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Come with us to check out Disney’s NEW cruise destination: Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.

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This new paradise in the Bahamas was announced a while ago and finally opens THIS SUMMER! We got to check out the new area early, and of course we want to take you along with us. Let’s dig into the activities, port adventures, beaches, and FOOD offered at Lookout Cay.

What Is Lookout Cay?

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point is Disney’s new cruise port destination! It’s located on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, and it’s opening this summer (2024). This is Disney’s second cruise destination in the Bahamas (the other one is Castaway Cay).

The Disney Magic, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy cruise ships will all offer trips to Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point starting in the summer of 2024. Here’s a look at which cruises are going to stop at this new destination:

Disney Magic itineraries sailing to Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point:

3-night Lighthouse Point Preview sailing from Port Canaveral, FL (June 6th – 9th, 2024)
3-night, 4-night, and 5-night Bahamian sailings from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Disney Dream itineraries sailing to Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point:

3-night sailings from Fort Lauderdale, FL
4-night and 5-night Bahamian sailings from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Disney Fantasy itineraries sailing to Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point:

7-night Lighthouse Point Inaugural sailing from Port Canaveral, FL (June 8th – 15th, 2024)
4-night and 6-night Bahamian sailings from Port Canaveral, FL
10-night Caribbean sailing from Port Canaveral, FL

Arriving at the New Port Destination

When you get to Lookout Cay, you’ll first find Mabrika Cove, which is the arrival point. According to Disney, “‘Mabrika’ means ‘welcome’ in Taino, the language of the Lucayans, who are considered the indigenous people of The Bahamas.” The pier is about a half-mile long, and takes about 15 minutes to walk.

And we’re off! Let’s start the 15-minute walk from the Disney Magic to Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point! pic.twitter.com/hMml5pCiZ5

— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) June 7, 2024

Disney told us they made the pier lengthy to disturb less of the shoreline.

All ashore who’s going ashore!

And look at that gorgeous water!

Turquoise waters!

The Beaches

Lookout Cay has a few different beaches. You’ll find a family beach on the east side of the island, with activities and other amenities.

Separate from the main family area, there will also be a peaceful beach with 20 premium family cabanas available to rent (four of which are double cabanas for larger groups). Those double cabanas will also offer massage services for a little extra pampering!

Cabanas!

Colorful cabanas are here at Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point! These are beachside too! #LookoutCay #DCL #hosted pic.twitter.com/MiB7DDfYpI

— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) June 7, 2024

Like Castaway Cay, Lookout Cay will have its own adult-exclusive beach (north of the family area) called Serenity Bay. It will include a dedicated dining area and six private cabanas (which you can reserve), and it will be exclusive to guests 18 years old and older.

Let’s take a look INSIDE the family cabana! #LookoutCay #hosted #mediacruise pic.twitter.com/whBwqGvUk8

— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) June 7, 2024

Dining at Lookout Cay

At Lookout Cay, you can grab a bite to eat at the market-style dining spot, True-True Too BBQ, a seashell-inspired restaurant with shaded pavilion seating. There is also the Serenity Bay BBQ in the adults-only area.

Serenity Bay BBQ on Lookout Cay

Lunchtime at Serenity Bay BBQ in Lookout Cay! Bring A LOT of napkins! #DisneyCruiseLine #hosted #mediacruise pic.twitter.com/xohJ6vKTel

— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) June 7, 2024

There are also a variety of bars at Lookout Cay — including Mangroves and Go.

Let’s check out Mangroves and Go! This spot serves up ice-cold drinks including this one – the Eleuthera Euphoria!

This is a Disney Lookout Cay Signature Cocktail made with premium aged rum, pineapple smoothie and DOLE Whip!

All drinks are served in stainless steel cups! pic.twitter.com/agNgN10PpP

— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) June 7, 2024

Activities and Adventures

There is a LOT to do at Lookout Cay. You can stop by the Bahamian art and culture pavilion — The Goombay Cultural Center — where you’ll find special programs and local artists offering learning opportunities to passengers.

Triton’s Trumpet Stage is a center for family entertainment. The name of the gazebo is inspired by both the king from The Little Mermaid and one of the natural wonders found on Bahamian beaches: “a large, spiraled seashell commonly called ‘Triton’s Trumpet.’”

There is also an interactive family water play area with slides, water drums, and more. Toddlers even have their own dedicated space.

Kids ages 3 through 12 have their own themed Kids’ Club on the island where they can play under the supervision of Disney Cruise Line counselors. There is a splash pad area inspired by The Little Mermaid and a dedicated dining area.

Other activities on the island include:

a covered gaming pavilion;
a volleyball court;
a gaga ball pit;
watercraft and bike rentals; and
nature trails that you can hike or bike

The Disney Cruise Line website lists all the available port adventures for Lookout Cay in The Bahamas. Here’s the full list of options for things you can book for your cruise:

Bahama Bank Escape
Banana Boat
Bicycle Rental
Bike and Kayak
Certified Scuba Trip
Ebike, Sand, Snorkel, and History Tour
Historical Nature and Awesome Buggy Tour
Private Historical and Cultural Tour
Snorkel by Boat
Snorkel by Boat — Certified Scuba Observer
Snorkel Rental
South Eleuthera Eco and Historical Tour
Tropical Reef Safari Snorkel

You can book your port adventures 75 days before your sail date for first-time sailors, and even earlier for Castaway Club members. Silver Castaway Club members can book 90 days in advance, Gold Castaway Club members can book 105 days in advance, and Platinum Castaway Club members and Concierge Guests can book 120 days in advance.

Merchandise

The Treasure of Eleuthera gift shop has “locally made gifts and artisan crafts.” The shop spotlights “Bahamian artists through an array of unique items.”

We’ve made it to the island! We’re immediately greeted beach day essentials and Lookout Cay MERCH! #hosted #mediacruise pic.twitter.com/hFl9HnDeg3

— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) June 7, 2024

There’s a Junkanoo-Inspired merchandise collection with a Loungefly backpack and ear headband that we think will be super popular!

Lookout Cay Minnie Ears!

Characters

It wouldn’t be a Disney island destination without Disney CHARACTERS! Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, and Chip ‘n’ Dale can all be found on Lookout Cay in NEW outfits.

Ok, Goofy! You’re just showing off! Check him out in his new #LookoutCay outfit! #hosted #mediacruise pic.twitter.com/KkLARGZIIG

— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) June 7, 2024

These new outfits were designed by a Bahamian fashion designer named Theodore Elyett. The designer has created looks for all kinds of high-profile clients, like Miss Universe contestants, celebrities, brides, and even government officials.

That Friday feeling! #LookoutCay #hosted #mediacruise pic.twitter.com/WWcQXcttYg

— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) June 7, 2024

If you’re hoping to go on a Disney cruise vacation soon, make sure to reach out to our friends at Small World Vacations.  They can help you find the best deals and discounts while saving you stress and headaches throughout the planning process. Best of all, their services are absolutely free!

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Are you going on a cruise to Lookout Cay soon? Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. Today, we were invited by Disney to attend their media preview of Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink. You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ

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