Jet Ski Rental Destin: 13 Rentals to Satisfy Your Need for Speed

Looking for some fun and excitement on your next trip to Destin, Florida? A jet ski rental is for you!

Speed through the beautiful waters and explore the Emerald Coast, stop at some of the awesome nearby hot spots, and search for dolphins along the way.

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Here are 13 of our favorite jet ski rentals in Destin. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert — you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life.

Jet Ski Rental Destin FL: Who Can Ride?

There are a couple of safety rules in place when it comes to renting jet skis in Destin — and we want to make sure you have that info!

Adults born BEFORE January 1, 1988, can operate a jet ski with a valid driver’s license or photo ID without a Florida’s Boater License.

Those born on or after January 1, 1988, can operate a jet ski but are required to take a Florida Boaters Test. These tests are available at most jet ski rental companies for a small fee (usually $3) — and you can take it before you head out. They take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. You’ll want to arrive early if someone in your party is taking the test. After the test, they’ll have their boating safety education identification card issued, and they’ll need that and their photo ID to ride.

In some cases, a damage deposit is required as well.

Please make sure to check our links to their websites for specifics!

Jet Ski Rentals in Destin, FL

Feel the need for speed?! Then check out some of these awesome jet ski and Waverunner rentals in Destin and get out on the water for some fun in the sun.

Destin X Jet Ski and Waverunner Rental

Conveniently located at Destin Harbor, these jet skis and WaveRunners from Destin X are perfect for a high-speed cruise through Choctawhatchee Bay, or for a stop at Crab Island.

The WaveRunners give you and up to two additional passengers the freedom to explore the emerald green waters around Destin. Zip through the waters, looking for dolphins and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Or take your jet ski out to Crab Island for fun in the sun with friends!

Children 5 and up can ride with a parent. Minors will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver for them to participate. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Destin Crab Island Jet Ski Rental

The Destin Crab Island Jet Ski Rental is perfect for a Crab Island visit — it has one of the closest departure location points to the island.

The premium Yamaha Jet Ski seats three, and will take you through the waters of Destin Harbor. You can also explore the Choctawhatchee Bay for dolphins while you’re at it! DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Destin Boardwalk Waverunner Rental

Choose from 1-8 hours of fun on a 4-stroke Yamaha Waverunner with a Destin Boardwalk Waverunner Rental!

Skim the waters of the Emerald Coast in style and enjoy the thrilling rush of extreme fun in the sun. Explore the famous Crab Island, and zoom around the Choctawhatchee Bay. Up to three people can ride one of these Waverunners at once. For ages 5+. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Jet Ski Rental Departing Okaloosa Island

Cruise through Fort Walton Beach’s Santa Rosa Sound and the beautiful waters around the Emerald Coast on a fast and fun Yamaha jet ski!

Reach speeds of over 50 MPH across the Choctawhatchee Bay in Destin, and venture out to Crab Island and enjoy fun in the sun. Up to three passengers can ride on each jet ski, and you can choose from 1-8 hour rental. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Crab Island Waverunner Rental

Looking for a high-speed adventure? Or maybe a slow cruise around Crab Island? No matter which one you’re ready for — a 3-seater waverunner rental will fit the bill.

Discover Crab Island and Chocawhatchee Bay on these waverunners that can reach up to 50 MPH.

You’ll depart just 300 yards from Crab Island in a no-wake zone, so you won’t have to battle boat traffic, and you’ll get plenty of time on the water. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

12 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rental and Jet Ski Combo

Cruise in style on the famed emerald-green waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay with this Pontoon and Jet Ski Combo package. Experience unforgettable fun in the sun at nearby Crab Island or kick back with family and friends while searching for dolphins, stingrays, and other incredible marine life.

Feeling the need, the need for some speed? This combo package includes a wave-flying good time with a jet ski for a high-octane joy ride. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

(Note: Vessel operators are required to carry an FWC–issued Boating Safety Education Identification Card and a photo identification card while operating a motorized vessel on Florida waterways. Drivers born before January 1, 1988, may operate a vessel with only their driver’s license. A Boaters Safety Test is offered on-site for a fee (fees may vary) and online for free.)

Miramar Beach Jet Ski Rentals

Rent a jet ski right from the beach with one of these jet ski rentals on nearby Miramar Beach! Located in the Scenic Old Highway 98 behind Pompano Joe’s Restaurant, Fort Walton Beach Parasail has plenty of jet skis for you to enjoy. Their location is awesome because you can avoid the crowds at he harbor, and have fun right away with no wake zones.

Life vests and a safety course are included. Ages 5+. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Hourly Jet Ski Rental

Cruise in style on the famed emerald waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay with this Yamaha Jet Ski Rental.

Experience unforgettable fun in the sun at nearby Crab Island or kick back with family and friends while searching for dolphins, stingrays, and other incredible marine life.

Feeling the need for speed? Enjoy a wave-flying good time on this high-octane joy ride. Choose from 1- to 8-hours of fun in the sun. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Jet Ski Dolphin Tours

Jet skis with a side of dolphin viewing? Yes, please! These fun jet ski tours will take you out to the best spots so you can see these awesome animals.

Crab Island Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

Get up close and personal with dolphins on a Crab Island Jet Ski Dolphin Tour from the Destin Marina.

An expert guide will lead you and your group out into the Choctawhatchee Bay on 3-seater waverunners to the best dolphin hangouts in town. After exploring, your guide will let you explore the waters of Destin and Fort Walton Beach on your own. Make sure to make a stop at Crab Island! DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Guided Crab Island Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

Get out on the waters around the Emerald Coast and look for dolphins and other wildlife with your crew on this Guided Crab Island Jet Ski Tour!

On this trip, you’ll ride on a brand-new, 3-person Sea-Doo GTI jet ski. Your guide will show you around all the local hot spots, while also looking for bottlenose dolphins along the way. They keep the groups small, so you and your crew can enjoy the interactions. For ages 6+. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Small Group Waverunner Dolphin Tour

Join a small group on a tour through the emerald waters around Destin in search of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin on tis fun Waverunner tour.

From up close, you’ll be able to hear dolphin sounds, watch them play, and get to see these awesome animals in their natural habitat. This tour group is small, in order for you to get the most of the interactions. Seats up to three people per jet ski. For ages 6+. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Guided Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

Experience this Guided Jet Ski Dolphin Tour and see the mesmerizing Emerald Coast from the water.

Enjoy this hour-long dolphin tour and search for the area’s most beautiful and amazing sea creatures. At the end of your adventure, have a blast with an additional 30-minutes of FREE riding time giving you the opportunity to explore all that the beautiful Destin, Florida area has to offer. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

Ultimate Jet Ski Dolphin Tour

Ready for the ultimate jet ski dolphin tour? This is it! This tour allows you to speed through the emerald waters surrounding Destin and Fort Walton Beach on a 2-seater Yamaha Waverunner, before slowing it down to observe bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.

Your knowledgeable guide will take you to the best stop for engaging with the dolphins. You’ll adventure out to Crab Island, Destin Harbor, and the Santa Rosa Sound.

This tour is great for both beginners and experts, and is a 90-minute scenic tour. Ages 3+. DISCOUNT TICKETS!

More Destin Adventures

Looking for more adventures while you’re in Destin? Here you go!

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Jet Ski Rental Destin: 13 Rentals to Satisfy Your Need for Speed
Kate Kelsthorpe

Kate Gelsthorpe is a former TV news writer, and a born and raised Georgia girl who grew up camping with her family at state parks around central and south Georgia. After 18 years in Atlanta, her family recently moved to Athens, and in their spare time you can find them exploring their new hometown. She and her husband, Kevin, are the proud parents of an 8-year-old dinosaur expert, and a 6-year-old outdoor-loving fashionista.