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3 Jet Ski Rental Tips for Holiday Weekends

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If you’re looking to add some unforgettable fun to your next Fort Myers Beach getaway, jet skiing is sure not to disappoint.

Not only is it an exciting adventure, jet skiing is also a healthy activity for you and your friends or family, providing a great cardio and muscular workout.

If you’re interested in making jet ski rental a part of your next holiday weekend, don’t miss these helpful tips.

Read on to find out more!

1. Prepare for Jet Ski Rental with Safety in Mind

As with all watersports, safety should be your number one priority while preparing for jet skiing. Here’s how to ensure you and your family’s safety during your next holiday jet ski rental.

Outfit for Safety

Make sure that you and each friend or family member you’re with is wearing a life vest and a swimsuit or clothing that is easy to swim in. In the case that an accidental fall does occur, it is imperative that you are prepared with the correct outerwear to make swimming to safety simple and smooth.

And please, don’t forget the sun protection! Apply and reapply a high factor sunscreen to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays.

Learn the Basics Before You Ride

With jet skiing being such a common activity on the water, it may seem like you can just jump on a craft and take off without having ridden one before. However, it’s a good idea to review the basics before you start up that engine.

This quick review is a straightforward way to make your day more fun and safe. In the car or hotel room before you head to the beach, educate yourself and your friends or family on the basics of jet skiing.

2. Be a Savvy Rider

Once you’re on the water, make sure that you’re wise about how you ride. Read on to find out how.

Stay in Sight of Others

When you’re out on the open seas, it can be tempting to speed off into uncharted waters. But it’s important to resist that urge, as it may lead to collisions with other water vehicles, and if an accident does occur, you will be out of the view of others in your party.

Start Slow

It’s a good idea to keep your speed at around ten miles per hour (or less) when you first take off. As you get into deeper waters, make sure that you accelerate slowly, and always keep your distance from other water vehicles.

3. Educate Yourself on the Local Rules

How old do you have to be to ride a jet ski in Fort Myers? How fast can you go?

You can find these answers and more by reading about Florida’s boating laws. Educating yourself on these matters will keep you safe, and out of trouble with the local law enforcement!

There You Have It!

If you prepare with safety in mind, brush up on how to use a jet ski correctly, and educate yourself about the local laws of the water, you’ll find yourself enjoying a lovely day jetting around beautiful Fort Myers Beach without a care in the world.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about us and our services, contact us anytime. We’d love to hear from you!