Bunbury and Busselton are both cities located in the southwestern region of Western Australia.
Bunbury is the third-largest city in Western Australia, situated approximately 175 kilometers south of Perth, the state capital. It serves as the major regional center for the South West region. The city is known for its picturesque coastal setting, vibrant arts scene, and diverse economy. Bunbury features a bustling port, beautiful beaches, and a variety of recreational activities. Visitors can enjoy fishing, surfing, boating, and other water sports. The city also offers a range of cultural attractions, including art galleries, museums, and theaters. Dolphin Discovery Centre, located in Koombana Bay, is a popular tourist spot where visitors can interact with dolphins.
Busselton is another coastal city located approximately 220 kilometers southwest of Perth. It is known for its pristine white sandy beaches and the famous Busselton Jetty. The Busselton Jetty is one of the region's most iconic landmarks and stretches 1.8 kilometers out to sea. Visitors can walk or take a train ride along the jetty to enjoy stunning ocean views. Busselton is also a gateway to the Margaret River wine region, renowned for its world-class wineries and gourmet food. The area is known for its production of premium wines, craft beers, and artisanal foods. Visitors can explore the vineyards, indulge in wine tasting, and enjoy the region's natural beauty, including ancient forests, caves, and scenic drives.
Both Bunbury and Busselton provide access to beautiful coastlines, outdoor activities which is best for watersport activities.
What are the steps to Hire a Sea-Doo?
Ryde It makes it easy and affordable to rent Sea-Doo's.
First, choose your Sea-Doo and book on this website.
Next, come to our Port Kennedy location and pickup your rental Sea-Doo (it will be ready for you to tow on a trailer). We’ll go over safe towing, safe operation, answer any questions you have and complete the required paperwork.
After that you’re off and ready to enjoy your Sea-Doo!
What are the pickup and drop off times?
So that you can maximise your Sea-Doo time and provide a streamlined check-in and check-out process we follow this schedule:
Pickup's are between 8am-10am on your scheduled rental day.
*Early pickup (between 6pm-8pm the night before) is available for an additional cost. Returns take place the evening of last rental day between 3pm-5pm.
*Extended returns (by 10am the following morning) available for an additional cost
Early Pickup/Extended Return must be scheduled at time of reservation, or late fees may be applied.
PLEASE BE ADVISED COLLECTION AND DROP OFF TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO TRADING HOURS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.
What do I need to make a booking?
1. Must be 21 years old to hire
2. Valid Driver’s Licence
3. Major Credit Card for Reservation Deposit
When you come to pick up the rental Sea-Doo you’ll need:
1. Valid Driver’s License (and pictures/copies of the Licenses of everyone who will be operating the skis)
2. Proof of Auto Insurance (since you’ll be towing)
3. Skippers Ticket licence (copies/pictures acceptable)
What's included in the hire cost?
Your hire cost covers your Sea-Doo, your Trailer, 2 Life Vests per ski, and all required safety equipment.
You can purchase additional safety and watersports equipment as part of the rental process.
Does everyone have to be 21 to ride the Sea-Doo?
The person hiring the jet ski and paying for the rental deposit must be at least 21.
Riders of any age may ride as a passenger on the jet skis as long as they are wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD), included with the hire cost.
In order to drive/operate the jet skis, the operator must be at least 18 years old and must have a Recreational Skipper’s Ticket (RST)
To find out about the Recreational Skipper’s Ticket – what it is, when it is required, and who has to have one – click here .
Please make sure you keep the certificate information so we can verify it at the time of your rental. This course can take a few hours to complete, so make sure you do it before you want to ride!
What do I need to tow a trailer?
The requirements are:
Vehicle with a tow hitch and receiver.
Towing capacity of 1500-2500lbs (based on which jet skis you rent)
50ml tow ball
4 pole or “flat 4” wiring connector (or adapter).
We’ll inspect your vehicle’s towing setup before you head out, so that you can be comfortable, safe and confident during your rental.
If you don’t have a hitch installed, we recommend to rent a pickup or install a hitch onto your vehicle.
What is your Booking/Cancellation policy?
If you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your reservation, any payments you’ve made are fully refundable.
If a booking pickup is a “no-show” or cancelled within 48 hours of the booking date,your payment will not be refunded.
Before you collect your Ski, we will process a Bond payment (cost dependent on Sea-Doo hired) to cover any potential damage during hire.
Assuming there is no damage, the full Bond amount is refunded once returned.
What happens if I damage a ski/crash/get stuck?
First and foremost, if any type of crash or accident occur please ensure the safety of anyone involved. Jet skis are high powered machines and should always be operated with that in mind.
Riding with caution within our guidelines and the WA laws will limit the chances of an accident to the greatest extent possible, though naturally they’re called “accidents” for a reason.
As part of the rental agreement, renters are responsible for the Sea-Doos and any damages (negligent, accidental or otherwise) that may occur during the rental period. Likewise, the renters are responsible for returning the ski back to Ryde It and any costs associated with doing so.
If for some reason a ski is lost, submerged, stuck, run aground, etc. call us and we will do our best to help you facilitate retrieval of the ski. Again, safety is of the utmost importance so please ensure anyone involved in any type of incident is safe as a priority.
Do I need to re-trailer the Sea-Doo every night on a multi-day Hire?
You are responsible for any damage to the Sea-Doo during your rental period, so make sure that you take care of the skis the way you would if they belonged to you.
If you have a safe Sea-Doo dock/lift where you’re staying, feel free to store your Sea-Doo there overnight. If you don’t have a safe place on the water to store them overnight, then we require that you put the skis back on the trailer for the night.
Most lake resorts and rental homes on the lake have Sea-Doo docks/lifts that can be used or rented for a few dollars a night, so check out your accommodation to ensure you can plan for this requirement.
Do I need to wear lifejacket when using the watercrafts?
People on-board a personal watercraft (PWC) are required to wear a life jacket whilst they are operating the craft. A life jacket is the most important piece of safety equipment on your watercraft and is your primary life support device.
Is there a speed limit in using these watercrafs?
There are no speed limits for the watercrafts, but there are speed limits throughout the waterways.
Is there a weight limit when using the jet skis?
Yes there is. SPARK: 205kgs, GTI: 130kgs, BOTH WAKES + SCOUT: 272 kgs
What is the maximum passenger capacity for the jet skis?
It depends on the ski you are hiring. Some can have up to 2 people,
others can have up to 3 people. Check the ski description before
Is freestyling allowed when using these PWCs?
Freestyling is only allowed where permitted throughout the waterways. Look for the signs.