Obsolete Page, for historical reference only

See the Recreation Page for current cycle rental info

As from 2 March 2014, the Port Orleans Riverside Levee boat rental facility has been permanently closed. No reason has been given, although it is believed to be a decision made by the third-party company which ran the service, but it removes one of the key benefits for guests booking at Port Orleans over a Value resort, and a great many people have already expressed their dissatisfaction at this move. If you wish to make your views known or ask for an explanation, please contact wdw.guest.communications@disneyworld.com.

The marina area at Port Orleans Riverside is the entertainment hub for the resort. Not only can you rent a variety of water craft — from simple kayak canoes to 21ft pontoon boats for up to ten-passengers — for use along the Sassagoula River, but if you don’t fancy water-borne entertainment you can also hire bicycles or Surrey Bikes.

The Riverside Levee rental window is located on the dockside just behind the main lobby area, right underneath the iconic twin water towers. Note: there are no rental facilities provided at Port Orleans French Quarter, guests should instead use the Riverside facilities which are only a few minutes walk along the river bank.

The marina and ferry dock at Port Orleans Riverside  (Click to scroll, +/- to zoom)

Boat Rentals (NOW CLOSED)

There is a wide range of different types of water craft available to suit all tastes, from canoes and pedal boats to 10-seater pontoon boats. You have the freedom to travel all the way along the winding and meandering Sassagoula River from Port Orleans Riverside as far as Downtown Disney [now Disney Springs], or along the spur which leads to the Old Key West resort. Any prohibited areas are clearly marked, as are speed and wake restrictions. Water vehicles should keep to the right hand side of the river when meeting oncoming boats, and unpowered vehicles always have the right of way.

Marina operating hours tend to vary depending on the daylight hours, with off-season hours generally being 11am—5pm and the summer months being 11am—8pm. Rentals are subject to local water and weather conditions, and will cease operating if lightning storms are forecast.

Sun Tracker Pontoon Boat (21 ft)
Rental Class Period Price Inc. Tax
Standard 30 mins $45.00 $47.93
Minimum age 18 years to operate. Maximum ten guests.

Boston Whaler Boat (17 ft)
Rental Class Period Price Inc. Tax
Standard 30 mins $45.00 $47.93
Minimum age 18 years to operate.
Maximum six guests with a combined weight of 1,150 lbs.

Sea Raycer by Sea Ray®
Rental Class Period Price Inc. Tax
Standard 30 mins $32.00 $34.08
Standard 45 mins $40.00 $42.60
Standard 60 mins $45.00 $47.93
Minium age 12 years and must be at least 5ft tall to operate.
Maximum combined weight for two persons is 320 lbs.

Kayak Canoe
Rental Class Period Price Inc. Tax
Standard 30 mins $6.50 $6.93
Standard 60 mins $11.00 $11.72

Specialty Cruises, includes driver
Rental Class Capacity Price
Basic 8 guests Starting at $275
Premium 10 guests Starting at $325
Private Dining is available upon request.
Please call 407-WDW-PLAY for reservations.

Bicycle and Surrey Bike Rentals

Wheel around the resort and enjoy the winding paths, waterfront walkways and meandering scenic trails for fun, fitness and relaxation. Whether you want to continue your workout regime or just want a vacation jaunt, riders can absorb the sights and choose paths catering to their skill levels and areas of interest.

Surrey Bikes are restricted to the main pathway which runs around the river banks surrounding Ol’ Man Island and the footpaths between the two resorts. A 30-minute rental should be sufficient time for two complete laps around the resort. Surrey Bikes are not permitted on Ol’ Man Island or on the smaller trails which run between the accommodation buildings. Note: Although the resort pathways all look very flat, many first-time riders of Surrey Bikes find out that there are indeed hills up to bridges, and they can be hard work!

The Riverside Levee hours vary by season, and could be around 9am—5pm daily for cycle rentals during off-season months, 9am—8pm during the summer.

Bicycles and Surrey Bikes
Rental Class Period Price Inc Tax
Jamis Bicycle Hourly $9.00 $9.59
Jamis Bicycle Daily $18.00 $19.17
2-seater Surrey Bike 30 mins $20 $21.30
4-seater Surrey Bike 30 mins $22 $23.43

(Prices last verified 7 August 2013. For other recreational activities at the Port Orleans resorts, please see the Recreation page)