Disney Cruise Line ~ What to Expect on Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Line travels the world and explores exotic and historical ports of call. But many Disney Cruise Line veterans will chose a stop...or two...at Castaway Cay as one of their top stops. Why? Magic with Pixie Dust sand.
This little 1,000 acre Bahamian island has been transformed into an idyllic stop for many itineraries.
Imagine a day in a tropical oasis, all with Disney's dedication to detail and guest focus, with plenty of Disney touches thrown in for good measure. Occasionally weather prevents the shop from docking here and that's a disappointment, but only done when absolutely necessary.
Your ship docks right at the island, so there's no need to tender in. You can come and go as you please either by walking or by provided trams. A cast member will give you towels as you disembark, so there's no need to worry about bringing any from home or off the ship.There's plenty of great photo spots and character encounters.
Of course you can laze away the day on pristine white sand beaches, but there's plenty to do for the more active sort.
Runners are familiar with Run Disney events and there is a 5K offered on the island. There is no charge to enter, but you will need to sign up and get a ticket while on board. The ticket will list the meeting time and place and there are lockers available if needed.
Are you more inclined to want a massage? That can happen.

A fun way to explore the parts of the island that have been prepared for guest enjoyment is to rent bikes and pedal your way around the sights.
There is a snorkel beach with a separate area for swimming, playing & sand castle building. You can rent snorkel equipment, or bring your own for home.  Keep an eye out for a sunken ship and a Disney favorite or two.
A favorite experience for kids is to enjoy Pelican Plunge, a floating platform  a short distance from shore and the Spring a Leak play area.
Want a bit of adult time? The kids club comes ashore at Scuttles Cove and the teen set has it's own area as well. An excursion just for teens on the island, Wild Side, is popular and should be signed up for early.
Speaking of excursions, there are plenty to choose from, but you may find all that's already included is more than enough for a jam packed day. You may also rent boats, kayaks, water bikes  and floats.
Are you hungry yet? Maybe want some ice cream? Never fear, Disney has you covered. A lunch is provided for you at both the family and adult beach. Did I say adult beach? Indeed! For true escape, head to Serenity Bay, a beautiful beach that feels a million miles away from the hub bub. It's not a million miles away, but you may want to take a tram to get there. What's missing? Only a tropical drink to sip while you gaze at the ocean while your toes dig in the sand. You don't think Disney would forget that do you? Two words: Konk Kooler. Yes, there's a bar with adult beverages for sale, and for the younger set and those who prefer a fruity frozen drink alcohol free, you can enjoy treats from Olaf's Summertime Freeze.
When looking at your choices for a Disney Cruise, those that include a stop at Castaway Cay will be high on your list. How about two stops? Yes, Disney occasionally offers itineraries that stop at Castaway Cay twice in one sailing. These trips, called 'double dips' are favorites and sell out quickly. After one trip there, you'll understand why.