Boating around the Walt Disney World Resort

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The nearest ocean is a good hour’s drive away in either direction from Walt Disney World. Although the Resort is landlocked, all is not lost for Guests who love the open waters.

I feel like Bubba Blue from Forrest Gump, except instead of spouting shrimp dishes I’m listing boating options. You’ve got…

  • Pedal boating
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Sailboating
  • Parasailing (pulled by a boat)
  • Tubing (pulled by a boat)
  • Water skiing (pulled by a boat)
  • Wake boarding
  • Specialty cruises
  • And of course, Friendships and ferries

No kidding! I’m telling you, Walt Disney World truly has something for everyone. Here, Captain Mickey and Sailor Donald know they are not the only ones who like to set sail, so they’ve arranged plenty of options for your seafaring hearts.

Friendships that cruise Seven Seas Lagoon, World Showcase Lagoon, and the waterways between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and between Downtown Disney and the Port Orleans Resorts, as well as the larger sternwheelers on Seven Seas, are all part of the complementary Walt Disney World Transportation System, carrying Guests where they need to go. But if you’re seeking a bit more water world adventure, it can be arranged.

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Pedal boats are available at Disney’s Caribbean Beach and Old Key West resorts. Grab a canoe at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground or the bay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Kayak the waterways of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Motorized boats include sea racers, whalers, and pontoons, and are available at a variety of docks across Resort property. Try out a 12-foot sailboat at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and take on a 13-foot catamaran at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Parasail, water ski, tube, and wakeboard at Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre on Bay Lake for beautiful views of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Magic Kingdom park. And enjoy a specialty cruise—celebrate a landmark birthday, commemorate a golden anniversary, or just enjoy a fireworks spectactular—on Bay Lake, Seven Seas Lagoon, or Crescent Lake aboard a pontoon or yacht for a private outing full of memories that last a lifetime.

See! I told you there’s a boating option for just about anyone! If you’d like to know more, call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 for more information or to arrange reservations.

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Boating around the Walt Disney World Resort was last modified: May 20th, 2014 by Jodi