Where Is Coco Cay Bahamas? CocoCay or Little Stirrup Cay is one of the Berry Islands, a collection of Bahamian cays and small islands located approximately 55 miles north of Nassau. It is used for tourism by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd exclusively.

Do you need a passport to go to CocoCay? It doesn’t really matter much in your case – Coco Cay (or any Bahamas only cruises) do not require a passport. You can use pretty much any government issued photo identification, plus your birth certificate, to get onto the ship.

How do you get to CocoCay island? CocoCay is Royal Caribbean’s private island. Located about 240 miles from Port Canaveral, this small island is reserved only for the company’s cruise ships. It is also in close proximity to Nassau, Bahamas, which is only about 65 miles away. However, the only way to get to the island currently is on a cruise.

How much did CocoCay cost? CocoCay: Royal Caribbean’s $250 million private island opens | CNN Travel.

Are there sharks at CocoCay?

Reef sharks, stingrays and barracuda seen them all at Coco Cay.

Who owns the island of CocoCay?

Coco Cay aka Little Stirrup Cay, is privately owned by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL). It is about one mile long, 1/3 of a mile wide, and its white-sand beach is reserved exclusively for RCCL’s guests.

Is CocoCay free?

Is there an admission fee? There is no admission fee to visit Perfect Day at CocoCay. Most of the experiences at Perfect Day at CocoCay are complimentary.

Is food free on CocoCay?

Admission to CocoCay is free of charge and most of the attractions on the island are free, as is most of the food. Drinks are free if you have a cruise ship drinks package. Some of the thrill rides and the VIP chill areas have a charge.

Is CocoCay a private island?

In May, Royal Caribbean International opened Perfect Day at CocoCay, a private island in the Bahamas available to passengers on the company’s ships.

Can I get off the cruise ship in the Bahamas without a passport?

If you are a US citizen, you can take a “closed-loop cruise” (one that begins and ends at the same port) to The Bahamas without a passport. Instead, you’ll need to present another proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate and a government-issued photo ID.

Is CocoCay worth the money?

There’s no doubt that Thrill Waterpark is the highlight of CocoCay, but the island still offers a lot to do for free without having to pay that much money. Instead, you can spend a day hanging out on the beach or by the pool on CocoCay, and then visit a waterpark back home for only about half the price.

Does CocoCay have a lazy river?

(There is no lazy river feature). Just outside the turnstile of the fee-extra Thrill Waterpark are two complimentary venues for younger kids: Splashaway Bay, with fountains, pools and drench buckets; and a large Spanish galleon full of water cannons and slides for pint-sized pirates.

Does Royal Caribbean own CocoCay?

CocoCay and Labadee are both leased (rather than owned) by Royal Caribbean from their respective countries, The Bahamas and Haiti. Labadee is equipped with a pier, which means visiting ships can dock right at the island. CocoCay, once a tender port, debuted a pier in 2019 so that more ships would be able to dock.

Do cruise ship employees get free food?

Do cruise ship employees get free food? Yes, crew members receive free food for working onboard a ship, along with a cabin to sleep in (more on that later). Similar to the guests, crew members have their own buffet style restaurant to get their meals from throughout the day.

What islands do Royal Caribbean own?

ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S PRIVATE DESTINATIONS: LABADEE AND COCOCAY. The best Caribbean adventures await at Royal Caribbean’s exclusive private destinations, Labadee, Haiti and CocoCay, Bahamas.

Is snorkeling free at CocoCay?

And it doesn’t cost anything, and there’s nothing wrong with free. There’s a main swimming area, located adjacent to Snorkel Beach, but you can really swim anywhere–that includes Watersport Beach, Wanderers Beach and Barefoot Beach.

Can you snorkel at Coco Cay?

Absolutely! CocoCay is amazing for snorkelling with crystal clear waters and lots of fish to see. There’s even a sunken plane wreck where the fish love to gather. You can go snorkelling on your own right off the beach or enjoy an excursion to go snorkelling by boat with a guide.

Where do the staff live on CocoCay?

The housing on Coco Cay for the staff is in the center of the island and easily visible from the center trail. On Labadee it is past the straw market on the far inland side. The staff is supplemented significantly with ship staff on each cruise visit who support all of the activities that day.

Where do the people who work at CocoCay live?

Most of our “Perfect Day at CocoCay” employees live in the Bahamas.

How do employees get to CocoCay?

The only way to get to CocoCay, formerly known as Little Stirrup Cay, is by Royal Caribbean cruise.

How much is the balloon ride at CocoCay?

It’ll cost $79 to $139 per ride. Rides on a new helium observation balloon that is planned for the island will cost $39 to $99 for adults. The cost for children ages 4 to 12 will be $24 to $64. Children under the age of three will ride for free.

Can you use your drink package on CocoCay?

Yes! Beverage packages purchased onboard or on Cruise Planner will be active on the island.

Where is Chill island?

Chill Island | Relax in Cococay Bahamas | Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Can you stay overnight at CocoCay?

Are there any overnight activities? At this time we do not have overnight stays at Perfect Day at CocoCay. Guests seeking to experience more of Perfect Day at CocoCay can consider our Two Stops at Perfect Day sailings for twice the thrill and chill in one short getaway.

Can I bring a 12 pack of soda on Royal Caribbean?

Guests may also bring non-alcoholic beverages as carry-on items on boarding day. Non-alcoholic beverages may not exceed 12 standard (17 oz.) cans, bottles or cartons per stateroom.