Excursions on DCL


#1

Im looking into excursions for our January cruise. I know the water will probably be cold but I think we are going to suck it up and deal with it so we can do the dolphin encounter at Nassau. Has anyone done this?

How about the teen kayaking adventure on Castaway Cay?

What did you book? Was it worth it?


#2

We went to Castaway Cay this past January. The water was cold but after you got in it was fine. We did the package that included the bike, raft/inner tube and snorkeling equipment. I wanted to enjoy the island and beach area as much as possible and this package worked out great. We also rented the big paddle boats!! The island is really cool, felt like we were on Gilligan’s Island!!


#3

Just don’t do the glass bottom boat in Nassau. Gawd awful waster of time and money.


#4

To say nothing of :blow::blow::blow:! I’ve never experienced seasickness until we went out on that boat. It was horrid! (and a gawd awful waste of time and money).


#5

:eek: THANK YOU FOR THE INFO!!!


#6

Castaway Cay is perfect without any excursions at all. Seriously, it is the best beach you could ask for. Grab a hammock and enjoy!

Nassau is tough. I will say this, you could always stay on the boat. It is kinda nice to do this when 3/4 of the passengers get off!


#7

If you’re claustrophobic or panicky in closed-in, crowded places, stay away from the Straw Market in Nassau!

Skwak is right - nothing needed on Castaway Cay except a hammock and a good book! (Disney provides the hammocks).


#8

[QUOTE=llama;1135541]If you’re claustrophobic or panicky in closed-in, crowded places, stay away from the Straw Market in Nassau!

Skwak is right - nothing needed on Castaway Cay except a hammock and a good book! (Disney provides the hammocks).[/QUOTE]

I agree, the Straw Market in Nassau is a train wreck!!! You know what we did in Nassau last trip: we rented a room for the day at a hotel that had a casino. My sons and I chilled at the room and on the beach (it was hot) and my wife and mother-in-law gambled. Win-win! I think it was $99 for the day.


#9

That’s a great idea! We’re doing sort of the same in Jamaica this year. DH is golfing at the Hilton Cinnamon Hill course and I get to spend the day at the spa and resort at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort. It’s costing me $94 for a day at the resort which includes a massage, use of all facilities and lunch. Way cheaper than a massage on the ship! (sorry - threadjack).


#10

[QUOTE=llama;1135541]If you’re claustrophobic or panicky in closed-in, crowded places, stay away from the Straw Market in Nassau!

Skwak is right - nothing needed on Castaway Cay except a hammock and a good book! (Disney provides the hammocks).[/QUOTE]

I agree with you and had planned to just hang on the beach at CC and maybe even stay on the boat in Nassau…but DH is insistent on jacking up the price of this trip with dolphin encounters and water slides…:confused:


#11

We did the dolphin encounter in Nassau a few years back. We liked it. It was not cheap, but it was one of those once in a lifetime experiences and I loved seeing my kids with the dolphins. The trip there was a bit rough and a wave crashed over the boat getting there. I thought it was going to take my son over the side! (I had him by the collar the rest of the trip). The crew, however, was very capable and check on us to make sure we were ok. All in all, I would recommend doing- at least once. The one other time we were in Nassau we stayed on the boat- that was wonderfully relaxing.