• On Dec 8, 2016
    Pam from SK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    At Castaway Cay, can you bring your own snorkeling gear and snorkel for free? I read that snorkel vests are give with rental snorkel gear, it this mandatory if your own equipment can be used? Thanks for your help.

    Welcome aboard, Pam! Ah, Castaway Cay, one of my family's favorite places in the world! Disney's private island is such a relaxing and yet adventurous place, all in one! With plenty of included activities and events going on all day, plus lots of extra fun Port Adventure options, and tons of places to relax and unwind, there is truly something for everyone on the island!

    My son and I just snorkeled at Castaway Cay a few weeks ago, and brought our own snorkel gear from home. Since we have our own and are comfortable with it, it was easy enough to toss that into the suitcase so we could use it when we enjoyed the Snorkel Lagoon off of Family Beach on Castaway Cay. Guests are welcome to bring their own gear, yes, or they can rent snorkel gear on the island. Either way, all guests in the Snorkel Lagoon must wear a bright yellow life vest as they snorkel. If you have your own gear, just swing by Flippers and Floats where the snorkel gear is rented, and ask to borrow a vest. They're happy to provide that free of charge for the day if you bring your own snorkel gear. Then, head out to explore!

    Be sure to take an extra close look under the waves near the three bouys that are floating at the far end of the roped off snorkel area. That's where you'll spot some cool surprises that Disney has hidden under the sea for snorkelers to see! My son and I loved exploring the Snorkel Lagoon, and really enjoyed our encounters with a stingray, lots of gorgeous fish, and this time, even a sea turtle who swam right under us! What a sight to see!

    Have a magical cruise and beautiful adventures on Castaway Cay, Pam!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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