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General FAQ

Yes, most definitely. Jet Ski Tours, Parasailing, WildCat Adventures, Boat Rentals and Boat Charters are very popular, and during the peak summer months we have many visitors who seek fun and adventure on their vacation.

You should secure your reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.

You can book your tour or rental online on our website, or call our reservations number at (441) 238-4155 or (441) 232-4155.

Our Dockyard location phone reservations are handled by a representative of Island Tour Centre, who are only Dockyard Sales booking agents for K.S. WaterSports tours departing from the Royal Naval Dockyard only.

Our K.S. WaterSports Hamilton, Southampton and St. George’s location phone reservations are handled by K.S. WaterSports directly.

 

Phone reservations: When making a reservation by phone, make sure you specify which company and adventure you would like to book, (K.S. WaterSports Jet Ski Adventure, K.S. WaterSports Jet Ski & Swim Adventure, K.S. WaterSports Jet Ski & Snorkel Safari, K.S. WaterSports WildCat Adventure or the K.S. WaterSports Parasailing Adventure. Very Important!

No we are not the same company, and Island Tour Centre is just a booking sales agent for K.S. WaterSports and our Dockyard Location tours. K.S. WaterSports has been established since 2001 as an independently owned and ran business, but in 2010 we decided to partner with Island Tour Centre in Dockyard who are now sales booking agents for K.S. WaterSports and all our Dockyard location adventure tours. They handle all our Dockyard phone and walk in reservations for K.S. WaterSports. K.S. WaterSports is still operated independently and is not affiliated with Island Tour Centre. All emails that are sent to the  email address come straight through to us directly.

This booking partnership was designed to give our guests an easier and simpler way to walk in and book their tours and rentals which depart from our Dockyard location. Our Hamilton, Southampton and St. George’s location tours, rentals and boat charters are handled by K.S. WaterSports directly by calling (441)-232-4155.

You must show up at least a half an hour before your scheduled tour or rental time!
This is very important so plan accordingly and make sure you give yourselves plenty of time to get to our locations early. No refunds will be given to persons who are late, missed their tour or didn’t show up. Also please make sure you show up to the correct location for your tour or rental! See our locations page for information on how to get to any of our 4 locations.

Boat Rental guests must ensure that they arrive 30 minutes before their rental time as this will guarantee that a K.S. WaterSports representative will be there on site to give you and your group their orientation prior to your boat rental departure. (If you’re group is running late then we will still require the driver of the rental boat to be at our facility 30 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time, to receive their boat orientation and instructions on boat safety and boat operation). Very Important!

Yes we do. We require 24 hours advance notice before your tour or rental departure time. You must speak to a representative of K.S. WaterSports or Island Tour Centre to cancel your booking, not a message left on our answering machine or an email. Please make sure you call the correct K.S. WaterSports branch where you made the reservation with. No refunds will be given for any persons who missed their tour or rental time or did not show. A full refund will be issued if a tour or rental is cancelled prior to the 24 hour notice.

Please note that all our K.S. WaterSports boat rentals have a 48hr cancellation policy requirement.

Public Holidays: We require 48 hours advance notice to cancel a rental boat reservation on a public holiday also.

K.S. WaterSports Dockyard Location Telephone Number 1 (441) 238-4155
K.S. WaterSports Southampton Location Telephone Number 1 (441) 232-4155
K.S. WaterSports Hamilton Location Telephone Number 1-(441) 232-4155
K.S. WaterSports St. George’s Location Telephone Number 1-(441) 297-4155

Identification is only necessary for persons 21 years or under who are driving a Jet Ski on one of our Jet Ski Adventure tours. The legal minimum driving age on a Jet Ski Tour is 16 years old, but ID must be shown for all drivers 21 years old or younger. ID is not required for Parasailing, WildCat Adventures, Jet Ski passengers, or Jet Ski Drivers 22 years or older.

Picture ID, Passport, or Drivers Licence are acceptable forms for identification. A printed passport scan of ID page & picture is also an acceptable form of ID

We accept MasterCard, VISA, Amex and Cash.
To secure a Jet Ski, WildCat or Parasailing Adventure time slot in advance, you must pay up front in full with a credit card or with cash. This also applies for all our boat rentals, pontoon rentals, kayaks and paddle board rentals too.

No experience is required to participate on our Parasailing Adventure & Eco Tour, Parasailing Adventure, WildCat Boat Tours and Jet Ski Adventures. Beginners are welcomed. Instructions and Orientation will be provided to all participants before departing for a tour.

Some of our tours and rentals do have age restrictions:
Jet Ski Tours – No children under 4 years old
Parasailing – 5 years or older
WildCat Boat Tours – 5 years or older
Boat Rentals – No infants or children under 1 years old permitted onboard. All boat renters/drivers must be 18 years or older to rent or drive.
Regular Boat Charters – No children under 1 years old
Viking Luxury Yacht Charter – No children under 7 years old.

Yes we do have dry lockable storage at all four(4) of our water sports facilities (in Dockyard, Southampton, Hamilton & St. George’s). Space is limited so please bring the fewest amount of belongings with you. No big bags, backpacks, coolers, or large items please.

If the weather is bad and the manager, tour operator or captain sees it unfit to go out in, you will be refunded in full, or re-scheduled on a different day or time slot if desired. Only a K.S. WaterSports employee can confirm a cancellation or cancel a tour or rental due to weather and within the 24hr cancellation period. If a person does not show up for their scheduled tour time or rental time and the tour or rental can or does go out, then there will be no refund given to the persons or group that did not show. In Bermuda it can be raining one second and twenty minutes later the sun can be out shining, so make sure you show up at our location on time and are ready to go in case the tour or rental does go out. (For boat rentals, pontoon rentals, kayaks & paddle board rentals – it is recommended to call us 2 hours before your scheduled rental time if the weather is looking bad. We will assess the weather and sea conditions at that time to determine if it is safe and still good to let our boat rental customers go out in)

If you have a Jet Ski Adventure reservation booked already which departs from our St. George’s location, then walk over to the Sea Express Ferry Terminal in Dockyard and take it to St. George’s which normally takes around twenty minutes to get there once onboard the Fast Ferry. When you arrive in St. George’s just walk over to K.S. WaterSports which is located at the White Horse Pub & Restaurant. Please make sure you view the correct Ferry schedule times for that day and give yourselves plenty of time to get to our location at least a half an hour before your scheduled tour time. Alternatively you could use other methods of transportation like buses, taxies, mopeds, or mini buses if staying at hotels or guest houses.

If you have a Jet Ski Adventure, Parasailing Adventure or WildCat Adventure booked already which departs from our Dockyard location, then walk over to the Sea Express Ferry Terminal in St. George’s and take it to Dockyard which normally takes around twenty minutes to get there once onboard the Fast Ferry. When you arrive in Dockyard just walk over to K.S. WaterSports which is located at the “Dockyard Watersports Centre” which is right next to the Dockyard Ferry Terminal and across the street from the Bonefish Bar & Grill. Please make sure you view the correct Ferry schedule times for that day and give yourselves plenty of time to get to our location at least a half an hour before your scheduled tour time. Alternatively you could use other methods of transportation like buses, taxies, mopeds, or mini buses if staying at hotels or guest houses on the island.

If you have a Jet Ski Adventure, Parasailing Adventure or WildCat Adventure booked already which departs from our Dockyard or St. George’s location, then walk over to the Sea Express Ferry Terminal in Hamilton and take the Fast Ferry to Dockyard or St. George’s. When you arrive in Dockyard or St. George’s just walk over to K.S. WaterSports which is located at the “Dockyard Watersports Centre” in Dockyard, or at the White Horse Pub & Restaurant in St. George’s.

Please be advised that Parasailing and WildCat Adventures operate from our Dockyard location only at this time. Jet Ski Adventures are available from all three of our locations – Dockyard, Hamilton and St. George’s.

Please make sure you view the correct Ferry schedule times here for that day and give yourselves plenty of time to get to our location at least a half an hour before your scheduled tour time. Also make sure you take the Fast Ferry to the correct K.S. WaterSports branch where your scheduled tour departs from.

Alternatively you could use other methods of transportation like buses, taxies, mopeds, or mini buses if staying at hotels or guest houses on the island.

JET SKI F.A.Q’S

Yes there are. Even though our jet ski tours are similar in length, they explore completely different areas of the island and provide a very unique and fun experience. Please click on the individual Jet Ski Adventures to see the full information for each Jet Ski Adventure or Jet Ski Safari. All our Jet Ski Adventures are excellent and provide a fantastic way to see Bermuda from a unique and fun perspective.

(We offer several types and lengths of Jet Ski Adventures which depart from our Dockyard, Southampton, Hamilton and St. George’s locations daily)

It all depends on which Jet Ski Adventure you choose. Our regular Jet Ski Adventures are 75 minutes long and our Jet Ski Safaris are 2 & 3 hours long (Meaning driving time and being out on the water). Customized, private and longer Jet Ski Adventures are available upon request as well and is based on availability.

Up to Six(6) rental Jet Ski’s maximum per tour guide go out at any one time. This is to ensure that groups are able to ask questions and hear what their tour guide has to say and wants to point out. We can accommodate larger groups of seven(7) or more Jet Skis upon request. We have the largest amount of Jet Ski’s (60+) available than any other Jet Ski rental company in Bermuda, which means more availability and times for you to get out on the water and have fun.

By law, you must be 16 years or older to drive a Jet Ski in Bermuda. You can be any age (4 years and up) to participate as a passenger. All drivers who are under twenty one(21) years old or who look under the age of sixteen(16) will need a valid government photo ID or Passport for proof of age, in order to operate/drive a Jet Ski. No refunds will be given if someone twenty years old or younger shows up with no valid picture ID, ie. drivers license or passport only. (A scanned or printed passport picture/info page is acceptable too)

Yes there are some restrictions for our Jet Ski Tours. Please see below for persons who may not be able to partake on our Jet Ski Adventures & Tours:

– Women who are 3 or more months pregnant.
– Children under 4 years old. (Parents should ensure that children 4 years and above can hold on to the drivers life vest straps while sitting behind the driver in the passenger position)
– Persons who have limited mobility.
– Persons who have had any major surgeries or operations that could be affected from Jet Skiing the activity or a high-speed ride (i.e. back, knee, leg, hip, shoulder, neck or arm injuries/surgeries should avoid this activity unless given the okay by your doctor/medical practitioner)
– Persons who have or who have had any heart related issues or seizure related issues.
– Persons who weigh 300lbs or more (due to safety reasons)
– Persons who do not have the strength to pull themselves back up onto their Jet Ski in a deep water boarding situation.

– Persons 60 years or older should avoid jet skiing and this activity unless they are in great physical health and have consulted with their doctor first.

– Persons must be able to hear properly and have good vision to operate a jet ski on tour. Hearing aids will get wet from minor splashing that can occur while driving or being on a jet ski, so please make sure that everyone in your party can hear properly without assistance or translating before signing up for these jet ski tours. Your safety and of others on tour is our top priority!

– Persons must have the basic understanding of the English language. Jet Ski Drivers MUST be able to speak and understand the English language fluently, no translating permitted. A detailed verbal safety orientation is provided to everyone by our staff prior to the tour departing. Our tour guides will also need to communicate with you several times while out on tour too.

* Please note that all participants will need to fill out and sign a liability waiver and safety card prior to partaking on any of our Jet Ski tours.

The maximum weight limit (per person) allowed on a Jet Ski is 300lbs max. The reason for this is to ensure that you can get back up on the Jet Ski safely if you fall off or are in a deep water boarding situation. Boarding a Jet Ski from the deep water can be very difficult for even persons 250lbs or over.

For double person Jet Ski’s or triple person Jet Ski’s, (meaning 2 persons on 1 Jet Ski or 1 adult and two small children on 1 triple Jet Ski), the maximum combined weight limit allowed is 375lbs. This weight limit ensures that persons can enjoy their Jet Ski adventure together and do not risk the constant battle of rolling over the ski and falling off over and over again, due to being over the 375lb maximum combined weight. Safety and fun is our top priority, and these weight restrictions ensure that all guests will have the maximum fun and adventure while on our Jet Ski tours. As a rule of thumb: The more passenger weight you add to a Jet Ski the harder it is for the driver to steer, control, and stay on the Jet Ski without tipping over or falling off into the water.

Beginners or persons who have not Jet Skied before or who haven’t Jet Skied for a very long time will have an easier and much better time and experience as a Single Jet Ski user – without any passengers, or as a double Jet Ski with a samller and lighter passenger on the back only, like a child or young adult.

Persons with experience driving a Jet Ski or who feel comfortable with driving a Jet Ski should be fine with a passenger on the back of their jet ski as long as they do not exceed the maximum combined weight of 375lbs.

Triple Jet Ski’s are only recommended for 1 adult and two small children (or) 2 adults and 1 small child as long as they do not exceed the combined maximum weight limit of 375lbs per Jet Ski.

Beginners and non experienced drivers should not consider renting a triple Jet Ski (meaning 2 passengers on the back of their ski). Triple Jet Ski’s can only be reserved by walk in or over the phone, (Not online).

Our Jet Ski Adventures & Tours are considered to be high-speed guided tours (35+mph minimum traveling speeds), but in no way are dangerous or unsafe at the speeds we travel at.

Our 4-Stroke Sea Doo GTI and Yamaha VX models can travel up to speeds of 50mph while on tour! With that being said there are many portions on the tour where we do have to slow down when entering bridges, narrow openings, shallow waters and during our stops.

The best way to describe if this Adventure is right for you is: if you are looking for a slow paced tour similar to the speed of what a tour boat or glass bottom boat would travel at (meaning under 20mph), then this is not the tour or adventure for you. Jet Ski’s are meant to be driven at speeds of around 35 mph or more for them to become fun, stable and to turn correctly.

No experience is required to participate on our Jet Ski Adventures. Beginners are welcomed. Instructions/Orientation will be provided to all participants and drivers before departing on their Jet Ski. Our tour guides will also be there to help assist you as well during the tour when needed.

Please keep in mind that for our Jet Ski Adventures and Jet Ski Safaris all drivers must be prepared to operate the Jet Ski’s at the same speeds as the Tour Guides and Group, and can expect to be traveling at minimum safe speeds of around 35-45mph while on these tours.

* These tours are not recommended for persons who have no experience driving any other types of motorized vehicles, and it is recommended that they should go as passengers when in doubt of being able to handle driving a Jet Ski at normal cruising speeds of around 35+mph.

Even though no experience is required to participate on our Jet Ski Adventures, beginners and novices should avoid having three persons on one Jet Ski because it can become extremely difficult to drive the Jet Ski and also risks you frequently capsizing and rolling over the ski, which is no fun for you or your passengers and could damage the jet ski. We only recommend 3 persons on 1 Jet Ski for one average sized adult (185 lbs or less) plus two children weighing less than 90lbs each. We like our customers to have fun while on tour with us, and this can be achieved better on a single or double Jet Ski normally. Please keep in mind that each jet ski has a maximum weight limit of 375lbs.

Generally you should bring a towel and a bathing suit. It is recommended that you are wearing your bathing suit prior to showing up for the tour due to the lack of changing facilities at our locations. Some other things to consider are waterproof cameras, sun block, sunglasses or swim goggles, and a small plastic bottle of water. It is not recommended to bring hats because they will not stay on during the tour. Sun tan lotion and glass beverage bottles are not permitted to be stored in our Jet Ski’s during the tour. We have dry lockable storage on our floating docks at all 4 of our watersports locations, which is suitable for small amounts of belongings and towels for when you return from the tour.

Absolutely! We specialize in jet ski groups of all sizes big or small, and from multiple of our locations too. K.S. WaterSports has over 60+ jet skis in its inventory at any one given time, plus our equipment is always new or in fairly new like condition.

Yes, it is by Bermuda law that all rental Jet Skis are accompanied by a tour guide in Bermuda. The guided tour however is a lot of fun and fast paced, and most people who are skeptical at first come back saying it was better than if they had gone out on their own. Nobody knows our island and waterways like we do, and we know all the best places to take our guests. Also from a safety stand point, Bermuda is surrounded with coral reefs that lie right below the surface sometimes and are hard to see, so by going on a tour with a tour guide will also ensure that you do not get into a situation and can just focus on having fun on the water while enjoying the gorgeous scenery and sites around you.

As much as we would like to say yes, due to changing weather/sea conditions and colder temperatures in the early parts of the year, sometimes we must alter routes and courses of our Jet Ski Adventures so that our customers have the best overall experience. The tour descriptions and routes listed on our website is where we mostly take our tours when weather conditions are good, which in Bermuda is almost all of the time.

We do offer an early bird discounted price for some of our jet ski tours departing from all 4 of our locations. Please see our website and tour times for special discounted tours.

This is a good question. Our Jet Ski Adventures and Safaris are available to persons of all ages 4 years and older, HOWEVER, if a person in your party is 60 years or older then they must be in great health and be prepared to keep up with the group and the speeds we travel at on tour, which is between 35mph to 48mph. With this said, K.S. WaterSports does not recommend their Jet Ski tours for persons who are 60 years or older unless they are in great physical health and have had no heart or respiratory illnesses, no back or neck injuries/surgeries, and no loss or partial loss of their vision or hearing. This recommendation is for jet ski drivers and jet ski passengers who are 60 years or older. 

* Please note that persons 60 years or older should consult with their local doctor prior to signing up for or participating in the activity of jet skiing. If a person is not able to pull themselves back up onto their own jet ski from a deep water boarding situation unassisted, then please do not sign them up for any Jet Ski tours. Your safety and their safety is our top priority.

Boat Rental FAQ's

Boston Whaler Rental Boats – Prior boating experience is always helpful, but not required for renting any of our Boston Whaler rental boats. No experience or license is required but all renters must be able to speak, read and understand the English language fluently in order to receive a thorough Safety Orientation and to go over the map provided prior to departure. We will show you everything you need to know! Our rental boats are safe, fun and easy to control for all skill levels.

Pontoon Rental Boats – Pontoon Boat Renters must have a person in their group/party who has previous boat driving experience and is willing to drive the 23ft Pontoon Boat the entire time – not for beginner drivers who have not driven a boat before! (You do not need a boating license per say to rent our pontoon boats, but if upon arrival/giving our safety orientation we discover that the driver does not have basic boating knowledge or previous boat driving experience – then your pontoon boat rental will be terminated immediately for safety reasons. All renters must be able to speak, read and understand the English language fluently in order to receive a thorough Safety Orientation and to go over the map provided prior to departure)

If you are interested in taking out our larger charter boats out on the water, you can hire one of our 23’, 28’, 31′, 45′ or 55’ private charter boats which comes with a local licensed captain/guide to drive you around to experience Bermuda the way us locals do.

Yes you should. Our boat rentals are very popular throughout the year so it is highly recommended to book your rental boat in advance to avoid disappointment. All boat rental reservations must be secured with a credit card.

There is a 48hr cancellation policy for all boat rentals. Public Holidays/Bank Holidays also require 48hrs advance notice to cancel a reservation.

Unfortunately we do not permit any of our rental equipment (meaning boat rentals, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, or snorkel gear) to be paid for with cash. All rental boats/equipment must be paid for and secured with a valid credit card (MasterCard or Visa Card accepted). This credit card will also be used to secure the required damage deposit upon renting, unless you would like to use a different credit card upon arrival.

Yes we do. A $500 amount will be held against your credit card upon your rental, and will be released at the end of your rental providing that the equipment and boat was returned in the same condition as you rented it, and nothing was damaged, lost or stolen. All drivers/renters must provide a valid Visa or MasterCard credit card to use as a damage deposit, and are responsible for all equipment and the boat while renting. You will also be required to sign the damage agreement and a liability waiver upon your arrival. A K.S. WaterSports employee will check over the rental boat upon your return to the dock/pier.

At this current time you can rent boats from our Hamilton, Southampton and St. George’s locations. Depending on the time of the year, we can also deliver our rental boats to our Dockyard location for a small fee. Guests arriving on cruise ships at Kings Wharf, Heritage Wharf, or at the City of Hamilton, should look at renting from our Hamilton location which gives you the added benefit of seeing more landmarks and wonderful sites around Bermuda and its harbors, and is close to all the small beaches and amazing places to relax at, swim or snorkel. Also for Dockyard cruise ship guests you have the convenience of using the Sea Express Fast Ferry service to Hamilton which departs from Kings Wharf and Heritage Wharf cruise ship terminals.

Depending on which rental boat you choose will determine the overall total person capacity.

Our 16’ Boston Whaler boats carry up to 4 average 185lb persons, but K.S. WaterSports recommends 4 (185lb) adults and 1 small (80lb) child for best overall boat performance and comfort.

Our 13’ Boston Whaler boats carry up to 3 average 185lb persons, but K.S. WaterSports recommends 2 (185lb) adults and 1 small (80lb) child for best overall boat performance and comfort.

Our 23’ Pontoon Boats carry up to 10 average (185lb) persons onboard comfortably.

(All rental boats perform based on passenger capacity. The more weight a boat has or carries, will affect its overall speed and performance. All our rental boats have brand new 4-stroke engines on them and our rental boats are practically band new and in great condition).

Half Day Rentals: 9:30am – 1:30pm (4hrs) or 2pm – 6pm (4hrs)

Full Day Rentals: 9:30am – 5:30pm (8hrs) or 10am – 6pm (8hrs)

All rental boats must be back at the dock no later that 6pm each day, by Bermuda law.

We do not rent boats by the hour. All our rental boats are rented by half day (4hrs) or full day (8hrs) only. You can choose from half day morning rentals, half day afternoon rentals or full day rentals.

All of our boat rentals come with a detailed map of Bermuda and its waterways, plus we also include our own detailed laminated map which outlines key spots, nearby landmarks and amazing places and things for you to do and see. It also shows how to get to and from our facility as well. All our rental boats come with a full set of safety gear, full tank of fuel, life jackets, and more.

Yes you can. Actually public holidays are quite popular when it comes to our boat rentals. We do charge slightly more on bank holidays. (Advance Recommendations are highly recommended)

Depending on which of our rental boat locations you rent from, determines where you can go with your boat rental.

If renting from our Hamilton Water Sports Location or Southampton Water Sports Location you can take the boat to the central and western parts of the island, which has many beaches, shipwrecks, turtle spotting areas, snorkeling areas, and more to explore and enjoy. Boats rented from our Hamilton and Southampton Location must not go past Admiralty Park/Deep Bay and are not permitted on Bermuda’s South Shore or Southern Coastline.

If renting from our St. George’s Water Sports Location you can take the boat to the eastern side of the island, including Castle Harbor, St. George’s Harbor, North Shore, and up to but not past Flatts Village & Inlet. The eastern side of Bermuda has many beaches, old shipwrecks, turtle spotting areas, forts, snorkeling areas, sandbars and more to explore and enjoy. Boats rented from our St. George’s Location must not go past Flatts Village & Inlet and are not permitted on Bermuda’s South Shore or Southern Coastline or in offshore waters.

All our rental boats have the required safety equipment, anchor, ropes, etc onboard. Please visit our boat rentals page to see a list of all the accessories our boats have and come with.

Depending on which rental boat or pontoon boat you choose, determines what extras it comes with. All our rental boats have the required safety equipment, anchor, ropes, etc onboard. Please visit our boat rentals page to see a list of all the accessories our boats have and come with.

Yes there is. All our rental boats come with a manufacturers canopy or shade.

For St. George’s boat renters who are planning to go into Castle Harbor, please be aware that the canopy/bimini top must be lowered first prior to going under the low lying bridges when entering and leaving the Castle Harbor area.

All boat renters must be 18 years old or older. Any drivers 21 years or under must bring a valid Photo ID.

Minimum age requirement as a passenger on our rental boats is 1 years old. We do not allow infants and children under 1 year old onboard any of our boats, due to safety reasons.

Yes there is. Please note that fishing, pets, scuba diving, barbecuing, water skiing and tubing is not permitted on any of our rental boats! (We want to ensure that our boats remain in great condition for everyone to enjoy)

Yes we do. All boat drivers and operators will get a thorough orientation/lesson from a K.S. WaterSports representative on how to drive, dock and operate the boat in a safe manner, plus where the best places are to go to make the most of your time while out on the water.

For our 23′ Pontoon Boat Rentals, the driver must have previous boat driving experience and basic boating knowledge. Pontoon Boat Rentals are not permitted for first time boat drivers!

All rental boats must be returned to the same location it was rented from, and on time! Any boats returning back to the dock late or 15 minutes after their scheduled return time will be charged accordingly by the hour or for the entire day. Please ensure that you bring the rental boat back to our facility on time and plan accordingly.

As long as you are not within the 48 hour cancellation period, you have the opportunity to cancel your rental with no penalty. We strongly recommend for you not to cancel your boat rental due to weather predictions and upcoming forecasts, because very often the forecast is incorrect and the day might be beautiful and great on the water. Also weather and sea conditions in one area of the island may be different from our area during the time of your rental. So this is why we wait till the day of to make a final decision. Our refund policy states that guests will be refunded in full if they cannot go out on the water because of bad weather or if the water conditions are considered to be unsafe and dangerous.

The best time to make the final decision is within 2 hours of the start of your rental. This way we will have the most accurate forecast.

Our rental boats are fairly quick and easy to control and maneuver, and will get you to and from places in a reasonable amount of time. K.S. WaterSports has some of the best quality rental boats on the water, and all our boats have quiet new 4-stroke engines on them.

Rental boats that are near the maximum passenger weight capacity of the vessel will affect boat speed and performance though.

Maximum weight limit per boat must not exceed the manufacturer recommendations. (For safety reasons).

Depending on which rental boat you choose will determine the overall total person and weight capacity.

Our 16’ Boston Whaler boats carry up to 4 average (185lb) persons but K.S. WaterSports recommends 4 (185lb) adults and 1 small (80lb) child maximum for best overall boat performance and comfort.

Our 13’ Boston Whaler boats carry up to 2 average (185lb) persons but K.S. WaterSports recommends 2 (185lb) adults and 1 small (80lb) child maximum for best overall boat performance and comfort.

Our 23’ Pontoon Boats carry up to 10 average (185lb) persons maximum onboard for best overall boat performance and comfort.

(All rental boats perform based on passenger capacity. The more weight a boat has or carries, will affect its overall speed and performance. All our rental boats have brand new 4-stroke engines on them and our rental boats are practically band new and in great working condition).

If you have a boat rental reservation booked already which departs from our Hamilton location, then walk over to the Sea Express Ferry Terminal in Dockyard and take the fast ferry to Hamilton which normally takes around 10 minutes to get there once onboard the Ferry. When you arrive at the Hamilton Ferry Terminal just walk over to K.S. WaterSports which is located at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Marina, a 8-10 minute walk away. Please make sure you view the correct Ferry schedule times for that day and give yourselves plenty of time to get to our location at least a half an hour before your scheduled rental time. Alternatively you could use other methods of transportation like buses, taxies, mopeds, or mini buses if staying at hotels or guest houses.

If you have a boat rental reservation booked already which departs from our St. George’s location, then walk over to the Sea Express Ferry Terminal in Dockyard and take the fast ferry to St. George’s which normally takes around twenty five minutes to get there once onboard the Ferry. When you arrive in St. George’s just walk over to K.S. WaterSports which is located at the White Horse Pub & Restaurant. Please make sure you view the correct Ferry schedule times for that day and give yourselves plenty of time to get to our location at least a half an hour before your scheduled rental time. Alternatively you could use other methods of transportation like buses, taxies, mopeds, or mini buses if staying at hotels or guest houses.

If you have a boat rental reservation booked already which departs from our Hamilton location, then walk over from the Hamilton Cruise Ship Terminal to our location, which normally takes around 10-12 minutes of light walking to get there. Our Hamilton water sports location is located at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Marina. Give yourselves plenty of time to get to our location at least a half an hour before your scheduled rental time. Alternatively you could use other methods of transportation like buses, taxies, mopeds, or mini buses if staying at hotels or guest houses.

PARASAILING FAQ’S

All persons already booked on the K.S. WaterSports Parasailing Adventure & Eco Tour must be at our location no later than a half an hour before their scheduled departure time.

For our Dockyard pickup location – You will need to go to the “Dockyard Watersports Centre” in Dockyard, located near to the Dockyard Ferry Terminal and directly across the street from the Bonefish Bar & Grill.

For our Hamilton pickup location – You will need to go to the “Island Tour Centre” check in office at Albuoy’s Point in Hamilton, located next to the Hamilton Ferry Terminal.

Yes that is true. Parasailing during our summer seasonal months is operated from our Dockyard location/branch seven days per week, and also from our Hamilton location/branch two to three days per week. The easiest and shortest way to travel to either location is by Fast Ferry. See the “Sea Express” Ferry schedule, here.

(Guests who have rented mopeds or rental cars can travel to either location easily with plenty of parking available)

Normally you will be up in the air for around 8-10 minutes. Even though this seems like a short time, it will feel like an eternity once you are flying high in the sky.

For our Parasailing Adventure guests can expect to be on the boat between 60-75 minutes.

For our Parasailing Adventure & Eco Tour guests can expect to be on the boat for up to 2 hours total, depending on the groups size. After everyone has flown all guests receive a 30-minute sightseeing eco tour of some of the best places to see in Bermuda by water.

Please see the Rates page on our website for pricing on our “Parasailing Adventure” and “Parasailing Adventure & Eco Tour”.

Our Parasail boat “Thrill Seeker” can take a maximum of 12 persons at any one given time.

Our Parasail boat “How High” can take a maximum of 10 persons at any one given time.

We use an independent harness that fits adults and children of all sizes. We can fly two or three people at one time depending on the total weight of all persons and wind conditions. An added benefit is that you are able to see a lot more when you are secured in a harness as opposed to a sit down chair.

The maximum weight limit per person must not exceed 300lbs, and if flying double tandem or triple tandem (meaning 2 persons or 3 persons together) then the maximum total combined weight allowed is 325lbs. Children weighing less than 100lbs must fly double tandem with an adult or another person, for safety reasons.

Yes they can, but keep in mind that both or all persons cannot exceed 325lbs (combined weight), and the wind direction that day can vary the total maximum weight limit allowed. In the end the Boat Captain will determine whether 2 or 3 people can fly together. Safety is our top priority!

Triple Tandem is available, but the maximum combined weight limit still must not exceed 325lbs. Triple tandem is mostly used for lighter adults or small children who want to fly together.

Normally you do not get wet when parasailing, but some minor splashing can occur while on the boat depending on water conditions. It is recommended that all persons partaking on this Adventure wear their bathing suit and bring a towel with them for when they return. Also due to limited amounts of storage space on the boat, please bring fewer amounts of belongings with you, no large bags, big items or portable beach coolers etc. We do however have a lockable storage area available on the dock.

All take offs and landings are done right on the back platform of our Parasail boat, and all take offs and landings are very gentle and easy, no jerking or slamming down of the body or legs. Basically we will do all the work for you, so sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful sights around you.

(You can also find K.S. WaterSports parasailing videos on our website which shows how persons take off and land)

Yes you can. It would be advisable to bring a waterproof camera or a camera with a strap that can go around your neck or wrist.

* Please be advised that bringing any personal belongings with you or up in the air will be at your own risk. If you like, our crew can take a few pictures of you parasailing with your camera, if you rather not take it up with you.

Yes it is possible but Watcher space is limited onboard per trip. When making your parasailing reservation online or over the phone, you can then add your watchers to your reservation if watcher space is still available.

* Please note that there is a fee of $50.00 per Watcher.

Yes we do offer private charter parasailing options for groups up to 12 persons at a time. Please give us a call so we can arrange your private parasailing charter for you.

Snorkeling FAQ's

Yes, all snorkelers should know how to swim, in order to participate in this activity.

Quality snorkel gear is provided for all snorkel guests complimentary. This includes mask, fins and snorkel – 1 set per person.

(Guests can bring their own snorkel gear onboard with them should they prefer)

Absolutely. If you own your own mask, snorkel or set of fins that you are comfortable with then please feel free to bring it with you and onboard.

You can expect to see many variations of fish along with vibrant coral reefs, sea fans, brain corals, and on occasions sea turtles, rays, lobsters and more. Our guests always enjoy spotting parrot fish and angel fish too when visiting some of our larger coral reefs.

Onboard our snorkel boats, we have proper quality snorkel vests that range in many sizes, plus we also carry onboard flotation noodles for guests who prefer to snorkel with one.

Yes we do. Masks sizes are suitable for kids and we have fins that fit children of all sizes as well.

(Please note that some of our snorkeling excursions have a minimum age of 7 years old to participate)

* Private Boat Charters which include the activity of snorkeling for our charter guests do not have a minimum age requirement to participate.

Beginner Snorkelers are welcome on almost all of our snorkeling excursions, unless the excursion specifies that it is for experienced snorkelers only.

Please Note: A K.S. WaterSports crew member or captain will be happy to show you how to put on your snorkel gear properly and give you any tips or pointers on how to snorkel.

As much as we would like to say yes, due to changing weather/sea conditions, sometimes we must alter routes and locations for our snorkeling tours so that our customers have the best overall experience. Snorkel tour descriptions and locations listed on our website is where we mostly take our snorkeling tours when weather conditions are good, which in Bermuda is almost all of the time.

Generally you should bring a towel and a bathing suit. It is recommended that you are wearing your bathing suit prior to the tour due to the lack of changing facilities at our locations or onboard our vessels. Some other things to consider are waterproof cameras, sun block (non spray type) or sunglasses, and a plastic bottle of water.

For our Jet Ski & Snorkel Tours, we have dry lockable storage on our floating docks at all 4 of our watersports locations, which is suitable for small amounts of belongings that you do not need to take with you on a jet ski.

Yes there are some restrictions for our Snorkeling Excursions. Please see below for persons who may not be able to partake on our Snorkeling Excursions:

– Women who are 3 or more months pregnant.
– Children under 7 years old (excludes private boat charters)
– Persons who have limited mobility.
– Persons who have or have had any heart related issues or seizure related issues.
– Persons who weigh 300lbs or more (due to safety reasons)
– Persons who do not have the strength to go up and down a swim ladder without any assistance.

– Persons who are 60 years and older should get a letter from their doctor / medical practitioner stating that they are in good physical health to go snorkeling offshore.

* Please note that some participants may need to fill out and sign a liability waiver prior to partaking on our Snorkeling Excursions.

Group sizes onboard our snorkeling excursions are much smaller than regular and larger snorkeling tour boats, which means our guests receive a more personalized tour and snorkeling experience.

* Our captain and crew ensures you receive a fantastic snorkeling experience.

CATAMARAN TOURS FAQ’S

We will be posting more information on all our 2020 / 2021 Catamaran tours sometime in late 2020, and once Bermuda gets through this COVID-19 period where tourism and visitors have been affected due to travel restrictions. We look forward to providing more information on our new CALYPSO catamaran tours shortly – so stay tuned and keep checking back here on this page regularly.

In the meantime, if you live in Bermuda currently and are interested in taking a group or your family out on the water for a day or evening of enjoyment, relaxation, fun or adventure, then please give us a call and we will be happy to book a private charter or corporate charter for your group onboard our 50′ CALYPSO catamaran. See our CALYPSO Charters Page for details and charter packages in 2020.

Boat Charter FAQ

FAQ’S Coming Soon (Please give us a call should you have any questions)

Banana Boat Adventures FAQ

Our commercial banana float can take up to 12 average 185lb persons onboard.

Not at all. This adventure is fun for all ages 5 years and older who want some fun and adventure on the water.

Yes persons will get wet on the banana float. This adventure is all about some splashing and dashing on the ocean while the banana is being pulled by our ski boat.

There are straps for each person to hold on to as we twist, zip and turn on the water.

Yes this is a safe activity. Even though the banana float is being pulled at safe speeds with persons on it, the float is quite stable and built for this type of fun action on the ocean.

The banana float is soft and bouncy to sit on which adds to the fun of going through wakes and zipping across the water.

We currently offer this activity from our Dockyard location. Banana Boat Adventures are available during our summer season months only, May thru October.

Absolutely! Please give us a call and we would be happy to arrange a private Banana Boat Adventure for your group or event.

* Banana Boating is also great as an add on for corporate events and outings too.

Kayak Rentals FAQ's

Our kayak rentals are perfect for beginners and the experienced kayaker. You do not need to have previous kayaking experience to rent a kayak with us. We are happy to show you the basics so you can get out on the water and explore.

Kayak rentals are currently available from our Hamilton and St. George’s locations.

All kayak renters must be 16 years or older to rent a kayak on their own. Families with children can participate as long as they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All kayak renters 16 years or older must bring a valid form of Photo ID with them.

Unfortunately we do not permit any of our rental equipment (meaning boat rentals, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, or snorkel gear) to be paid for with cash. All rental equipment must be paid for and secured with a valid credit card (MasterCard or Visa Card accepted). This credit card will also be used to secure the required damage deposit upon renting, unless you would like to use a different credit card upon arrival.

Yes you should. Our kayak rentals are popular throughout the year so it is highly recommended to book your kayak in advance to avoid disappointment. All kayak reservations must be secured with a credit card.

There is a 24hr cancellation policy for all kayak rentals. Public Holidays/Bank Holidays also require 24hrs advance notice to cancel a reservation.

Yes we do. A $500 amount will be held against your credit card upon your rental, and will be released at the end of your rental providing that the rental equipment was returned in the same condition as you rented it, and nothing was damaged, lost or stolen. All renters must provide a valid Visa or MasterCard credit card to use as a damage deposit, and are responsible for all equipment and the kayak while renting. You will also be required to sign the damage agreement and a liability waiver upon your arrival. A K.S. WaterSports employee will check over the kayak upon your return to the dock/pier.

Depending on which kayak you choose will determine the overall total person capacity.

Our double Ocean kayaks carry up to 2 average 185lb persons, or 1 child and one adult.

Our single Ocean kayaks carry one person up to 250lb.

Our Glass Bottom kayaks carry one person up to 250lb and are perfect for discovering underwater coral reefs and marine species.

There is a minimum rental requirement of 2 hours, but guests can rent for additional hours or by the half day or full day out on the water.

Yes there is.

  • All kayakers must be able to swim
  • Kayakers must take a life vest with them or be wearing their life vest (life vests are provided by K.S. WaterSports)
  • Persons must not exceed 250lbs to rent a kayak
  • All renters must be in good health and good physical shape to be able to rent a kayak
  • Please note that fishing is not permitted on any of our kayak rentals

Yes we do. All kayak renters will get an orientation / quick lesson from a K.S. WaterSports representative on how to use their kayak in a safe manner, plus where the best places are to go to make the most of your time out on the water.

As long as you are not within the 24 hour cancellation period, you have the opportunity to cancel your rental with no penalty. We strongly recommend for you not to cancel your kayak rental due to weather predictions and upcoming forecasts, because very often the forecast is incorrect and the day might be beautiful and great on the water. Also weather and sea conditions in one area of the island may be different from our area during the time of your rental. So this is why we wait till the day of to make a final decision. Our refund policy states that guests will be refunded in full if they cannot go out on the water because of bad weather or if the water conditions are considered to be unsafe and dangerous.

The best time to make the final decision is within 2 hours of the start of your kayak rental. This way we will have the most accurate forecast.

Stand-up Paddleboard Rentals FAQ's