Jet Ski Rental

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Downtown Avalon

1 Jet Ski; 1 guest


1 Jet Ski; 2 guests


1 Jet Ski; 3 guests


Allow up to 2.5 hours for your total experience; 15 minute check-in & 1 hour rental, plus safety training & transportation to & from the jet ski barge.
This experience is offered between spring and fall.

Play along Catalina Island's coastline on a jet ski for one, two, or more!

  • If you have a need for speed, this is the activity for you! It’s fun, exciting and doesn’t require any special training.
  • Come enjoy one of the best Jet-skiing experiences you'll ever have.
  • Our watercraft will seat two persons or you can rent one for each of you. It’s up to you!
  • We only have a limited number of people who can ride each day, so reserve your craft today to guarantee your ride of a lifetime!
  •  We sell out early so don’t wait until you get to the Island to reserve your watercraft. Get out there and have an adrenaline rush of fun!!

Instructions and life jackets will be provided to all guests.

You must be 18 to rent a jet ski (ID required). Guests age 5 & up may be a passenger.

Due to the adventurous nature of this Catalina Island activity, it is not wheelchair accessible.

This tour is available for most guests. Please see restrictions below.

What to Expect

Your trip starts at the green pier in beautiful Avalon Harbor, where you will be shuttled to Catalina Island’s famous Jet Ski Barge, located two coves west of Avalon, roughly 200 feet offshore. Our hard-working barge crew members will ensure your ride is fun, safe, and full of excitement! From the barge we offer an enormous open ocean riding area in which you are free to explore the Catalina Island coast! 

Why is our excursion time block 2 hours?  Your hour of riding starts when you take off on your craft. The total Jet Ski experience takes approximately 2 hours, plus a 15-minute check-in.  Please do not be late to check-in.  You will need that full time to complete paperwork, head to the Avalon pier and hop on your shore boat out to the Jet Ski Barge (admission for the shore boat is included in your purchase).  Once on the barge, you will get full safety training for your Jet Ski experience.  Pricing is set for 1-2 guests on one jet ski.  Options are available for more friends to join on the same ski.  You may also book individual skis for each guest in your party.

What’s included?  We will provide you with all the safety equipment and 10 square miles of beautiful ocean waters to ride on. You may even encounter sea lions or dolphins along your route. The hourly rate includes transportation to the Jet Ski Barge, life jackets and full instruction on how operate a personal watercraft/waverunner. Weather may impact this excursion. Please contact us in the event of inclement weather on Catalina Island.

What to bring and wear:  You are going to get wet on this one, so wear your bathing suit and bring a towel and sunscreen.  You may also want a hat & sunglasses, but be cautious with wearing them on the ski if you expect to explore at high speeds.

Restrictions:  For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this tour. Those with neck or back concerns/injuries are discouraged from taking this tour.  Pregnant guests may not participate.


Where to Meet

Jet Ski Rental
Across from the basketball & volleyball courts
101 Pebbly Beach Road, Avalon, CA 90704

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes. Because of the limited number of available Jet Skis, you absolutely should make a reservation as soon as you know you want to go.

Each location provides an area to store your belongings. It is always best to bring only necessities to your activity as storage space may be limited.  Catalina Tours and its vendors are not responsible for the loss, damage or theft of personal property.


Absolutely!  Don’t forget your camera or phone.  Just make sure you have it in a waterproof case.  You may also want to use a strap so you don’t lose it to the ocean.

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"The two operators were absolutely exceptional. The guys working there knew what they were talking about and quickly eased our first-time worries. The power of the Jet Ski was exhilarating. Absolutely fantastic. They kept their machines in tip-top shape!"

- Gem H. from Lake Forest, CA - Yelp

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