Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Aug 23, 2014
    Charles 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.

    Looking at the two snorkeling excursions on castaway cay the catamaran or the rigid inflatable boat what do you think is better - will be going with my 12 year old and we are both strong swimmers.

    Welcome aboard, Charles! Castaway Cay is one of my favorite beaches in the entire world! With so much offered for guests of Disney Cruise Line, it truly is a place where everyone can relax and unwind or go, go, go all day! It's up to you! 

    Both the Seahorse Catamaran Snorkel Adventure and the Rigid Hull Snorkeling Adventure are fabulous. The only real difference is the boat and the length of time you'll enjoy snorkeling. If cost is a factor, you'll still have a wonderful experience with the less expensive Catamaran adventure.

    Keep in mind that back at Castaway Cay, snorkel rentals are available for guests to swim out on their own to explore Snorkel Lagoon where you'll see beautiful fish and some surprises that Disney has hidden under the sea in that area. My family enjoys snorkeling there and trying to find Mickey under the water! My kids love hunting for Hidden Mickeys on the ship and at Castaway Cay, so this is an extra special perk! You can certainly make advanced reservations for the snorkel rental at Castaway Cay's Snorkel Lagoon, however, if you decide at the last minute to dive in, there are always plenty of snorkels and fins available to rent once you are on the island, so play it by ear and see how your day shapes up on the island.

    Honestly, Charles, you can't go wrong with any of Disney's Port Adventures. Since you're strong swimmers, you'll get the most out of whichever snorkeling adventure you choose! Have fun planning!
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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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