Family on Beach at Castaway Cay
  • On Feb 10, 2020
    Amy from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family and I will be going on the Disney Fantasy to Tortola and St. Thomas in May. What are some good excursions on those islands? My children are 11 and 13.

    Ahoy Amy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to hEAR that you'll be sailing on the Disney Fantasy with your family. With so many amazing activities onboard and ashore, you'll be making many magical memories together. 

    After looking over all the great Port Adventures offered in St. Thomas and Tortola, I've come to the conclusion that you really can't go wrong no matter which ones you choose! But having been to both islands, I will weigh in on what would most appeal to me and my family, especially having two teenagers. 

    In St. Thomas, I would opt for the Castaway Catamaran Sail & Snorkel to Shipwreck Cove or the Full Day Caribbean Sail & Snorkel to Turtle Cove & Honeymoon Beach. That's because we love snorkeling, and sailing on a catamaran is both thrilling and relaxing. Honorable Mention goes to Magens Bay Beach Break because Magens Bay's reputation as one of the top beaches in the world.

    As far as natural beauty, St. John wins over St. Thomas in that category as an island with 60 percent national park land. So on St. John, I would choose the St. John Trunk Bay Beach & Snorkel Tour.  Having been to Trunk Bay, I have to say it’s one of the most stunning beaches and well worth venturing from the ship to see. 

    On Tortola, my definite first choice is A Day at the Baths. This national park that is part beach and part geological wonders is all fun. We felt like explorers as we made our way past boulders, sea pools, and over to Devil's Bay Beach. A close second would be the Beach Day on White Bay Beach with its pristine white sand and delicious beverages...it's where the original Painkiller was created!

    No matter which Port Adventure you choose, it's sure to be an epic adventure and something your family will talk about for years to come. Wishing you a FANTAStic cruise!

    Bon Voyage!

    Sherry
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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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