Rules for Jet Ski Rentals

In the Myrtle Beach area, jet skis as well as various other personal watercraft (PWC) must follow the exact same regulations as other boats, plus some policies that are specific to PWC. To discover these rules, you must take the state’s boating safety and security training course as well as get a South Carolina boating certificate. Action Water Sportz ensures that all guides are certified in the state of South Carolina.

Children under 18

Unless they’re with an individual 18 or older, those younger than 16 need to have finished a state-sanctioned boating security course. The training can be taken online. Although 16 year old with parental consent may operate Jet Skis, you must be 18 years of age to rent Jet Skis. All operators must possess a valid photo ID. If you do not have a valid driver’s license or photo ID, we suggest that you obtain a state ID card from your local Department of Motor Vehicles prior to your vacation.

Personal Flotation Device

Any individual riding a jet ski have to put on a personal flotation protection device. These must be Coast Guard-approved, Kinds I, II, III or V. Life jackets are provided with all jet ski rentals.

Amount of time

Personal watercraft can just be run during daylight hours. Action Water Sportz provides rentals for 1/2 hour, 1 hour and 2 hours at a time. The time starts after the instructions and safety rules for jet skis are covered.

Speed For a Jet Ski

To stay clear of developing problem wakes as well as other risks, regulations state that you cannot operate over wake speed if you’re within 100 feet from a coast or closer than 50 feet to jetties, anchors or boat docks, people in the water or secured crafts.

Crossing Paths

Those running a jet ski typically aren’t permitted to hop the wakes of other vessels unless that other watercraft is at least 200 feet away. You need to leave area in between your craft and one more when going across paths.

Safety and Security Lanyard

Your jet ski must have or self-circling device or a safety and security lanyard affixed from the ignition safety button to your wrist or your personal flotation safety vest. This will ensure the motor will automatically cutoff should you capsize the jet ski.

Action Water Sportz provides full safety instructions prior to releasing a rental boat for the rental time. All rules must be strictly followed to ensure the safety of everyone on the waterway.

Call us today to reserve your Myrtle Beach jet ski – and safe boating!

Action Water Sportz
1525 13th Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 280-4100

Action Water Sportz
2051 Bridge View Ct
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Action Water Sportz
4430 Kingsport Road
Little River sc 29566