Zoom Around Old San Juan on a Jet Ski
There are different ways to experience Old San Juan … like walking tour, on bikes or on the Segway. But if you are looking for a more exciting (and wetter) way to see Old San Juan, you can get a tour of the 500-year old city from a different angle — on a Jet Ski! Wow Surf and Watersports and Aquatica offers Jet Ski Tours that are wet and wild, and combines some history and a lot of fun.
What to expect
Both of these tours are based out of the San Juan Marina (Club Nautico). You sign waivers, meet your fellow tour mates and guide, then get your life jackets and Jet Skis. You get a quick course in how to drive the jet ski and what the guides hand signals will mean. Then , they start your engine and you are off!
We have found driving a jet ski to is easy, but it does take a little practice until you get the feel for it in the changing water conditions. At first, waves were a bit intimidating. But, after a bit, they became fun to ski over! There are areas of smooth waters deep in the bay that you can really get some speed!
We did a tour that went to three different areas around the San Juan Bay. Each tour may be different, but they all will stop near various local and historic sites in the area possibly including — the marinas in the bay, the San Juan Convention Center, the Puerto Rico capitol building, the Hato Rey area, the Old San Juan City Wall, the Old San Juan Gate, the Bacardi Factory, El Morro and Fortaleza. Your guide will give you some information about each of the sites you visit, and they always set you up for some cool,fun photos at these spots. These historic sites are beautiful from the water. And while the historical information is interesting and all, we all know why you are really there … to zoom around on the jet ski! You will have plenty of time to zoom!
The cost for a jet ski tours varies by operator, but it is usually around is $140-$150 (either 1 or 2 people), plus tax and service fee. Each jet ski can hold up to around 300 pounds, 1 or 2 adult passengers, or 1 adult and 2 children. 3 adults are not allowed due to safety reasons.
Reservations are required.
Each company is different- Drivers must be at least 18 or 21 years old, and must have a valid driver’s license. Passengers must be of a certain age It may not be suitable for children under 12 years.
The tours are about 60 minutes. They want you at the dock about 30 mins early, so Allow about 90 minutes total for the whole process.
Wow Surfing School and Jet Ski
This is a watersports company that offers a number of different fun things to do. You can visit the WoW Surfing School and Jet Ski for more information or to book your Jet Ski trip online.
You can call them at 787-955-6059 for more information.
This is a one man operation. We went with him many years ago. The only way to get in touch with him or book a tour is on the phone.
You can contact Capt Ivan at Aquatica at 787-531-3593 for more information or to book a tour.
Make sure you have adequate protection from the sun. I recommend a rash guard shirt to keep the sun off your back and arms. We usually use waterproof sport sunscreen on our faces, but it still ran down into our eyes and stung on jet ski tours. I am unsure how to avoid that problem because the sun on the water will burn your face quickly, and a hat will fly off in the wind/water. We wore sunglasses with a safety strap, which kept some of the water out of our eyes. I was glad to have them — lots of water in the face on this trip!
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