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Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line!

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The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
Since 1996 or 1997 Disney has carefully maintained control of Castaway Cay (pronounced KEY) in the Bahamas. Most don't realize it but Disney does NOT own the island but they own a 99 year lease of the property which began in 1997 and expires in 2096.

History of Castaway Cay
The island has a history that dates as far back as the 1780s around the founding of the United States of America. In those days it was known as Gorda Cay and one still sees that name on maps to this day.

In the early 1900s the island was a stop off for bootleggers and then later for drug runners. Certainly, it is a place that would make Jack Sparrow feel at home and it should as parts of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl were recorded there. In addition, the scene in the movie Splash (1984) where Tom Hanks first encounters Daryl Hannah on the beach was filmed here. I wonder if this is when the Island came to the attention of the Disney corporation.

What is on Castaway Cay
The first major item that was built on the island was a runway that was first known to be used by those bootleggers in the 1930s. When Disney acquired the lease for the island the first thing they did was extensive repairs and rebuilding of the airstrip so more supplies and equipment could be added to the resources there.

One very nice feature is the pier that was added that allows the Disney ships to dock right at the island. This eliminates the need for tenders to carry people to and from the island from the ship. Blasting and dredging brought the island to a usable state for Disney Cruise Line ships beginning in 1998 when the company started operations.

Tigger at the Island
Tigger has been to Castaway Cay 19 times as of October 2016. It is truly one of his favorite ports as it is completely integrated with the ship. No need to bring money as the ship's key to the world card is the only thing accepted on the island (not including outside excursions, of course).

A wonderful Snorkel lagoon is available to swim in with proper equipment and offers sightings of many types of indigenous fish and other creatures from the sea. There are many items that thrill guests as they hunt throughout the area for several surprises!

Also available to rent are bicycles, inner-tube and mattress floaties and a collection of personal watercraft. Another treat is the massage cabanas overlooking the adult beach.

The beaches open to the public are populated by umbrellas, chaise and sitting chairs, enough for ever passenger to have a spot on the island and plenty more!

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Date taken: 2016 10

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Click to enlarge image The best sign on Castaway Cay is the Welcome sign everyone passes under whether walking or riding the tram!!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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The best sign on Castaway Cay is the Welcome sign everyone passes under whether walking or riding the tram!!!
Click to enlarge image On the back of the happiest sign on Castaway Cay is the SADDEST sign!!! :( - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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On the back of the happiest sign on Castaway Cay is the SADDEST sign!!! :(
Click to enlarge image More from Mount Rust-more! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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More from Mount Rust-more!
Click to enlarge image Tigger Tried to drive himself to the Adult Beach! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Tigger Tried to drive himself to the Adult Beach!
Click to enlarge image After the Chase Officer Claudio chased him down and escorted him back to the ship. - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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After the Chase Officer Claudio chased him down and escorted him back to the ship.
Click to enlarge image Oh, Tigger... will you never learn!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Oh, Tigger... will you never learn!!
Click to enlarge image Tigger waits his turn at the refreshing Disney Water served at most port docks! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Tigger waits his turn at the refreshing Disney Water served at most port docks!
Click to enlarge image One of Tigger's favorite things at most ports is when cast members serve refreshing water on the docks! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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One of Tigger's favorite things at most ports is when cast members serve refreshing water on the docks!
Click to enlarge image One last look at Dumbo on the back of the DCL Fantasy! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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One last look at Dumbo on the back of the DCL Fantasy!
Click to enlarge image Poor Tugs... no one seems to like them. :D - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Poor Tugs... no one seems to like them. :D
Click to enlarge image This bouy is right next to the Bahamian Post Office here - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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This bouy is right next to the Bahamian Post Office here
Click to enlarge image Captain Bob Iger? Who can tell Tigger who this worthy seaman is!?! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Captain Bob Iger? Who can tell Tigger who this worthy seaman is!?!
Click to enlarge image Don't forget to get pictures at the pier's Tramstop with your ship, too! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Don't forget to get pictures at the pier's Tramstop with your ship, too!
Click to enlarge image Don't forget to get pictures at the pier's Tramstop with your ship, too! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Don't forget to get pictures at the pier's Tramstop with your ship, too!
Click to enlarge image So many places to go! How will I ever decide?!? - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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So many places to go! How will I ever decide?!?
Click to enlarge image Oh yay!! Tigger LOVES fresh fruit!!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Oh yay!! Tigger LOVES fresh fruit!!!
Click to enlarge image Just remember, they begin clearing stuff back to the ship before we leave. Everything comes on the ship with us and all the laundry and trash leaves with us. - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Just remember, they begin clearing stuff back to the ship before we leave. Everything comes on the ship with us and all the laundry and trash leaves with us.
Click to enlarge image Mount Rust-more has had a make over with a new paint job... but then again, when is this not true? Disney Cruise line takes such good care of everything here just like all their properties! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Mount Rust-more has had a make over with a new paint job... but then again, when is this not true? Disney Cruise line takes such good care of everything here just like all their properties!
Click to enlarge image Tigger is a CHAMP at the Ping Pong tables on Castaway Cay, but with all his bouncing he can return anything hit his way! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Tigger is a CHAMP at the Ping Pong tables on Castaway Cay, but with all his bouncing he can return anything hit his way!
Click to enlarge image Tigger wishes he was young enough to get in on that Whale Dig over at Monstro Point!! It looks like those kids are having a lot of fun bouncing around in the sand! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Tigger wishes he was young enough to get in on that Whale Dig over at Monstro Point!! It looks like those kids are having a lot of fun bouncing around in the sand!
Click to enlarge image Tigger looking for the restroom.. where oh where is the little boys room??? - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Tigger looking for the restroom.. where oh where is the little boys room???
Click to enlarge image The Fantasy from across the water!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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The Fantasy from across the water!!
Click to enlarge image Bait and Tackle!!! Oh goody, lets go fishing!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Bait and Tackle!!! Oh goody, lets go fishing!!
Click to enlarge image Sitting at the far end of the island, Tigger looks over Serenity Bay - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Sitting at the far end of the island, Tigger looks over Serenity Bay
Click to enlarge image OOooooo.... Shell fish!! Can't wait to get back on board!!! WOOT!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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OOooooo.... Shell fish!! Can't wait to get back on board!!! WOOT!!
Click to enlarge image Game time in the Pavilion, foosball and so much more can be found! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Game time in the Pavilion, foosball and so much more can be found!
Click to enlarge image Tigger finds a good friend at the beach!! OLAF!!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Tigger finds a good friend at the beach!! OLAF!!!
Click to enlarge image So much fun at Pelican Plunge!!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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So much fun at Pelican Plunge!!!
Click to enlarge image Tigger lines up for lunch at Cookies! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Tigger lines up for lunch at Cookies!
Click to enlarge image This is another treasure hunt item... go find this plane at the far end of the runway while you are there! Tigger did! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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This is another treasure hunt item... go find this plane at the far end of the runway while you are there! Tigger did!
Click to enlarge image Don't forget to take a selfie at the back of the ship!! Every Disney Cruise ship has a different character at the back! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Don't forget to take a selfie at the back of the ship!! Every Disney Cruise ship has a different character at the back!
Click to enlarge image Tigger made it to the far end of the island while HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE!!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Tigger made it to the far end of the island while HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE!!!
Click to enlarge image From atop the watchtower on the other side of the island, Tigger finds the Disney Fantasy! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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From atop the watchtower on the other side of the island, Tigger finds the Disney Fantasy!
Click to enlarge image One of Tigger's favorite things on Castaway Cay is the SOFTSERVE!!! YUMMY!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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One of Tigger's favorite things on Castaway Cay is the SOFTSERVE!!! YUMMY!!
Click to enlarge image Tigger!!! You cannot wander off into the growth on Castaway Cay! This is a natural preserve! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Tigger!!! You cannot wander off into the growth on Castaway Cay! This is a natural preserve!
Click to enlarge image What could be better than a massage on Castaway Cay in one of the Cabanas on the beach at Serenity Bay! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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What could be better than a massage on Castaway Cay in one of the Cabanas on the beach at Serenity Bay!
Click to enlarge image Life jackets are available for free around the island for guests to use. - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Life jackets are available for free around the island for guests to use.
Click to enlarge image There are life guard stations along the beachs and strategically located though the swim harbor - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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There are life guard stations along the beachs and strategically located though the swim harbor
Click to enlarge image The island is pretty much all handicap accessible. These chairs are available to rent that make beach navigation much easier. - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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The island is pretty much all handicap accessible. These chairs are available to rent that make beach navigation much easier.
Click to enlarge image Numerous staff are available throughout all the bars, activities centers and dining areas. - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Numerous staff are available throughout all the bars, activities centers and dining areas.
Click to enlarge image Sitting in a beach chair watching the ocean or watching the people, Tigger LOVEs this beautiful place!! - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Sitting in a beach chair watching the ocean or watching the people, Tigger LOVEs this beautiful place!!
Click to enlarge image Bicycles can be rented on the island. They are all one speed Beach bikes. Don't expect anything fancy. - Castaway Cay is a private PARADISE managed by Disney Cruise Line! - The only way Tigger or any other guests of Disney Cruise Line can get to Castaway Cay is on a Cruise.
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Bicycles can be rented on the island. They are all one speed Beach bikes. Don't expect anything fancy.

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