Specialty Resort/Park Cruises

Grand1 Yacht

 

Book Specialty Cruises 90 days in advance. There’s a 24-hour cancellation policy and a credit card is required to book it. The boat can accommodate up to 12 guests (10 adults and 2 children) or 10 adults. The resorts participating are: Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Fort Wilderness, Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian, and Yacht and Beach Clubs. Specialty cruises are also available from the Disney Springs Marketplace. Hours vary — standard trip lasts 50 minutes. Prices vary depending on the party size, food, and decorations. To book a cruise, call (407) WDW-PLAY/(407) 939-7529.

Fireworks Cruises for IllumiNations and Wishes are offered through Disney’s Yacht Club Marina and the Magic Kingdom resort marinas respectively.

  • The 21-foot pontoon starts at $299 plus tax (seats 8 Guests)
  • The 25-foot boat starts at $349 plus tax (seats 10 Guests)

To book a fireworks cruise, call (407) WDW-PLAY/(407) 939-7529.

VIP Cruises are available on the Grand 1, a 45-foot Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge yacht, offering private dining, butler service, and a captain. Cruises start at $399 per hour, plus tax (seats 18 guests — or 17 if traveling with a butler). Call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 for information/reservations. 24-hour cancellation notice required or you will be charged in full.

Celebration Cruise — This is a slightly different cruise than the Fireworks cruises listed above. Cruise for an hour on the lake and enjoy VIP fireworks viewing. Celebration Cruise banners and balloons are included in the cost of your charter and can be requested upon booking. Private Dining menu items, such as personalized cakes, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, miniature desserts, chocolate-covered strawberries, fruit and cheese platters, or even a full meal are available at an additional cost.

Price: $343.16 for up to 10 people. Hours: Departs 30 minutes prior to IllumiNations at Epcot or 30 minutes prior to fireworks at the Magic Kingdom. To learn more, call the Disney Resort hotel you’d like to depart from:

  • Contemporary Resort – (407) 824-2955
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – (407) 824-2473
  • Polynesian Village Resort – (407) 824-2165
  • Yacht and Beach Club – (407) 939-3160

You can read AllEars.Net reader reviews of these IllumiNations cruises, or leave your own review, HERE.

Pirate and Pals Fireworks Voyage – This magical cruise is open to all guests. The voyage will depart from the Contemporary resort (exact location provided when you make the reservation). The price for Guests 10 and older is $72 (plus tax) and for Guests 3 – 9, the price is $41 (plus tax) (subject to change). Reservations for the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage, can be made online at disneyworld.com or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463). You do not have to be a Walt Disney World resort guest to book this cruise.

Note that this cruise is wheelchair/ECV accessible. Vehicles can be driven directly onto the ships via a ramp. Guests have the option to transfer out of their chair onto a bench on the boat or remain in the wheelchair/ECV at their leisure.

CRUISE DESCRIPTION: When the adventure starts at the Contemporary, your crew will be presented with a spread of seafaring party snacks like cookies, cupcakes, pretzels, chips, fruit and ice cream bars. Refreshing hot and cold beverages, such as lemonade and Pirate Punch, are also available.

Then Captain Hook and Mr. Smee want to meet the new recruits before you set off. Join the pirate parade to the dock and set sail on an unforgettable voyage with your captain, the roguish pirate Patch. Breathe in the salty sea air as you and your crew test your knowledge of Disney trivia, sing sea chanteys and brush up on all things nautical. In addition to the Happily Ever After fireworks, you should be treated to an up-close viewing of the Electrical Water Pageant.

After the fireworks, the boat returns to shore, where a very special surprise guest waits.

You can read AllEars.Net reader reviews of this cruise, or leave your own review, HERE.

Albatross Treasure Cruise: The Bayside Marina near the Yacht Club offers this cruise for children ages 4-12. Children will wear bandannas as they follow clues and sail to many exotic “ports of call” around Crescent Lake and Epcot looking for treasure. During the voyage, children will hear a reading of “The Legend of the Albatross.” At the final port of call, children will have a snack and a drink, and will split up the “buried treasure.” Held every day (weather permitting) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children must be potty trained — no pull-ups. Price is $39 – $49 plus tax per child. Reservations are recommended. A credit card guarantee is required, and there is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Call 407-WDW-PLAY / (407) 939-7529 for reservations.

You can read AllEars.Net reader reviews of this cruise, or leave your own review, HERE.

 

Islands of the Caribbean Pirate Adventure: Departs from the Caribbean Beach Resort’s Caribbean Cay. For children ages 4-12 (must be potty trained). Young adventurers, wearing pirate bandannas, will board a boat to sail the Ports of the Caribbean, just like Captain Jack! They will be told the story of Old Port Royale and of the pirates that used to sail the waters. They will find props and signs leading to treasure. Once they recover the treasure, they will sail to Fort Cay. When they return to Old Port Royale, they will unlock the treasure chest and bounty will be shared by all, as they have a snack and a drink. Held every day (weather permitting) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Price is $39 – $49 plus tax per child. Call 407-WDW-PLAY / (407) 939-7529 for reservations.

You can read AllEars.Net reader reviews of this cruise, or leave your own review, HERE.

Disney World Specialty Cruises