• On Jan 29, 2017
    Debbie from NC 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.

    Information states snorkel mask/fins and kayak on private island are rented for reasonable price. Do you know more specifically how much? Are chairs, hammocks, umbrellas included or do we rent those as well?

    Welcome back, Debbie! Snorkeling at Castaway Cay is one of my family's favorite ways to enjoy time on Disney's private island! A few months ago, my son and I even spotted a sting ray and a gorgeous sea turtle in the Snorkel Lagoon! Wow!

    You can pre-reserve snorkel equipment rental during your online check-in, which begins 75 days prior to sailing if this is your first Disney Cruise. Log into your reservation to begin check-in and you'll also see the Port Adventures that you can book. You'll also want to log in early so you can snag tickets to some of the popular special character greetings that are only available with complimentary early tickets. Don't wait to log in once that 75 day mark arrives, as other guests who have sailed before with Disney can begin booking these fun extras 90 or more days prior to sailing based on their Castaway Club level. Some sell out quickly, and I don't want you to miss out!

    But, snorkeling is not something you need to worry about selling out. There is always plenty of equipment available, so if you arrive at the beach and then decide then that you'd like to snorkel, you can always rent from Flippers n' Floats or Gils Fins and Boats on the island. Currently, the price to rent snorkel gear is $32 for ages 10 and up, or $16 for ages 5-9. You are also welcome to do what my family does and bring your own snorkel gear to use in the lagoon at no additional cost. All guests in the Snorkel Lagoon must wear the provided life vest, so if you bring your own gear, just stop by the rental area to borrow a vest for free. 

    There are plenty of chairs, loungers, and umbrellas on the entire beach, all included in your cruise. There are also hammocks spread around the beach. No rental required! Have fun planning, Debbie!
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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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