Did you know you could go fishing at Disney World?

Many people don’t know about this unique experience available in a few locations at Disney World.

fishing at disney world

Fishing at Disney World

Disney World offers 2 and 4 hour guided fishing excursions at several locations throughout Disney World. These catch-and-release trips provide great experiences for kids and young fishermen and women. Although it’s actual fishing (none of the lakes are stocked lakes), the guides know their stuff and they put you on the fish, if at all possible.

Kissing Fish at Disney World

You’re not guaranteed to catch fish on a fishing excursion at Disney World, but it’s a good bet that you will.

Perfect for amateur and more experienced fishers, the B.A.S.S. guided fishing excursions give you guides that will do as much or as little as you like during your experience. We started out with a lot of help and progressed to doing most of the fishing, ourselves.

Locations for your fishing at Disney World experience:

  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

All Walt Disney World Resort fishing excursions include:

  • An experienced guide
  • Rod and reel
  • Tackle
  • Artificial and/or live bait
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (Guests may not bring beverages, food or coolers aboard.)
  • One year BASS (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society) membership, which includes 11 issues of Bassmaster Magazine (one membership per excursion)

Our Fishing Excursion at Disney World

We started off at the Contemporary marina for our 2 hour guided fishing tour. Our guide, Brian, was fantastic. Very helpful. Great with the kids. And, he put us on the fish!

Fishing at Disney World

We spent most of the two hours sidled up next to Discovery Island. This provided a great view of the Contemporary and some fishing competition from the island’s aviary population. Made for a good challenge.

Before long, we found the fish. Dad reeled in the first one, of course. 🙂 The kids quickly followed. I think my son ended up the day with more fish than anyone, but my daughter stayed at it for the whole two hours.

Fishing at Disney World

We all caught so many fish that we became a little tired of it. Instead, we started chatting with our guide about Disney. We still fished, just not as aggressively. Brian shared a ton about Disney and we enjoyed a great conversation.

Booking Your Own Fishing Excursion at Disney

You can call your travel agent to book your Disney fishing experience or call 407-WDW-BASS. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance.

What to bring:

  • Your guide will provide you with all the gear and tackle you may need during your fishing excursion—including a fishing rod and reel, artificial lures, live bait and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Life jackets will be provided and are required at all times for children ages 13 and under. In addition, we recommend that all adults wear a life jacket as well.
  • Don’t forget to bring protection from the sun, like sunscreen, sunglasses or hats.
  • Also, don’t forget a camera! You’ll want to document this experience.

Have you been fishing at Disney World? Let us know about your experience in the comments section, below.