Key West + Jet Skis = Vacation Fun for All Ages

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Instead of hopping on a City View trolley or in an electric car, here’s a unique sightseeing option for you: experience Key West from a speedy jet ski. Jet skiing tours are a lot of fun for tourists of all ages. Many vacationers who try a Waverunner or personal watercraft for the first time decide to make it a standard part of their vacation to-do list.

Why are these wet and wild tours so desirable? The waters around Key West are as clear as glass, with excellent visibility. Don’t be surprised if you see sea creatures including huge sea turtles that seem to “fly” through the water, and curious, inquisitive dolphins. In addition, tourists can observe as many as literally hundreds of varieties of tropical fish, in addition to countless sea birds including gulls, egrets, frigatebirds, terns, storks, spoonbills and dozens more.

When you decide to rent a jet ski in Key West, you have the option of a guided island tour or a self-guided, play-as-you-go excursion. When you choose freestyle, you have the option of choosing from 30 to 90 minutes of riding time. Many people who are trying a Key West jet ski rental or island tour for the first time prefer to reserve some “freestyle” play time. You can get comfortable on your personal watercraft in no time. After that, you’ll likely want to take advantage of one of the guided island tours. Freestyle play is also a good option for those who want additional time on the waves.

There are a few legal requirements you must meet. Personal watercraft are very safe if you follow the rules. So don’t ignore them. Anyone who rents a jet ski in Key West must be at least 18 years of age, and if you’re under 21, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you’re between 18 and 21, you are required to take a simple Coast Guard Boater’s Test. A valid driver’s license is required, and English proficiency (reading, speaking and understanding) is required. These regulations help make the jet skiing experience fun and safe.

One of the best things about viewing the island from aboard a personal watercraft is convenience. You can choose the time of your tour that works best for you. Whether you’re visiting the island from a cruise ship or are on a day trip from Miami, you can fit in a jet skiing excursion. All tours last 90 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the flora and fauna with time left over to visit the aquarium, botanical garden or the Hemingway House. The first tour starts at 10:00 o’clock in the morning, and the last starts at 17:30 local time.

All of the equipment that you need is provided, so you can start touring the gorgeous waters around Key West within minutes. Tour operators give you a safety briefing and instructions, and then you’re off! This unique tourist attraction is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Key West.

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