We provide only guided tours. Our licensed guides are on their own jet ski, while you drive another. A tour consists of a group of several jet skis which stay within a reasonable distance to the guide. There is no minimum group size for our tours.
What is a jet ski tour?
What is the difference between a jet ski rental and a jet ski tour?
A rental is a limited area where you ride the jets skis. A tour is very different, we take you to points of interest within NYC (sights depend on which tour you choose) . Our tours provide a unique way to see NYC. While you will be following a guide you will have more room to operate the ski at a comfortable speed for you. Our tour guides will escort you on our tour routes which are designed to provide optimal views of NYC without you needing to know where to go.
What is the difference between a Jet ski, Waverunner, Sea-doo, water scooter and personal water craft (PWC)?
Jet ski, Waverunner and Sea-doo are brand names of personal water crafts. They are all water scooter’s or personal water crafts (PWC’s).
What kind of Personal water craft (PWC) do we use on our tours?
Yamaha VX sitdown waverunners
However we do refer to them as jet skis, because that is how people commonly know them.
How many people can ride one jet ski?
We will allow one or two people on one jet ski, provided the combined weight of the riders is under 350 pounds, although it is easier to maneuver with one person on a jet ski.
Is there a weight limit for your jet skis?
Yes, you must be under 350 pounds to safely ride our jet skis.
What if I have never been on a jet ski before?
Our licensed tour guides will provide a brief lesson before your tour. The first few minutes are within a no wake zone (5 mph speed limit) where you will get the feel of it before you start to accelerate out in the open water.
How fast can I go?
The PWC’s go up to 55 mph, and your speed is not restricted. We only ask that you stay within sight of our tour guide. Weather and water conditions will also determine the speed which you can safely ride.
Do I need a license to drive a jet ski?
No, You do not need any license to drive or ride a jet ski on our tours, because you are with our licensed guide. You must have a valid photo ID.
What is the minimum age to come on a jet ski tour?
You must be 18 years old to operate a jet ski on our tours or 14 years and older if you have your boating safety education certificate and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To ride as a passenger you must be at least 16. 16 and 17 year old’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the same ski.
What months do you operate during?
Our season starts in April and lasts till October, weather and water conditions permitting.
What are your hours of operation?
Our office is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm EST. Our tours run 7 days a week from sun up till sun down, weather and water conditions permitting.
How far in advance should I book my tour?
Advance purchase is required and tours should be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Sometimes we can accommodate last minute bookings dependent upon our availability, but you would still need to call at least a few hours in advance to set this up. Our busiest time is weekends from June – early September. Availability is based on previous bookings, so we can be booked as far as 2-3 weeks in advance for our busiest times. Please keep in mind this is not always the case. Check our tour calendar for the latest availability or call our ticketing company, Zerve, at (212) 209-3370 for availability or to book at tour.
Will I be charged extra for gas?
No, gas is included in the tour price.
Will I need to pay extra for a wetsuit?
No, If you need to wear a wetsuit, water shoes or other riding accessories we will provide them for you as part of the tour price.
Will I wear a life vest?
Yes, both operators and passengers will need to wear a life vest to be allowed on a jet ski.
What do I need to wear on a jet ski tour?
You must wear a bathing suit or swim trunks. Water shoes or aqua socks are the only footwear allowed on jet ski. If you have water shoes or aqua socks you are welcome to bring your own. We do provide wetsuits , water shoes and whatever gear you need to use, included in the price of the tour.
What do I need to bring with me the day of my tour?
A towel, waterproof sunscreen, and a valid photo ID.
What if I fall off the jet ski?
If you should fall off the emergency cut off switch will disable the PWC and your life vest will keep you afloat while you re-board from the rear of the jet ski.
Will I be able to get pictures of my tour?
Yes, we provide pictures for an additional fee. You cannot use a cell phone or camera on our tours, as they will get wet and there is a possibility they can fall into the ocean and be lost.
Can I bring my cell phone on the tour?
We do not recommend you bring anything of value on our tours as items will get wet and can possibly be lost or damaged.
What if it is raining on the day of my tour?
Rain is not the only weather that can prevent us from being able to take a tour out. Weather and water conditions can be dangerous even if it appears to be a beautiful day out. If the weather or water conditions are unsafe we will reschedule your tour. We do not always know in advance, so please if you are concerned about the conditions give us a call and ask.
What is the cancellation policy?
If cancellation is not due to weather or water conditions then you should call at least 24 hours before your scheduled tour. Any tours cancelled within 24 hours before the reserved time will lose their deposit.
What do I need to book a tour?
Tours can either be booked online or by calling, Zerve, at (212) 209-3370. Advance purchase is required and we have a limited capacity, so we recommend booking early to ensure you get the day and time you prefer.