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Simple Safety Tips For Riding Jet Skis

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Simple Safety Tips For Riding Jet Skis

Summer is the perfect time to hit the water. If you’re ready to take the family out for an adventure or just want to explore Murrells Inlet on your own, renting a Jet Ski is a great way to do it. While Jet Skis are tons of fun, they’re also backed by a lot of power, making them dangerous if not handled correctly. It’s important to take precautions and extra safety measures to reduce the chance of injury.

To keep your family safe while renting Jet Skis in Myrtle Beach, follow our simple steps and enjoy the ride.

Wear a Life Jacket

Don’t skip the life jacket when you hop on the Jet Ski for the day. Even if you feel confident about your swimming skills, you never know the situation that could land you in the water. Be sure to put one on before you hit that water and make sure it fits properly. Jackets that are too small may not be able to keep you afloat, and an oversized life jacket will make it easy for you to slip out. Ensure that your life jacket is the correct style for Jet Skiing.

South Carolina law requires all children under 12 years of age to wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved Type I, II, III, or V PFD while on board a vessel less than 16 feet long. Make sure each child is prepared for the water with a properly fitting life jacket.

Watch Your Speed

Depending on the make and model of the Jet Ski, some watercraft vehicles can top 70 mph. The typically Jet Ski can go from 0 to 55 mph in under three seconds. It’s important to remember that you’re driving a lot of power when operating a Jet Ski. Always be aware of who is around you – other Jet Ski drivers, swimmers and boaters – before you begin gaining speed.

Don’t Drink While Driving A Jet Ski

Operating a water vehicle that can go up to 70 mph doesn’t pair well with alcohol. If you plan to spend the day on the water, skip the booze. Just as drinking and driving a vehicle is extremely dangerous because you lose control of your senses, the same is true for operating a Jet Ski. You’re less aware of those around you and more prone to make dangerous decisions.

Use Common Sense

Operate the Jet Ski as it’s intended to be used. If there’s space for one passenger, don’t try to load the watercraft vehicle up with several people. It’s not only dangerous for the riders, but you’re more likely to damage the machine. Ensure the Jet Ski is gassed up and operating smoothly before you head out on the open water.


Jet Ski rentals in Murrells Inlet are available with Crazy Sister Marina. Our experienced team will guide you through the basics of Jet Ski usage with an orientation and safety instructions. Access the navigation safety guide on each Jet Ski and enjoy exciting ride routes throughout the inlet channels.