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Half Moon Cay tourist attractions


Half Moon Cay, Carnival’s Private Island.

Half Moon CayHalf Moon Cay, the private island in the Bahamas that Carnival and Holland America share. Book a tour to go snorkeling, kayaking, even horseback riding on the beach. Activities offered on the island include swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, jet-skiing, cycling, and snorkeling. Deep-sea fishing, parasailing, glass-bottom boat rides, and nature walks also are available. A variety of water toys are available for rent, including Hobie catamarans, Sunfish sailboats, windsurfing sailboards, and kayaks. There are volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a fitness trail with exercise stations, horseback riding, and nature trails for hiking.

Half Moon Cay Things to Do

Snorkeling

Put on your snorkeling gear and bring your sense of adventure. If you’re looking for snorkeling with some coral, head to the end of the beach opposite the Welcome Center. Proceed out about 75 to 100 feet, and you’ll come across the reef. There is also a nice dive/snorkel center in the West End- Stuart’s Cove that is highly rated.

Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park

The Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park, located right on Half Moon Cay’s main beach, near the Fort San Salvador Welcome Center and the Bahamian Village. Kids can zoom down a waterslide designed to resemble a shipwreck, splash around a water-filled playground and fire the water cannons of a pirate ship.

Half Moon Cay Playground

Half Moon Cay has a playground and a basketball court in addition to activities on the beach with the entertainment staff. It is a sandy area with slides, pirate-ship structures, swings and see saws. Families enjoy the water playground with a slide, the supervised drop-off play area, and the teen-only area.

Bahamian Church

The non-denominational Bahamian chapel overlooks the sea and gives couples the opportunity to renew their wedding vows in a rustic and tropical setting.

Port order and/or content may vary, please check specific sailing date concerning risks associated with COVID-19. Please consult all applicable Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel and check at official cruise line website.