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Playing in Castaway Cay (continued)

Playing in Castaway Cay (continued)

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Snorkeling is a very popular activity on Castaway Cay, which is an excellent spot for beginners to try out the sport. You can rent equipment at Gil’s Fins, and Flippers and Floats, both by the family beach—prices are $31/adult and $15/kid (includes masks, fins, and vest). You can reserve your snorkel rental in advance (see page 264), though they rarely run short. If you reserve, you’ll be charged, whether or not you manage to use them. The snorkeling lagoon is extensive—there’s plenty of fish and sunken treasure to discover, as well as a submarine from Walt Disney World’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Look for the map that shows the snorkeling course before you get in. Put sunscreen on your back—the water intensifies the sun’s rays and you can get badly sunburned. Consider clipping a water bottle to your vest to rinse out your mouth—the saltwater can be bothersome. Note that there is an unofficial snorkeling lagoon at Serenity Bay (it’s straight out from the first massage cabana)—rent your equipment at the family beach and tote it over. You can use your own snorkel gear in the lagoons, too. (Disney requires that all snorkelers wear a flotation device—you may need to pay a small fee of $6 for its use.) Some families like to bring their own (better) equipment, or simply purchase cheap snorkel sets for kids and then leave them behind.

Watercraft on Castaway Cay

Boat rentals are available, appropriately enough, at the Boat Beach. Rent paddle boats ($14 for two-seater, $18 for four-seater), Aqua Trikes ($24), sea kayaks ($14 for one-seater, $18 for two-seater), small Fun Kat sailboats ($26), and Hobie Cat sailboats ($27)—all prices are for a half-hour. No advance reservations are necessary for rentals other than Banana Boats.

Family games are available at In Da Shade Game Pavilion (replaced the Grouper Pavilion) near the Family Beach. This shaded patio offers table tennis, foosball, billiards, ping pong, and basketball. This is a great place to getaway when you or a family member need some time out of the sun.

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Top Photo Slice: Snorkeling on Castaway Cay (℗ 43116) Photo contributed by © PixieMichele


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