Castaway Cay Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

What's beneath Castaway Cay's waters? Try something different and you may encounter some of the island's unique vibrant colored fish on a snorkeling adventure.
all other excursions were canceled except this one and the water was so choppy and visibility was ...
all other excursions were canceled except this one and the water was so choppy and visibility was zero. Our youngest had problems swimming in the chop and was not enjoyable at all
all other excursions were canceled except this one and the water was so choppy and visibility was zero. Our youngest had problems swimming in the chop and was not enjoyable at all Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
They had a roped off area for snorkelers.
They had a roped off area for snorkelers. HOwever, my daughter wasn't enjoying this (she's 7), so we didn't do it very long.
They had a roped off area for snorkelers. HOwever, my daughter wasn't enjoying this (she's 7), so we didn't do it very long. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Our kids enjoyed getting up close and personal with the stingrays!
Our kids enjoyed getting up close and personal with the stingrays! Several in our party continued their snorkeling out in the bay where there are green sea turtles, a submarine and statues of Mickey and Minnie to find. Others of us used ... Read More
Our kids enjoyed getting up close and personal with the stingrays! Several in our party continued their snorkeling out in the bay where there are green sea turtles, a submarine and statues of Mickey and Minnie to find. Others of us used our bike rental privileges to explore the island a bit. We biked all the way to the lookout stand as well as by the private cabanas. We also got tubes to float in. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We saw many fish including a fairly large stingray and grouper along with underwater statues.
We saw many fish including a fairly large stingray and grouper along with underwater statues.
We saw many fish including a fairly large stingray and grouper along with underwater statues. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Snorkeling: You will have to go out to deep water to see any fish, so I would not reco for younger ...
Snorkeling: You will have to go out to deep water to see any fish, so I would not reco for younger kids. Food/BBQ was great. Plenty of sun & shaded area's on the beach. you will have to get there early if you want a hammock.
Snorkeling: You will have to go out to deep water to see any fish, so I would not reco for younger kids. Food/BBQ was great. Plenty of sun & shaded area's on the beach. you will have to get there early if you want a hammock. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
limited fish to see, but was fun
limited fish to see, but was fun
limited fish to see, but was fun Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Snorkeling was great for my wife and 2 kids.
Snorkeling was great for my wife and 2 kids. They loved it and are better swimmers than I. The skiff boats drop you off midway between Castaway Key and Abaco Island on top of a shallow reef (12-6 ft deep appx). I would guess 1.5 miles ... Read More
Snorkeling was great for my wife and 2 kids. They loved it and are better swimmers than I. The skiff boats drop you off midway between Castaway Key and Abaco Island on top of a shallow reef (12-6 ft deep appx). I would guess 1.5 miles from both islands. Strong current pulled snorkelers away from anchored boats. I had somewhat of a panic attack and couldn't breathe very well through the mouthpiece so I decided to hop back on the boat and keep an eye on my kids to make sure they didn't get pulled too far from the boats. They did great and there were 3 crew per boat - One of them was in the water with the snorkelers making sure they didn't venture too far. We probably spent 45 mins-1 hr on the reef before making our way to the natural sandbar which was worth every penny paid. I have never seen water so clear in my life. We saw a sea turtle that was 2- 2.5 feet wide swimming around near us! Kids found some huge shells/conches/sand dollars...some live some empty. You can NOT bring shells back with you on the boat past the xray unit. They will confiscate them and toss them back into the ocean. Other than my mild panic attack being so far from shore, it was fantastic. Tons of colorful fish and large ones too (think mini barracuda/bottlenose looking fish as well as saltwater nemo/dory type fish. They did tell me that there were 5-6 foot shark in the deeper adjacent waters but not where we were. It is very easy to tell shallow from deeper/dark water since it is so clear. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Snorkeling was great.
Snorkeling was great. We saw a ton of fish and a sting ray and a bunch of shells! Kids really enjoyed it even though it was a little chilly the day we were there. Food was great at the on shore BBQ and we enjoyed doing our own thing and ... Read More
Snorkeling was great. We saw a ton of fish and a sting ray and a bunch of shells! Kids really enjoyed it even though it was a little chilly the day we were there. Food was great at the on shore BBQ and we enjoyed doing our own thing and just relaxing on Disney's private island and beach. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
I wish I would have known that there were submerged statues attracting fish farther out in the ...
I wish I would have known that there were submerged statues attracting fish farther out in the snorkeling area, but maybe it was better that I didn’t. When the sky suddenly darkened, we found ourselves far from shore when the Tstorm ... Read More
I wish I would have known that there were submerged statues attracting fish farther out in the snorkeling area, but maybe it was better that I didn’t. When the sky suddenly darkened, we found ourselves far from shore when the Tstorm started. It took a long time to swim to shore in the rough water but the lifeguards waited for us. All the umbrellas were closed, including the one over our bag, cell phones, hats, towels. We walked back to the ship ( 1.5 hrs to spare before ‘all call’- everyone get onboard) in the thunderstorm through a town that looks like it closed up and everyone went home. Felt like the last 3 people on the island. I was looking forward to getting a towel when we reached the ship but was informed that there were NO more TOWELS. We walked up 9 flights of ship stairs dripping wet and cold from the A/C. That night we found more people who had the same towel-less experience Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
This was the highlight of the trip.
This was the highlight of the trip. What a paradise and the only people on the island are the passengers of the ship we were on. That is one of the great things about Castaway Cay, only for Disney Cruises and only one ship at a time so ... Read More
This was the highlight of the trip. What a paradise and the only people on the island are the passengers of the ship we were on. That is one of the great things about Castaway Cay, only for Disney Cruises and only one ship at a time so it's not super crowded. The snorkeling was great because besides seeing sting rays and fish around you, they put objects on the sea floor for you to swim to and see. Perfect Perfect!! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
My favorite thing to do was snorkel!!!!!!!
My favorite thing to do was snorkel!!!!!!! It was absolutely amazing and loved searching for the hidden Disney treasures.
My favorite thing to do was snorkel!!!!!!! It was absolutely amazing and loved searching for the hidden Disney treasures. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
The snorkeling was...snorkeling.
The snorkeling was...snorkeling. There really isn't much to see in the contained area that you are allowed to snorkel in. Disney has buried several items out at sea for you to "happen" upon, but other than that, we ... Read More
The snorkeling was...snorkeling. There really isn't much to see in the contained area that you are allowed to snorkel in. Disney has buried several items out at sea for you to "happen" upon, but other than that, we didn't see much more than the bottom of the ocean. There were not very many fish at all. We did run into a sea turtle that swam into the area and then right back out to sea. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
My son took the excursion with Vibe which was snorkeling, biking and a high speed boat ride.
My son took the excursion with Vibe which was snorkeling, biking and a high speed boat ride. My husband and I rented snorkel masks and did it on our own and then relaxed on the lounge chairs, had lunch and went back to the ship around ... Read More
My son took the excursion with Vibe which was snorkeling, biking and a high speed boat ride. My husband and I rented snorkel masks and did it on our own and then relaxed on the lounge chairs, had lunch and went back to the ship around 2ish because it started to cloud up and got cooler Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Beautiful island paradise!
Beautiful island paradise! Snorkeling was great...lots of pretty fish.
Beautiful island paradise! Snorkeling was great...lots of pretty fish. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Great time with kids snorkeling for Mickie and Minnie and learning about the history of Castaway ...
Great time with kids snorkeling for Mickie and Minnie and learning about the history of Castaway Cay.
Great time with kids snorkeling for Mickie and Minnie and learning about the history of Castaway Cay. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Just rent it if you want to do it.
Just rent it if you want to do it.
Just rent it if you want to do it. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
we liked the snorkeling but really the food ashore must improve.
we liked the snorkeling but really the food ashore must improve. it is way bad bad bad. more shuttles would be nice. never seem to see one. and it's hot and humid there no matter what the season.
we liked the snorkeling but really the food ashore must improve. it is way bad bad bad. more shuttles would be nice. never seem to see one. and it's hot and humid there no matter what the season. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Snorkeling in the cay was terrific.
Snorkeling in the cay was terrific. Kids had a great time with the hidden treasures. When we couldn't see the kids they had lifeguards all throughout the bay and were able to find everyone without a problem. Castaway Cay was a ... Read More
Snorkeling in the cay was terrific. Kids had a great time with the hidden treasures. When we couldn't see the kids they had lifeguards all throughout the bay and were able to find everyone without a problem. Castaway Cay was a terrific last day on the ship!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Great equipment.
Great equipment. Everything easy to rent and the snorkel area is safe and fun. Great lifeguards on duty and information posted everywhere. We also rented bikes and that was a lot of fun.
Great equipment. Everything easy to rent and the snorkel area is safe and fun. Great lifeguards on duty and information posted everywhere. We also rented bikes and that was a lot of fun. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Beautiful day, nice boat ride, and a convenient way to snorkel.
Beautiful day, nice boat ride, and a convenient way to snorkel. Not much to see but we did enjoy it. Also at castaway cay they have a very large area roped off just for snorkeling right off the beach! I think we could have done well ... Read More
Beautiful day, nice boat ride, and a convenient way to snorkel. Not much to see but we did enjoy it. Also at castaway cay they have a very large area roped off just for snorkeling right off the beach! I think we could have done well just to do that (less costly, more independence) as well as all the other fun things at castaway cay (slides, ropes for climbing, beach, fantastic lunch, biking, etc). Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
AMAZZZING!
AMAZZZING! You have to swim out a ways to see the most fish. We saw a sting ray, a sea turtle and an impressive array of fish. VERY fun. Be sure to put sun screen on your back ;)
AMAZZZING! You have to swim out a ways to see the most fish. We saw a sting ray, a sea turtle and an impressive array of fish. VERY fun. Be sure to put sun screen on your back ;) Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
The snorkeling lagoon is beautiful and full of fish and wonderful underwater surprises.
The snorkeling lagoon is beautiful and full of fish and wonderful underwater surprises.
The snorkeling lagoon is beautiful and full of fish and wonderful underwater surprises. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Water was exceeding cold, and no fish present.
Water was exceeding cold, and no fish present.
Water was exceeding cold, and no fish present. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line