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Who wants to have some serious fun on the water with a jet ski in Adelaide? There are several places to find jet ski hire readily available around South Australia. Some are available all year, some are seasonal.
Close to Adelaide’s CBD, you’ll find Wild Rides Jet Ski at West Beach, 20 minutes from the city, or just 10 minutes from the popular Glenelg area, with their jet ski’s waiting in the water for you. Jet Tech Performance are about 35 minutes drive south of the city who offer dry hire, whereby you can drive the jet ski away on its trailer.
You may need to travel a little further across South Australia to find them the rest of them!
Looking for boat hire? Find where you can find boat hire locations around Adelaide in this post.
Looking to jump on a jet ski for the first time, or ready to take it out on the water on your own? There is a range of hires available. You can explore the Mighty Majestic River Murray for a more relaxed cruise or take to the open water for some serious wave jumping!
For newbies, remember jet skis are powerful and potentially dangerous if not used correctly. Why not try learning in a safe space in Goowla? Or a guided tour in West Beach or the Riverland to help build your confidence. A boat licence is not required for either of these experiences.
For more experienced riders or anyone thinking about trying before you buy, there are also options available to use at your own leisure. For these experiences, you will need your own boat licence.
Have an interstate boat licence? It’s no problem to use your current interstate licence in South Australia for a period up to 90 days. After that, you will need to apply for a South Australian licence.
Thinking about riding one of these is just like riding a motorcycle. You’d be so very wrong! But boy, are they fun! With expert tuition and guidance on hand, you’ll be out enjoying and splashing around on the water in no time. A perfect way to cool down on a summers day!
Here’s where to find the best jet ski’s in Adelaide and surrounding areas:
Adelaide’s newest Jet Ski hire company, Wild Rides Jet Ski is making some serious waves in West Beach, just a 20-minute drive west of Adelaide CBD. Step foot onto the beautiful West Beach sand, where you’ll find 2 brand new Sea-doo jet skis sparkling on the glistening water, just waiting for you to jump on and take them for a ride! It’s far too tempting to say no!
No boat licence? Absolutely no problem! As these are guided tours, you don’t need a licence. Just bring along a form of official ID.
We spent an afternoon with Wild Rides and enjoyed getting to know them. Find out more about them here, what we love about the Wild Rides concept and what to expect on one of their jet ski tours.
Join Jono, a jet ski enthusiast as he guides you out onto the open ocean on one of their guided tours available. With 2 skis available to hire, up to 4 people can join a tour at the same time. Take the West Beach Adventure for 90 minutes to really experience the local area, or have a blast on The Wild Ride for 45 minutes of pure adrenaline.
Looking for something really special? Join the Sunset Cruise for 90 minutes for what is probably one of the best places to see a sunset in Adelaide.
Or why not take the ultimate tour, their Island Adventure? This 3-hour tour is truly a unique way to explore Adelaide’s coastline. Discover some of South Australia’s few islands and join dolphins and seals within the marine sanctuary.
With 4 jet ski guided tours to choose from, there really is something for everyone. The best bit is they are great value for money as their jet ski hire price are affordable, especially if sharing the cost with 2 people per ski.
Wild Jet Ski also have Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard hire available. The team are happy to assist with some instruction if this is your first time. There’s even a sheltered area just to the side of the beach; perfect for finally getting upright on the paddleboard for more than just a few seconds!
As part of the popular Loveday 4×4 Adventure Park, Riverland Jet Ski offer the best range of jet ski hire. Situated near Barmera, this experience is a 3-hour drive from Adelaide’s CBD. If you are looking for jet ski hire in Renmark, this is one of the closest options.
Jump on for a tag-along tour (no boat licence required) and take a guided cruise along the River Murray. There are 3 different jet ski tours available from a blast tour to Moorook, lazing around Loxton or heading out towards the locks with plenty of free time for some fun. A boat licence is not required as you are under the guidance of an instructor, being with them at all times.
Or why not make a holiday of it? This is the only experience available in South Australia and covers a massive 100km of water in 4 days! Travel the twists and bends from Wentworth to Echuca and don’t forget to bring a waterproof camera! Bring your own swag or tent to begin your own true South Australian adventure. Packages are for 2 people sharing a jet ski (boat licence required). Food, travel and fuel costs are included for this bucket list expedition!
Day hire is available to explore the waters around Loveday Adventure Park. A boat licence is required, but you choose how to spend the day! Hit the water early, pack a picnic and explore some truly untouched parts of the river.
Not sure about which tour to do? Or want to create your own? Get in touch with Loveday Adventure, and they will be happy to create the right experience for you.
Want to make a full weekend of it? Is the inner thrill-seeker inside of you bursting to get out?! Loveday 4×4 Adventure Park offers from serious adrenaline-pumping activities! From turbo buggy rides, V8 drifting laps, rally experiences, dirt obstacle courses and 4×4 tracks, there is enough to keep you entertained (and exhausted) the entire weekend. Set up camp next to the river and start enjoying your next adventure!
Make a day of it on the water in one of South Australia’s favourite areas to chill out and relax. From beginners to more advanced skiers, Goolwa Jet Ski has the perfect offers.
Hire a jet ski from 15 minutes to up to an hour and play in their marked out area on the Goolwa river. This is the perfect area to practice safely, whilst friends and family watch with admiration from the riverbank!
No boat licence is needed for supervised hires for unlicensed riders. However, there needs to be a minimum of 1-hour hire and booked 1 week in advance.
Just a note from our own experience, if you have been jet skiing before, you may find riding in this safe marked out area not the right experience for you. It’s great for beginners and to have a splash around in, but you may find yourself wanting more of a ride out in the open.
If you are looking to take a passenger along for the ride, Goolwa Jet Ski require the main rider to have a valid boat licence.
How about some jet ski lessons to build your confidence up? Goolwa Jet Ski offer these too to take your skills to the next level. And with day hire also available, you can take a ski off to your next adventure destination! Day hire is not available during school holidays or weekends.
With both 2 seater jet skis and single freestyle skis available, there really is something for everyone!
Want something a bit more chilled out? Explore the Coorong with Kayaks and Paddle Boards also available to hire.
Head east out of Adelaide and you’ll find Freedom Boat Hire with their Sea-Doo Spark Jet Ski hire. Located in Murray Bridge, just under an hour and a half drive from Adelaide, this is the ideal location to explore the Mighty Murray River. Or head two and a half hours drive northeast, and you’ll find Freedom Boat Hire at Barmera. Not only does Barmera show off with the beautiful Lake Bonney, but it’s also an ideal area to explore this part of the Murray River.
Jet Ski hire is available to someone with a valid boat licence and comes equipped with everything you need for a great day out. If you are not familiar with cruising the river, ask about things to look out for. There can be quite a bit of debris and sandbanks around the river, so it’s a good idea to know what to look out for.
Jet Ski Hire comes on a trailer for you to tow to your chosen destination. Or why not ask if it can already be launched for you so you can just jump on and go (additional fees may apply)!
Situated just 35 minutes drive south of the city, you’ll find Jet Tech Performance who hire jet skis for some serious fun.
Hire is available on a trailer only basis. Therefore you can tow it to your destination and is available for a minimum of 1 day.
Jet ski hire is a perfect accompaniment to any water-based holiday. Something that all the family can enjoy. Soak up some sun whilst keeping cool, have some fun with a range of watersports or decide whether a jet ski purchase is right for you.
Where’s your favourite place to hire a jet ski in Adelaide? Or your favourite area to ride around? We’d love to know your thoughts – leave us a comment below!
Happy Jet Skiing!
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