Can you go fishing at Disney World? We discuss.

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There are so many fun activities at Disney World.  You can ride thrill rides like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, family rides, water park rides, watch shows and parades, swim in pools, eat at character dining experiences, etc.

But have you ever thought about fishing at Disney World?  Have you ever wondered if you could fish at Disney World?

Well, the answer is, yes, you can!  It is the happiest place on earth.  So, of course, you can fish there!

There are guided catch-and-release outings at Disney World.  This way, you can experience bass fishing at its finest.  And an exciting thing for those coming from up north is that you can do this year-round!

Since it is a guided experience, you can do it even if you don’t have a lot of experience.  But if you do have experience, you’ll have fun, too.  And unlike some of the other wilder rides at Disney World, you don’t have to worry about height requirements.

There are guided bass fishing excursions on a 21-foot Sun Tracker pontoon boat.  This accommodates up to five guests.  There’s also a tournament-style NITRO bass fishing boat that’s available for up to three Guests.  You can book a 2-hour or 4-hour excursion.

All of the excursions include:

  • An experienced guide
  • Rod and reel
  • Tackle
  • Artificial and/or live bait (NITRO boats, however, will not offer live bait
  • Beverages (though only non-alcoholic – guests are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages aboard)

There is a lot of great fish out there, too.  For example, in Bay Lake, you can fish for:

  • Largemouth bass
  • BlueGill
  • Catfish
  • SunFish

The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

If you want to enjoy fishing at Disney World, possibly the best place to stay is at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.  Fort Wilderness gives you the feeling like you’re out in the wilderness but you’re just a boat ride away from Magic Kingdom, and a bus ride away from the other theme parks.

There are multiple places to fish at Fort Wilderness.  You can enjoy a guided bass fishing excursion on Bay Lake.  You can also enjoy Dockside Fishing there, too.  Casting-rod fishing gear is available for rental at Bike Barn.

There is more than one way you can stay at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds.  There are four types of campsites that can accommodate everything from tents to forty-five-foot and longer RVs.  Each campsite has:

  • Water
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Picnic Table
  • Charcoal grill
  • Privacy-enhancing landscaping
  • Cable television

Most also include a sewer hook-up and some permit pets.

You can book a campsite here.  We talk about how to rent an RV for Fort Wilderness here.  You can find the perfect tent here.

But this isn’t the only option at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.  You can also rent a cabin.  Click here to find the lowest price for these cabins.

Other Hotels with Guided Fishing Excursions

But Fort Wilderness is not the only hotel where guided fishing excursions are available.  There are guided fishing excursions available not only at Bay Lake but at Seven Seas Lagoon, Village Lake, and Crescent Lake.

The following is a list of the hotels where you can participate in guided fishing excursions.  If you click on these links, you can find out how to save money there:

Dockside Fishing

So you know how I mentioned that Fort Wilderness had dockside fishing?  This is also available at Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.  You can rent casting-rod fishing gear at Fishin’ Hole at Ol’ Man Island.

Like Fort Wilderness, Port Orleans Resort – Riverside is also a great choice if you like fishing.  It also has a nice outdoorsy feel to it as it is themed to the days of riverboats and Mark Twain.  Click here to book a room at this resort.

Disney World Tickets

Even if you want to spend some time fishing at Disney World, I am sure at some point you’d love to visit at least one of the parks.

You can find some great prices for Disney World tickets by clicking here.