Take a day off and try a boat ride
There are a lot of things to do on days you do not visit the theme parks. In this new series I am going to highlight a different option with each article. For this first time I am going to highlight boat rentals!
Water craft rentals are available at many resorts including: The Grand Floridian, The Contemporary Resort, The Wilderness Lodge, The Polynesian, Fort Wilderness, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Caribbean Beach Resort, Port Orleans, Coronado Springs, Old Key West and at Down Town Disney. The types of boats available varies from resort to resort so it is good to know what type of boat you are interested before heading out.
A discount voucher of 15% is usually included in any magic your way package so boating is an activity worth trying out!
Types of water crafts available:
Sea Raycers: are small engine powered crafts that hold two people. Though they aren’t super fast they are one of the quicker options available for rental. Price $32 for 30min or $45 for 60 minutes plus tax.
Boston Whaler Montauk: These engine powered vessels with a canopy that hold up to six guests and are quite fun to putz around on. Again, they do not go fast, but an afternoon checking out Bay Lake or Seven Seas Lagoon is meant to be enjoyed not rushed. $45 per half hour plus tax
Sun Tracker Pontoon Boat: These boats can hold up to ten passengers. They are larger crafts set on large flotation devices, called pontoons. (Pretty obvious I suppose) They are fairly easy to navigate and a great way to bring a big group out. Pack a lunch if you like! $45 per half hour
Sail Boats: You can rent these small and beautifully colored boats at certain marinas. They can hold up to two guests and the cost of rental is $20 per hour.
Canoes and Kayaks: These water crafts are a great way to enjoy the water at a leisurely pace while also getting in a work out! Canoes can hold up to 3 passengers while kayaks can only hold two. They are available for $11 per hour.
Paddle Boats: Paddle Boats can hold up to four guests. This is a great option for a family looking to spend some time together. Without breaking the bank. Paddle boats are available for $11 per hour.
Want to try some more extreme water sports? Head over to Sammy Duvalls at The Contemporary Resort where you can try things like parasailing, tubing, wake boarding and water skiing!
Go ahead! Take a day off or even an afternoon off from touring the parks and enjoy some of the other things Disney has to offer!
Have you ever been boating at Disney before?