Fort Lauderdale is a haven on the Atlantic coast. Not only can you enjoy beautiful beaches, but there are many fun activities you can enjoy as well. One of those activities includes renting a jet ski. You can explore all the excitement this waterfront and ocean has to offer. This article is dedicated to reviewing the best cheap jet ski rentals in Fort Lauderdale.
Best jet ski rental in Ft. Lauderdale
The three best jet ski rentals in Fort Lauderdale are American Water Sports, Jet Ski Ft. Lauderdale, and Atlantic Beach Rentals.
All three of these jet ski rentals allow you to free ride on the jet ski by yourself. This allows a lot more freedom than a guided tour.
Cheapest jet ski rental in Ft Lauderdale
The cheapest jet ski rental in Ft. Lauderdale is offered by American Watersports. They offer both half hour and hour long jet ski rentals.
American Water Sports – Cheapest Overall
American Water sports offer jet ski rentals at a very cheap price. You can rent a jet ski for 30 minutes for only $70. The hour-long rental costs $100.
You can get a rental for a discounted price by using the coupon code “5OFF” to get $5 off your 30-minute rental, and the code “10OFF” to get $10 off an hour long rental.
Their jet skis can accommodate up to 3 people, so it is a great option for families and large groups. Their fleet of jet skis consist of Yamaha Wave runners that have 110 hp engines. You can cruise anywhere along the 7-mile coastline of Hollywood beach along with other nearby beaches.
The only downside of American Water Sports is the location. While they are located right on the beach, they are located in Pompano Beach, which is about a 20–30-minute drive north of Ft. Lauderdale.
You can reserve a jet ski here. If some people in your party don’t want to ride a jet ski, they also offer rentals for paddleboards and kayaks.
Jet Ski Ft. Lauderdale
If you don’t want to make the trip up to Pompano Beach, you should check out Jet Ski Ft. Lauderdale. They offer a very affordable jet ski rental rate of $115 for an hour.
They are open everyday except for Monday. Best of all, they are open year around and don’t close down if its raining.
They are conveniently located at the Galleryone Hotel which is right on the Ft. Lauderdale beach. This allows you to check out a lot of cool landmarks during your rental, including the the Boca Inlet, Millionaire Mile, and Port Everglades. You can also just cruise in the open ocean.
While some rentals restrict you from bringing your own camera, this rental encourages you to bring your own camera/phone on the ride to take pictures.
They allow up to 2 people per jet ski, and the overall weight can’t exceed 350 pounds.
They also have a very good guided tour deal that is the exact same price as the jet ski rental, besides an additional 20% gratuity that you pay to your guide.
On the tour, they take you along a 16 mile loop and provide historical information about the landmarks. The guide will also take pictures of you and your group so that the memory can live on forever.
You can make a reservation by calling 954-383-8724.
Atlantic Beach Clubs
Another good jet ski rental in Ft. Lauderdale is Atlantic Beach Club Rentals. They have a large fleet of Yamaha waverunners that can reach 30 mph in as little as 4 seconds and have a top speed of 50 mph.
This is a great option if other rentals are booked up, because they have plenty of jet skis available and accept walk-ups. If possible, I still recommend that you make a reservation just to be safe.
One great feature about this rental is that they are one of the few companies that don’t require a security deposit. Also, while most rental require you to be 16 years old to drive the jet ski, this rental allows drivers that are 14 years or older. There is no limit on the age of passengers.
You can reserve a jet ski here.
Atlantic Water Sports- Honorable Mention
If you are looking for jet ski rentals and watersports, I recommend that you check out Atlantic Water Sports.
Along with jet skis, they also have rentals for underwater jet skis and flyboards. They even have jet pack rentals.
You can make a reservation here.
Do you need a license to ride a jet ski in Ft. Lauderdale?
If you were born after 1989, you will need to get a Florida boaters license to drive a jet ski in Ft. Lauderdale.
There are two ways to acquire a boating license. You can take a free online course that takes 4-8 hours. If you want a quicker option, you can pay $10 to take a 25-question exam. You can pay for the exam here.
You do not need a boater’s license if you are a passenger on a jet ski.