Port Overview

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Castaway Cay is an island in the Bahamas that is owned and operated by Disney Cruise Lines.  It is located near Great Abaco Island and was formerly called Gorda Cay. Castaway Cay invites cruisers to enjoy balmy tropical weather and world-class recreation on a Bahamian oasis with signature Disney hospitality.  After disembarking to Castaway Cay, you can obtain beach towels and use your convenient Key to the World cards for retail transactions on the island.  Don't forget your Keys to the World or you can't get on and off the ship!  One great thing that Disney went over the top with on their private island (unlike the other cruise lines) was to put in a cruise ship dock to allow walk off / walk on access without the need of tender boats. 

General Information

Time zone

Castaway Cay is in the Eastern time zone on the same time reference as the east coast of the US. 

  • Eastern Standard Time: GMT - 5 hours

  • Eastern Daylight Time: GMT - 4 hours

Language

English is the language of the Bahamas.

Money

The US dollar is the official currency of the island however the only place on the island that accepts cash is the post office.  All food on the island is included in your cruise package and all others purchases require your stateroom key (Key to the World card).

Places to Avoid

Castaway Cay is a Disney Private Island and is completely family friendly and safe.