We all know that Disney World offers almost any experience a guest could wish for, and its tours are no different. While the tours may be slightly less known, they definitely exist and they are terrific! While they can be quite pricey, depending on the tour, it’s impossible to beat the convenience and beauty of the location or the excellence in service you’ll receive from your tour guide. Here is what you should expect if you book a Disney World Guided Bass Fishing Tour.
The Guided Bass Fishing Excursion is likely one of the lesser known tours available to Disney guests as it is targeted to guests staying at one of the Disney World resorts. Orlando is one of the top locations for guided bass fishing trips and excursions, with tours on a number of the lakes in the Orlando area, including Lake Toho, the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, and the Butler Chain of Lakes.
Disney World offers such excursions on its famous Seven Seas Lagoon, Bay Lake, Village Lake, Crescent Lake, and the World Showcase Lagoon. The Disney Guided Bass Fishing Tour can be found at any of the resorts on those lakes, including the majority of the Disney Deluxe, Moderate, and DVC Resorts. This includes, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.
Trip Details & Pricing
For any guests who enjoy fishing or are interested in a quiet day on the lake, the bass fishing tours come highly recommended. With the majority of guests providing the bass fishing trips with 5-star reviews, you’re definitely in for a calm and fun fishing trip. Most of these trips take place on 21-ft Sun Track pontoon boats, which can accommodate up to 5 guests, but tournament-style Nitro bass fishing boats are available for up to 2 people. You can book either a 2 or 4 hour excursion, with the possible opportunity of adding on an extra hour.
While the excursions tend to be more expensive than other fishing tours around Orlando, guests agree that the views, guides, and everything provided makes the price worth it.
Departure Times and Pricing
$170 – 2 Hours (Single Person) 1:30PM
$270 – 2 Hours (2-5 People) 7:00AM & 10:00AM
$235 – 2 Hours (2-5 People) 1:30PM
$455 – 4 Hours (2-5 People) 7:00AM & 10:00AM
*prices subject to change
Pros Or Those New To Fishing Welcome
Anyone from beginners to seasoned sportsmen are sure to enjoy a Disney Guided Bass Fishing tour. Each tour includes an experienced guide, rod, reel, tackle, and bait (Nitro boats do not offer live bait). Additionally, non-alcoholic beverages such as soda and water are provided to make sure everyone stays hydrated.
The experienced guides will take you to the best spots to find largemouth bass and will assist any beginners learning to fish. Lifejackets are also provided and are required for children 13 and under.
Largemouth bass tend to be the most active in the morning so most tours leave early. Nonetheless, all guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen, hats and sunglasses to protect from the Florida sun.
Guests should be aware that fishing at Disney World is catch-and-release only. So you won’t be grilling up these fish for dinner! Thankfully there are plenty of dining locations to enjoy fresh fish at Disney World.
Reservations and Information
The Guided Bass Fishing tours are very popular, and advance reservations are highly recommended. In order to make a reservation, guests should call (407) 939-BASS or contact the DVC Shop Rentals team to book your tour with a 5% discount. Learn more about largemouth bass on takemefishing.org before booking your Disney Guided Bass Fishing Excursion.
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