Jet Ski FAQ

  • How fast will the jet ski go?
    Speed depends on a few factors: number of people/ weight on the ski, water conditions, and wind conditions. At full throttle our jet skis are some of the fastest in Ocean City MD at speeds over 53 mph. You don’t have to go this fast, but if you want to our designated riding area is large enough to maintain this speed.


  • Will I be in a large group of jet skis swerving in and out of one another?
    No, your safety and experience is our number one priority. We only have 5 skis that ride at the same time!


  • Can we take the Jetskis anywhere?
    No, you must stay within our designated riding area. Fortunately, our riding area is very large, with minimal traffic, so you have a very spacious playground!


  • When does my hourly rental begin?
    As soon as your jet ski leaves our dock. No time is wasted riding to a designated area, our riding time is instant!


  • What do I have to do before I can operate a jet ski?
    Once you check in at our Back Bay Adventures tackle shop, you will complete a temporary (only valid for the hour you reserved) Boater’s Safety Course, which takes around 15-30 minutes to complete. After you pass the course with a 92%, our trained guides will go over MD rules and regulations. Then you can have some fun!


  • Can my child get on a ski with me?
    Back Bay Adventures strongly recommends that children be over the age of 5. Children must sit behind the adult driver at all times.


  • Can both people drive?
    Yes, if you have two people on the jet ski, you are welcome to switch drivers.


  • Can I come back to the dock to rotate passengers?
    No, once you are out in the water you may not come back to the dock. If you choose to come back to the dock you will not receive a refund.