• On Jun 24, 2022
    Nicholas from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello PDP, I am a plus size person, I am wanting to snorkel and maybe do the snorkel with sting rays. Can I bring my own snorkel gear including my own USCG Type 3 life vest since the inflatable ones do not fit me or support my weight?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Nicholas! My pals and I are glad to have you cruise our way again. Thank you for trusting us as you make your Disney vacation plans. 

    I'm excited to see that you are once again sailing with the Disney Cruise Line and it sounds like you are heading to Disney's Castaway Cay! There is so much to love about this island paradise and I always get so excited to sail on an itinerary to Disney's private island. One of my favorite activities while visiting the crystal blue waters of Castaway Cay is snorkeling. You never know what treasures you might find below the ocean's surface or what sea life you will be able to view. The Castaway Snorkeling with Stingray Adventure brings with it a unique experience to get up close and personal as you snorkel alongside stingrays. I like to bring my own snorkel gear from home and you can too. You are also allowed to bring your own Coast Guard personal flotation devices to be used at Disney's Castaway Cay. 

    Once you are onboard the ship and in anticipation of visiting the island, look at the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app (be sure to download it before leaving home) to see if there are any scheduled activities for the day at Castaway that interest your sailing party. Between the family beach, the snorkeling lagoon, Pelican Plunge, Port Adventures, Disney Character interactions, and of course the delicious lunchtime buffet, there will be plenty to see and do. The hardest part is deciding where to start first! 

    There's one thing that I tried a long time ago and decided to have any afternoon I spend on Castaway Cay. I make a soft-serve ice cream and cookie sandwich! I love to grab a cookie or two from the buffet to make a snack masterpiece. I indulge in my sweet treat and take in the stunning surroundings of the Bahamas. 

    Enjoy your time in paradise, Nicholas! Please visit us again at planDisney next time you have a question for us. We'll be here and ready to help. 

    Bon Voyage, 


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Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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