The Waverunner XL-700 jet skis are capable of making tight, agile turns at high speeds while offering smooth handling even for beginners riders. After you complete your paperwork and get fitted with your life jacket, you are ready for an unforgettable Maui experience. Zoom around the 100-acre play area on your own jet ski or share with your friends and family. Photo and video packages are available so the memories can last for years.
Is it safe to ride?
You CAN be injured by riding a jet ski. Jet skis are relatively safe, but because they are so much fun, people tend to forget their safety zone and sometimes collide with other skis or boats. Pacific Jet Sports (MAUI JET SKI) mandates keeping at least 300 feet apart from the nearest jet ski or boat , be aware of your surroundings – always look right and left as you ride – and most importantly, be safe & have fun! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES AND DAMAGE TO YOUR JET SKI RENTAL.
Riding 2-on-1 Jet Ski
Sometimes riders want to add a friend or child on the back of their jet ski. Our skis are two rider friendly, and it’s a great way to share the fun. Be sure to add additional riders to your reservation when booking to take advantage of this feature. Also, While it’s great to ride two on one ski, we recommend two adults rent two skis for maximum extreme fun!
Do I need a wetsuit?
You don’t need a wetsuit for reasons of the water tempurature, since the ocean is roughly 80 degrees; however, there is the hidden danger of the jet. The jet ski’s acceleration throws water and air from the rear of the jet ski and so, if someone is in the jetstream, they can suffer personal injury if this water pressure and air enter’s their cavities and thus can injure their internal organs. For prevention adults and children may wear a wetsuit while driving or riding for adults and children.
Do I need a special license to drive a Jet Ski?
No you don’t. No license is required at all.
HOWEVER, in order to sign a liability waiver you must be 18 years or older. The parents/guardians needs to sign these wavers. No exceptions!
Do you rent to physically challenged people?
Yes. We have had years of experience taking blind and paraplegic riders! We can help peole with specail needs in and out of the boat and our instructors will take them on the jet ski. There is a walkway from the parking area behind the Hyatt directly behind our Red Umbrella and we offer a place to leave wheelchairs. We have Handicapped parking. We welcome any and all people
Where do we meet to go Jet Skiing?
We meet at the Red Umbrella on Kaanapali Beach fronting the Hyatt Regency Maui.
What do I wear to go Jet Skiing?
Wear a bathing suit or surf shorts. Don’t worry about wearing/bringing reef booties, flip-flops of the likes, we ride barefoot. It is a good idea to bring a towel and sunscreen with you.
Your jet ski rental includes free instructions, so if this is your first time, relax – Riding a jet ski is FUN & EASY!! – You are going to have a blast and anyone can do it, non swimmers and physically challenged too. We want to teach you! When you get to the Jet Ski Platform, we will make you feel comfortable with your machine and provide you with simple instructions so you can get the “most” from your rental time! This will include: A thorough description of the riding area itself including it’s boundaries (100 acres), starting and stopping your jet ski, steering and handling your jet ski, how to avoid other jet skiers on the course, how to get back on your jet ski should you fall off, returning to the jet ski dock when your ride time is over.
It’s fun and easy so here we go!!!!
For starters…HOP ON! We’ll attach the engine’s emergency shut-off clip to your life jacket. This clip is a precaution to ensure the engine is killed automatically should you fall off your running jet ski. Next, a jet ski steers like bicycle. Just push the handlebar left or right to turn. Finally, the “gas pedal” so to speak is simply a lever that is pulled when you put your right hand on the handlebar (you squeeze it with just your index finger). That’s it! Once you are comfortable with the safe operation of your jet ski and you have no further questions, your instructor will slide you away from the jet dock with you aboard and….AWAY YOU GO!!!! Your rental time begins now.
These are truly high performance machines so be careful not to floor the throttle at first. A minute or two is all it will take for you to feel comfortable and in total control of all that horsepower!!
If for any reason during your ride you do fall off (which can happen by making real sharp turns at high speeds) don’t worry, your jet ski will shut off automatically once you enter the water (a warm 80 degrees year round). Plus, there are no propellers on a jet ski, they are propelled by a jet of water so if your passenger falls off, they needn’t worry about any propellers that can hurt them when you turn around to pick them up-there are NONE! Just climb back on from the rear of the machine via the ladder bars we’ve installed, reattach the key, press the green button to go and your off and running again!!! We will signal you when your ride time is over and have you return your jet ski to the side of the jet dock where it is padded for a safe and easy landing. We will be standing there guiding you in ready to hear how much fun you’ve had! A couple of driving tips we can give you:
Any jet ski (including ours) will steer and handle better once you are going at least 7 -8 MPH.
At 10 MPH (and up), they will track through the water beautifully with the precision of a finely tuned race car!
If you feel like you don’t have total control steering, it probably means you just need to speed up a little bit.
Another tip is to give your jet ski gas through the turns, it helps your machine keep it’s momentum and you more balanced. (don’t back off the throttle in the turns, they don’t coast, they would just slow down!)
Now that you know how easy it is, COME RIDE WITH US!!!!!
Always stay 100 yards or 100 meters apart. Be sure to stay aware of your surroundings at all times when you are riding your jet ski. A complete lesson and safety briefing is given. Everyone must wear a lifejacket. Your rental time won’t begin until you start your machine. There is no rush, no hurry. Rental time begins when you start your machine. Anyone can do it, non swimmers and physical challenged.