Jet Skis FAQ

How do I make a reservation?

You can reserve your jet ski rental with us by booking directly on our website or by calling us directly at 910-899-8188. We are more than happy to answer all of your questions on the phone or by email at [email protected]

Do you take accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Do you accept cash?

Yes, we do accept cash for the rental costs, but we still require a valid credit card to be held on file for the duration of the rental period as a security deposit.

Do you allow walk ups or do I need to make a reservation?

Yes, we allow walk ups, but to make sure that you’re not waiting for too long it’s always best to make a reservation. It only takes a minute or two to make a reservation here on our website or we can easily reserve a rental time on the phone by calling us at 910-899-8188.

How much does it cost?

We have a few rental options, but most of our customers choose to rent for one hour. A one hour rental is $89 and includes all taxes and fuel costs. We also offer half hour rentals for $69 and two hour rentals for $159. The cost is per jet ski and does not change based on the number of riders. Our jet skis can accommodate up to 3 people with a maximum load limit of 500 pounds, although most people find one or two people per jet ski to be more comfortable and enjoyable. Life jackets for all ages and sizes are included in the rental cost.

What kind of jet ski will I be riding? How many people are permitted on each machine?

We offer recent model year Yamaha V1 Sport Waverunners (typically called jet skis). Yamaha is the standard in the personal watercraft industry for reliability, design, comfort, and maneuverability. Our jet skis are ideal for both first-time riders and more experienced users.

I’ve never been on a jet ski before, is it dangerous?

Jet ski’s are easy to ride, even for a beginner! There are, of course, safety rules and regulations (just like a boat) so before hitting the water we make sure to provide a detailed orientation on how to safely operate the jet ski. The orientation lasts about 20 minutes.

How old do I need to be to rent a jet ski? Do I need a special license or are there any other special requirements?

You must be 18 years of age with a current form of identification (driver’s license, passport, or state ID card) and a valid credit card. You don’t need any kind of special boating license.

Will I need to pay for the gas in the jet ski?

Nope! Your rental will come with a full tank of gas, ready to go!

Do you provide life jackets or do I need to bring my own?

Life jackets are included with your rental at no extra charge.

Will the weather affect my jet ski rental?

Generally, we are open rain or shine, but in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms, we will use our discretion and provide a full refund if your reservation is cancelled due to weather. We do our best to reschedule reservation cancelled for weather reasons the same or next day. Rain and storms in the Cape Fear region usually blow off the coast quickly so it is rare for us to shut down for a full day

What happens if something goes wrong? Will we be stuck on our own?

We have highly competent guides on jet skis that accompany all of our customers on the water from the beginning to the end of the rental period. Our guides are CPR certified with many of them holding additional EMT certifications. We take safety seriously here! Our guides will lead you through the Cape Fear River waterways and multiple large open riding areas. Our overall riding area is the largest of any jet ski rental company in the Cape Fear region which gives you miles of water to explore without the fear of getting stranded or stuck with no help available.

Where exactly are you located?

We are located at 10 Harnett St. Wilmington, NC 28401. We are based out of Port City Marina located right on the Cape Fear River behind the PPD building a few blocks north of historic downtown Wilmington. Please do not walk through the boat slips area of the marina. We are located on mega dock that runs parallel to the river just behind the Port City Marina main office.

What is the parking situation?

There is no shortage of parking options nearby Port City Marina where our jet skis are docked and our businesses operates. We are also just a short walk from the heart of downtown Wilmington. Many of our customers find Uber a convenient option too. Due to the limited number of parking space available at Port City Marina, we ask that you do not park in the marina spots.

What are your hours?
We are open from 9:00am to 7:00pm daily from May 1 through September 30.

Still have a question?

No problem. Get in touch with us at 910-899-8188 or email us at [email protected]