Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Jan 15, 2015
    Joann from PA 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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    Tracy, thank you for answering my question about the Stingray Adventure on Castaway. Does the snorkling area have a variety of fish or only stingrays? Is there a different snorkling area where you can walk into the water and see a lot of different fish?

    Welcome Back, JoAnn!

    I'm so glad to see you back with another question about Castaway Cay! When you are at Castaway Ray's Stingray Adventure, there are primarily stingrays to visit while snorkeling. But, I have great news for you! If you walk a little way down the Family Beach on Castaway Cay, there is a 22 acre snorkeling lagoon that has a variety of fish plus some special Disney underwater surprises to explore. There is no cost to snorkel if you bring your own equipment, but a diving vest is required. You can pick up a vest at Gil's Fins and Floats or Flippers n Floats. You can also rent snorkel equipment at these locations.

    The Snorkeling Lagoon is accessed from Castaway's Family Beach, but it is a bit of a swim to get out to the "good stuff".  I recommend that only strong swimmers try this, as getting back to the shore after exploring can be tough (I speak from experience).  Once you are out in the lagoon, there are floating buoys to help mark where to see the surprises. There are also a couple of very helpful lifeguards out there who will also help guide you to the underwater surprises.   

    If you have a group of adults, swimming at Serenity Bay is awesome, and you will see lots of sea life in the regular swimming area.  On our last Disney Cruise, we saw a sea biscuit, a huge hermit crab, a starfish, and even a small shark in Serenity Bay.  The water around Castaway Cay is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling. 

    A day at Castaway Cay is a day spent in a true tropical paradise.  I hope you have a wonderful time visiting Disney Cruise Line's private island!

    Please ask any more questions about your upcoming cruise! 

    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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