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CocoCay Excursions

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CocoCay is Royal Caribbean's exclusive "Out Island" playground in the Bahamas. You come here to get away from it all, enjoy your time in the sun, and have some fun to boot.

Your ship will lay anchor off CocoCay, and you'll take a tender to the island's tender docks. From there, it's a short and easy walk to the main beach areas.

Time in Port

In 2015, Royal Caribbean's and Celebrity's ships will be in port for an average of 9 hours. For each of the following excursions, we've added an icon that tells you what percent of your time in port is spent on the excursion. With that in mind, you can plan for other activities, including exploring, dining, shopping, hanging out on the beach, etc.

Rating Information

We provide rating information on most of the following tours. These star ratings come from Royal Caribbean and CruisePortInsider, and provide a good resource when you're deciding on whether to take an excursion, and if so, which one.

Tour Pricing

We also provide tour pricing for all of the excursions listed below, which were posted on the websites of Royal Caribbean as of December 5, 2014. It's important to note that the actual price that you'll pay for the excursions may be higher than the prices we publish in our excursions pages.

Feedback

If you have taken any of the tours listed below, we'd like your feedback on your experience. Please click on the link of the tour you took, and then click the "Write a Review of This Tour" link to tell us what you think.

Last Updated: December 5, 2014.

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Beach, Snorkel and Sailing Tours

Tour Name & Brief Description

Offered By1




Swimmer

Aqua Park - Caylana's Castle Cove
Varies           Rated: 5 Stars

Enjoy some fun in the largest Aqua Park in the Bahamas. Caylana's Castle Cove features trampolines, a log roll, a floating "Water Totter" and a floating sand castle. Perfect for both kids and adults.

Video

Activity Level:

Moderate Walking 1$s    




Waterslider

Water Slide--All Day Access
Varies

Channel your inner kid on the world's largest inflatable water slide. It's three stories high and 175 feet long, and kids can't get enough of it. Your ticket lets you slide all day long, so get on with the fun!

Video

Activity Level:

Moderate Walking 1$s    




Waterslider

Aqua Park/Water Slide Combo
Varies           4 stars

Combine two fun activities in one package. You'll have all day access to water fun at Caylana's Castle Cove, plus unlimited trips sliding down the world's largest water slide, all in one place: CocoCay!

Video

Activity Level:

Moderate Walking 2$s    




Snorkeler

Snorkel Adventure and Underwater Treasure Hunt
Varies           Rated: 4 Stars

With all-day snorkel gear rental, you can swim in the cove's sandy shallows to see the colorful schools of fish, or adventure outside the cove to discover deeper water and the underwater coral formations. They've also got a treasure hunt feature on this excursion.

Video

Activity Level:

High Walking 2$s    




Tropical Fish

Reef Snorkeling & Sandbar Party Boat
2½ hours           5 stars

Board a boat for a fun snorkeling adventure in a reef off the coast of Great Stirrup Cay. You'll snorkel in the area's unique coral formations and among the colorful tropical fish. And after the snorkeling, the party begins!

Video

Activity Level:

Moderate boat 2$s 30%  




kayaker

Kayak Adventure
1½ hours           5 stars

Burn off last night's cheesecake on this kayak adventure. You'll take a 2-person sea kayak on a leisurely guided tour through the shallow clear waters, and encounter some of CocoCay's marine life.

Video

Activity Level:

Moderate Walking 2$s 20%  




Swim Fins

Kayak Adventure and Snorkel Combo
Varies           5 stars

Enjoy a leisurely guided kayaking adventure as you paddle above the clear waters of CocoCay. Plus, with all-day snorkel gear rental included, you get to explore the island's colorful coral reefs for as long as you want.

Video

Activity Level:

High Walking 3$s    




Parasailing

Parasail Adventure Tour
1 hour           Rated: 5 Stars

Soar over CocoCay in a tandem parasail. The view in every direction is spectacular, and you'll see the length and breadth of the island and your ship at anchor in the azure waters of the Bahamas.

Video

Activity Level:

Moderate boat 3$s 10%  




Clown Triggerfish

Right Choice Glass Bottom Boat Tour
1½ hours           Rated: 5 Stars

Learn about the undersea critters that live in CocoCay's coral reefs. You'll see a variety of tropical fish and coral species, sea stars, conch, migrating rays and turtles. Fun for the whole family!

Video

Activity Level:

Low boat 2$s 20%  




Wave Runner

CocoCay Wave Jet Tour - Driver
1 hour           Rated: 4 Stars

Climb aboard a Wave Runner for a fun and informative 50-minute guided tour of CocoCay and nearby islands. You'll pass by the lighthouse, Slaughter Harbour and the old community of Cistern Cay.

Video

Activity Level:

Moderate Walking 3$s 10%  




Wave Runner

CocoCay Wave Jet Tour - Passenger
1 hour           Rated: 5 Stars

Climb aboard a Wave Runner for a fun and informative 50-minute guided tour of CocoCay and nearby islands. You'll pass by the lighthouse, Slaughter Harbour and the old community of Cistern Cay.

Video

Activity Level:

Moderate Walking 2$s 10%  




Beach mat

Floating Beach Mat
Varies           Rated: 5 Stars

If you're looking for a fun way to relax and catch some rays in the waters of CocoCay, rent a Floating Beach Mat. The super soft foam mattress can be used on the beach or on the water. Just say "Ahh."

 

Activity Level:

Low Walking 1$s    

Hiking Tour

Tour Name & Brief Description

Offered By1




Gumbo Limbo Tree

CocoCay Nature Walk
1¼ hours           Rated: 4 Stars

Take a leisurely tour of the island of CocoCay, where you'll learn of the island's place in both pirate and contemporary history. Plus you'll learn about the island's flora and fauna, and visit the historical ruin.

Video

Activity Level:

Moderate Walking 2$s 10%  

Teen Activity Tour

Tour Name & Brief Description

Offered By1




Waterslider

Teen Adventure Pack
Varies

Designed for teens ages 12 to 17, this tour includes snorkeling out to the sunken plane for a fish feeding extravaganza, having fun at CocoCay's aqua park, and an all-day pass for the water slide.

Video

Activity Level:

High Walking 2$s    

Scuba Diving Tours

Tour Name & Brief Description

Offered By1




Scuba tanks

Scuba Dive with Equipment
1½ hours

Spend some serious time underwater at CocoCay. You'll begin with a one-tank shallow water beach dive, and then explore the reef to a maximum depth of 40 feet. A current "C" card is required.

Video

Activity Level:

High boat 3$s 20%  




Scuba tanks

Scuba Dive without Equipment
1½ hours           4 stars

Spend some serious time underwater at CocoCay. You'll begin with a one-tank shallow water beach dive, and then explore the reef to a maximum depth of 40 feet. A current "C" card is required.

Video

Activity Level:

High boat 3$s 20%  

Stingray Tour

Tour Name & Brief Description

Offered By1




Stingray

Stingray City Bahamas
1½ hours           Rated 5 Stars

Enjoy an unforgettable encounter as you mingle with the tame southern stingrays at Stingray Cay. You'll learn all about these sea creatures, then feed and touch them as you snorkel in the blue waters.

 

Activity Level:

High boat 3$s 20%


Important Information


Notes on the above cruise excursions:

  • The information on the cruise excursions listed above was developed from publicly available sources.
  • The cruise lines may elect to add to, change, delete or otherwise alter the itineraries of the excursions above;
  • The cruise lines may restrict the number of passengers allowed to go on any particular excursion.
  • The cruise lines may impose other restrictions on any particular excursion, including height, weight, minimum age, etc.; make sure to check with them to determine if there are such restrictions.
  • There may be seasonal limitations on certain excursions or tours, such as whale watching. Be sure to check with your cruise line to determine if the tour in which you're interested is available when you're on your cruise.

Why buy a tour through the cruise lines?

  • They have selected tour operator partners who are safe, reliable, licensed and insured.
  • They offer a wide selection of tours, purchasing convenience and can provide expert advice on the most appropriate tour for you.
  • They offer a one price, no surprises policy, with no hidden fees.
  • They will be happy to credit your onboard account if you've already booked an excursion and there is a change in itinerary of the ship.
  • They will wait for you if your tour is late.

Footnotes


1 Royal Caribbean Celebrity icon Celebrity Carnival


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