Castaway Cay Jetski excursion
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They have large wodden bin at the check in area on the beach that you put your stuff in. It is large enough for everyone that is riding at that time. We just did it a week ago yesterday and it was amazing. We had done it a few years ago but now they have brand new awesome Jet Skis !
Great. Do you know if I would be allowed a water proof camera? Also, Did everyone go really fast or were there some slower drivers? I am a little nervous. I have driven jet skis but not on the ocean and never really fast at all. Any info would be great!
I have carried a disposable water-proof camera, and the only problem was trying to drive and take pictures at the same time, since the only way to maintain direction is to keep the throttle on, and as soon as you stop to take pictures, you lose all direction control, and may quickly turn away from the direction you want to take the photos. Also, you can't stop whenever you want, they want you to stay in line, so it was a bit tough to try and get the pics I wanted.
Also, when I did this two years ago, you start out slow in single file line, then once they get you out on open water, they put you in a side by side line, and let you gun it as fast as you want, so you don't have to go full throttle, but you can.
Then they slow you down and put you back in single file line for approach to the beach.
Now, it may be different folks running it now a days, so they may have changed the procedures, and everything I'm saying is wrong.
The only difference this time was that we actually stopped at the beach just up from Serenity Bay Adult beach and were allowed to swim a bit. I noticed how much warmer and nicer that water is there than at the family beach.
You'll be able to book as many shore experiences as you'd like, once you're eligible to use the online reservation system at the DCL web site (for first-time cruisers, that's 75 days before your cruise). You'll be able to book specific time slots for all of those experiences - just look at the available times (and durations) for each, and choose accordingly. Since it's always possible that someone else moves a bit faster, just reserve the excursion that's most important to you, first. Castaway Cay is pretty compact. If you leave a half-hour between the end of one excursion and the start of the next, you'll be fine. However, rather than cram all the excitement into a short period, consider booking them at different times of the day (maybe one before lunch, and one afterwards).
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