Where to Rent a Jet Ski in Sarasota

by Paul Joseph  |  Published May 16, 2024

Situated on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the sun-kissed city of Sarasota is a popular jumping-off point for ocean excursions – including adrenaline-fuelled jet ski adventures.

Jet-skiers soar across the water in Florida (Photo: Roderick Eime via Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0 DEED)

With miles and miles of sand dunes and idyllic beaches, there are plenty of visual delights to enjoy off the coast of Sarasota and the wider Florida region. And what better way to do so than with the wind in your hair during a jet ski trip? There are a wide number of companies offering jet ski rentals in and around Sarasota – ranging from an hour or two through to full-day rentals. We’ve picked out three of the best below

Get My Boat

Launched in San Francisco in 2013, Getmyboat claims to be the world’s largest boat rental and water experience marketplace, with over 150,000 listings in 184 countries covering 9,300 destinations. Offering every type of water-based transport, from kayaks to sailboats to motorboats, they invite owners to post their vehicles for rent or charter. In Sarasota, they have a total of 5 jet skis available to rent, with prices starting at $68 per hour for a Yamaha FX HO for up to 3 guests. All of their jet ski hires come with a full tank, a fire extinguisher and life jackets.


Sunworld Watersports

Unrestricted riding areas, minimal no-wake zones and the newest jet skis you’ll find anywhere in the area are just some of the unique selling points of Sarasota-based Sunworld Watersports. They offer jet ski rentals that allow visitors to explore the natural landscape of Florida’s gulf coast, either by opening up the throttle and ripping across the Gulf of Mexico, or simply taking it easy while cruising your way through the Sarasota Bay. Customers report regularly experiencing up-close and personal encounters with dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles while enjoying the pristine coastline. Fuel, sunscreen and a cooler with ice-cold bottled water are all included.


JA Powersports Rentals

With locations at Sacramento’s Centennial Park Boat Ramp and Venice Train Station Depot Boat Ramp, JA Powersports Rentals provide flexible booking options for solo riders and large groups, starting with 2-hour rentals up to a full day. Their fleet of jet ski rentals features the very latest models equipped with powerful engines that will propel you through the waves at incredible speeds, and all of them are kept in top-notch condition to ensure a safe and fun ride. Experienced instructors will guide you through a safety briefing and ensure you have the skills and knowledge to make the most of the experience. Jet ski rentals are restricted to those aged 18 and above.