Fishing at Walt Disney World
A private catch-and-release fishing excursion (fishing for large-mouth bass) in the lakes of the Walt Disney World Resort for up to five people that includes:
- a guide
- rod and reel
- artificial/live bait
- one-year membership in BASS, the world's largest fishing organization (membership includes 11 issues of Bassmaster Magazine; a membership pack with a personalized membership card, 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 special discounts and benefits)
Guests may NOT bring their own food, beverage, or coolers.
Most trips are on a pontoon boat, which accommodates up to five people. A Nitro Bass Boat is available for more experienced anglers (no live bait is available on the Nitro Bass Boat excursions). The Nitro Bass Boat accommodates only two guests.
NOTE: Children under age 12 are required to wear a Personal Flotation Device while onboard. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fishing excursions are available from the following WDW marinas:
Caribbean Beach Resort
Coronado Springs Resort
Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Old Key West
Port Orleans Resort
Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
Yacht Club Resort
Downtown Disney Marketplace
WHEN AND HOW MUCH:
7 a.m.: $270 for two-hour excursion; $455 for four-hour excursion
10 a.m.: $270 for two-hour excursion; $455 for four-hour excursion
1:30 p.m.: $235 (a single guest can take this excursion for only $170)
There are no evening excursions.
Fishing excursions may be cancelled due to lightning/inclement weather. Fog may delay the early morning excursion.
Arrive approximately 10-15 minutes prior to departure time.
To make reservations, call 407-WDW-BASS (939-2277).
Cancellations: Reservations are required. 24-hour notice required for cancellations. A credit card or resort ID is required at the time of the reservation, but you will not be charged until the end of your excursion. Guests failing to show or who do not cancel with at least 24-hour notice will be charged in full.
Junior Fishing Excursions – were discontinued as of Summer 2011.
Riverside at Port Orleans
Fishing Hole at Ol' Man Island
Catch-and-release cane pole fishing is also availabe without advance reservations at the following locations:
–Port Orleans Riverside Ol' Man Island at the Fishin' Hole
–Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds
Hours are 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and vary seasonally. The fishing areas are stocked with catfish, bass, and blue gill, and a catch is almost certain.
Cost — Cane Pole & Worms – $4/hour OR Family Fishing – $12.50/hour (up to 6 people)