Frequently Asked Questions

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Question: Where are you located?
We are 15 minutes from Niagara Falls NY and 15 minutes from Buffalo, NY - in the picturesque River Oaks Marina on the upper Niagara River. We are next to Holiday Inn Grand Island Resort, located at 100 Whitehaven Rd. Grand Island, NY.

Question: What if I've never used a Jet Ski before?
NO EXPERIENCE? NO PROBLEM! Waikiki Watercraft Rentals first priority is your safety. We have detailed instructions available. If you are still not comfortable after receiving instruction, we will refund your money - no questions asked.

Question: Do I have to pay for gas?
No, gas is included in the rental price.

Question: What will I need to rent a watercraft?
You must be at least 18 years old, a valid drivers license, a credit card with your name on it, and your signature on the rental agreement. Bring shoes that can get wet.

Question: How do I know there will be a Jet Ski available?
Walk-ups are welcome, but we strongly recommend making reservations ahead of time.

Questions: What are your rates?
Our hourly rates are $80.00 cash only. We also have a $40.00 per 1/2 hour (Wednesday only) rental plan. There is a $10.00 charge for each passenger. Rates includes fuel, life jacket rental and training video.


Question: What is the age minimum requirement to rent a Jet Ski?
The age minimum is 18 years old.

Question: Do you need a license or a certificate to ride a Jet Ski?
No. When you rent from Waikiki Watercraft for an hour or two, you do not need the New York State (NYS) 8-hour boating course required for all owners of Personal Water Craft (PWC); however, we encourage all NYS PWC riders to complete the course. If you do not have the certificate, you are required to follow the NYS guidelines set forth for rental companies in NYS.

Question: What if it's raining?
We are open rain or shine. After all, you're getting wet anyway! We recommend you call first and reserve a watercraft. We do not operate when thunderstorms or lightning is present.

Question: Where are you located?
Located in the River Oaks Marina
101 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, New York 14702 (716) 773-5862

Question: Can we waterski or tow a floatable craft from the back of the watercraft?
No, the watercrafts are designed for one to three riders only.

Question: What type of PWC (Personal Water Craft) do you rent?
Yamaha VX 110 sport.

Question: How fast do they go?
Top speed is about 45 mph

Question: Are life jackets included?
Yes, we have all sizes small, medium, large and X large. You are welcome to bring your own… ALL life jackets must be in good condition, of appropriate size for the wearer and have legible Coast Guard approval number on the label to satisfy the requirements of a Coast Guard safety inspection.

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