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Playing in Castaway Cay
Playing in Castaway Cay
Some activities on Castaway Cay require advance booking (see details on page 264). You can reserve floats, bikes, and snorkel equipment rentals in advance, though these are usually available on a walk-up basis. Strollers and beach wheelchairs are free for use on a first-come, first-served basis—while beach wheelchairs are designed to roll on the sand, they are still very hard to push.
Castaway Cay’s vigilant water safety staff
The beautiful beaches are a big draw at Castaway Cay. The family beaches are the largest and busiest—arrive early to get a good beach chair. Float rentals are available near Gil’s Fins snorkel rentals and at the bike rental shack. The adults-only beach—Serenity Bay—is a wonderful place to spend a little grown-up time. The beach there is a little more barren than the family beach. Bring some water shoes as the bottom is coarser and may be uncomfortable. Walk farther down the beach for the most privacy. The Hide Out—which is exclusively for teens—offers music and shade for chilling out.
Stingray encounters, a popular shore excursion on many islands, are also available on Castaway Cay. We think Disney’s version of stingray encounters is one of the best, so if you can’t decide which port to see stingrays in, choose Castaway Cay! See page 265 for details.
Would you like to see a bit more of the island? You can rent bicycles near the family beach at $10.75/hour for all ages. Two bike trails branch off from the air strip. One parallels the adult beach, the other goes to a large observation tower. Allow an hour for either ride. Child seats can be requested. Water is provided along the bike trails, too.
Kids have their own supervised playground at Scuttle’s Cove. If you’ve registered your kids for Oceaneer Club or Lab, you can check them in here while you go play. Counselors guide kids in structured activities, but they do not take them swimming. Beside Scuttle’s Cove is Monstro Point, which has a huge whale “skeleton” to dig up! And a 1,200-sq.-ft. soft wet deck area has more water fun! Programming ends at 3:30 pm. Note that kids can check out sand toys at Scuttle’s Cove—first come, first served.
Top Photo Slice: Rental bikes on Castaway Cay (℗ 4387) Photo contributed by © pixiedustgirl13
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