Anna Maria Island is one of the best-kept secrets along the Flordia coast. The salt-white beaches and gorgeous Gulf waters make it a paradise for Honeymooners and families trying to relax.
The island stretches 7 miles of coastline, making jet ski rentals an excellent option for seeing the full beauty that it has to offer. Among my favorite activities on the island include Jet ski rentals, Eco-tours, fishing excursions, and sunset cruises.
One important thing to note about rentals on the island is that many of the companies require the renters to be accompanied by a guide. This is to ensure safety and accountability and should not discourage you from taking a trip. However, if you want a rental without a guide, H2O Watersportz is the only company I am aware of that will allow it.
Best Place To Rent Jet Skis on Anna Maria Island
If you enjoy riding in the open water then Anna Maria Island is a beautiful spot to explore. The best place to rent jet skis on Anna Maria island is H2O Watersportz. They have a friendly staff with the most up-to-date equipment. If they are fully booked, then AMI Watersports & Cortez Watersports are great options.
How Much Are Jet Ski Rentals on Anna Maria Island?
The price will depend on how long you rent. The rental options range from 1 hour to 2 hours and the prices will range from $125 to $225. But that is per jet ski! If you have multiple people, you can save money by doubling up.
Top Places To Rent From:
Price: $125 per hour
Location: 4110 127th Street West, Cortez, FL
Contact Info: 941-538-4290
Why we like them: As mentioned, they are the only vendor we have found that allows unguided/unrestricted tours. This makes it a great option for anyone trying to explore on their own terms. Additionally, the jet skis can seat up to 3 people (or 400 pounds), making them a great option for big groups. If you decide you want a guide, they still provide that as an option. If you have multiple people on the jet ski, only the driver will need to show their ID. This makes them a great option if you have younger kids in your party who otherwise wouldn’t be able to join.
Price: $135 for one hour and $225 for 2 hours
Location: 5325 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL
Contact Info: 941-773-7175
Why we like them: They are a family-owned business and will do everything possible to ensure you have a great time. We have never personally rented through them but have had friends rent through them and enjoy the experience. Please note that they will require you to have a guide on your trip. Having a guide is one of the best ways to learn about the area and to see all the local spots.
Price: $125 for one hour and $225 for 2 hours
Location: 4328 127th Street West, Cortez, FL
Contact Info: 941-798-3721
Why we like them: A great option for site-seeing around Anna Maria Island and they also offer large jet skis that can seat up to 3 people. They require a guided tour BUT they have a dolphin guarantee. Additionally, they will take you by the sandbar for a quick dip in the water which is a great way to cool off mid-trip.
If you choose to rent jet skis on your trip, we hope you have an awesome time. If you have any suggestions or comments that could improve the article, please drop a comment below. Lastly, if you are exploring more around Flordia check out our top 7 places in Flordia to jet ski.