Disney Cruise Castaway Cay Stingray Adventure
The Disney Cruise Castaway Cay Stingray Adventure is one of the most popular excursions on Disney’s beautiful private island so if you want to experience this it is best to book ahead online prior to your cruise.
The Disney Cruise Stingray Adventure is one of the most popular of all the Castaway Cay activities so you do need to book as early as possible to secure your place
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The Disney Cruise Castaway Cay Stingray Adventure experience lasts approximately one hour. If you have booked this experience you will head to Castaway Ray’s to check-in.
You will be given your scuba gear and life vests. The first part of the Stingray experience is an educational talk about stingrays.
It is a good introduction to learn about the stingrays and be told the right way to interact with them.
You will then be split into smaller groups, each headed by a Cast Member, to begin your interaction with the stingrays. You carefully enter the water, in a shuffle style that is explained to you so that you don’t disturb the stingrays.
You walk out to the ‘dining area’ – a horseshoe-shaped area where the rays are trained that they will find food on the Mickey shapes. You will be able to get very close to the rays and touch them as they take the food out of your hand.
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The next part is about 30 minutes of snorkel time on your own. Guests report differently on this part of the Disney Cruise Castaway Cay Stingray Adventure excursion.
Some say they see lots of stingrays and others saying that once the feeding time is over the rays swim away.
It is best if you can possibly get an earlier time for this excursion of around 10 am.
The water will be clearer earlier on in the day as not so much sand will have been kicked up by your fellow guests who have done the excursion before you. The sun will also not be as strong early in the morning.
It is a great idea to bring a waterproof camerawith you as you will get the chance to get some great pictures.
After the hour is up you have to hand back your snorkel equipment unless you have purchased that separately.
It can be more economical to book the Extreme Getaway Package on Castaway Cay if you are going to to the Stingray Adventure.
This includes the Stingray Adventure, Snorkel Equipment for the day, Float Tube Rental for the day and One Hour Bicycle Rental.
If you want to know more about Castaway Cay check out our Complete Guide to Disney’s Private Island
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Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.