Rum Point or 7 Mile Beach???

antkim

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Nov 25, 2001
OK people...I swear this will be the last thread I start!! LOL

If booking a beach excursion with Disney would you pick Rum Point or 7 mile?? Are food/drinks included? How is the Stingray Excursion at Rum Point?

If 7 mile is the better choice would it be easy to take a cab? If so, is there a location that offers a more "all inclusive" spot where food/drink/snorkel equiptment etc would be included?

Sorry guys...this is my brothers cruise and I am trying to get your input on the best excursion etc. I know all about them but have never experienced them on my own so your opinions really count!!

He leaves on Sat. and is just now starting to think about his GC excursions:scared1: Good thing is they are all still wide open (well a few are booked)

THANKS!!!
 

Lthouseprincess

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Sep 22, 2000
we did Rum Point in January. I would do it again in a heartbeat! THe beach itself is beautiful! They have a cute little bar/resturant and you get a coupon for a free meal. The food was good. The swimming with the sting rays was a lot of fun. You take a buss to a ferry, the ferry to rum point, then those that are doing the sting ray get on a smaller boat and go out and do that and the other group goes directly to the beach. It is great to do if not everyone wants to swim with the rays because they can wait for you on the beach (this is 2 groups in 1. you have the rum point group and the rum point/sting ray group)
 

julielouhoo

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Jul 4, 2007
we did Rum Point in January. I would do it again in a heartbeat! THe beach itself is beautiful! They have a cute little bar/resturant and you get a coupon for a free meal. The food was good. The swimming with the sting rays was a lot of fun. You take a buss to a ferry, the ferry to rum point, then those that are doing the sting ray get on a smaller boat and go out and do that and the other group goes directly to the beach. It is great to do if not everyone wants to swim with the rays because they can wait for you on the beach (this is 2 groups in 1. you have the rum point group and the rum point/sting ray group)
Did you do this excursion through Disney? How much beach time did you have? Thanks!!
 
  • Lthouseprincess

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    Sep 22, 2000
    We did do it through Disney. I believe the total trip was about 5 hours with about 45-50 minutes of travel time and another 1/2 hour with the rays. It tells you on the disney site the total time. I felt we could have used a little more beach time. but if you are not doing the rays and just the beach it would be great!
     

    Morgey24

    Dreaming of a day on Castaway Cay
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    Apr 9, 2009
    We've done this tour on a previous cruise with a private tour company and it was one of the best excursions I've ever done. Rum Point is LOVELY and a great place to spend a day, but it is a lot further than 7 Mile Beach.
     

    disneyag

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 29, 2001
    Rum Point is nicer. It's a bit further than 7 Mile Beach, but absolutely worth it.
     

    Virginia_Native

    Earning My Ears
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    Apr 6, 2009
    Yes, if you like it to be a bit peaceful then Rum Point is a great spot. Like the previous poster said, their are some great prive excursions from like 50-60 bucks that will take you to Stingray city, A great barrier reef for snorkeling, and to Rum Point for some beach time and lunch. We did ours through Nativeway.
     
  • lillygator

    DIS Veteran
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    Dec 27, 2003
    We've done this tour on a previous cruise with a private tour company and it was one of the best excursions I've ever done. Rum Point is LOVELY and a great place to spend a day, but it is a lot further than 7 Mile Beach.
    do you remember who you went through? We are booked with Nativeways.
     

    Yonkrs_Girl

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    Feb 28, 2005
    Hello!

    Just wanted to see if anyone knows if you need water shoes to walk into the water at Rum Point of is it softer or crushed coral???

    Thanks!
     

    TVEPFOX

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 26, 2007
    We went to Rum Point after the stingrays.

    Yes, I would bring water shoes, there were some broken shells. Ouch!

    But.... the area is really cute, I agree... but... the beach front is small. The view is awesome, but close quarters.
     

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