Jet Ski Hawaii – Rentals in Oahu, Waikiki, and Big Island
Jet skiing is one of the easiest open water adventures and sports Hawaii has to offer. Way better than a banana boat or bumper tube, this is a water sport that requires no training, no heavy gear, just you and your personal watercraft heading out into the endless tapestry of blue. Hello freedom!
Whether you want to explore the shoreline of the Big Island, beautiful Maunalua Bay, or opt for an Oahu jet ski rental to see the wonders of Hanauma Bay, Waikiki and Honolulu – jet ski rentals are the ultimate way to go if you’re into water activities even a little bit.
What is a Jet Ski Exactly?
A jetski is actually the trademark name for a personal watercraft created long ago by Kawasaki. Although now, when we throw around the term jet ski we aren’t tied to the one company, but talking about a hybrid machine that seems to blend the lines between waterski, speedboat, and motorbike. One of the most popular ones today is the Yamaha VX 110, which is more like a jet ski launch, than a ride. Sounds like something Bruce Banner dreamt up right.
(For those non-comic book nerds out there, we mean batman).
Across the North Shore of Oahu, you will even see jet skis or these kinds of personal watercrafts being used to tow in big wave surfers. The surfers hold onto a line, attached to the back of the jet ski like waterskiing, to help them take off on the giant 40ft waves, when they feel the drop in, they let go and the jet ski quickly scoots out the way to avoid getting crushed by whitewater. This is not what we are suggesting when talking about jet-ski rental around Oahu.
Around Maunalua Bay, Waikiki and Honolulu, as well as over on the Big Island – jet skis are used for sightseeing. A lot of times, people will set up an afternoon full of ocean adventures by booking jet ski and parasail rides the same day.
Aloha Jet Ski Rentals – Goodbye Boring Trip: Why Go Jet Skiing in Hawaii?
You can’t imagine the sense of freedom you will feel taking a jet ski ride out across Maunalua Bay, Honolulu, Waikiki or any of the other beaches around the North Shore of Oahu or the Big Island. Jet Skis are a fun, fast, water sports adventure and a fabulous way of covering mileage out on open water.
Jet Ski rental around Maunalua Bay, the Big Island, Oahu and the North Shore doesn’t have to be a single rider mission. These personal watercrafts often have room for two with riding time of 30 minutes.
You can even encourage your friends to opt for Oahu jetski rental at the same time so you can explore together, each on your own personal watercraft. Jet skiing truly is a versatile watersport.
What If I Have Never Been on a Jet Ski Before?
Oahu jetski rental couldn’t be easier and isn’t on the same level as skydiving or swimming with sharks. Everyday complete newbies hop on a jet-ski and with a turn of the throttle ride off into the sunset. Like with any water sport, there are some safety rules to remember when it comes to the world of jet-skiing.
Falling off a jet ski is rare, but if you do, the jet ski should have a shut off clip attached to you and the personal watercraft. Basically, if you take a tumble into the water the last thing you want is the jet ski going wild on its own solo mission, essentially leaving a trail of carnage across the islands. The shut off clip will essentially close down the power of the jet ski, giving you chance to swim over and hop back on your ride.
What to Expect when Renting a Jet Ski
Jet Ski rental both on the Big Island and Oahu is one of the most cost efficient water sports you can choose. A favorite Hawaii tour of sorts, Jet ski rentals can also be flexible meaning that you can choose jet ski rental for 30 Minutes, an hour or even longer. Although, most of the time – companies lease their jet skis in Oahu for an hour max.
Jet-ski rental is not only about picking up speed on the open ocean but also about exploration. Ask the guides and jet ski instructors where the best spots are around the coasts of Oahu and they will most likely steer you to Maunalua Bay, North Shore, or Waikiki.
Once you get comfortable with the jet ski you can start practicing turns and then picking up speed. On average jet skis can go from 40-50mph, although now they have started to make jet skis that can reach a staggering 70mph.
Renting a jet ski can be a great way of ramping up a standard afternoon at the beach. Better than a boat charter or bumper tube rides, jet ski’s are a safe, fun, and fabulous way of exploring the coastline – you are sure to be hooked on revving the handles and jumping over waves. When you book online, you can get free transportation from select Waikiki hotels and have the option of either 30 or 60 minute rentals.
As it’s a family friendly water sport to boot, you don’t need to worry about leaving the kids on the beach as you hightail it and ride for the horizon. Although, we won’t blame you if that’s how you prefer to play it. For those who want to take their jet ski passion a step further and give a jet pack a go, be sure to check out the latest craze of jetpacking
First time ever on a jet ski – I loved it. It was just four of us and was amazing. We were all first timers and none of us fell off (although I almost did). It was so much fun. The staff were super friendly and the whole experience was unforgettable. We even got some great pictures of my sister and I on the water and on the jet skis before heading out. Thanks for such a memorable experience.
The tour was great. I loved it! Great service people. Funlocity team was great – awesome staff. I would recommend this activity to friends.
This was my first jet skiing experience and it was awesome! Funlocity staff were helpful in choosing a great tour and the staff and captain were helpful and knowledgeable. Would book again!