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Old 03-03-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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water shoes

how is the bottom at Castaway cay?? Will I need water shoes to go in the ocean or is it nice sand bottom like beaches in Florida???
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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The water is beautiful, so clear.
You won't need shoes here.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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The water is beautiful, so clear.
You won't need shoes here.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #4
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I wore shoes, but I'm kind of wimpy about ocean floors.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #5
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Me and my friend did not wear shoes. We stepped on a few unknown objects in serenity bay. Prob just seaweed since there was loads of it that day. It made for lots of laughs. Totally prefer no shoes.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #6
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We all had tender toes. I'd brought water shoes, and was glad to have them. DH and DS ended up going to Buy the Seashore and bought $20 Disney watershoes and were MUCH happier after that. The sand under the water isn't beautiful sugary sand, it's rockier than I expected. I mean, nothing like a beach in the Pac NW, but not the powder I was expecting.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #7
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I found the water shoes at walmart for just $5.99 and bougt it, you never know, so...
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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I would buy cheap ones before you go!

I didnt need shoes when we went but my husband and father both needed them. Thankfully we bought my husband a cheap pair before we left for the cruise but my father ended up only going into the water once because he didnt have any watershoes.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:45 PM   #9
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We are doing the whole day snorkel on St. Thomas. Should we bring water shoes?
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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Our first cruise I didn't have water shoes and there was a lot of exposed coral in the water at Serenity Bay. This is the only time it was that bad, but I do wear water shoes now because of that time. My feet were very sore and made for a miserable time walking for a bit. I'd rather have the shoes than sore feet again.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #11
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I bought a pair for this trip since Serenity Bay was a little hard on my feet.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #12
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We love the water shoes at Lands End. The almost look like sneakers. I generally do not wear water shoes but I use these for just walking around also. If they get wet or you get caught in the rain, the don't get damaged and dry really fast.

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #13
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The "sand" at CC is not the powdery white sand found in the Panhandle of FL. The islands in the Bahama, including CC, are part of a reef system. Therefore the "sand" is more like crushed up seashells. I found them to be rough on my tender feet. I will definitely wear water shoes.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:46 PM   #14
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I found the water shoes at walmart for just $5.99 and bougt it, you never know, so...
A much better idea. I was glad to have my Lands End water sandals. (bought for almost nothing from a Budget Board post a few years ago)

DH kept saying "it will be fine", and refused to buy any in advance, and DS wouldn't tell me what style he wanted.


Helpful hint...when you're off of the Cay, wash them thoroughly and set them out to dry! We did not, and Then we remembered that they were in a plastic bag once back at WDW (with a stay at Universal in between) and rinsed them. And forgot to set them out to dry. I finally had to put them in the washer and dryer to help them. Whew.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:08 PM   #15
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Are water shoes allowed on the Aqua Duck?
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