How To Rent A Jet Ski on Fort Myers Beach
Renting a Yamaha WaveRunner, often called a Jet Ski, is easy and fun! When searching for “jet ski rental Fort Myers Beach,” you won’t have to look very far. Holiday Water Sports has two locations open on Fort Myers Beach. You can visit us at the Pink Shell Beach Resort or at DiamondHead Beach Resort . Either option allows you the opportunity to visit a beautiful resort location on Fort Myers Beach, with a restaurant and bar area for you to enjoy.
The first thing to know about renting a WaveRunner is how to make a reservation. You can easily book your reservation online at Holiday Water Sports. You can also book in person at either of our beachfront locations. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation email that gives you details about parking and arrival times for your reservation. Once you reach your chosen location, we will meet you out on the beach!
You must be 18 years of age to rent a waverunner. To start the rental process, you will be asked to show a valid photo ID (driver’s license or passport). Although you must be 18 to rent the vessel, participants 16 and 17 years of age are allowed to drive a rental waverunner on Ft. Myers Beach. We require all drivers to show a valid driver’s license or other photo ID. A parent can rent a waverunner and let a minor drive (as long as the child is 16 or over). The waverunners have a small compartment where you can store your ID if you choose to take it with you on the waverunner, or we can hold it for you at our rental booth. Passengers are allowed on the waverunner. We do not recommend children under five as a passenger.
The state of Florida requires anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988, to have a NASBLA-approved Safe Boating License to drive a vessel (waverunner or power boat). If you do not have a NASBLA-approved safe boating license (from any state), you can get a Temporary Boating License in person at any Holiday Water Sports location or go on our website to complete the Online Test. A link is provided on our home page to get your temporary license online. You will receive an email confirmation once you pass the test, but you will still need to show proper ID at our counter as well as the confirmation email proving you have passed. The procedure to obtain a license in person at our beach location is to let the rental agent know you wish to obtain a temporary boating license. You will need to show your ID to prove your age. You will receive a study guide that instructs you on safe boating practices and laws. Once you know the material, you return the study guide and the rental agent will issue you a test. The test is multiple choice and it costs $3 each. Our rental agents are not allowed to assist with the test. Once you have completed the test, the rental agent will grade it and if you pass, you are issued a temporary license. You must have this license with you while operating the vessel. The testing process takes approximately one hour, so please arrive early.
After all licenses are approved, participants must fill out a release of liability and FWC form. These forms explain the liability of participants and outline driving instructions and rules/laws on the water. It is important that these forms are read carefully and filled out properly. Once all the paperwork is completed, you will be sent to an instructor to receive verbal instructions on how to operate the waverunner. The instructions will go over local waterway rules and regulations, safe driving of a vessel, how to operate the waverunner, and other important items including wildlife viewing regulations. You will receive our rules in writing, verbally in the instruction and they are also posted on our rental booth. There are also stickers on the Yamaha WaveRunners with additional information. Please remember to use all the information we provide and your common sense when driving the waverunner.
We will pass out lifejackets and check them for fit, then it is time to go have fun! Each waverunner is equipped with a watch so participants know when to come back to shore. Overtime will be charged. Anyone suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed to drive our waverunners.
If you are taking the waverunner out on our guided Dolphin Adventure Tour, the instructions will include all of the above information plus other items necessary to keep you safe while traveling in the back bay areas. Dolphin Adventure Tours are very popular and we recommend advanced reservations, especially in March and April.
For those wanting to relax, we also offer beach chair and umbrella rentals on Fort Myers Beach.
I hope this helps answer some questions about renting a Yamaha Waverunner. We look forward to seeing you all soon!