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Top Ten Things to Do at Castaway Cay with Disney Cruise Line

Jonathan Frontado

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club

There’s no doubt Castaway Cay is a Disney Cruise Line guest favorite, and as I’ve shared this week, it is one of mine, too! Now that I’ve given you some of my insider tips, here are my picks for the top ten things to do on Castaway Cay.


Start your day off relaxed with yoga on the beach.
Be one of the first off the ship and to the peaceful Serenity Bay for morning yoga, one of the many fitness classes included in your cruise. You’ll practice relaxing yoga techniques on the warm sand of this pristine beach, just steps away from calm, turquoise waters.

Get wet from head to toe with swimming, snorkeling and floating.
Castaway Family Beach is home to special swimming and snorkeling lagoons for those who want to cool off. You can drift on floats or in inner tubes, swim with tropical fish and search for sunken treasures, including a hidden Mickey!


Get up-close and personal with stingrays.
Castaway Ray’s Stingray Adventure gives you the chance to feed, touch and snorkel with stingrays in a private lagoon. This up-close encounter also includes a fun info session led by a marine specialist with interesting facts about stingrays.

Enjoy the crystal clear water from above.
Parasailing, water cycling, paddle boating, paddle boarding, kayaking and sailboating are all ways you can enjoy the ocean without even getting in it. Of course, I recommend at least dipping your toes in these warm, tropical waters!


Make a huge splash at Pelican Plunge.
Just a short swim from shore, venture to the floating Pelican Plunge for tons of get-wet fun. A giant “bucket dump” is sure to soak you, and two water slides – one open and the other enclosed – take you on a twisting ride into the lagoon.

Take a photograph with your favorite Disney friends.
Enjoy lots of photo ops with Disney characters in their island attire. Character meet-and-greets in front of iconic backdrops like the ship and Mt. Rustmore make for great family pictures!


Explore the 1,000-acre island on foot or bicycle.
There are a number of paths to the island’s interior that can be explored either on foot or bicycle. The morning runDisney Castaway Cay 5K is a great way to get to know the island and take in the lush tropical landscape, without costing you a thing!

Send “snail mail” from the Bahamian post office.
Castaway Cay has its own post office where you can send a message to family and friends back home. Bahamian stamps are required, making it even more fun to mail a souvenir postcard to yourself to commemorate your time on the island!


Climb the 40-foot-tall observation tower.
For a breathtaking view of Castaway Cay and the ship in the distance, you can journey down the bike trail toward the interior of the island and climb 47 steps to the top of the observation tower. Don’t forget your camera!

Join in on a unique family activity like only Disney can do.
One-of-a-kind island activities are great ways for your family to have fun together. Cheer on a new “friend” in our crab races or excavate artificial whale bones and other fossilized treasures in the Family Whale Dig.

My list is only a starting point for all of the fun you can have on our private island! You can find out even more things to do at

If you’ve joined us at Castaway Cay before, what are your top ten things to do there?


  • I always go fishing. I’m the only one in my family who goes, and I always meet lots of fun people on the boat. And I always come back with a story (like when we caught a shark!).

  • I agree with Yvonka – if there is heaven on earth, this is it! Just relaxing at Serenity Bay with a drink in my hand, running in to the water from time to time to cool off, beach chair right at the water line – total relaxation!

  • Oops, that last comment was me. Didn’t realize hubby was logged in. He will love knowing I’m posting for him. He enjoys all the activities too. CC is one of our favorite spots on the planet.

  • Castaway Cay 5k was my first thought too. Can’t wait to do it again in January. It should be a cake walk after doing the Dopey. 😀 I love all the activities listed. I did 8 out of 10 last time I was there. Love riding bikes there. So peaceful and serene.

  • My favorite thing is just sitting on a chair with my feet in the water watching the little fishies swim around your feet. We also found a hermit crab!

  • Definitely forgot about the Castaway Cay 5K Fun Run! It was very hot but lots of fun! 🙂

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