Set sail for wild eco-thrills, guided boat tours and more unique water experiences in Orlando (Catboat Escapes pictured).
Ready your sea legs and chart a course for adventure in Orlando, where natural wonders abound on our pristine lakes, canals and waterways. From private pontoon boat and jet ski rentals to ethereal bioluminescent kayaking excursions, there’s no better way to drink in the beauty of nature while spending time with family and friends in Orlando.
Private Boat Rentals
Luxe Jet Ski Rentals
Cool off with jet ski and boat rentals from Luxe Jet Ski Rentals, located minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort. Pilot your own jet ski or pontoon boat for a chill day on the water or inquire about luxe sunset cruises and more custom celebrations for your perfect day out.
Walt Disney World® Marinas
You can also rent Sun Tracker® Pontoon boats, kayaks and more at Walt Disney World® Resort. Head to the Walt Disney World® Marinas at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and other select resorts, then cast off in your private pontoon boat for incredible theme park views and gorgeous natural surroundings.
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Kayak and canoe rentals are available at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. If you’d prefer something with a little more razzle-dazzle, you can even book a specialty fireworks cruise — more on those in a moment.
Wild Ecotourism Adventures
Witness the magic of nature on a captivating bioluminescent tour of Florida’s Space Coast, just one hour east of Orlando. All year long, and especially during the summer months, you can see thousands of glowing blue algae blooms on a guided eco tour with BK Adventure. Take to the water in a crystal-clear kayak for premium views or climb aboard a 10-seater raft that’s perfect for families and large groups.
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Epic Paddle Adventures, Get Up and Go Kayaking, and Viking Eco Tours also offer bioluminescent clear kayak getaways during the summer months, along with a variety of thrilling eco-tours throughout the year.
Captain your own two-seater catamaran through wild Florida wilderness with Catboat Escapes, just 40 minutes west of our main tourism districts in Clermont. Explore the waterways of Lake Minnehaha on a breathtaking two-and-a-half-hour tour, during which you’ll enjoy beautiful scenery, spot native plants and wildlife, and learn more about the area from an entertaining guide.
Equal parts thrilling and serene, an airboat tour is a quintessential Orlando experience for those who like to walk — or ride — on the wild side. Glide through untamed Florida wetlands, keeping an eye out for alligators, birds and more native wildlife along the way. Try Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides for intimate semi-private tours, Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures for sunset cruises and more onsite fun, or Wild Florida for awesome airboat tours and free admission to the onsite gator park, where you can see over 200 native and exotic animals.
Sailing & Cruise Tours
Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
If you prefer to sit back and relax, head to Winter Park for a serene Scenic Boat Tour of the city’s tranquil lakes and canals. The one-hour cruise departs near bustling Park Avenue, passing beneath abundant flora and fauna and offering sweeping views of the area’s opulent waterfront estates.
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Walt Disney World® Specialty Cruises
Set sail for unbeatable fireworks views aboard an enchanting nighttime cruise at Walt Disney World Resort. See your choice of EPCOT® Forever or Happily Ever After from the water, complete with synchronized onboard audio, a cruise captain, assorted snacks and soft drinks, and seating for up to 10 guests.
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Weigh anchor and set sail — yes, really — with Sailing Orlando, which offers sailing lessons and private two-hour tours of Lake Fairview near Orlando’s College Park district. Every private sailing experience includes a captain and instructor, so you can relax and drink in the views or learn how to sail from a seasoned expert. Feel free to bring your own snacks — a cooler is provided — and book a sunset cruise for one of the most memorable sunsets of your life.
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