Enjoy Outdoor Recreation Options at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're looking for outdoor fun at the Walt Disney World Resort there is more to do beyond walking the theme parks and swimming at your resort hotel's pool. Guests can enjoy fishing, tennis, golf, horseback riding, water sports, and even surfing!

Fishing, water sports, and more at Disney World!Fishing, water sports, and more at Disney World!

If you're looking to take a fishing trip while at Disney World you can book an excursion on a 21-foot Tracker pontoon boat or a tournament-style bass boat for more experienced fishermen.

There are guided catch-and-release fishing trips available on several of the lakes around property. Guests who choose a fishing trip will receive access to fishing equipment, on-board refreshments, and a one-year membership to the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS).

Resorts that offer fishing excursions include: Fort Wilderness, Caribbean Beach Resort, Contemporary, Grand Floridian, Old Key West, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Port Orleans Riverside, Wilderness Lodge, and Yacht Club.

Other water sports include parasailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, and jet skiing. All of these on-the-water adventures are available at Sammy Duvall's Watersports Center at the Contemporary.

You might not think about surfing or scuba diving at Walt Disney World but you can actually do both! Guests at Typhoon Lagoon can take surfing lessons before the water park opens with professional instructors. Anyone from a novice to an experienced surfer can take the classes.

Guests can participate in DiveQuest at The Seas with Nemo and Friends in Epoct. Divers will experience the dive in the six million gallon aquarium with more than 65 species of marine life including sharks and sea turtles.

If scuba diving isn't your thing, guests can also take part in a behind-the-scenes experience with dolphins or they can use a Scuba Assisted Snorkel unit to get up close to the marine life in the aquarium.

Guests who are looking to stay on terra firma can enjoy activities including horseback riding at Disney's Fort Wilderness, golf at any of the four award-winning courses, mini golf at two courses, or even archery at the Fort Wilderness Archery Experience.

Several Walt Disney World Resort hotels are also home to tennis courts that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is your favorite non-theme park outdoor activity at Walt Disney World? Leave us a comment and let us know.


ThatMouse wrote on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:33:

You can rent a pontoon boat and pilot yourself around the entire lake in 45 mins if you don't want to take the time to do a whole excursion.

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 14:32:

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There's always so much to do! On our last trip we actually only spent one day in a Park because we were doing so much else.

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