Relaxing in a float at Castaway Cay
  • On Jan 12, 2023
    Lisa from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does DCL allow you to bring a “puddle jumper” toddler float? I know they mat not allow them in the pools but we were wanting it for a private yacht excursion in the Bahamas…

    Ahoy, Lisa!  

    Thanks for asking this important question about your upcoming cruise. Your sail date is just around the riverbend, you must be so excited! There’s nothing like the magic of a Disney Cruise Line vacation, I know your family is going to have an amazing time. A private yacht adventure in the Bahamas sounds like pure perfection!

    I’m happy to tell you that yes, a puddle jumper brand personal flotation device for your child is allowed onboard. The list of Prohibited Items confirms that items such as rafts, pool noodles, or floats are not allowed. I confirmed with a Crew Member that since the puddle jumper is a U.S. Coast Guard personal flotation device (PFD) it will be welcome onboard. I understand wanting the comfort and safety of a familiar item when traveling, especially with little ones in the water. Disney Cruise Line does provide flotation vests of varying sizes for children onboard for use in the pools and also at their private island, Disney Castaway Cay.

    I have a fun tip for you to make your little one smile at Castaway Cay, Lisa. Family lunch is served at Cookies BBQ and Cookies BBQ Too. Help yourself to TWO chocolate chip cookies from the buffet. Behind the central drink station, you’ll find a soft serve ice cream machine. Choose your favorite flavor (mine is banana) and swirl onto one cookie, then make an ice cream sandwich by placing the second cookie on top. A perfect treat on a warm beach day, and your little one will think you’re quite the creative chef! They typically close and clean the ice cream machines around 2:00pm so be sure to enjoy before then.

    Wishing you a fantastic tropical getaway!
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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