You must be at least 18 years old to rent and at least 14 years old to operate a jet ski. Passengers can be any age. Drivers between the ages of 14-25 may require a Florida Boating Permit to operate the jet ski. If necessary, American WaterSports can issue temporary boating permits for $3 on-site. There is a security deposit of $500 per jet ski. This can be left in cash or put on a credit card (AMEX not accepted). American WaterSports will authorize same day release. Each ticket is good for up to two people: 1 operator and 1 passenger. Price includes tax and fuel.