Everything you need to know about renting a Jet Ski or Boat
Photo ID & valid Credit Card.
Visa, MC, Amex or Discover.
Yes, we accept cash as payment. This does not eliminate the need for a credit card for your deposit.
Your card will be copied with the ID’s of all of the drivers. Your card is responsible for any and all damages, loss of property, late returns, and search & rescue efforts.
No one without a valid ID may operate a powered watercraft in the State of FL. A school ID would only be accepted if it has a birth date. A piece of paper without a photo stating a birth date is not an acceptable form of ID. Photo’s on the ID’s may not be more than 5 years old.
Anyone 18 years old or older with proper ID and credit card may rent from H2O. Boater’s license is required where applies.
All riders must be able to hold on by themselves. We recommend mature 4 yr olds and up for this type of activity.
Our boat tours & fishing charters do not require a license or credit card.
Boater’s license are required by law for anyone born on or after 1988 that wish t o drive in the State of Florida.
You have 2 choices: take a full boater’s course (various fees) for a lifetime card or take a short certification here at my office for only $6 pass or fail. If you fail, you will pay an additional $6 for a second test.
1 year from the date on your certification.
You must have it with you anytime you intend on driving a watercraft with 10 hp or more.
We have a strict cancellation policy. 48 Hours on all rentals. 7 days on all tours & charters.
Everyone should arrive no less than 30 minutes prior to their rental ready for orientation. If you have boat test that are needed allow additional testing time. You have a reservation time set specifically for your party. If you arrive late or with very little time for your orientation you could forfeit your rental at your own cost.
Photo ID of all drivers.
Photo ID and Credit Card of responsible party. Waterproof bags, reading glasses, cell phones, shoes to wear down docks, sunblock.
You will not be allowed to rent without proper ID and credit card. You will be charged for your reserved time if you show up unprepared.
Why can’t I bring someone else’s ID & credit card to rent your equipment?
It is against the law for me to accept a credit card and ID from someone other than the card holder. They must be present and capable of reading, understanding and signing all paperwork.
Florida law states it is illegal to operate without a valid ID on board at all times. Boater’s license must also be carried where applies. There are glove boxes onboard for storing items like ID, boater’s license, cell phones, etc. They are not water tight so having a water tight bag is suggested.
Orientation is typically 20-30 minutes depending on prior boating knowledge. Disruptive parties will cut into their rental if they are not listening & following instruction. Rentals will be denied if H2O feels you are disregarding safety procedures being given.
Orientation will cover everything from rules of the road, basic boat & jetski operation, how to navigate our waterways, liability waivers and rental agreements.
You are solely responsible for any and all damages of all equipment while it is in your possession. Inspecting the equipment is your responsibility before leaving. Keeping count of all items you take such as, life vest, snorkel sets, fishing poles, etc.
H2O Watersportz encourages you to take photos before leaving the dock with the attendant. Point out any damage you see prior to leaving for peace of mind upon your return.
It is your responsibility to return to the dock on time. You have paid the office. Chris & Blossom are the only people who authorizes extended times. If there is no one booked and waiting, you will be allowed to settle up your overage. If you take extra time without approval from owners Chris or Blossom you will be charged the penalty fee of $15 per 5 minutes. Your time stops when your ski or boat arrives to the docks.
You will be charged accordingly. This is not negotiable. You pay for an hour, use an hour. Not an hour and 15 minutes. You would not appreciate it if you pay for an hour and we only give you 45 minutes.
Our very detailed orientation is a tool to avoid this from happening. Listening carefully is very important to your knowledge on how to avoid mentioned obstacles. While operating in the channel, you could get grass in the jetski intake or on the boat intake. However, you will not run aground in the marked channel! Getting the grass cleared immediately will prevent the engine from overheating. If you overheat the engine, you must allow it to cool down before operating. Since you are the reason it overheated by not cleaning the intake immediately.
Grass removal is a part of riding a jetski and boat in our waterways. Operating a vessel with a clogged intake will damage the engine. You will be told numerous times before leaving how to prevent this from happening. If you do not intend on removing the grass, you will not be allowed to take out our equipment.
Our riding area is huge! Tampa Bay to Sarasota Bay as well as the gulf coast of Anna Maria Island. You are only limited by the amount of time you purchase. We will tell you where you are able to go with your time purchased. If you go outside of this area and we must dispatch assistance there will be an hourly rate of $75 per hour.
Never attempt to load a jetski without assistance. You will wait outside of the marina at idle until the attendant is on the dock to bring you in 1 at a time. Never come in more than 1 vessel at a time.
You are responsible for any and all damages to our equipment. Your damage will be assessed and charged upon return. Fiberglass damage is not cheap so keeping a safe distance from everyone and everything while aboard our equipment is important. If you would not bump up against a buddies truck with your truck to talk, don’t do it with my skis. Plain and simple “You break it, you pay for it”
If you want to experience a jetski or boat but you are worried about the obstacles mentioned above, let me suggest a tour. Your tour guide will be with you every step of the way navigating our water and will ensure you are back on time plus the will take care of any grass you may get into. This will not alleviate you of damages you may cause as you are still operating your own jetski.