How old to rent a jet ski in Myrtle Beach

We’re going to clarify one on the most common questions about renting a jet ski in South Carolina:

QUESTION: How old do I have to be to rent a jet ski in Myrtle Beach?

ANSWER: South Carolina requires an individual to be at least 16 years old to operate a Personal Watercraft without any restrictions. If you find yourself falling short of that age requirement, don’t panic yet because we’ve listed other options.

Option 1) As long as you are accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older, you are able to operate and rent a jet ski.

Option 2) You can get a temporary license to operate a jet ski by passing a boating safety course approved by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Please Note: Not all jet ski rentals companies in Myrtle Beach accept the temporary license due to insurance issues.

Here’s the link you need to take the classes: Click here for the info

**Don’t forget to check out our directory that compares prices for jet ski rentals price in Myrtle Beach.

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