Jet Ski Tips & FAQs

Jet Ski Rental Tips And FAQ

What is included with Jet Ski rental?

  • USCG safety gear
  • Full tank of gas

Questions About Renting a Destin Jet Skis

What is the difference between Seadoo, WaveRunner and Jet Ski? 

Sea-Doo, WaveRunner and Jet Ski are all personal watercraft (PWC). Think of it like motorcycles; both Harley and Yamaha are motorcycles, but there is clearly a difference. WaveRunners are made by Yamaha, and Jet Skis are made by Kawasaki. People often do use the terms interchangeably, but they are actually different. Wet-N-Wild Watersports exclusively rents the best Sea-Doo models and our rentals can carry up to three passengers.

How fast can I go on a Jet Ski?

Did you know that we had the fastest seadoo rentals in Destin? Go faster on on our Destin Jet Ski rentals and get up to 55 mph, depending on the weather, current, waves, and weight load on the machine. Of course, you don’t have to go that fast. One of the best parts about our renting a Sea-Doo, is that you can accelerate depending on your comfort levels. Jumping waves, turning circles, and catching air are excellent fun, no matter how fast you’re going.

 

Tips for Operating All Types of Watercrafts in Destin

Do I need a boater’s license and safety course before renting a Jet Ski in Destin?

If your birthday was on or after January 1, 1988, you are required to have a boater’s license at the time of rental. If you don’t have one already, please come prepared by completing the required digital forms or take a simple half hour boating safety course upon arrival. The Florida State – Approved Boat Rental Course, must be completed before departure and the prices is $8.99 to complete digital form prior to arrival. We recommend completing all digital forms before arrival to help expedite your check-in process! For anyone born before 1988, a boater’s license for this rental is not required and you will be asked to provide a driver’s license to verify age.

Will there be a deposit required when renting our Destin Jet Skis?

Yes. We expect all customers to be always be safe and respect our equipment, but a $500 damage deposit is due when renting a Jet Ski from Wet-N-Wild Watersports in Destin, Florida.

Will you show me how to operate my Jet Ski?

Yes, we want to make sure you are comfortable and confident handling the machine before you head out onto the water. Sea Doos are simple to operate, but if this is the first time you’ve been on a Jet Ski, or even if you’re not familiar with our models, it’s a good idea to spend some time with our staff, making sure that you know which controls are where. Take your time getting comfortable; we don’t count it against your rental time.

How do I rent a jet ski?

Reserve a Destin Jet Ski online or by calling 850-243-2628.

Who can rent a Jet Ski in Destin, and who can operate them?

Everyone renting a Jet Ski needs a Photo ID. Additionally – Florida State Regulations state that: Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more must pass an approved boater safety course and have in his/her possession photographic identification and a boating safety education identification card issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • You must be at least 18 years old to rent and at least 16 years old to operate our Destin Seadoos. Jet Ski operators under 21 must carry both a photo ID and a boating safety education certificate.
  • Each person who plans to operate a Jet Ski rental must bring photo ID, and complete the online boater safety course before heading to the water.
  • All rentals can support up to 450lbs. Pregnant women are not permitted on any PWC rental.