Cast a line for relaxation and wonder at some of Orlando’s top fishing spots, including JW Marriott Orlando and The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes (pictured).
Orlando is home to an abundance of natural beauty and eco-adventures — including plenty of pristine fishing lakes and rivers where you can recharge and reel one in. You don’t even need to pack any gear, since fishing rods, tackle boxes, bait and more are all included or available to rent at many of our top fishing spots. (No wonder we host ICAST — The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show — and countless anglers annually.) Whether you’re a novice or an avid sportsman, Orlando has everything you need for a laid-back day on the water. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!
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Please note: For up-to-date information about fishing licensing and regulations in Florida, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
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You don’t need to go far to score a big catch in Orlando. As an overnight guest at Caribe Royale Orlando, you don’t even need to leave the hotel. Just head downstairs to the Fitness Center, where you can borrow fishing gear free of charge. Spend the morning catch-and-release fishing at the Boca Pier, then dive into the pool, rum bar and other exciting amenities at this AAA Four Diamond resort.
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Just around the riverbend from Walt Disney World® Resort, The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando boasts plenty of outdoor fun on beautiful Lake Austin. Take a one-hour catch-and-release charter tour, where you might reel in bass, bluegill, sunfish and catfish, or rent fishing poles for a little relaxation on the dock. The Grove also has guided pontoon tours, kayaking and swan paddle boats for even more fun on the water.
Abundant outdoor adventures await at JW Marriott Orlando and The Ritz-Carlton Orlando at Grande Lakes, including fishing, falconry, mountain biking, kayaking and much more. The shared 500-acre property has 11 lakes and ponds, where you can fish by boat or on the shore. Both options include a professional fishing guide, fishing gear and bait, along with transportation to various hotspots around the resort. You can even level up with fly casting lessons from the resort’s Director of Fly Fishing, a Certified Casting Instructor from Fly Fishers International.
There’s more than one way to get dirty at Revolution Adventures, a 230-acre off-road adventure park where you can drive an ATV, play a competitive game of archery tag, and go fishing on a privately owned lake. The four-hour guided catch-and-release excursions include a fishing license, rods, reels and bait, along with a knowledgeable fishing guide to help you hit all the best spots.
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Indulge in seasonal dockside fishing at Rosen Shingle Creek, named for nearby Shingle Creek and the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. The resort pays homage to the area’s natural surroundings and history, boasting an 18-hole championship golf course, nature trails, fishing by reservation, and award-winning restaurants like A Land Remembered, inspired by the Patrick D. Smith novel of the same name.
Amateur anglers and pros alike will find plenty of love on a guided catch-and-release excursion from Walt Disney World® Fishing. Choose from two- or four-hour getaways on a Sun Tracker pontoon boat or tournament-style NITRO® bass fishing boat, both of which include an experienced guide, fishing rod, reel, tackle box and bait, plus assorted soft drinks.
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If you prefer to fish the old-fashioned way, you can also rent fishing gear and find a quiet spot on the dock at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground or Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — Riverside. It’s a great option for introducing kids to fishing without committing to several hours on a boat.
If you prefer to bring your own fishing gear, you can also settle in at one of Orlando’s many public parks, trails and conservation areas. Just be sure to check the most recent licensing requirements and seasonal fishing restrictions before you head out.
Highlights include Shingle Creek Trail in our main tourism districts, John's Lake Conservation Area in Winter Garden, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake near Universal Orlando Resort, Lake Ivanhoe in the Ivanhoe Village Main Street district (near downtown Orlando), and many more.
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Some hotels, like the Mission Inn Resort & Club, also provide boat and equipment rentals for use in public spaces, if you prefer to explore our beautiful lakes without a guide. Any way you choose to relax, you’re sure to have a reel-y good time.
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