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Best Practices for Parasailing

Safety is our top priority at Sammy Duvall’s Duvall’s Watersports! As an industry leader we make every effort set the bar for Parasailing. We have worked together with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the US Coast Guard, Water Ski Industry Association (WSIA), Fish and Wildlife and our industry peers to help form [...]

Babes Boat Care Products- Tip#1

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports is proud to use all Babes Boat Care products! We recognize Babes Boat Care products as an industry leader and we would like to share a tip from their web site with you: Boot Butter User Tips Why Lubricate? Thanks to the popularity of wakeboarding, binding technology has drastically changed over the [...]

Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor is delighted to award Sammy Duvall Watersports Centre with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. Your opinion is important to us! If you have participated in our our activities, write a review on Trip Advisor and tell; the world how we did!!

2014 Water Sports Industry Association membership

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports is proud to be a 2014 active member of the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA)! To be apart of WSIA means Sammy Duvall’s Watersports is aware and dedicated to established Parasail Industry Best Practices and Safety Procedures. We actively participate with our Industry peers to constantly improve the guest experience and strive [...]

” Best Local Operator 2014″- Viator travel Award

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports received Viator’s Travel Award for ” Best Local Operator 2014″. To be the recipient of this award an operator must have all 5 star reviews by guests that have participated in the operators activities in 2013.This is recognition for all of the efforts that the Sammy Duvall’s Team makes on a daily [...]

Our newest Parasail Captain!

Meet our newest Parasail Captain Mike Hickman from Portland Oregon. Mike has been with Sammy Duvalls since 2004. He has been involved with every aspect of parasailing from the ground up, starting as a first mate then becoming a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain, to being our Fleet Manager. With 10 years of experience Mike understands safety [...]

The GEN 2 SURF SYSTEM is here with our new 2014 X10!

  This 2014 Mastercraft X-10 is awesome! Read this article, then come out to Sammy Duvall’s Watersports and experience it for yourself!   A SYSTEM IS BETTER THAN A SINGLE DEVICE: THE GEN 2 SURF SYSTEM IS THE INDUSTRY’S FIRST CUSTOMIZABLE SURF SYSTEM. WE ARE THE ONLY COMPANY THAT DOESN’T HAVE A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL SOLUTION Check [...]

Secrets of Disney’s Discovery Island….just the beginning of our Personal Watercraft Adventure!

Ever wonder where those fun Disney facts come from that we share with guests on our morning Personal Watercraft Tour? Our information comes from Disney archives, Disney Cast members, past guests sharing their stories, Disney historians and fantastic articles that we find in places like AllEars! Many guests take our Personal Watercraft Tour because they [...]

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports: Parasail Safety Video

Guest safety is our top priority, please watch this Parasail Safety Video prior to your experience with us and ask us any questions or concerns you might have about your flight! The Parasail process: Upon check-in(15 minutes prior to flight reservation time), guests will be asked to complete our Liability Release Forms (all minors under [...]

Barefoot at Sammy Duvall’s with “Hot Feet” Gold Medalist Tim Smith

Barefooting is one of the unique activities we offer behind our 2013 Mastercraft Prostar 197. Before asking to Barefoot, one should already have some ski experience….this is a high speed, seat of your pants activity with risks involved. We only offer Barefooting first trip in the morning when the water is calmest and conditions best. [...]

Personal Watercraft (PWC):”Tour” and “Free Ride” Activity Descriptions with Pictures

For the first time on WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort property, Personal Watercraft are available to ride. We offer two types of excursions from Disney’s Contemporary Resort. First, a morning PWC Tour provides scenic photo opportunities and a natural Florida view of Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. Our second excursion is a PWC “Free Ride”Rental that allows you to cool off and [...]

Parasailing: Activity Description with pictures

A bird’s eye view of the Walt Disney World®Resort will create lifelong memories.  The feeling of flying is peaceful and exhilarating all at the same time.  Parasailing may be booked as a single (one guest) or tandem (two guests flying together).  Our “state of the art” parasail boat allows guests to take off and land right [...]

Pictures: Tubing from mild to wild at Sammy Duvall’s!

Tubing is one of the activities included when you rent our ski boats. Tubing is a great way to keep everyone involved in the fun! We can put out one Tube if you want to go solo or we can put out multiple tubes (up to 4) if everyone wants to go together! Each Tube [...]

Pictures: Wake Surfing behind a fully loaded 2013 Mastercraft X-2

Wake Surfing is a new activity being offered at Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre this year! This easy, low impact, very fluid new sport is very similar to surfing on the Ocean except you are on an endless perfect wave in clean, fresh lake water….not to mention the whole family can easily watch you “rip it [...]

Wake Boarding: Activity Description with pictures

We have combined this year MasterCraft Water Ski and Wakeboard model boats, professional instructors, and the best equipment on the market with a resort atmosphere to bring you perfection on the water. Our courteous instructors are great with kids, and capable of communicating to all ages and ability levels. Guests have the opportunity to combo Water [...]

Slalom Ski: Course description with pictures

*Slalom skiers if you are interested in top-notch course instruction, please call us at 407-939-0754 for more information before making reservations. We have a 6 buoy, un-sighted, Accu-Float course without pre- gates. Our course is located on the West side of Bay Lake and conditions are best in the morning. Call first, but normally we [...]

Video: Advanced Wake Boarding using a GOPRO

Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre now offers GoPro video packages. Check out this awesome video to see what your on-water excursion could look like!

Video: Wake Skating using a GOPRO for a First Person perspective!

Wake Skating is a new sport that is kind of like skate boarding on water! See what all the excitement is about in this short video, taken from a GOPRO camera to give a first person perspective! If you want the freedom of skate boarding without the hard falls from landing on concrete, then give [...]

Video:Personal Watercraft Guided Tour

The PWC Tour is a follow the leader guided adventure around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon. The guide will stop along the way at points of interest with highlights including: Discovery Island® Area, Magic Kingdom® Park and surrounding Disney Resorts. You never know what you might see on this adventure, you might even spot a Bald Eagle, [...]

Sammy Duvall’s Wakeboarding Academy

Sammy Duvall’s Wakeboard Academy, located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort marina will offer a week of instruction the week of June 10th,17th,24th and July 8th. The Academy will highlight 3 hours of top notch instruction in a small semi-private setting where students can demo the latest in Connelly equipment and ride behind a new 2013 Mastercraft [...]

We are proud to feature Connelly Wake Boards and Skis at Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre

We are proud to feature Connelly equipment!Connelly is recognized as the industry leader for watersports equipment. We have been using Connelly Wake Boards, Skis, Tubes,Wake Surfers and Life Jackets for years here at Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre. In a high volume resort environment, Connelly has been the perfect choice for us because they offer a [...]

We feature Mastercraft Ski Boats, The 2013 X-2 & Prostar 197

Sammy Duvall has been associated with Mastercraft Boats his entire Hall of Fame career! Sammy believes that Mastercraft is the best in the ski boat industry. Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre features Mastercraft ski boats so guests can experience  the same superior performance that the former Water Ski World Champion has relied on year after year! [...]

Sammy Pics

  Sammy Duvall is one of the most accomplished water skiers in the world. He was a child prodigy and won more than 80 professional championships throughout his career. Sammy was ranked #1 in the world for either water ski jump or overall competition for 17 straight seasons. He was inducted into the International Water [...]

Sammy’s collection of news articles in the Orlando Sentinel

We were going through the Sammy archives and we found this collection of news articles from the Orlando Sentinel that we thought would be interesting. If you want to learn what a fierce competitor and amazing athlete Sammy Duvall was during his Hall of Fame career, then you will enjoy the following news clips: SPORTS [...]

Photos: Towed Water Sports-water ski/ wake board/ tubing/

Some Sammy History

  Introduced to water skiing at the age of four by his parents, Diane and Sam, on the waters near his hometown of Greenville, S.C.,Duvall entered his first tournament two years later in 1969, thus beginning his illustrious competitive career. Duvall, who was ranked No. 1 in the world in either Men’s jumping or overall [...]

Video:InsidEARS goes Parasailing, Jet Skiing and Ski Boat at Sammy’s

Disney’s InsidEARS comes out for an adventure at Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre!

Video:Wake Surfing on Disney’s Bay Lake!

When your family rents our ski boat, the price includes the driver/instructor, all equipment and up to five guests. During your time you can try any or all of our ski boat activities including water skiing, wake boarding, wake skating, tubing and now wake surfing! With our brand new 2013 Mastercraft X-2 you can learn [...]

Advanced Wake Boarding on Disney’s Bay Lake

Sammy Duvall’s team instructor demonstrates what guests can aspire to after a few lessons!

Video:Parasailing on Bay Lake at WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort

Check out our promotional Parasail video with Orlando Attraction Magazine. This is what guests can expect on this once in a life time experience!

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