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Lake Activities

Fishing, Kayaking, SUP & More

A Central Florida vacation would not be complete without spending some time on the water. Polk County is known as the “Largemouth Bass Fishing Capital of the World” and Winter Haven is also known as the “Water Ski Capital of the World.”

With more than 550 lakes, Central Florida appeals to both avid anglers and water sports enthusiasts. In addition to fishing and water skiing, we have many ways for you get on the water, including airboat tours, kayak rentals, stand up paddleboard tours, fly board lessons, and boat cruises.

Freshwater Fishing

The temperate waters of Central Florida are perfect for growing and nurturing largemouth bass into record-breaking sizes, and with more than 500-lakes and 115-boat ramps in Polk County, you’ll have more access to quality fishing than you’ll have time on your vacation.

The wealth of freshwater lakes here are also home to bluegill, crappie, bream, sunshine bass, catfish, gar, tilapia and chain pickerel. Different varieties are more abundant during different seasons, so if fishing is on your agenda, be sure to contact a fishing guide.

Winter Haven Chain of Lakes

Winter Haven Chain of Lakes is essentially a group of lakes, connected by canals, that lies mostly within the city of Winter Haven (home to LEGOLAND Florida Resort). But they aren’t just any lakes, these mostly residential lakes provide a wide range of entertainment choices if you are looking to fish, kayak, paddleboard, flyboard, or simply cruise around on a relaxing pontoon boat tour during your Central Florida vacation.

The city maintains 21 boat ramps, 30 waterfront parks and 14 public docks, which makes the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes a water lover’s paradise.

Lake Kissimmee

Many of our airboat tour companies are on Lake Kissimmee, and the waterway between this lake and Lake Hatchineha.  Airboats can navigate shallow water and glide over vegetation, providing an excellent opportunity to experience the wetland areas of Central Florida and see alligators and other wildlife.

Visitors also enjoy kayaking Buster Island Loop, a trail that circles Lake Kissimmee State Park. The trail includes Lake Kissimmee and Lake Rosalie.

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Elite Cable Park

man wake boarding on lake at sunset at Elite Cable Park in Auburndale, FL

Elite Cable Park in Auburndale offers wakeboarding, waterskiing, wakeskating and kneeboarding for both newbies and…

Address: 330 Denton Ave
Auburndale, FL 33823

Phone: 863-662-5200

Off the Chain Kayak Company

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Paddle around Winter Haven's Chain of Lakes with friends and family when you rent from…

Winter Haven, FL

Phone: 863-225-0934

Lake Kissimmee State Park

male and female kayaking at Lake Kissimmee State Park in Lake Wales, FL

Lake Kissimmee State Park is located on the shores of lakes Kissimmee, Tiger and Rosalie,…

Address: 14248 Camp Mack Rd
Lake Wales, FL 33898

Phone: 407-624-5640

TMC Guide Service

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Capt. Scott Taylor of TMC Guide Service is a USCG licensed captain with his Masters…

Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: 855-354-8433

Tenoroc Fish Management Area

Tenoroc Fish Management Area

The limited access and catch and release fishing practices at Tenoroc mean their lakes yield…

Address: 3829 Tenoroc Mine Rd
Lakeland, FL 33805

Phone: 863-648-3200

Alligators Unlimited Airboat Tours

Group and airboat captain on boat before tour with Alligators Unlimited Airboat Tours

Alligators Unlimited Airboat Nature Tours in Lake Wales offer 1-2 hour tours leaving from Camp…

Address: 14400 Reese Dr
Lake Wales, FL 33898

Phone: 863-696-0313

Lucky Lowe Ski School

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Lucky Lowe Ski School in Lake Alfred offers individualized instruction for each and every level…

Address: 1116 Old Lake Alfred Rd
Lake Alfred, FL 33850

Phone: 863-326-0092

Off the Wall Adventures & Outfitters

retail floor at Off the Wall Adventures. Grills, indo boards, skate boards and more

Rent a single or RTM duo kayak from Off the Wall Adventures & Outfitters in…

Address: 2055 Shepherd Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811

Phone: 863-709-9253

Southern Outdoorsman Guide Service

Southern Outdoorsman Guide Service

Southern Outdoorsman Guide Service offers largemouth bass fishing and wildlife airboat excursions.

Address: PO Box 7718
Indian Lake Estates, FL 33855

Phone: 863-692-2208


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