05 Feb Finally Revealed! Tips on Jet Ski Rental
Are you planning on taking a vacation to a beach town this year? If yes, you have probably thought about renting a jet ski already and if not, you will be missing out on a lot of fun, so here are some tips on how you can enjoy your time on the water with your jet ski without taxing your pocket.
If you are planning a short weekend getaway, you may want to look at these guidelines before you splurge money on Jet Ski rentals.
The first thing that you need to consider will be the jet ski rental charge; you will need to understand how you are being charged; while some establishments will only rent out personal water crafts on a per day basis; There are several other jet ski rental businesses that will be happy to offer their water crafts on a per hour basis. These can usually be found at the beach or the marina which makes them really convenient because you don't have to worry about towing the Jet Ski to the water.
You will also need to understand what is being included in the rental charges and any additional expenses that you may have to incur; for instance, many establishments expect you to pick the tab for insuring the water craft. If you are staying at a hotel, you may want to get references for local Jet Ski rental establishments from the hotel staff; They will be able to give you sound advice on the reputation of the business as far as customer satisfaction is concerned.
Once you have the names and addresses of a few Jet Ski rental establishments, visit the place and check out the business for yourself. A good establishment will be well maintained and the staff will always be at hand to answer any questions that the clients may have. Most reputable businesses will also offer the required safety gear; This should include life jackets, other personal flotation devices and a fire extinguisher.
If this is your first time operating a jet ski , ensure that the rental establishment offers you the appropriate instructions, some places may even include free instructional session with a trainer.
You also need to be very clear about the time you intend to spend on water, look at the prices for renting the water craft for an hour and also half an hour. Bringing in the Jet Ski late even if it is just ten minutes would equate to paying for an extra hour.
Many businesses; particularly those that are located on the beach or marina, will let you know when your rental time is up; make sure that you make use of this service.
If you are new to watercrafts, do not try the more complicated maneuvers, not only can this be dangerous but if you flood the engine, you will have to pay for the down time of the water craft, the towing charges and any repair charges that may be incurred by the jet ski rental establishment.
Drive your watercraft carefully and do not lose your attention while trying to impress people with your stunts, most boating accidents are a result of diverted attention. If you have rented the watercraft, do not lend it to others except for the members in your family because you will be liable to pay for any damages in case of a mishap.
Like all other moving vehicle, you should never drink and drive a water craft besides direct sun light is known to increase the intoxicating effect of several alcoholic beverages.
Keep your credentials like your credit card and driver's license ready to rent a watercraft. Most states will let people above the age of 16 to operate a watercraft; However, some rental establishments will only offer their water crafts to people over the age of 18.
If you are out on a family vacation, take your kids along when renting a Jet Ski.Many establishments will offer a free ride to children.