People from all across the country flock to Miami to escape their blanket of snow and enjoy nice, sunny vacation. Renting a jet ski is one of the most popular activities on a hot day in Miami. While there are many great places where you can rent one, I have decided to make a list of the four best jet ski rentals in Miami.
Best Jet Ski Rental in Miami
The four best places to rent a jet ski in Miami are Venture Watersports, Sunny Watersports, Bluewater Jet Skis, and BouYah Watersports.
Cheapest jet ski rental in Miami
Venture Watersports is the cheapest jet ski rental in Miami if you plan on riding a jet ski for an hour. While some rental places charge upwards of $200, Venture only charges $120 per hour for a jet ski.
Below is a full chart of their prices:
|Jet skis/riders||Cost per hour|
|1 Jet Ski, 1 Rider||$120|
|1 Jet Ski, 2 Riders||$140|
|2 Jet Ski, 2 Riders||$240|
|2 Jet Skis, 3 Riders||$240|
|2 Jet Skis, 4 Riders||$280|
Not only does Venture Watersports offer the best prices in the area, but they have some of the best customer service reviews. They are located in South Beach at 4500 Collins Ave. You can make a reservation online, or you can call them at (305) 688-3660.
Honorable Mention: Sunny Watersports
Another great jet ski rental option is Sunny Watersports. This is a great option if you don’t want to go all the way to South Beach to pick up your jet ski. They are located on the waterside of downtown Miami at 1717 N Bayshore Dr.
Due to its location, this jet ski rental is a great if you want to explore Biscayne Bay. You can ride underneath all the bridges, check out nice waterfront hotels, and ride along the many islands across they bay. Below are some pictures of the views you will likely experience.
They have a very powerful fleet of jet skis, including the yamaha vxc, kawasaki ultra 300LX, and the yamaha fzr 350.
Best Jet Ski Experience
If money is not a concern, a great jet ski rental option is Blue Water Jet Ski Rentals. The cost to rent a jet ski for one hour is $140. While this is a bit pricey compared to the other options, this rental includes a free pontoon boat tour on the way to your jet ski.
- Meet at pickup location and board the pontoon boat
- Ride 20 minutes on boat to the jet skis
- The first 30 minutes on the jet ski are a guided tour with a professional guide
- The last 30 minutes are a free ride and you can go wherever you want
- Take the 20 minute boat ride back to the pickup location.
This is a great option for someone who wants to spend a lot of time on the water.
They are located near the southern point of South Beach, so you will definitely get a great view of the South Beach skyline. Their jet skis include the Yamaha VX, and Deluxe & Cruisers wave runners.
Best place to rent a jet ski on the beach in Miami
If you didn’t have time to make a jet ski rental reservation, there are still options where you can walk up and rent a jet skis. While these options are going to be a little more pricey, they still offer a great experience. The best jet ski rental on the beach in Miami is BouYah Watersports.
They have over 5 locations along South Beach. They are open from 10am-5pm every day of the week. I suggest that you walk up and make a reservation early, because they usually get all booked up starting in the afternoon. They charge $110 for a half hour, and $210 for an hour. They also have banana boat rentals.
Their fleet mostly consists of the Yamaha VXC, as pictured below.
If you are a little north of Miami, you should check out the best jet ski rentals in Ft. Lauderdale.
Do you need a boating license to rent a jet ski in Miami?
Yes, you do need a boating license in order to drive a jet ski in Miami. Luckily, you can take the course online for free. It takes around 2-3 hours. Most jet rental places offer the test on site for a small fee of around $10. The on-site tests take less than 30 minutes.