Where can you rent a Jet Ski on Lake Erie?

Rent a personal watercraft for summer fun on Lake Erie. (Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer)

What’s more fun that flying through Lake Erie waves on a Jet Ski? Or a Sea Doo, or Waverunner, or whatever. Let’s talk personal watercraft here.

See what’s new with Sea-Doos in a video here.

The sun on your face, your hair blowing everywhere, your music pumping as you rev up to The speeds of 65 mph. You can do donuts or jumps on waves.

The Ohio shores of Lake Erie offer plenty of spots where you can rent a personal watercraft for an hour, or an afternoon.

Just know that Ohio law requires boaters born in 1982 or after to complete either a boating course or proficiency exam. In Ohio, children under age 12 may not drive a personal watercraft. Children 12-15 can drive, as long as an adult is on-board. 

Make sure you wear a lifejacket and sunscreen — and maybe a wetsuit, if it’s chilly. Ready to go?

This list is roughly organized west to east. If we missed your favorite rental shop, comment on our Facebook page.

Put-in-Bay Jet Ski, Put-in-Bay

Location: 4 Bath Street

Reservations: Available online or at 419-285-SKIS

Cost: $110 an hour, plus $5 fuel charge. Must be at least 18.

Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, Put-in-Bay

Location: South Bass Island State Park

Reservations: Accepted online

Cost: $65 an hour

Endless Summer Island Charters, Marblehead

Location: 8620 East Bayshore Road

Cost: $110 for an hour

North Coast Parasail & Water Sports, Sandusky

Location: 1 Cedar Point Drive, n the Cedar Point Beach, just outside the Cedar Point admission gate near WindSeeker and the Extreme Sports Stadium.

Hours: May 14-Sept 5., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Reservations: Available online

Cost: $140 an hour

Sawmill Creek Watercraft Rentals, Huron

Location: 609 Mariner Village

Cost: $125 for the first hour

Great Lakes Watersports, Cleveland

Location: West bank of the Flats, near Music Box Supper Club

Reservations: None

Cost: $110 an hour for one person, extra $10 for passenger. You must be 21, unless you are 18 or older and are accompanied by a parent.

Rock and Dock Marina, Downtown Cleveland

Location: East 9th Street Pier

Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., beginning in May

Reservations: Available online, or 216-804-1152

Cost: $110 an hour, plus $10 for passenger. Drivers must be 21.

Best Coast Water Sports, Geneva-on-the-Lake

Location: 5404 A Lake Road East

Reservations: Can book online. Must be 21 or older to rent or drive.

Cost: $110 an hour

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