Castaway Cay Parasailing Excursion Reviews

Get a breathtaking panoramic view of the beautiful island as you parasail up several hundred feet above it!
My 13-year-old daughter was the only one brave enough to parasail but she LOVED it.
My 13-year-old daughter was the only one brave enough to parasail but she LOVED it. The only reason I give it a "very good" rather than an "excellent" is that no one could ride on the boat with her (which I understand, ... Read More
My 13-year-old daughter was the only one brave enough to parasail but she LOVED it. The only reason I give it a "very good" rather than an "excellent" is that no one could ride on the boat with her (which I understand, they need all the space for parasailers), but then I'd think they would include a photographer on the boat to take pictures of this experience! My husband went back onboard the Fantasy and up to the upper decks on the bow to try to get photos, but couldn't tell who was who from that distance. This seems like a major missed opportunity for the charter company who runs this, or even Disney, who is not usually one to miss a chance to sell you something extra. We would have bought the photo for sure! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Sorry, the flight was great, but I booked with my daughter and they sent us up together.
Sorry, the flight was great, but I booked with my daughter and they sent us up together. Not a big deal, but we received the same amount of air time as another guest who went up by themselves. Looks like they just doubled their money for ... Read More
Sorry, the flight was great, but I booked with my daughter and they sent us up together. Not a big deal, but we received the same amount of air time as another guest who went up by themselves. Looks like they just doubled their money for all of our double flights by giving us all the same amount of time. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We booked a parasailing excursion for late afternoon which worked into our schedule for the day ...
We booked a parasailing excursion for late afternoon which worked into our schedule for the day perfectly. The parasailing excursion meets at Marge’s Barges & Sea Charters Dock which is adjacent to the port. After checking in at ... Read More
We booked a parasailing excursion for late afternoon which worked into our schedule for the day perfectly. The parasailing excursion meets at Marge’s Barges & Sea Charters Dock which is adjacent to the port. After checking in at Marge’s kiosk, guests are directed to a nearby open-air waterfront lounge until their names are called. Our wait after check-in was not long at all. We had just enough time to snap a few pictures before we were on our way with six of our fellow cruisers. We had the option of riding in pairs (tandem) or as singles. Only one person in our group took advantage of the solo option, and she really enjoyed her time flying the Bahamian skies solo. Our parasailing boat was one of two boats out on the water at the same time. Our boat took the beach side of the waters, and the second boat flew its passengers on the more underdeveloped side of Castaway Cay. Either way, every rider had the opportunity to take in the fantastic aerial views of the Cay as well as of the fabulous floating paradise that is the Disney Dream. If you are height sensitive, don’t worry. We weren’t in the air for long, and those breathtaking views were worth every minute! The entire excursion lasted about one hour, and our parasailing adventure delivered unobstructed views of Castaway Cay, our stunning cruise ship, and of course the deep blue sea that we never would have witnessed otherwise. We had a fantastic parasailing experience thanks to Hershel and his crew who live on a nearby key in the Bahamas, and we absolutely would suggest this activity to future visitors of Castaway Cay. For a far more detailed review, including photographs and video, of our time on the Disney Dream, please visit our website at: www.bucation.com Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Expensive but fun.
Expensive but fun. They gave our small kids 2 rides each (adults one). Great views of boat while at the key.
Expensive but fun. They gave our small kids 2 rides each (adults one). Great views of boat while at the key. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We signed up for this as we got off the shop at Castaway Cay and were lucky enough to get the kids ...
We signed up for this as we got off the shop at Castaway Cay and were lucky enough to get the kids parasailing. It was an incredible experience for my 11 and 12 year old...the crew took my camera and was able to get some incredible photos ... Read More
We signed up for this as we got off the shop at Castaway Cay and were lucky enough to get the kids parasailing. It was an incredible experience for my 11 and 12 year old...the crew took my camera and was able to get some incredible photos for me. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
It was awful.
It was awful. The guy did not know what he was doing, we were only in the air for 2 minutes and never straight up. Definitely not worth $200 to be out for 2 minutes. They pulled the parachute in under the boat and we were stuck in the ... Read More
It was awful. The guy did not know what he was doing, we were only in the air for 2 minutes and never straight up. Definitely not worth $200 to be out for 2 minutes. They pulled the parachute in under the boat and we were stuck in the water for 20 minutes while they untangled it. It was bad. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Castaway Cay is an amazing island.
Castaway Cay is an amazing island. Also, the ship was the only one there and that makes the island that much better of an experience because you are surrounded by the same amazing staff from the ship out on the island. We chose to do ... Read More
Castaway Cay is an amazing island. Also, the ship was the only one there and that makes the island that much better of an experience because you are surrounded by the same amazing staff from the ship out on the island. We chose to do parasailing and just taking the parasail boat out around the ship was fantastic. The people running the parasail are great and very friendly too. On the island itself there is a lot to do. Some with a cost but, we took advantage of the kids club and our son got to play in a large well supervised area and we got some time to tour the island. If you are a runner, I highly suggest registering for the Castaway Cay 5k. It takes place almost as soon as you port and you get a runner's medal (rubber medal) for finishing. Our son was in the kids club on the island while we ran and he had a blast. The BBQ they prepare on the island is very good too and has lots of nice options and is included in the cost of your cruise. Snorkeling is well worth it too if you want to go the distance. If you stay close to shore, you will not see much but if you follow the "path" along to the rocks you will see a lot. Bring an underwater camera for some good shots. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line