Disney Cruise Line Stops at Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Ship
Disney Cruise Ship

Whenever you take a Disney Cruise you may be lucky enough to visit Castaway Cay.  Not sure what there is to love about Castaway Cay?. Once you visit, this island fast becomes one of the favorite parts of a Disney cruise. Although a private island is not unique to Disney Cruise Lines, Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island where Bahamian cruises and most Caribbean cruises visit on their itinerary.   It is a quiet island that for the most part is uninhabited until a Disney cruise comes in.  It is a wonderful place to relax, swim, snorkel, bike or whatever you want to do.  Here are some of the cool things that you can do while on Castaway Cay.

Castaway Cay’s Pelican Plunge

While your Disney Cruise ship is anchored on Castaway Cay, you can enjoy Pelican Plunge, a floating water slide and play platform located in the ocean near the family Beach.  With two water slides, a giant bucket dump of water, and water cannons to shoot targets this area provides hours of fun and excitement.  Remember that unless you are 38 inches in height you must wear life jackets which are provided.   The platform is in the ocean and you will not be able to touch the bottom.  

Scuttle Cove

Scuttle Cove is a supervised children’s play area and is supervised by counselors from the ship.  Children may be dropped off in this are worry-free.  

Spring a Leak at Castaway Cay

This is a water play area for kids where the leaks from a “broken water pipe” spray everywhere. Your little ones will love all the water fun for hours.  

Hide Out 

As the name implies, this is a great place for your teens to hang out.  This is the beach area for teens complete with loungers and umbrellas.  A place away from parents for games and relaxing.

Disney Cruise Ship Docked At Castaway Cay
Disney Cruise Ship Docked at Castaway Cay

Disney Cruise Lines Invites Adults to Serenity Bay

Serenity is the name of the game in this adult only beach.   A quiet spot to relax, read or even take a nice swim in the quiet, calm waters, adults will revel in Serenity Bay.  Looking for a massage, well Serenity Bay offers cabanas for a private message.  Make sure you book them ahead of time, they go fast.  

Bike Rentals on Castaway Cay

 A great way to see the island and get a little exercise is to rent a bike. There are assorted sizes of bikes available to rent, including those with training wheels and kids’ seats for the littlest riders. 

Privacy is the Key at Castaway Cay
Privacy is the Key at Castaway Cay

Activities and Excursions

There are a variety of tours and excursions available to be reserved on the island offering a little of something for everyone: parasailing, deep sea fishing, fishing charters banana boat rides, aqua trikes, sea kayaks and inner tube rental and feeding the stingrays.

Life vests are available free of charge. Popular tours like the fishing charters and sting ray feeding sell out quickly, so you may want to book your excursions online or a few days prior to your Castaway Cay visit.  If for some reason the tours are canceled Disney typically will issue a refund. 


Lunch is an event on Castaway Cay with three BBQ buffet locations on the island to choose from and all free just as if you were still on the ship.   The BBQ buffet style lunch is usually served between 12:00 –  2:00 pm.  After 2 pm there will be the option of grab & go options that include pre-made and wrapped sandwiches, cookies.
1) Cookie’s BBQ – located on the near side of the family beach
2) Cookie’s Too – located on the far side of the family beach
3) Serenity Bay BBQ – is the adult beach option

The meal offers a variety of choices with ribs, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, fish, salads, corn on the cob, fresh fruit and self-serve soft serve ice cream. There are refreshment stations located all around the island to keep you hydrated serving soft drinks, water, juice, and iced tea. 

Enjoy a Relaxing Walk along the pathways of Castaway Cay
Enjoy a Relaxing Walk along the pathways of Castaway Cay


You can also purchase the stamps onboard and they will be charged to the room. This is important as the post office isn’t always open when the ship is docked there. You can opt to either drop the postcards off at post office themselves or cast members can do that for them.

Character Meet and Greet

There will be ample opportunity to meet characters on Castaway Cay all around the island, so don’t forget your camera!  You may even be lucky enough to meet Captain Jack Sparrow along the way.  

Excercise Anyone?

Sign up to do the Castaway Cay 5K or morning yoga class on the beach. The 5k sounds easy but it is often very hot and humid so make sure you practice a little before signing up and make sure you do it first thing when you get off the ship.  You can also walk or bike along the 5k route.  Each participant receives a special Disney medal for completing the 5K event. 

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