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19 Jan 2022
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The sun is out. The weather is warm. The skies are blue. What better way to enjoy the beautiful day than by getting out on the water? Learn how you can make lasting memories with your family and friends when you read about the best Jet Ski rentals in Hilton Head! Then, be sure to check out our complimentary 7-day itinerary for more travel planning ideas to consider during your stay. 

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4 of the Best Jet Ski Rental Outfitters in Hilton Head

Before you rent or operate a jet ski here are a few important facts to know! To operate a jet ski in the state of South Carolina you must be at least 16 years or older with a valid driver’s license and parental or a legal guardian’s consent. A driving permit is not valid and outfitters will require proof of a driver’s license.

If you want to bring your child along they should be over 30 pounds to ride with you, but most jet skis can only hold up to 400 lbs. Make sure to arrive at least 30 to 45 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment, and be prepared to be given a quick course on how to operate one (even if you have operated/owned jet skis or wave runners in the past).

Rentals are by the hour and are generally $120 per hour depending on circumstances. You will have to make a reservation and don’t hesitate to book one well in advance as they can book up rather quickly depending on the season. 

Sea Monkeys Watersports

Primarily a jet ski rental company, Sea Monkeys prioritize rider’s safety and fun. Open Monday through Saturday, Sea Monkeys rent jet skis by the hour and accompany riders of all experience levels with a Certified Jet ski Instructor (CJI). They also rent out kayaks, paddleboards, and boats.

Find your Rental: Sea Monkeys Watersports

Bluewater Adventure 

Found in Shelter Cove Marina, Bluewater Adventure is a stone’s throw away from the Palmetto Dunes community. Their jet ski rentals are a recent addition and they come in the 1.5- and 2-hour rental varieties. Bluewater also hosts cycle boat tours, boat rentals, and catamaran tours that you can book directly on their website.

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Island Water Sports HHI

Island Water Sports offers a Yamaha Waverunner in lieu of the aforementioned jet ski. What is the difference? While they are both classified as personal water craft (PWC), waverunners are operated while seated while jet skis are primarily operated in a near-standing position.

Located on the Calibogue Sound, you can rent an hour of free riding around the Sound as long with up to two riders per waverunner. Note, each waverunner must have one adult onboard who is 18+ with a valid driver’s license.

Island Water Sports also hosts other fun water-based activities like parasailing, kayak tours, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing charters, and ecology/wildlife tours.

Find your Rental: Island Water Sports HHI

H2O Sports 

H20 Sports is located in Harbour Town Marina and offers Yamaha Waverunners. Riders are able to explore a large designated area without worrying about no wake zones. A no wake zone is an area (usually closer to shore) where a personal watercraft or boat is unable to create a wake to reduce disruptions.

Rentals are by the hour and feature personal instruction. Reservations are required and you can even add a gopro photo package so you can document your fun times on the high seas. H2O Sports also offers parasailing, alligator tours, dolphin tours, kayak tours, paddleboarding, sailing charters, boat rentals, and a ferry to Daufuskie island.

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Where to Find the Best Vacation Rentals on Hilton Head Island

After a hot day out on the water, you deserve to stay in a luxurious villa that you and all of your guests can enjoy! Our properties range from one to seven-room homes, condos, or villas so you can bring as many (or as few) friends, family, and loved ones as you choose! The amenities that you might find in your rental include private pools, ocean views, pet-friendly accommodations, and more! 

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