It’s Jet Ski season again, here’s what you need to know

Posted by Mark

The weather this past week has been fantastic, it was sunny and the skies were a deep blue with very little wind. It’s really the best time for outdoor activities including jet skiing.

If you’ve never jet skied before it’s really very easy and not complicated at all. Jet ski has just two buttons and one leaver. The buttons are for starting and shutting down the engine while the lever is for accelerating. To slow down the jet ski you just let go of the lever. You don’t need to know how to balance a jet ski or anything of the sort, you just sit on it and pull the leaver and that’s pretty much it.

There are various locations on the Gulf Road where you can rent jet skis from and they all basically follow the same guidelines. You need to keep your Civil ID with them while the jet ski is out with you and you also have to sign a waiver/contract. Some locations offer lockers to put your stuff in others don’t. I would recommend you keep everything in the car anyway and then either leave your keys with them so they don’t get wet or get a small waterproof pouch to take with you. Some jet ski renters also give you a cheap Casio watch to wear so you know how much time you’ve been out for and when you need to be back by. Most also have a tap/shower to rinse off once you’re done.

The cost of renting a jet ski is KD10 for 30 minutes or KD15 for 1 hour. If you’re interested in renting one below are some Google Map links to various locations along the Gulf Road. If you’re planning to take pictures make sure your phone has a water poof case.

Location 1
Location 2
Location 3
Location 4


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21 comments, add your own...


  1. Kuwait says:

    Mark, major correction required: 1 hour = 20 KD and not 15.

  2. shan says:

    thanks for the info mark…!!

  3. Longhorn says:

    Lever* ?

  4. OMS says:

    -.- how come when I went several times, they told me and hour was for 20 Kd wtf

  5. Coolsprint says:

    What’s the minimum age required ? Any Idea ?

  6. Husain says:

    I wish you included the precautious note of being careful and manataining speed.Especially for beginners during turning.

      • me says:

        Exactly.. and not coming too close to beach where there might be swimmers.. not going too far either.. wearing a life vest

        • Sheila says:

          Definitely! Being drowned by a smartass f***ing clown is not a way to show visitors your “lovely, hospitable” country!! Yes, I speak from experience,we were having COFFEE at Marina Waves, and you guessed it, the mental pygmy thought it was great fun to “shower” us with his attention.

  7. 7th says:

    “If you’re planning to take pictures make sure your phone has a water poof case.”

    duh?

    and maybe some of us have the Xperia Z anyway :P

  8. Chris says:

    Mark, quick question.. what about visitors? Do we get the visit visa copy + passport copy? or something else?

  9. ifas says:

    anyone knows good places somewhere in Julai’a to rent jet ski’s (except the hotels)


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