What's Included

  • Oversized fuel tank onboard so you never run out (Guests can pre-pay for fuel when making their reservation)
  • Built in cooler with complimentary ice
  • Mercury 4-stroke engine (great on fuel savings and the environment)
  • Comfortable seating for up to 3 guests (based on an average of 185lbs per adult). *Please note that boat performance and speed will be affected slightly when boat is at or near the maximum passenger weight/capacity. (K.S. WaterSports recommends maximum of 2 average size (185lb) adults & 1 small (80lb) child maximum for the best overall boat performance and comfort for our 13′ Whalers)
  • Boarding ladder at rear for ease of boarding in and out the water
  • Large shaded canopy which is easy to put up and take down quickly
  • Full orientation & safety briefing from a K.S. WaterSports staff member on how to operate the rental boat properly, docking, etc.
  • Waterproof Map of Bermuda’s waterways, inlets and amazing places to go and see
  • Life jackets and oars onboard
  • All safety gear and flares, first aid kit, and necessary communication equipment provided
  • Anchor with plenty of rope and chain.
  • Snorkel equipment, floatation noodles, music system, food, drinks, etc., available at an additional cost.

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.

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.