Cruise to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: Sail Away to Adventure

Cruise to Ocean Cay and you will be sailing away to adventure on this private island packed with more activities than anyone could ask for. Designated as a marine reserve, guests are able to see and experience natural Caribbean island life firsthand. The island is surrounded by coral nurseries, dotted with beautiful beaches, and everywhere you turn you can expect the most amazing Caribbean views.


As one of the newest private islands to open, Ocean Cay is unique in both the way it is operated and the way guests get to enjoy the island paradise. The best part is, no matter what time of day MSC Cruises comes into port, there is something spectacular to do.

Top Attractions and Things to Do in Ocean Cay

Kayaking at Ocean Cay

Kayaking, Photo credit: MSC Cruises

With eight individual beaches scattered around the island there is a patch of sand for everyone that takes a cruise to Ocean Cay. And with beaches this beautiful it’s no wonder a day at the beach is one of the most popular things to do in Ocean Cay. Take your pick from beaches perfect for families to secluded and private settings to the perfect spot for snorkeling and wildlife spotting.

If adventure is more your style, there are plenty of water activities to fill a couple hours. Paddleboard and kayak rentals are among the more popular options to get out on the water and enjoy Ocean Cay in a unique way.



The islands status as a marine reserve also makes it the perfect choice to take an underwater adventure and get a look at the incredible marine life.

With so much to do in Ocean Cay during the day, you will be thrilled to discover that you can spend part of the evening on the island to wind down from a wonderful day. Order a romantic beachside picnic for sunset or discover the stars huddled around a beach firepit.

Best Ocean Cay Tips

Nocturnal View

Evening View of MSC Meraviglia, Photo credit: MSC Cruises

Not to be missed on a cruise to Ocean Cay is the chance to see a traditional Bahamian parade each evening. Take advantage of the ease of going from ship to shore and choose activities for both day and afternoon, and evening as well. Finally, take in the natural setting and end your night under the stars for one of the best views of the night sky around.

Book Your Cruise Now!

Because Ocean Cay is a private island that you won’t get to experience on other trips, make sure the next MSC cruise you book is to the Bahamas to experience this beautiful resort.