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Lake Activities

Fishing, Kayaking, SUP & More

With more than 550 lakes, a Central Florida vacation appeals to both avid anglers and water sports enthusiasts. In addition to fishing and water skiing, our options for lake activities offer many ways for you get on the water.

Are you interested in booking an airboat tour or pontoon boat cruise? How about kayak rentals, stand up paddleboard tours, or fly board lessons? You’ll find all of those options, and more, below.

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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Off the Chain Kayak Company

kayaks being transported on trailer and in back of a black truck with lake in background

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

Colt Creek State Park

hiking trail in the middle tree grouping on left and open pasture on right at Colt Creek State Park in Lakeland, FL

​No matter the season, Colt Creek State Park in Lakeland offers activities such as hiking,…

Address: 16000 FL-471
Lakeland, FL 33809

Phone: 863-815-6761

The Living Water Boat Cruises

family of four on pontoon boat during tour with The Living Water Boat Cruises in Winter Haven, FL

Explore the many lakes that make up Winter Haven's Chain of Lakes with Living Water…

Winter Haven, FL

Phone: 877-257-1529

TMC Guide Service

parents and 2 sons with lake in background. dad holding fish

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

Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: 855-354-8433

Captain Fred’s Airboat Nature Tours

Group on airboat going over water and green plants with Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours

View wildlife on an exciting, old-fashioned airboat nature tour with Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours…

Address: 4700 Crump Rd Suite C
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: 863-696-1637

Winter Haven Watersports

man flyboarding with jet ski tow on lake at Winter Haven Watersports

Winter Haven Watersports is where you can flyboard, learn to water ski, tube with friends,…

Address: 3915 Lake Conine Dr E
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Phone: 863-293-2753

Alley’s Memory Makin’ Guides

Alley’s Memory Makin’ Guides

Memory Makin' Guides owner Reno Alley holds a USCG Captain's License and has over 30…

Frostproof, FL

Phone: 863-632-0304

Alligator Cove Tours

group on Alligator Cove Tours airboat tour in river near Lake Kissimmee

Captain Andy of Alligator Cove Tours at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina &…

Address: 14900 Camp Mack Rd
Lake Wales, FL 33898

Phone: 863-696-0406


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