Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > DVC-Mousecellaneous
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-01-2011, 08:08 AM   #1
DVCDawn's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 253

Watercraft Question

All right, we're leaving in 8 days and the excitement in my house is building. The other day I remembered that when I was a kid, we could rent little motor boats (seated 2 people) and zip around Bay Lake. Is this still an option?

Doing the single digit dance ,
DVCDawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 08:24 AM   #2

tjkraz's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 13,294

Yes, the boats are still available. They are called Sea Raycers. 2 person maximum per boat and there's a total weight limit, too. Operator must have a driver's license. Can't take any photographs from the boats.

Prices are around $30-40 per half hour with discounts available to DVC and Passholders. In my experiences, they are pretty lenient with the clock and there are separate rates for 45 min, 60 min, etc.

Don't think we have ever gone past 45 minutes. It's fun but eventually you reach the limits of what is available to explore.
-- Tim

DVC owner at SSR, BWV and VGC
tjkraz is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-01-2011, 08:50 AM   #3
pditullio's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 274

This is my DS10's favorite thing to do on the whole trip!

Don't forget your member card to get the discount. I want to say it was 20%, but would have to check the perks page. It was surprisingly reasonable compared to some other activities we've done at WDW.

I recommend going out in the morning - (it can be brutal on the lake in the afternoon sun).

I also respectfully disagree with the previous poster that you've seen everything there is to see in 45 minutes. If you want to go all the way over the the Poly area (and check out the birds on the former Discovery Island!) it takes a little time since you have to putt putt slowly through the canal. You can do that in 45 minutes, but not with a ton of extra time. Don't do 30 minutes, anyway. Go for 45 or 60.

Have fun!

Proud OKW owner since 1992, and BLT since 2009. "A man should never neglect his family for business." --Walt Disney
pditullio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
Working towards more DVC!
moredisneyplease's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,810

and rent them at the Contemporary and NOT at a place like BCV/BWV. Those boats are "regulated" and go waaaay slower than the ones at Sammy Duvall at Contemporary. We love those boats!!!

I've been booed
moredisneyplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 05:41 PM   #5
Donna M
DIS Veteran
Donna M's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,749

We like to rent them at VWL, same boats as Contemporary, also available at Floridian and Poly too I believe. I've rented them a few times, the last time being this past Feb., 2 years ago too. I took one out and brought it back because it was much slower than I remember the other ones being, but the new one was just as slow. Anyone else notice this? What a disappointment, I won't be going again. They used to be great. The attendant said I may have gotten one with an older motor or something. It was definitely different. I want to hope that maybe the strong wind and waves were the reason for the difference, because they are so much fun.

But that being said, my neices loved the one they were on; they were zipping all over the place. They charge you by the 5 min after you pass 30 min if you go over alittle.
Donna M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
Mad about the mouse
Teacher, teacher, can you teach me?
Join Date: May 2003
Location: BLoomington, IL
Posts: 1,219

We rented one for our boys last summer; my 13 year old was able to drive with his then 10 year old brother as passenger. They had a blast!
"Emotion is being on a thrilling train ride. Plot is being told about a greedy mine owner with a lust for gold and a vengeful big mountain." Tell it Mr. AV!
mrsR123 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

DVC-Resales.com | 1-800-550-6493 (Contact The Timeshare Store) | DVC Resale Listings

facebooktwittergoogle plus youtube itunesDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.