People ride jet skis on Lake Buena vista  in Orlando Florida with city skyline behind and scenic lake views. Orlando’s only beach is also a water sport hotspot

Beat the Orlando heat with these Orlando watersports destinations

Have lots of fun under the sun and stay cool at the same time when you spend some time at these water sports locations.

by Debra Pamplin | July 28, 2022

Cover photo courtesy Getty Images

Summer vacations can be quite hot, luckily there is an abundance of Orlando watersports to keep you cool. Looking for thrilling things to do in Orlando this summer? Check out these top places for fun and chilling adventure in and out of the water.

Orlando Watersports Complex

From beginners to the more advanced, water lovers of all skill sets will find something fun at this location. 

There is a giant, inflatable aqua park, providing three skill levels, and 40 features throughout its 10,000 square feet of space. There is also a beach area along with lifeguards. Locals use this as a prime birthday party scene. A few musts:

  • Must be able to swim
  • Must be at least 6 years old
  • Must be at least 3 feet 7 inches tall to enter
  • Must wear provided life vest
  • Must sign waiver
  • Must leave jewelry, glasses, etc on shore

Also provided are activities on the lake, such as wakeboarding, wakesurfing, wakeskating, along with kneeboarding, tubing and water skiing. Time blocks are offered as 25 minutes and 55 minutes. Lessons for boating and cable sports are also offered. 

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Hours for Orlando Watersports Complex are 10 a.m. until 8 p.m, daily. The waterpark operates from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily. The park is open daily with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. To book a timeslot or learn more info, visit them on the web here

Orlando Watersports Complex
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Getting there
8615 Florida Rock Rd, Orlando, FL 32824, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 10am–8pm
More Info

Black Beard Watersports

Run by owner and captain, Dylan Pareja, water thrill seekers can spend an hour or half-an-hour perfecting their skills at wakeboarding, towable water tubing, kneeboarding or jet ski running. 

The team of three strive to provide a unique experience for folks of all ages and interest levels. If you want to be on the water but not participate in a sport, support your friends from the comfort of the boat. 

Black Beard frequents Lake Ivanhoe, Lake Fairview and Clear Lake Park for their sporting outings. To book a block of time with Black Beard Water Sports, reach out to them here

Black Beard Watersports
Getting there
344 NE Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 8am–5pm
More Info

Island Vibez Watersport Rentals

Live on island time for a bit while you are mastering the art of waverunners. Take a luxury two-seater jet ski out for a block of time ranging from two hours to a short, 30-minute adventure. Maybe take a group of six out on an extended boat ride, complete with captain, for two to four hours.

A briefing about their jet skis:

  • Top–of-the-line Seedoos and Waverunners
  • Seats up to 3 people
  • Total weight support tops off at 500 pounds
  • Top Speed is 50 mph
  • Glove box is water resistant (but not fully waterproof)
  • Bluetooth enabled

The fun occurs on Lake Minneola, on a chain of lakes vast enough for endless hours of boating and jetski fun. Schedule your fun by making a reservation or contact them for more information. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., daily. 

ISLAND VIBEZ
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Getting there
5931 Old Winter Garden Rd, Orlando, FL 32835, USA
Hours
Mon-Sat 10am–9:30pm
Sun 12–9pm
More Info

Buena Vista Watersports

Located in the Lake Buena Vista area of Orlando, Buena Vista Watersports is a privately owned recreational water sports facility. For over 30 years Buena Vista Watersports has been the leader in Jet Ski, Boat, Paddleboard and Kayak rentals in Orlando. The watersports oasis also offers also offer wakeboard & waterski lessons by professional instructors.

Orlando Watersports Offered:

  • Jet-Ski Rentals
  • Boat Charters
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Paddle Board Rentals
  • Kayak Rentals
Buena Vista Watersports
Getting there
13245 Lake Bryan Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA
Hours
Mon-Sun 9:30am–4pm
More Info

For outdoor fun that will help you work on your tan, be sure to stay cool at one of these outdoor water sports locations. 

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For outdoor fun that will help you work on your tan, be sure to stay cool at one of these outdoor water sports locations. 

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Debra Pamplin

Debra Pamplin

Since beginning her career as a freelance writer in 2008, Debra has had many articles published on a variety of topics. Websites such as USA Today Travel, Coldwell Banker and NerdWallet.com have run her stories. She currently also freelancesfor RVLife.com and NationalVehicle.com

Her byline appears in prints such as AAA Southern Traveler, Oklahoma Today, Kentucky Monthly, AAA Midwest Traveler, Missouri Life, Golden Isles Magazine and Jacksonville Magazine.

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