the island, you will also get free soda and ice cream. The same all you can eat ice cream on board the ship is available on Castaway Cay!
I’m fairly certain that Disney thought about everything when creating Castaway Cay. There is so much to do there that you will have no trouble spending the entire day on the island!
Remember, these are only my top 10 Activities at Disney’s Castaway Cay. There are more things that I didn’t include, like shopping for Castaway Cay souvenirs!
What are your favorite Activities at Disney’s Castaway Cay?