Our Castaway Cay day was by far my favorite part of our whole cruise. I knew from pictures and videos beforehand that I would love Disney’s private island. But, I was blown away by just how beautiful it is.
Our view from our balcony as we pulled into the port was just breath-taking.
Look how blue and gorgeous that water is!
After a quick breakfast on the ship, we headed down to Deck 1 to disembark. It was so cool to get these new views of the beautiful ship.
The welcome area of Castaway Cay was super cute with its tropical holiday decorations.
I love how everything in Disney is intentional and comes full circle. I thought that it was such a fun little nod to the parks that they have the same trams escorting you to the different areas of the island… and the views are just spectacular.
Once on the island, we hopped on one of those trams past the family beach over to the lagoon where we would have our Sting Ray excursion.
The Sting Ray excursion was so much fun and absolutely worth the price. For $56 per each person 10 years old and up or $45 for children ages 5 to 9, you are able to spend 1 hour in the lagoon with the stingrays as a private excursion.
At the beginning of the hour, they give each person a life vest and snorkel gear and do a brief instructional on how to use the equipment.
Everyone then heads into the water to two feeding stations where a cast member hands out food for you to feed the stingrays. This lasts about 15 minutes and then the “free swim” begins.
During this time you are free to explore the lagoon on your own and there are 40+ stingrays in the water with you at this time.
The lagoon is gorgeous, the water is crystal clear and you get beautiful views of the ship from this location.
The black spots that you see in the water are all of the stingrays.
After our excursion, we took some time exploring the shops around the island before taking the tram to Serenity Bay which is the adults only side of the island.
When arriving at Serenity Bay the tram drops you off at Cookies Too which is the bbq area. In this area, lunch is served from 11:30am to 2pm and includes a variety of delicious foods.
Castaway Cay was by far our favorite part of the island!