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Disney's Castaway Cay: Top Activities for each Family Member

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

Disney's Castaway Cay is an island paradise, completely outfitted for premium family leisure and ample amenities for every age group. It is an exclusive destination and only available for guests sailing on select Disney Cruise Line itineraries to the Bahamas and Caribbean.

This private island in the Bahamas is a small beach community all on its own - it even has its own post office! The island features two family-friendly beaches complete with waterslides, float rentals, snorkeling and other water sport activities. Plus, it features an adult-only beach where serenity and peace are redefined.

With so many activities, it's no wonder why so many guests consider a stop at Castaway Cay to be the highlight of their Disney Cruise. Want to learn more about what experiences your family might enjoy? Take a look at the top activities for each family member.

For the KIDS

  • Disney character greetings and character dance parties

  • Scuttle's Cove, an on-island kid’s club supervised by Disney counselors featuring a sandy play spot, a whimsical water play area and structured activities

  • Protected family beach area with calm ocean waters

  • Soft serve ice cream available all day

For the TEENS

  • Sporting activities and games like volleyball, tetherball, table tennis, foosball, billiards and basketball plus a Castaway Cay 5K where each participant receives an exclusive medal

  • Exhilarating port excursions like parasailing, wave runners, speedboat ride and more

  • Teen Hideout where teens 14 to17 years of age can lounge in their very own slice of paradise

For the ADULTS

  • Serenity Beach a private, adult only beach

  • Open-air cabana massages

  • Castaway Air Bar featuring frozen specialty drinks plus an upgraded lunch menu at Serenity Bay BBQ

  • Scenic walking trails for island exploration

For the FAMILY

When you are looking for activities that the family can enjoy together, check out some of these great bonding experiences (please note minimum ages/heights may apply):

  • Pelican Plunge featuring 2 twisting water slides that carry guests into the refreshing lagoon and a giant "bucket dump" that sprays hundreds of gallons of water on eagerly awaiting bathers beneath

  • Snorkel in the calm waters and look for hidden "treasures" beneath the sea

  • Family bike rentals for exploring the hidden wonders of the island

  • Stingray adventure where guests can feed, touch and snorkel among real-live stingrays

  • Boat rentals including kayaks, paddleboats, aqua trikes and stand-up paddleboards

Discover the Royal Treatment at Castaway Cay

Make your visit to Castaway Cay extra special by renting a private cabana for the day.

Castaway Cay cabanas come complete with an exclusive beach area and are stocked with complimentary snacks, drinks, rafts, floats, sunscreen and sand toys… plus, a “magic button” you can push when you need something from your cabana host.

These open-air cabanas are extremely popular so I always recommend booking a Disney Cruise Line concierge stateroom, which allows you priority access to reserving a cabana, port excursions and onboard reservations for popular activities and specialty restaurants.

Curious to learn about why so many families choose Disney Cruise Line? Check out the Top 6 Reasons Why Families Sail with Disney Cruise Line.

Lissa Ryan is a Senior Travel Advisor with Kingdom Destinations specializing in luxurious family vacations. Lissa helps busy parents who want to create travel memories with their families through luxury travel experiences, but are too busy or overwhelmed with all the effort and research that is required to plan that perfect vacation.

For more information or to schedule a consultation to discuss a Disney Cruise Line sailing or any other luxury family vacation, please contact


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