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#91900 - 09/17/04 01:29 PM Jet Skiing?  
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Any places that rent jet ski's on AC or CC?


#91901 - 09/17/04 02:01 PM Re: Jet Skiing?  
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You can at Fido's dock. However in my opinion and my opinion only there are so many better things to do such as snorkel or take a trip to the mainland to do than rent a jet ski in San Pedro.

Also there is a lot of boat traffic in the area they rent jet skis so if you do, be sure to watch out for others.

#91902 - 09/17/04 02:39 PM Re: Jet Skiing?  
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The thought of jet skis zipping around AC is very sad to me, I agree with RobertE there's better things to do there.

#91903 - 09/17/04 02:44 PM Re: Jet Skiing?  
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Correct me if I am wrong but, I don't believe Fido's dock has jet ski's anymore. When we ask about them they said jet ski's were too difficult and expenseive to maintain and repair. I don't recall seeing any during our two week stay in August. mobunny cool

#91904 - 09/17/04 02:57 PM Re: Jet Skiing?  
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I'll bet you will not want to do the jet ski thing when you get there (if they are available). Go sorkeling!!! That's my fave!

#91905 - 09/17/04 03:14 PM Re: Jet Skiing?  
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I agree with Mtn. Larry. Jet Skis are the noisiest, most obnoxious nuisance to have ever been invented. I'd hate to be kicked back on the porch, watching the reef, listening to the surf, drinkin my drink and be interrupted by a few of those irritating behemoths.

Mace, good grief.......shoot the SOB!

#91906 - 09/17/04 06:34 PM Re: Jet Skiing?  
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I do somewhat agree, i own them so no need to do them while vacationing, and yes snorkeling is much higher on the list, its actually at the top, that and drinking alot of Belikin.

While in Costa Rica one of the best ways to see dolphins and Manta Rays was to take a ski pretty far out, whe had a Ray jump about 3 feet out of the water right in front of us, pretty cool.

But don't worry i was just curious and do agree i'm sure we'll find lounging in a hammock a much better choice anyway.


#91907 - 09/17/04 10:15 PM Re: Jet Skiing?  
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In Belize you can grab a ray by the horns and ride it as long as you can hold your breath. No jet ski required. Can't get a better ride than that, no gas, no noise, no nuisance, except, some may argue, to the ray......

#91908 - 09/18/04 10:51 AM Re: Jet Skiing?  
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sorry but i have to jump in here in defence of jetskis...don't own one anymore...traded it in for a fishing boat...

but when i met my husband a few years ago, he was an avid jetskier and made a convert of me by taking me on several trips on lake ontario. we cruised the thousand islands area for several days two years in a row and made numerous shorter trips along the south shore of lake ontario. it was a truly wonderful way to experience the water...stopping in small bays and shallow lagoons or riding out deep and feeling the wind and sun on glorious summer days.

i think the problem most people have with jetskis is the riders! idiot "cowboy" antics with no regard to distance from shore or other water regulations gives the craft a bad name. but it's just another watercraft and the newer ones especially with fourstroke engines and "green" technology, are far less noisy and polluting than many other boats out on the water these days.

i'm most annoyed these days by the proliferation of those huge "cigar" speedboats that can be heard with deafening clarity even several miles offshore where we live...many of them create giant wakes in our small bay and almost knock you out of a lawn chair when they whiz by. luckily the cost of gas keeps many of them anchored in shallow water for hours partying.

give the jetskiers a break...criticize the way some people use them...that's fair game...but they can be a wonderful and responsible way to cruise any waterway...and i can certainly understand the appeal in tropical waters.

an ex-jetskier

#91909 - 09/18/04 11:39 AM Re: Jet Skiing?  
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Jetski rentals seem to attract lots of "cowboys" with no regard to the safety and peace of others.

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