Watercraft regulations

Regulations for Operating Boats and Jet Skis

  • MANDATORY:  MUST Bring 1 Credit Card per reservation

  • MANDATORY:  MUST Bring 1 I.D. for each guest (ages 16 and older) that includes date of birth

  • MANDATORY:  MUST complete a Boaters Safety Test if PWC operator does not have a Florida Boater Safety License

  • The Operator of each PVC must have a basic understanding of the English Language

  • Guests MUST be at least years old have a parent/legal guardian present at check-in to participate

  • Guests born in or after 1988 please check in 60 minutes before departure time

  • Guests born in or after 1988 may operate a PWC if they have a photo I.D. and meet ONE of the following criteria:

    • They have a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Certification​

    • They are riding with someone born before 1988

    • They are riding with someone born in or after 1988 who does have a United States Boater Safety License

  • There are 2 ways to obtain a Boater Safety License:

    • A temporary Boater Safety License can be obtained at check-in by taking a 25 multiple choice question open book test in English.  There is a fee of $3.00 to take the per operator (cash or credit card accepted). Riders must check in 1 hour before departure time to obtain the temporary Boater Safety License​

    • Don’t want to wait? Obtain your Boater Safety License online by clicking HERE and be sure to present it at check-in

  • Guests that must take the test should check in 1 hour before departure time

  • Guests 4-13 years of age may only accompany as a passenger with someone who is at lease 18 years of age. A parent or legal guardian must be present at check-in to sign paperwork.  They are not allowed under any circumstances to operate a PWC

  • Guests 14-15 years of age may operate a PVC as long as a passenger who is at least 18 years old accompanies them and meets the above criteria (parent or legal guardian must also be present to sign paperwork and show photo I.D.

  • Guests 16-17 years of age may operate a PVC after they have obtained a Boater Safety License, bring photo I.D. and have signed paperwork from a parent or legal guardian who must also  show photo I.D. even if not participating

  • A safety lanyard (key) must be attached to the operator of a Jet Ski at all times

  • The guests are allowed per Jet Ski and the total weight cannot exceed 460 lbs (225 kg)


  • Possess or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Are pregnant

  • Have any existing medical conditions that put them or others at risk

  • Are 3 years of age and younger

  • Are over 18 years of age and do not have a valid government issued photo I.D. and credit card

  • Operator of the PWC does not have a basic understanding of the English Language

There are no refunds on Day of Play Ultimate Adventure for guests who have not passed a Boater Safety Test.

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