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Fishing

Popular catch-and-release experiences around the Vacation Kingdom promise to "lure" even more guests to the Disney lakes, as Walt Disney World offers a lineup of BASS fishing excursions with the nation's preeminent authority on the sport of fishing.

From true beginners to expert anglers, thousands of Walt Disney World guests annually participate in fishing excursions on Bay Lake, Seven Seas Lagoon and other Disney waterways. BASS excursions provide guests with access to 100 new Bassmaster rods and reels, as well as depth finders and other professional-grade fishing equipment. Disney's experienced guide staff sport BASS uniforms and apparel, and the fleet of Disney boats and marina menu boards are adorned with BASS marks.

In addition to having access to some of the industry's best equipment, exceptional guides and Disney's stocked lakes, all BASS fishing participants at Walt Disney World Resort receive a one-year BASS membership, which includes: 11 issues of Bassmaster Magazine; a membership pack with a personalized membership card, colorful members-only decal, an embroidered patch and member handbook; free Gear Giveaways; a Boat Theft Reward; information on local BASS chapters; eligibility to compete in national events; and other exciting special discounts and benefits.

Guests with little or no fishing experience can enjoy the thrill of guided BASS fishing excursions on the waterway systems at Walt Disney World Resort, including World Showcase Lagoon, Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Two-hour catch-and-release tours led by experienced fishing guides are offered daily on an advance-reservation basis. Pontoon boats are fully stocked for excursions with rods, reels, fishing gear, beverages and a digital camera. A party of up to five people can participate in tours and no fishing license is required.

During construction of the Magic Kingdom theme park in the late 1960s, more than 70,000 bass fingerlings were released into Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Organized fishing tours didn't start at Walt Disney World Resort until 1977, leaving bass to grow and breed undisturbed for years. The heaviest largemouth bass caught and recorded at the Vacation Kingdom was 14 pounds, 6 ounces. Guests routinely catch bass weighing from 2 to 8 pounds -- and guides relate tales of catches in the 12 pound range. Most trips catch five to 10 fish, depending upon time of day, number of people on board ... and luck.

Guests can make reservations up to two weeks in advance at 407/WDW-BASS (939-2277).

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Fishing Excursion Times & Prices

7:00 a.m. - $270 - 2-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
7:00 a.m. - $455 - 4-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
10:00 a.m. - $270 - 2-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
10:00 a.m. - $455 - 4-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
1:30 p.m. - $235 - 2-hour excursion, up to 5 guests
Junior Excursions no longer available.


All Walt Disney World® Resort Guided Fishing Excursions include
  • An experienced guide
  • Rod and reel
  • Tackle
  • Artificial and live bait
  • Beverages
  • One year BASS membership

Guided Fishing Excursions are available at the following Resort Marinas
  • Disney's BoardWalk Resort
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Yacht Club Resort
  • Downtown Disney® Marketplace

Dockside Outings


Roll up your pant legs and hunker down for a day of fishing - the old fashioned way. Find your ideal spot, cast out your line and enjoy some dockside Cane Pole Fishing.

Dockside Fishing is available, without advance reservations, at the following Resort locations:

  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

Fishing poles and other equipment are available for rental for dockside Cane Pole Fishing.

 


 

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