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How much experience do I need for Ocean City watersports?

a man riding a jetski on the water

You may be surprised by the answer but you actually do not need any experience. “How much experience do I need to go jet skiing?”, is one of the most asked questions we hear, and for good reason. When you are trying a new activity like jetskiing, you would assume having experience would be needed but you may be happily surprised that you can do this with little to no experience at all.

Proper Instructions and Safety Lesson

customers sitting on a pontoon boat

Now you may think that operating a jet ski with no experience sounds crazy but let us explain. Many of our customers are actually 1st or 2nd-time jetskiers so we treat everyone as if they have not gone jet skiing or driven a boat before. This way we ensure that everyone gets the proper training! Before you are even allowed to go on the water, you will be given a safety brief and how-to instructions, no matter your experience! Our highly trained employees will give detailed instructions before anyone gets on the water on their pontoon, jet ski, or kayak, so paying attention to our instructions is all the experience you need.

You are in Control

Another essential thing to remember is that YOU are in control and YOU can go as slow or as fast as you are comfortable going. A bonus of renting at Odyssea Watersports is the fact that you can come back to our beach location to switch drivers/passengers. This means you can at least “give it a try” and if you definitely do not like it, then come back to the beach to allow someone else in your party to take it back out on the water.


a man riding a jetski and patrolling the water

Trained guides will be on the water with you at all times.

Highly Trained Guides

With jet skis, our employees are always on the water with you, so if you need help, they’re there in an instant. Their job is to make sure you are not only staying safe, and answering your questions but also having a great time on the water! They will help remind customers of the safety rules without getting in your way. Have a question while on the water, no problem, wave down a guide and he/she will be more than happy to answer.

Going the Extra Mile for Our Customers

If you plan on taking one of our pontoon boats on a rental, not only will one of our employees provide you with proper safety instructions and a how-to operate brief but we will also provide you with our phone number, so if you have any questions you can give us a call from the water. Most questions or issues can be answered over the phone but we’ve even driven out to a boat to help renters in the past. Again, we do everything we can do in order to keep you safe and feeling comfortable while on the water. All safety equipment that is needed for your rental is included on the boat.

Be confident and enjoy your experience

If you’re worried that your lack of experience on the water might hinder your experience, let us assure you that you have nothing to worry about. Even jet skis are really easy once you get the hang of it, and we’re always here to help! Our goal is to make sure you’re safe, comfortable, and having fun while visiting Odyssea Watersports during your Ocean City, MD vacation.

Feel free to reach out to us with questions, reservations, or for more information by:
Phone (410-723-4227)
Text (410-755-7944)
Email: [email protected]

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