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“thrills in the sun”

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.
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“thrills in the sun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Me and my nephew went jet skiing here. A bit difficult to find, as sign posting not the greatest but worth the trouble of finding it. Staff were very helpful and spent the time giving proper safety instructions and explanations. the jet ski was great and thrilling and had tremendous fun. Our time was interrupted by a brief thunder storm down pour, but it passed quickly and were allowed out for a second ride. Greatttttttt fun and resonably priced. especially with 10% off voucher you can find in the coupon books you get in most food outlets.

Visited July 2013
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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“What a GREAT PLACE !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Today we went to Buena Vista Watersports, first we paddled a Kayak around, then we drove a Pontoon boat around the lake several times, the weather was Great the water was great, and the staff was MORE than Helpful, we met Kayle who is absolutely the best, and the Guys, Seal, Kyle and Timmy were great too !! I am definately going back to here !!

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Great day on the water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

My husband and I wanted to do something outside of the theme parks, and we found BVW after leaving the outlets. The staff was so courteous and it was a gorgeous day, we took one jetski out and switched off for half an hour. The guys on the beach gave us clear directions and made us feel really comfortable, even though we never had gone out on a jet ski before. The beach has such a great view of the lake and it was a much more laid back day after all of the chaos of the parks. We're definitely going back on our next visit to Orlando!

Visited June 2013
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Osprey, Florida
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“Great day on the water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We rented jet skis for an hour and then rented a boat with a driver for water sports for 2 hours. It happened to be a very slow day (everyone must have been shopping during the tax-free holiday), so our jet skis were all ready for us. The lake is rather small and the jet skis are only allowed to go one way in a circular pattern. An hour was plenty. But the highlight for us was Timmy, our boat driver. He loaded up the boat for us with skis, wakeboards and a tube, and our three teenagers had a blast! Two of the kids were experienced, but one wasn't, and Timmy was incredibly patient with him. Then Timmy let loose when the kids went tubing - gave them loads of fun but always put safety first. What a relaxing way for us to enjoy boating and water sports without the hassles of driving and equipping the boat!

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely place to visit, but service flawed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Pre-booked canoe hire for 3 of us on our recent holiday to Orlando. It was fairly easy to find, as just up from Lake Buena Vista, and not far from Disney etc.
When we arrived, the girl at reception had our booking down for kayak hire, which isnt what we asked, but turns out they had a canoe onsite, so we still got the canoe. Next issue was, the canoe was only meant for 2 people, but as one of my party was small, she was able to sit in the middle of the canoe, and not paddle.

No instructions/training/advice was given prior to boarding the canoe, and life-jackets are not enforced, but we chose to wear them anyway. Even when we came back with the canoe, no one approached us to ask if we were ok, or take our life-jackets from us, we just put them back and left.

Only cost around $20 dollars for the canoe hire, so pretty good value. The lake itself is gorgeous, and its a great experience canoeing there, but the service lets it down.

Visited July 2013
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