Port Overview


CocoCay is an island in the Bahamas that is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines but is also a destination for some Carnival cruises.  It is located near Great Abaco Island and was formerly called Little Stirrup Cay. CocoCay invites cruisers to enjoy balmy tropical weather and world-class recreation on a Bahamian oasis.  Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Carnival cruise ships frequently anchor off the island and bring passengers ashore by tenders. To disembark to CocoCay you will have to board a tender boat since there is not a cruise ship dock at CocoCay.  CocoCay is an eco-certified private destination this 140-acre tropical paradise was awarded a Gold-Level Eco-Certification by Sustainable Travel International™ for its environmentally friendly activities and tours. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventures. Explore new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.  Little Stirrup Cay is adjacent to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian Cruise Line's private island

General Information

Time zone

CocoCay 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


English is the language of the Bahamas.


The US dollar is the official currency of the island however the only place on the island that accepts cash is the small Straw Market souvenir shop run by local Bahamians and hair braiding.  All food on the island is included in your cruise package and all others purchases or activities require your SeaPass card and are charged to your on board account.