Major Credit Card Required to Rent a Boat or Jet Ski:
To rent our motorized equipment (boat or jet ski), you must place a deposit with a major credit card. Please view the common questions related to the damage deposit below. If you have any further questions or concerns, please call us at 425-216-2257 and we will be happy to discuss the rental payment procedure further with you.
All participants must go through our safety education process. For boats, the average time for the walkthrough and rental paperwork is 30-45 minutes.
RENTING A BOAT
To rent our boats you must be 21+ years of age with a valid driver's license and a major credit card for the damage deposit.
RENTING A PWC (JET SKI)
To rent our Waverunners (also known as jet skis or PWCs) you must be 21+ years of age with a valid driver's license and a major credit card for the damage deposit.
To drive our Waverunners solo you must be 18+ years of age with a 21+ year old renting and signing for the equipment.
Renting Paddleboards & Kayaks
To rent our Paddleboards and Kayaks you must be 18 years of age with a valid driver's license and a major credit card for possible damages. Anyone under the age of 18 who would like to paddle unaccompanied, must have a parent or guardian signature.
WA State Boater's License
ALL drivers must fill out and sign a temporary WA state boater's license prior to rental (unless you have a boater education card already).
What happens if I damage equipment that I'm renting?
We expect that over the lifetime of our rental equipment, it will see some normal wear and tear. However, if you return our equipment with dings/dents/scratches/ripped upholstery/etc that wouldn't occur from normal use, we will charge your credit card whatever it costs us to have the equipment repaired. This is not an issue we expect to happen with even the slightest bit of frequency, but should the need arise, we work with some great companies that charge very fair prices for repairs. In the event of equipment damage, we're simply concerned about getting our equipment back in good repair, not gouging you on the price for those repairs.
Additionally, if the particular piece of equipment needs to be taken in for repairs, you will be charged the day rate for the damaged equipment each day until we're able to put it back in use.
It's in our best interest to get all damaged equipment back into service as soon as possible, so we will do everything in our power to avoid downtime for repairs.
My Debit Card has a Visa/MasterCard/AMEX/Discover logo. Can I use it?
Sorry, we do not take debit despite the fact it is issued by a major card company. If the card is not credit we cannot accept it for a damage deposit. Because limits/balances on debit cards are cash based we cannot be certain that a renter will have the funds available should damage from negligence occur.
Do you charge my credit card ahead of time for the damage deposit?
No. We hold your card information on file until your rental is returned. If damage occurs during your rental we will assess that on-site at the time of the return and will issue you a quote within 48 hours and a damage hold amount will be charged. Once the actual repair is completed, any further charges or potential refunds will be run.
Why don't you offer insurance for a small fee instead of a damage deposit?
Our insurance does not offer this option to us as renting motorized watercraft is completely different that renting a car or other on-land motorized vehicle.
While we have considered offering insurance ourselves, we have decided against it. There are multiple reasons for this, but the primary factor in making this decision is the simple fact that when insurance is offered for a nominal amount, some renters treat the equipment poorly and take on the mentality that they can use it any way they please even if that is outside of our expectations and guidelines. The damage deposit should not be a concern at all for our renters that follow the rules and respect the equipment.
Have More Questions?
Please call us at 425-216-2257
* Please note: during peak hours you may not get through on the first call so please keep trying. We cannot guarantee equipment availability for walk-ups.