Enjoy Incredible Water Sports at Walt Disney World

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Summer is in full swing which means the heat is on! Many visitors like to take a break from the parks during the heat of summer days and cool off in the resort pool or head to one of Disney’s water parks. Well, there are a lot of  other ways to beat the heat and get out on the water that you may not know about!

Let’s take a look at the different types of water sport experiences available to you at Walt Disney World.

If you are looking for relaxing way to enjoy the water, fishing may be the option for you! There are multiple places to drop in a line, but all fishing at Walt Disney World is catch and release!

Cane Pole Fishing: Kids of all ages will enjoy dropping in a line on the docks at the Finshin’ Hole on Old Man Island. Located at Port Orleans Riverside, this is a peaceful, quiet way to enjoy some time on the water.

Dockside Fishing: Fishing rod equipment can be rented from the Bike Barn at Fort Wilderness Campground. Traditional casting rods give you the opportunity to reel in some fun from the docks! Enjoy the breeze off the water and catch some excitement when you get a bite!

Guided Fishing Excursions Presented by Take Me Fishing: Looking for a more adventurous fishing experience? Then head out on the water for a 2-4 hour catch and release guided fishing excursion. Board a 21 foot pontoon boat and enjoy fishing at its finest. These tours leave from multiple locations around the ‘World’:

  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

The excursion includes all necessary fishing equipment, an experienced  tour guide and non-alcoholic beverages.

Ready to rev your engines? Take a ride on one of the many motorized boats available to rent at the docks of select Disney resorts.

Sea Raycers by Sea Ray are available and fit up to 2 guests. Children must be 12 years of age and over 5 feet tall to drive the Sea Racers alone.  Otherwise, children can sit with an adult driver and experience the wind in your hair as you cruise around Seven Seas Lagoon, Bay Lake! This is one of my favorite experiences at Walt Disney World! I have been going on the Sea Raycers since I was a child staying at the Polynesian and they are still as much fun now as they were 30 years ago! My kids love going out and exploring all of the small islands and crossing over the road to the Contemporary! There is so much to see ( and the racing part is fun too!).

Boston Whalers and Pontoon boats are also available to rent and fit up to 10 people. You must be 18 years of age to drive the boats. They can be rented at multiple locations including:

  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort And Spa
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground**

** Canoes and Kayaks can also be rented at Fort Wilderness Campground.

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre

Ready to supercharge your experience on the water? Look no further then Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre! Parasailing, Wake Boarding, Water Skiing, Tubing and Wake Surfing are all available right on Bay Lake from the Contemporary Resort. These exciting adventures are sure to make family memories to last a lifetime!

Sammy Duvall is a 6 time World Champion Water Skier and her has brought his love of water sports to Walt Disney World! This is an incredible way to beat the heat and have some fun outside of the parks!

Parasailing: Soar high above Bay Lake and enjoy sweeping views of the Magic Kingdom! Single or tandem rides are available for guests 6 years of age and over. A standard ride takes you 450 feet up for 8-10 minutes of ‘flying’. A deluxe ride brings you 600 feet up for 12 minutes of pure exhilaration! What a unique way to see the lagoon and the resorts around Bay Lake! The boats fit up to 5 people at a time and there are weight limits for this experience. For pricing and more information click HERE or call 407-939-0754

Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing: For $165, you can head out on the water with your water sports guide and experience multiple water adventures! High speed tubing on a large inner tube that fits 2 people is a great way to cool off and have a blast! The one hour tour allows you to choose which experiences you would like to try! All of the options are included in the hour ride, including Water skiing, Wake Boarding, Wake Surfing and Tubing. All equipment is included in the cost of the excursion.

I can remember water skiing around Bay Lake as a teenager and it was an experience that I will never forget! Take the time to explore these incredible experiences that Disney World has to offer!

I would love to help you plan your experiences during your trip to Walt Disney World. If you are thinking about taking a trip, feel free to contact me! I love planning Disney and I can help you explore all that a Disney vacation has to offer! Contact me via email at  kristenfuentes@worldofmagictravel.com to get started planning your next magical vacation!


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