Castaway Cay, Bahamas
Castaway Cay is a private island or "out island" in the Bahamas which serves as an exclusive port of call for the Disney Cruise Line ships Disney Wonder and Disney Magic. It is located near Great Abaco Island, and was formerly known as Gorda Cay. It is owned in full by The Walt Disney Company.
Disney characters greet you on shore, and visitors can choose 3 separate beaches reserved exclusively for teens, adults only or a family beach. Adults can enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of Serenity Bay, their private palm-lined beach, while teens enjoy the volleyball and tetherball courts adjacent to their beach. Families congregate at Castaway Family Beach and Scuttle’s Cove is reserved for children.
Activities include snorkeling amongst the erected “shipwrecks” and sunken treasures, sailing or paddle a sea kayak, swim or enjoy the calm waters on a tube or raft. Lounge in the midday sun or have a relaxing massage in the open-air cabanas. Bike riding and volleyball are also available.
Things to See & Do
* Water sports
* Submarine ride
* The Flying Dutchman pirate ship
* Bike riding
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Population – 40 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location - This is the only cruise ship’s private island that can boast its own terminal, whereby the ships can actually dock at the pier. Disney has also constructed a system of trams to transport passengers from the pier to the various areas of the island. The main beach is a ten-minute walk ride from the pier.
Transport Links – The largest airports in the Bahamas are at the capital Nassau, on New Providence, and Freeport, on Grand Bahama.
The capital, Nassau, on New Providence Island is one of the world's busiest cruise ship ports, and is well served by ships that originate from Florida. Freeport on Grand Bahama Island is a growing destination as well.