Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Feb 19, 2015
    Laurie from CA 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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    My son will almost be 5 when we take our first cruise in May 2015. He's great at snorkeling. If we bring our own snorkel equipment, will we be able to take him out at Castaway Cay or any of the Carribbean ports or is there a minimum age requirement?

    Welcome Aboard, Laurie!

    I am so glad you navigated your way to the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask your question about snorkeling! You are absolutely welcome to bring your own snorkel equipment on your cruise and use it on Castaway Cay in the 22 acre Snorkel Lagoon off of the Castaway Family Beach. Disney Cruise Line does ask that you wear one of the safety vests that are provided free of charge at Gils' Fins and Boats or Flippers n Floats.

    As you enter the lagoon, it is quite a swim out to the actual snorkeling area, so be prepared for that. I typically only recommend that strong swimmers even attempt to go out to the Snorkel Lagoon. The buoys floating in the water mark where you will find some underwater "treasures". There are also two lifeguard stands out in the lagoon, whom you can ask questions about finding the different underwater items.

    As far as snorkeling at other Caribbean ports of call, you will have to check the minimum ages for the excursions or venture out on your own to a beach.

    Please also be aware that snorkeling equipment is not allowed in the ship's pools.

    I hope this helps with your cruise planning! Have a wonderful cruise in just two short months!

    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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