• On Aug 6, 2016
    Jenise from VA 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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    Hi! This will be my family's 2nd Disney Cruise & I'm thinking about snorkeling on Castaway Cay. Do you have to be an expert swimmer or is that excursion ok for a beginner swimmer? What other excursions do you suggest for Castaway Cay?

    Ahoy Jenise –

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Castaway Cruiser! Wow, I would love to visit Castaway Cay today, and I am just back from vacation! My family just loves the sugary white sand, the beautiful turquoise waters and the gentle Bahamian breezes at Castaway Cay. At Disney Cruise Line, every detail is taken care of including the numerous activities for adults and children available at this island paradise. My first snorkeling adventure ever was at Castaway Cay many years ago, and I found it to be a pleasant introduction to snorkeling. I am not even close to being an expert swimmer, and with it being my first snorkel adventure, I was somewhat apprehensive. Let me tell you that I had the best experience ever at Castaway Cay. The waters are in a sheltered lagoon which limits the turbulence often found when snorkeling on the open sea. The result is a calm adventure that should not cause sea sickness. Every snorkeler is given a safety vest to prevent drowning (so you do not need to know how to swim at all), along with the gear, and the paths for snorkeling are clearly marked. The cast members gave us quick instructions on the use of the gear, and then we were off. The cost of snorkeling at Castaway Cay is significantly cheaper than most ports, so take advantage of this awesome opportunity. Other fun excursions include fishing, kayaks, parasailing, sting ray encounters, and bicycle rentals to explore the island. Jenise, good luck with planning and please come back if you need more help!

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