Newbie needs help with transportation

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  1. SarahBradshaw

    SarahBradshaw Earning My Ears

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    We are booked for the Magic in October. We are wanting to book some excursions for our family with 2 little ones ages 3 and 5.

    Regardless of if we book with Disney or book on our own, what is the transportation from the boat to the excursion? I am concerned about car seats, as our girls are very petite and still very much need their carseat.

    I assume it could be taxis/buses/etc. How have others worked that out? Do you take carseats with you? That seems like a lot to keep up with!

    Thanks!
     
  2. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

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    The transportation is included in the excursion cost. I've never seen car seats in any of the vehicles. They are not legally required in most of the islands. The cabs, etc. are not equipped for them. Even if you bring your own, the chances are that the vehicle will not allow them to be properly installed.

    Transportation can include a full sized bus, a small 12-15 passenger vehicle, etc.
     
  3. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ It could end up curdled

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    On all the shore excursions we've done with various cruise lines, I've never seen a car seat. Also, some/most excursions have an age limit. Which cruise did you book, and which excursions are you considering? (just curious)

    BTW, welcome to the DIS!
     
  4. SarahBradshaw

    SarahBradshaw Earning My Ears

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    So, you're saying we don't need them at all. Even if we choose not to book excursions through Disney and head out on our own with a cab?
     
  5. SarahBradshaw

    SarahBradshaw Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    We are on the October 13 sailing of the Magic. My husband and I have cruised before, but this will be the first time with our daughters, 3 and 5. We are considering Boatswains in the Caymans, and the Dolphin encounter in Costa Maya.
     

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