Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Jan 20, 2015
    Donna 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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    Sailing May 2015 on the Disney Dream trying to plan fun things to do on Castaway Cay if we do the stingray adventure can we use the same snorkel equipment over in the other snorkeling area or do we have to rent the equipment twice. Thank you Moms Panel

    Ahoy, Donna! 

    Castaway Cay is definitely my family's favorite port on a Disney Cruise. It is absolutely beautiful and relaxing. We have gone to Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure and really enjoyed it. The interaction with the stingrays is informational as well as really cool.

    As stated on the Disney Cruise Line website, the snorkel equipment at Castaway Ray's in for use only in the stingray lagoon. If you wish to snorkel in the 22 acre snorkel lagoon off of Castaway's Family Beach, you will need to rent equipment from Gils' Fin and Boats or Flippers n Floats. You are also welcome to bring your own snorkel equipment (which is what we always do, thank goodness for free checked luggage!).

    Please be aware that the underwater treasures in the snorkel lagoon are a bit of a swim, so I only recommend strong swimmers take the challenge. The "treasures" are all marked with floating buoys, so if you follow the trail, you should find some very neat things!

    I hope you love your visit to Castaway Cay! Please come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask other cruise planning questions!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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