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Jet Ski Rentals

East Coast Jet Ski

If you are looking for a cool and refreshing way to enjoy your summer vacation in Cape May, try renting a personal watercraft (PWC), also called a Jet Ski or Waverunner. Jet Ski rentals are a great way to live life to the fullest this summer without breaking your budget.

Jet Ski Rentals in Cape May

Located in Utsch's Marina at the base of the Cape May Bridge, East Coast's skis are waiting for you! WE RENT EXCITEMENT! Experience the thrill of blasting off on a brand new three-seater waverunners and jet skis!

Prior to your adventure, you will be given a safety briefing on the State and Local personal watercraft regulations by a USCG licensed captain. You also will be instructed on the safe operation of your Jet Ski so you will be fully informed about your rental! Then you will be escorted out to East Coast's large, safe riding area, and your boundaries will be identified for your safety. East Coast has a patrol or escort on standby in our riding area the whole time of your rental.


  • All renters/drivers must be 18 or older with valid photo ID and credit card
  • Parents or guardians must sign for all passengers under 18 years of age.
  • Passengers under 18 must have a parent or guardian present during rental usage.
  • Passengers must be at least 44" tall.
  • Rentals are inspected before and after rental period.
  • Renter(s) is/are responsible for all or any damage, repair and labor costs.
  • All renters and passengers must sign a rental agreement, release of liability, and waiver forms.
  • East Coast Jet Ski & Waverunner Rentals, LLC reserve the right to deny rentals to persons not qualified or experienced enough for certain rentals.
  • Book online to guarantee your ski is waiting for you. Must arrive 20 minutes prior to departure.
  • For reservations a non-refundable deposit of the cost of your rental is required. This is done to guarantee availability of your ski.
  • If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must call PRIOR TO 24 HOURS OF DEPARTURE. NO REFUNDS ARE GIVEN WITHIN 24 HOURS OF RENTAL.
  • The driver/renter must speak/understand English fluently as per our insurance requirements.
  • East Coast welcomes walk-ups but reservations are suggested.
  • Early bird rentals are discounted daily.

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to deny rental without refund to any person or persons suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We have a zero tolerance for the use of alcohol or drugs while renting our equipment. We take the safety of all our customers very seriously.

Book Tickets Online

Starting at $70.99 per person

Jet ski rentals are available at our Cape May location

What's included:

  • Safety briefing
  • PWC operation instruction
  • 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour rentals

What to bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Credit card
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen


Item Price
Early Bird Jet Ski Rental (18 years and older) $70.99 for a 30-minute rental
Jet Ski Rental (18 years and older) $80.99 for a 30-minute rental
$90.99 for a 45-minute rental
$120.99 for a 1-hour rental
Jet Ski Passenger (under 18, at least 44" tall) $10.99
Photo/Video Package $25.99 for up to 2 skis, additional skis $5 each


  • How old do I need to be to rent a Jet Ski/Waverunner?

    New Jersey State Law states that PWC rental business (that's us) must not rent to anyone under the age of 18 years. (all drivers must be 18 or older to rent with proper ID)

  • How fast will your Jet skis go at East Coast Jet Ski?

    Ahh, the most asked question of all! It really depends on the water condition (How choppy the water is due to wind and waves) and the total weight onboard. One person on a ski will obviously go faster than three people on a ski. At East Coast Jet Ski, the skis we rent are capable of going over 55 miles per hour, and on the water - that's fast! You don't have to go fast of course, but if you want to, our exclusive riding area allows enough freedom to keep your machine full-throttle for the entire ride!

  • Can we take the Jet skis anywhere we want?

    This is the second most asked question. New Jersey law requires that any rental Jetski stay within visible sight of our highly trained escorts in a designated area (they are there for your safety.) This means that each trip has a personal lifeguard (or two) along with them for the duration of your adventure.

  • What are the requirements for passengers (non-drivers) and children under 18 yrs?

    Children must be 44" or taller typically 6yrs old to be a passenger on a ski. A parent or guardian must fill out a waiver. Non- drivers over 18 must also fill out a rental and liability wavier.

  • Can I jet ski if I am pregnant?

    No pregnant person is allowed to jet ski. It is safer to wait until next season.

  • What forms of payment are accepted?

    CASH, all major credit cards and gift certificates are gladly accepted. Payment is due at time of purchase.

  • How do I purchase my rental?

    Call us at 609-898-USKI book online to locate available trips and make your purchase. When calling, please be ready with your contact information, number of skis, along with a major credit card.

  • What is East Coast's Jet Skis cancellation policy?

    Reservations require a 24 hour notice of cancellation. There are zero refunds for those who cancel within 24 hours of trips or do not show up.

  • When is the Jet Ski season?

    East Coast Jet ski operates pwc rentals from mid May until mid September. Gift cards & Gear can be bought all year round.

  • How long is each trip?

    Our 30-minute, 45-minute, and 1-hour rentals start at 9:00am. We offer a limited number of trips in May and September. **Please call for pre and post season availability.**

  • Do I need Boating License to rent?

    No. Our highly trained staff teaches you everything you need to know for your fun on the water.

  • Do I need a Driver's License?

    Yes, For ID purpose only, but if you for some reason don't drive a car you will need some other form of photo ID

  • I've never ridden a waverunner, will someone show me what to do?

    You bet! Our On-water guide (escort) will go over the "rules of the water", including safety information and familiarizing you with the equipment and how it works before you hit the water.

  • How do I know when my time is up?

    We provide an On-water guide that will be on hand to assist with any assistance that you may need, they will also let you know when it's time to come back in.

  • What is the On-Water Guide for?

    Our guide is there for your safety. He's there (on his own ski) to lead you through any of the speed restricted safety zones (NO WAKE ZONES), he'll even point out some local points of interest as you are led to the area where the serious play begins. Once there our guide will be on hand to provide any assistance that you may need. When your time draws to an end then he'll lead you back to the dock and assist you with safely docking your ski.

  • Wow that's great, how much does it cost for the guide?

    There is no additional charge, it's all part of the top level service that East Coast Jet Ski provides our guests. However it is customary to tip your Guide (escort) if you feel he or she did an exceptional job!

  • Does the instruction time count as part of my driving time?

    No way! Your East Coast Jetski adventure does not begin until you physically leave our docks heading out for the water! By the time you get back, we promise you'll agree that of all the many things to do in Cape May New Jersey, Jetski rentals are one of the most fun and memorable attractions!

  • What's up with the deposit?

    This is part of the Damage Waiver Agreement that you will need to fill out and sign when you rent ski from us. Each ski requires a $500.00 cash or credit deposit (sorry no debit cards) in case of damages that you and or someone else causes to our equipment while in your care.

  • What happens if I damage one of the Waverunners?

    That's what the deposit is for, at that time one of our managers will walk you through the process. Your deposit will be held until the actual cost of the repairs has been determined. Commonly it takes a few days to have the unit taken to a the repair shop, at that time the cost of the repairs will be determined, a repair order listing what repairs and parts are needed is written up. A copy of the repair order and some other paper work is prepared and mailed to you, if the repairs cost less than the deposit that was held at that time a refund will be issued for the overpayment.

  • What is the difference between a Jet Ski, WaveRunner, and SeaDoo?

    Each are types of PWC's or Personal Watercrafts. JetSki is the trademarked name for Kawasaki's line of PWC's. WaveRunner is the trademarked name for Yamaha's line of PWC's. SeaDoo is the trademarked name for Bombardier's line of PWC's. Some people commonly think of "Jet Skis" as the stand up type of PWC, and the WaveRunner as the sit down type. This is not true. There are stand up jet Skis, and Seated Jet Skis. The same is true for the WaveRunners, etc. Most manufacturers offer a line of two-seater, three-seater, and stand up models.

  • You commonly refer to Jet Skis / WaveRunners / Sea Doos throughout your site. Do you offer all brands?

    No, we only offer the 3-seater Sea Doo . We commonly refer to all brands throughout our site to avoid a misunderstanding, since some people may not understand the differences between each make of PWC.

  • How many people can ride on a WaveRunner?

    Each WaveRunner is sized for three people, or 500 pounds maximum. It is more enjoyable to only have 2 adults at a time.

Damage Deposits

A $500 per watercraft deposit is required for each rental. This deposit is done with a credit card prior to your rental. All rentals need a deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS! If damage occurs and machine cannot be rented until repairs are made, you will lose the entire deposit. Examples of a $500 fee are a large hole or crack in machine allowing water to enter hull, damage to rear jet from rear ending another jet ski or driving outside of marked riding area which causes damage to the impellor. If minor damage occurs to rub rail or bumpers or you cause small scratches or knicks to the machine, then you will be refunded only half of your deposit for a charge of $250 for the repairs. This is the deductible to replace the ski. You will be required to have a major credit card to be placed on file while renting the PWC.


Sign your jet ski waiver online

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