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Jet Skiing Remains King of Ocean City Watersports

Ocean City watersports provide options ranging from mild to extreme. Jet skiing can be either: laid back for casual riders or the key to an extreme day. Each summer, this time-honored beach tradition entertains locals and tourists with high speeds and scenic views for hours on end, making jet skiing a prerequisite for any authentic Ocean City experience.

An afternoon of jet skiing around Ocean City is a great way to up the ante on your vacation’s excitement. Whether you want to catch some waves, taxi around the bay, or explore the less travelled areas of Assateague, Ocean City watersports have a seemingly unlimited amount of jet ski rental companies ready and waiting to give you the ride of your life. Most businesses run guided tours from the early morning through sunset that are 30 minutes to an hour long and are equally as fun for an individual or entire group.

Ocean City Maryland Jet Ski Rentals

OceanCity.com interns Libby and Charlotte getting some pre-ride safety instructions from the friendly folks at Odyssea Watersports.

When it comes to jet ski rentals, more often than not, fun is the outcome, but safety always comes first in Ocean City. You must be accompanied by a parent to if you are under the age of 18 and have to be at least 16 years old to drive. Prior to heading out on the water, all renters are required to take and pass a boater’s safety course administered by the rental company. Once the ride begins, all jet skiers must wear a provided lifejacket and trained guides are present throughout to ensure all riders adhere to the 200 ft rule and other safety guidelines, as well as remain in the designated area.

With an assortment of options to chose from, deciding which watersports company to entrust your jet skiing journey to can be challenging, but Odyssea Watersports and Paradise Watersports.

Odyssea Watersports has been family owned and operated for more than 15 years and purchases new skis each season, guaranteeing riders the highest quality experience with the newest equipment available. Odyssea also keeps its skis directly in the water, as opposed to on floating docks, and the ride area is just yards away, meaning your ride starts immediately and is not diminished by unloading or traveling to another area. As you begin and end your ride, Odyssea provides professional photographers to capture the look of unadulterated bliss on your face.

Ocean City Watersports rock!

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Paradise Watersports jet skiers getting instructions from their guide.

Paradise Watersports, located at Hooper’s Crab House just over the Route 50 bridge, is the largest watersports facility in Ocean City and boasts a two square mile ride area, the largest in town. Like Odyssea, Paradise’s ride area is just seconds away and photographers are on hand to help preserve the memory of your jet skiing experience for years to come.

Regardless if you opt for Odyssea, Paradise, or any other of the numerous watersport rental companies in town , do yourself a favor before fall hits and treat yourself to the unforgettable adventure that is jet skiing in Ocean City.

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Anthony Towey
Anthony Toweyhttps://www.oceancity.com
Anthony started as a freelancer before being hired as OceanCity.com’s Senior Writer and Content Editor. He received his B.A. and Master’s education in American and local history at Salisbury University, where he was a National Honor Society member and intramural softball champion. Prior to working at OceanCity.com, he held nearly every position in the restaurant industry and ran a personal webpage/satire blog. When he’s not hunched over his laptop writing about all things Ocean City, or doing hands on research at bars and events, he spends his time exploring the Shore’s best craft beer breweries, watching the Ravens and Orioles, cooking gourmet meals, attempting (unsuccessfully) to improve his golf game, and daydreaming about his favorite holiday, Punkin Chunkin.

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