Blue Lagoon Beach Day

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by mamamac, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. mamamac

    mamamac Mouseketeer

    Jun 8, 2008
    My sister signed up for this "excursion". I have a feeling that she is paying way too much considering we will have a day at Castaway Cay the very next day. Is there something that I am missing? If it's just a beach, I may say something to her to spend the money on a different excursion. They are just doing the beach, no encounters.
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  3. bekkio

    bekkio Mouseketeer

    Sep 4, 2000
    We did this a few years back and enjoyed it. It's about a 45 minute boat ride to the lagoon, and you can choose whether to ride back mid afternoon or late afternoon. It's relaxing and was not crowded at all.
  4. policycobb

    policycobb DIS Veteran

    Mar 6, 2008
    Blue Lagoon is nice. You can watch the dolphins and sea lions without doing the encounters. If she enjoys beach days, it's great. Check out the reviews on Trip Advisor.
  5. robhawk

    robhawk DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2007
    We hope to do this excursion! I think it avoids all the panhandlers the island is known for!
  6. chateau

    chateau DIS Veteran

    Jan 27, 2012
    We nearly had the beach to ourselves there. THAT was SO worth it!! One other family was there, then took the early boat back, leaving just us!!! This was after the Dolphin meet that we did.
  7. yaddakal

    yaddakal Mouseketeer

    Jan 29, 2009
    I researched forever and we are also doing this with dolphin encounter first. so excited!
  8. Canadian Fan

    Canadian Fan Earning My Ears

    Jun 30, 2011
    We did the dolphin encounter on our cruise two years ago. I honestly did not enjoy the encounter or excursion. The boat ride to the lagoon was very rough - especially the last half. So much so we had to take motion sickness meds. For the dolphin encounter we were in a large group and the whole process felt very rushed - not a lot of individual interaction and not much of a WOW moment. The swim with dolphins would have been worth the extra but my son was not old enough at the time. We spent the rest of the afternoon on the beach. I did not get in the water but the beach was very pebbly. And the food on the island was terrible. Castaway is the ultimate beach day. Blue lagoon did not come close to comparing in my opinion.
  9. m&m123

    m&m123 Mouseketeer

    May 18, 2010
    Interesting how opinions can vary... We loved blue lagoon as much as CC! Very different places though. CC is very much Disney. Blue Lagoon Island felt more like a tropical island, was more relaxed and had more shady areas. The dolphins and sea lions are great to look at. We did 2 different encounters on different vacations and were happy with both. This island has upgraded/changed several things over the last 4 years-even the pictures on their website are not caught up with the changes. One example is the inflatable water toys-there are many more now than is pictured. They are also an extra fee.

    I seemed to remember the boat ride as being 30 minutes. It was a very beautiful ride over to the island.
    Check out the you tube videos about the island to help you make a better decision. I typed in "blue lagoon island Bahamas"
  10. tnkrbell

    tnkrbell DIS Veteran

    Feb 15, 2000
    We did Blue Lagoon last March, the boat ride was pretty quick 30 min Max. The island is beautiful. It was cool to see the sea animals. One warning.... The alcohol drinks are EXTREMELY strong!!! Lol lol :) :). Extremely nice people working on the island

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