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“Locals enjoy a great time”

Buena Vista Watersports
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Owner description: Buena Vista Watersports is Orlando's Ultimate Watersports Experience!Located within 5-10 minutes of all of Orlando's Major Attractions, Buena Vista Watersports is a privately owned recreational watersports facility located on Lake Bryan in the Lake Buena Vista area of Orlando. This tropical playground offers Jet Skis, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Tubing, Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking on the glistening waters of a secluded, natural spring fed lake. Spend the day on our white sandy beaches, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and cypress trees.
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Locals enjoy a great time”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Although we've lived in Orlando for MANY years, we never knew about BV Watersports until our oldest asked if we could find a place for a birthday party with a boat.

We went a month before the birthday and hired a boat to teach two teenagers to wakeboard, and everything was amazing. The driver was a great teacher and the hour flew by.

For the birthday, we had 11 people and decided to have a tube for 3 hours. If they got tired of that we could switch to wakeboarding. As none of the others had done wake boarding before, we knew it would take some valuable time. Turns out they had a blast and used the tube nonstop for 3 hours. Afterwards we played volleyball on the sand court, used the great picnic tables for lunch/cake and rented paddle boards for an hour.

Going here sure beats owning a boat. The fee included an excellent driver/instructor and gas. The water is spring fed and very clean and the amenities are awesome. All the traffic on the lake is generated by BV watersports, so congestion was not an issue.

This is my new favorite place. For the price of 4 to go to Disney for the day, we had 11 people outdoors and enjoying a great day on the water.

Visited August 2012
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London,UK
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“Buena Vista Watersports”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

I'm was reluctant to post about this place as it is so good I wanted to keep it to myself!! The staff were very friendly and helpful and made sure my family and me were well looked after. The Boat was big enough for our family of 5 and we did Ski, Knee board, Ring & Monoski. It was so good that we returned the following week! The cost was $149 for one hour with a 10% discount for two hours. You can hire all day, I don't know the price for that though. There is a small beach area on their area which is a nice area to sit and soak up the sun if one of your party is not good with boats.

Visited July 2012
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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“One of the best vacations of my life!”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We went here last month and it was seriously one of the best times of my life! We went jet skiing and tubing (tubing is SO much fun, totally recommend it!!) The employees were so professional, kind, and knowledgeable. It was a wonderful private lake and small beach. The jet skis were in excellent condition and it was great time viewing the beautiful scenery on the lake. The boat driver when we went tubing even gave us extra time and did lots of tricks to make the experience even more fun. I wish I would have gotten his name to give him a personal shout out. We went over the weekend and there were only a couple other families there so it was nice and quiet too. Prices were good as well. Everything about Buena Vista Watersports was perfect. I was completely impressed with this company and hope to visit again sometime soon!

Visited June 2012
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Littleton, Colorado
1 review
“Great day on the water!!!”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We were having a family get together in Orlando. We rented a boat at Buena Vista Watersports for the day. It was a nice break from the theme parks. It was the perfect day! We had a boat/driver and spent the day water skiing/wakeboarding and tubing. We had a group of 20 with all ages from 2 - 70. The toddlers had a great time playing on the beach, which was very small but big enough for them to have a blast. There were chairs in the shade for the parents to relax while the kids played. We took turns on the boat which held 8-9 people. I think everyone in our group thought it was the best day of our vacation!

Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Great Fun on the Water!”
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Our family with 4 college aged kids decided to stop by Buena Vista Watersports as part of our Orlando vacation. By far, it was one of the highlights of the trip!

We opted to spend an hour jetskiing. It costs $55 per 1/2 hour. If you get 3 or more jetskis for an hour or more, its $88/hr. The kids had a BLAST!! There were only two other people on the very large lake, so they had plenty of room to race around in. Our son says it was his favorite part of the trip and he cant wait to go jetskiing again.

Though we only did jetskiing, they offer many other options, including kayaking, canoeing, boat rentals with tubing/wakeboarding and more! We would've loved to try some of the other options, but the kids were exhausted after an hour of jetskiing.

In addition to the water sports, there is a nice covered area with tables and chairs that looks like it would be nice for a party or wedding/ reception with a view.

Finally, a big shout out to the staff. The company is family owned and it really shows. Everyone we dealt with was very kind and accommodating and we had a fantastic time!

TIPS & TRICKS

- There is a 10% coupon in many of the coupon books floating around the Orlando/ Kissimmee region. We found one at a local gas station.

- Jetskiing was a bit expensive for all of us. In retrospect, renting a boat for $145 for an hour, which includes tubes, skis, wakeboards, etc may have been a more affordable option and just as much fun.

- Be sure to bring your own towels as the only towels available are for sale only.

- They do have changing areas and lockers, in case you were wondering (we were!)

Visited December 2011
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