• On Feb 1, 2018
    Kit from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you bring your own snorkeling gear to Castaway Cay? Do they require you to wear a life vest to snorkel? In addition, do you still have to pay the excursion cost to snorkel at Castaway Cay if you are not renting equipment? Thanks for the help!

    Ahoy, Kit!

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!

    When visiting Disney's amazing private island, Castaway Cay, guests are more than welcome to bring their own personal snorkel gear. The Snorkeling Lagoon off the Family Beach is a great place to get some exercise while looking for underwater hidden Disney "treasures"! There are two different snorkeling trails to explore: the Discover Trail, for novices, and the Explorer Trail for more experienced snorkelers.

    There's no charge to snorkel with your personal equipment, but all snorkelers will be required to wear a life vest in the lagoon. Life vests are provided free of charge, and are the type you can inflate to your comfort level. These bright yellow life vests can be picked up at Gil's Fins and Boats or Flippers and Floats, located on either end of the lagoon.

    I hope this helps with your planning, and you're soon flipping your fins at Castaway Cay!
    Have a magical day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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