Where to Get Jet Ski Rentals in Gulf Shores

Jet skiing is considered quintessential to a Gulf shores vacation. That is why knowing how to find jet ski rentals in Gulf Shores is crucial. Kids and adults alike can enjoy taking these rentals out on the water for a day of fun in the sun. There is nothing quite like feeling the sun on your back and the wind and water spraying your face as you splash through the ocean on a jet ski.

Just book a rental for you and your family and let the fun begin!

Popular Places to Jet Ski

Family sitting on jet skis waiting for their tour in the Gulf Shores

There are a lot of places that locals will tell you about if you mention to them that you are going out on a jet ski adventure. Two of the most well-known are Robinson and Bird Islands, both of which are owned by the city of Orange Beach, Alabama, and are open to the public. You can find these islands – with their crystalline waters and crisp white sandy beaches – in Perdido Pass. They make for idyllic spots to park your jet ski and go for a swim.

Gilchrist Island is another local favorite. It is privately owned and is right next to Bird and Robinson Islands. Although you cannot land on it and explore, it is stunning to behold while you are riding past on your jet ski.

The smallest Orange Beach Island is Walker Island, which you can get to by jet ski. She is just as pretty as her big sisters and offers a nice spot for swimming.

Looking to hit up a sandbar or beach? Ride along Old River on the southern side of Ono Island. This takes you along the Alabama/Florida dividing line, and it is a cool spot for finding supplies, food, and calm places to just relax for a bit before hopping back on your jet ski rental.

If you want to go the more rural route, head up Portage Creek, just west of Wolf Bay. This takes you west, going past The Wharf Entertainment Center and into both rural and residential Gulf Shores areas. You will find a ton of nifty little inlets and bayous to explore along your way.

Go to the eastern end of Old River and stop off near Rabbit Island. It is very secluded and therefore offers a lot of privacy and serenity. You won’t see as many people as you do at the other Orange Beach Islands since this one is more off the beaten waterway.

Florida Point is cool to behold with its warm white sands and can be found in Perdido Pass. It is a beautiful spot for stopping just to appreciate nature and is a safe place to stop when you need a break.

Two guys on a jet ski riding in the Gulf Shores

Wolf Bay is a ‘must’ for jet ski riders. The waters there are wide open for wave runners, whether you’re going at it alone or in a pack with other jet ski riders. It is also an access point for a lot of bayous, inlets, and creeks that are worthwhile to explore.

While you are going along, head east past Old River and into the Big Lagoon. This is Florida territory and is known for being a great spot to jet ski. You can head along Dolphin Pass and find this little out-of-the-way slice of heaven. It is easy to spend the entire day running its teal waters and fish.

When you need to get more supplies, refuel your jet ski, or get some grub, Bear Point Marina off the Bay La Launch caters to your needs. Flipper’s Restaurant is right there and is known for its mouthwatering meals that will keep you going for the rest of the day.

Where to Get Jet Ski Rentals

While in your downtime from all the amazing summer events going on in Gulf Shores, stop by a rental shop and nab a jet ski or two. Of course, it helps to know the best places in the area to get your jet ski rentals. 

If you want a place that specializes in private family adventures, then Orange Beach Private Dolphin Family Safaris is clearly the right place to check out! Trip Advisor has given them the Excellence Award every year since 2014, and for good reason. You can be your own captain and rent your jet ski by the hour or take a private guided tour that still goes at your own pace. It’s just you, your friends and family, and your guide. You’ll head up to the Wolf Bay Estuary where you can play in the water and maybe even glimpse a school of dolphins swimming by.

Blue Sky Parasailing and Watersports offers a wide array of different rental options. Located right in the heart of Gulf Shores, Blue Sky will take you high above the water or right on through it.

While you can have fun parasailing or heading out with friends on a banana boat, the jet skis are fantastic! 

If you are looking for a place where you can rent jet skis, boats, and even fishing charters, check out Flora-Bama Marina in Orange Beach. The jet skis come as two-seaters and rent at 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-hour intervals. They’re kept up to very high standards and are reasonably priced. You get 1 hour for $100, 2 hours for $200, 3 hours for $300, and 4 hours for $350. The marina isn’t located within a no-wake zone, so once you are safely aboard, you and your crew can hit the open water and go full speed ahead! Learn more about boat rentals.

Book a Jet Ski Tour

Jet ski rental on the beach

Jet skiing is just one of the many things that people love to do in Gulf Shores. Booking a jet ski tour is pretty easy. Most of the companies mentioned above have websites you can go to for hours and bookings. You can either call ahead or book online using the company’s preferred booking tool.

Make sure you book enough in advance since jet skis get rented out quickly during the summer. “In” season is always busy in Gulf Shores, and everyone wants the chance to get out on the water for some fast-paced, water-in-the-face fun.

Beachfront Gulf Shores Rentals

After a full day out on the water with your jet skis, come back to a calm, soothing atmosphere. Utilize the free WiFi connection and post pics of your high-speed water adventure or chill in front of a flatscreen TV and catch up on one of your favorite shows. There are also a ton of great eateries in the area to help you refuel after spending your day riding around on an awesome jet ski, seeing the many wonderful off-mainland sights that Gulf Shores area has to offer.

Plan Your Gulf Shore Visit

You’re going to have a lot of things to look forward to as you go about looking at Gulf Shores vacation rentals. You can find some great locations right up on the beach, where you will certainly see other jet ski lovers going by on their rented watercraft. You can enjoy serene, scenic views of the Gulf while relaxing on your deck, next to a pool, or right from the beach itself.


Fort Morgan Property Management
6930 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA
(800) 959-7326