Skimming along the warm Gulf of Mexico waters or blazing your way across Tampa Bay on a jet ski, are outdoor adventures that can be enjoyed year round here. Explore the show, ride the waves or just go with the flow and enjoy the spray in your face while navigating one of these fun, fast recreational watercraft. 

Jet skis can comfortably accommodate singles or up to three passengers and speeds can reach a pretty quick clip, depending on the make and model. Riders should also consider weather conditions and whether the water is smooth and glassy or if the degree of choppiness will make the going a little rougher and tougher to manage. Just be sure to note posted speed limits, observe no-wake zones and comply with basic boating rules and guidelines regarding ramp launch etiquette, environmental concerns, right-of-way, wake crossings and other ways to ride safely and responsibly.

Local spots offering jet ski rental in Tampa are usually based on half hour, hourly, or daily rates. And we're here to serve, so here's a list of some of the best places for a jet ski rental in Tampa Bay!

Bay Breeze Paddle Adventures

Before you go, be in the know. The staff evaluates each customer based on their level of experience - and comfort - to ensure that they impart the information needed and give good guidance prior to setting passengers off on exciting excursions via jet ski rental in Tampa Bay. Only then are you able to head out on the open water and enjoy the ride. Look for the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel to find the Bay Breeze Paddle Adventures beachfront location near Oystercatchers.

Tampa Bay Boat & Jet Ski Rentals

Another spot to grab a jet ski rental in Tampa, this provider is also conveniently accessible from the Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa Bay Boat & Jet Ski representatives can be found in, and around, the Westin Tampa Bay Hotel on Rocky Point Island. Both Tampa Bay Boat & Jet Ski and BayWatch Watersports also promote safety first. In addition, they promise competitive rates and top-of-the-line WaveRunner rentals. 

Sunshine Jet Ski Rentals

How about a more mobile jet ski, as in one that can be delivered to various St. Petersburg area boat launches based on where you need to be and how long of a rental time you are willing to book? All jet skis in stock at Sunshine Boat Tours and Jet Ski Rentals are three-seaters so feel free to bring a friend, or two, along for the ride. Know that you want to go but no idea where to go? No problem. Hire an expert guide to give you a great introduction to local beaches, native marine life and even waterfront spots for food and drink. These skis have anchors that allow you to safely stop, secure the craft and swim.

Woody's Watersports

For more than a decade, this Madeira Beach-based business located at John’s Pass Village has helped launch lots of folks aboard their large fleet of the latest Yamaha and Sea-Doo watercraft available, with all boasting horsepowers of 110 to 150.

Allow time for an orientation designed to “ensure your safe and fun-filled ride” through a review of rules of the ride that must be observed. Everyone is given a top-of-the-line personal floatation device, aka life vest, but Woody’s Watersports goes beyond that by offering the complimentary use of wetsuits for those riders who prefer to stay warm and dry on cold, wet days.

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