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Ride Some Waves at Buena Vista Watersports

Your normal schedule of work, chores and social obligations is starting to feel bland. To make matters worse, your friends’ Insta stories are full of fun activities spent enjoying Orlando’s beautiful weather…

So they’re giving you some serious FOMO. 

It’s high time you got out and enjoyed some fresh air and tropical sun for yourself. Your laundry and work deadlines can wait until tomorrow. 

And what better place to enjoy the great outdoors than Buena Vista Watersports

Whether you like fast-paced activities like jet skiing or taking it easy on a pontoon boat, Buena Vista Watersports has something to suit your recreational fancy. Get out on the lake, enjoy watersports, and put that feeling of stagnation aside once and for all. 

Keep reading to learn about the variety of watersports you can participate in at the lake, as well as Buena Vista’s location, hours, and pricing. 

Attractions at Buena Vista Watersports 

Buena Vista Watersports is located on Lake Bryan, which is a natural and spring-fed lake. If you can make a trip out in the morning, do so! This is the best time to explore because it’s a bit quieter than afternoons. 

While you’re there, rent some jet skis to satisfy your need for speed. And don’t worry if you’ve never ridden one before. Buena Vista Watersports offers a free lesson with each rental. Jet ski rentals cost $69 for a half-hour rental and $119 for a full hour. 

To rent a jet ski, you’ll need to get certified. To do so, plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to take the certification exam (and bring $3 to cover the cost of the exam) or take the test online before arriving. 

Additionally, you can charter a boat. The charter includes a driver/instructor who will take you around the lake and teach you how to use various equipment, whether you want to water ski, wakeboard, or tube. The charter costs $115 for half an hour and $190 for an hour on the lake. 

Or if you prefer to do your own driving, you can rent a pontoon boat. While you’re boating, go fishing for bass (but keep in mind that this is a catch and release lake) or anchor somewhere for a swim. Pontoon boat rentals are $210 for the first two hours and $80 for each additional hour thereafter. 

And for those who want a slower pace, you can rent paddleboards and kayaks from Buena Vista Watersports— perfect for paddling by the shore to see if you can spot any of the lake’s wildlife or sharing a conversation on the water with a loved one. 

Host an Event at Buena Vista Watersports

With activities that appeal to all age groups and adventure levels, Buena Vista Watersports makes an excellent place to host a birthday party. You can choose from a variety of birthday packages depending on the number of guests and the activity options you’d like to provide. 

For example, the Osprey Birthday Package includes a chartered boat, four jet skis, four paddleboards, and four kayaks that guests can enjoy for a period of four hours. The other available birthday packages are listed below. 

Birthday Party PackageNumber of Guests
Osprey 50 to 100 guests
Turtle21 to 30 guests
Otter10 to 20 guests

You can also host your next company event or corporate gathering at Buena Vista Watersports. Like birthday parties, you can choose from a variety of packages. Possible packages include a team-building exercise where participants complete a series of competitive challenges or a Hawaiian luau, complete with a pig roast. 

If you’ve fallen in love with Lake Bryan so much you want to host your wedding there, you can! Contact the venue to find out more about available wedding packages. 

Hours, Location, and Price of Buena Vista Watersports

Located just five minutes from Disney World, Buena Vista Watersports offers a welcome reprieve from crowds. You can enjoy nature and partake in a variety of watersports at the following address:

13245 Lake Bryan Drive

Orlando, FL 32821

Buena Vista Watersports is open Monday through Sunday. Reservations are strongly recommended and help ensure that the equipment you’d like to use is available when you need it. You can reach them at (407) 239-6939. 

Prices for the different rentals at Buena Vista Watersports vary depending on the specific attraction you choose. One important note is that if you decide to charter a boat, the price covers the entire boat, and is not charged per person, making this a cheaper option for large groups. 


Put your to-do list aside and pick up the phone — it’s time to reserve a day of fun at Buena Vista Watersports. Catch up with your friend while kayaking the lake or go solo and rent a water ski for yourself. No matter what you choose, you’re bound to have an excellent time enjoying all that Orlando’s lakes have to offer!