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.

What Not to Miss

Activities available to guests include swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, and Waverunner piloting. Royal Caribbean extends its children's programs onto the island including a Fisher-Price sponsored Power Wheels track for young children.  Caylanas Aqua Park is available for an extra charge.

See our At The Port page for a map of the island showing all of the key areas of interest.


Map provided by  Worldatlas.com

Map provided by Worldatlas.com

Stay Connected

Cellular Service

No cellular service is available on the island.

Wi-Fi Hotspots

There are no Wi-Fi hotspots on CocoCay.  Wi-Fi is available on the ship for an additional cost.

Getting Around


CocoCay is 1.0 miles long and 200 yards wide and can be easily explored by walking.

Disabled Access

A barrier-free pathway connects the CocoCay Tender Landing, Straw Market, Food & Beverage Venues and restrooms for the convenience of guests with disabilities. Complimentary beach wheelchairs are available ashore at the tender landing.