Disney’s Castaway Cay, voted the 2019 Cruise Critic Destination Award-winner for Best Cruise Line Private Island, is Disney Cruise Line’s very own tropical paradise in the Bahamas. This port is always a highlight and is reserved exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests on board Bahamian and Caribbean cruises.
After debarking the ship passengers can make their way toward the many activities available at Castaway Cay in one of two ways. Guests can either take a tram to their desired destination or take a 10-minute stroll down the walking paths that lead to the Family Beaches. Guests who use the trams can board them at one of four stops.
- Kargo Handling Tram Stop – located just past Marge’s Barges and is the tram stop closest to the ship.
- Scuttle’s Cove Tram Stop – located close to the Boat Beach and a short walk from the near end of the Family Beaches.
- Pelican Point Tram Stop – located close to the Bike Rentals and a short walk from the far end of the Family Beaches. This is also where adult cruisers can transfer to the tram to Serenity Bay, the adult exclusive beach.
- Serenity Bay Tram Stop – located at Serenity Bay Adult Exclusive Beach.
Cleaning measures have been enhanced and seating has been modified to help promote physical distancing
Castaway Family Beach
Find your place in the sun at this gorgeous beach set aside especially for family fun. Have a blast sailing, paddling a kayak, or swimming and snorkeling in the blue lagoon.
Meet at the Sports Beach for beloved beach pastimes, including volleyball and tetherball.
The Boat Beach is the meeting spot for your watercraft and ski adventures.
Escape to this secluded, adults-only oasis reserved exclusively for adults 18 years of age and over. There, you can unwind in the heart of serenity, treating yourself to such offerings as an open-air cabana massage under the swaying palm trees, or frozen specialty drinks at the Castaway Air Bar.
This 2,400-square-foot floating platform—adorned with nautical Flotsam and Jetsam. At this water-play area and platform, which celebrates the island’s native pelicans, take a ride on one of the 2 twisting water slides that carry you into the refreshing lagoon. Pelican Plunge is currently subject to a queue system for Guests who wish to enjoy this area.
Snorkelers of all skill levels will be enchanted by the undersea realm of marine life off Castaway Family Beach. Novices can follow the Discover Trail, while more experienced snorkelers may wish to tackle the Explorer Trail. Keep an eye out for the hidden Mickey!
Set sail in the boat of your choice and embark on a breezy excursion atop the crystal-blue waters of Castaway Cay. Choose a sleek 1-person sea kayak, a charming 4-person paddleboat, a fun 2-person aqua trike or an active stand-up paddleboard for your water adventure!
Spring-a-Leak is a 2,400-square-foot water playground complete with a splash pad surrounded by dripping pipes, water fountains, and jets. This location is open to all ages but is ideal for the youngest cruisers.
In Da Shade Game Pavilion
Take a break from the sun to play games, such as table tennis, foosball, billiards, and basketball, inside this shaded structure, centrally located near Castaway Family Beach.
Gil’s Fins and Boats
Rent snorkel gear for all family members, along with kayaks, paddleboats, aqua trikes and other water equipment for your day as a marine adventurer.
Flippers & Floats
Rent inner tubes, snorkel masks and fins from this festive location.
Castaway Cay 5K*
Go the distance in paradise when you take off on a spectacular 5K around Disney Castaway Cay. Make your way past swaying palms as you run or walk along the air strip to the observation tower and take the lead past sweeping shorelines to the finish line. All finishers receive an exclusive Disney Castaway Cay 5K medal.
*The Castaway Cay 5K is not currently an official event. However, Guests are welcome to complete the course in a self-guided manner. Medals are still available for any Guest who completes the course.
|AREAS FOR KIDS & TEENS|
Teen Hideout is just what it’s named for: a place where teens 14 to17 years of age can lounge—carefree—in their very own slice of paradise.
Children ages 3 to 12 years can stop into Scuttle’s Cove, the on-island kids’ club, to enjoy supervised activities, a large sandy play area including Monstro Point, a giant whale-bone excavation site and water playtime, great for cooling off in the Bahamian sun. No registration is currently required for children. Children can enjoy Scuttle’s cove in 2-hour blocks. Masks are not required once they are checked in.
Be on the look-out for many popular Disney pals on Disney Castaway Cay. Throughout the day, delight in sightings of some of your favorite Disney Characters throughout Disney Castaway Cay. These are perfect moments for photo-snapping! All character interactions are held with physical distancing in mind.
|FOOD & DRINK|
Castaway Cay has two incredible dining locations for families, and one adult exclusive location. You can expect an array of fresh fruit, barbecue favorites, a wide variety of side items. The Serenity Bay location will have some additional offerings. Vegetarian options are available upon request. Just like on board, selections are all behind safety dividers and Crew Members will assist you with plating your food for you. Offerings at these locations are included in your cruise fare.
Castaway Cay Family Beach Dining Locations
- Cookies BBQ – Located steps away from the Castaway Cay Family Beach not far from Scuttle’s Cove Tram Stop.
- Cookies Too BBQ – Located near the Castaway Cay Family Beach not far from the Pelican Point Tram Stop
Serenity Bay Beach Dining Locations
- Serenity Bay BBQ – Located at the entrance to Serenity Bay Beach, close to the Serenity Bay Tram Stop.
There are several locations on Castaway Cay where you can find frozen smoothies or perhaps even an adult beverage. Be sure to keep your Key to the World Card handy, as offerings at these locations are available for an additional charge.
Castaway Cay Family Beach Specialty Beverage Locations
Olaf’s Summertime Freeze – This wintry watering hole features specialty frozen drinks in souvenir cups. Visit Olaf’s Summertime Freeze near the Pelican Point tram stop, by Castaway Cay Family Beach.
Find signature frozen drinks, cocktails and cold beer at these locations:
- Sand Bar – Located near Castaway Family Beach
- Conched Out Bar – Located near the Gazebo
- Heads Up Bar – Located near Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure
Serenity Bay Beach Specialty Beverage Locations
- Castaway Air Bar – Located at Serenity Bay
Check out exclusive Castaway Cay beachwear, hats, souvenirs and collectible pins with the Disney Castaway Cay logo as well as a shop for Bahamian arts & crafts:
- She Sells Seashells and Everything Else – Castaway Cay merchandise, located next to Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure, near the Scuttle’s Cove Tram Stop
- Buy the Seashore – Castaway Cay merchandise, located next to the Pelican Point Tram Stop
- Bahamian Retail – Bahamian arts & crafts, located near the Pelican Point Tram Stop
Castaway Cay Post Office – there is a real, working Post Office located near the Kargo Handling Tram Stop. Guests can send postcards to friends and family at home. The Post Office requires cash so be prepared with either change or small bills. They’re not equipped to break a steady stream of large denomination bills.