By Lauren I.
Wind, waves, and water—jet-skiing is the ultimate summer adrenaline rush, and with New York State’s diverse waterways, it’s hard to pick the best spot to go. For some of the most scenic beauty and one of the most thrilling rides of your life, New York State will bring you the best. Here are five exhilarating jet skiing areas to check out first.
Lake George has been an excellent watersports destination for generations. The gorgeous lake is home to marinas like Chic’s Marina that give lessons and rent jet-skis for your enjoyment. Rates go at $80 per half hour and $5 per additional passenger.
It’s hard to imagine a more glorious jet skiing view than New York City. Jetty Jumpers runs several excursions and tours, one of which includes the Coney Island Tour. The tour begins at Gerritsen Creek through Lower New York Bay, moves through Brighton Beach, and heads to Coney Island. Along the way, you’ll see Jamaica Bay, Manhattan Beach, the Coney Island Boardwalk, and more!
Those looking for a thrill out on the waters of Lake Ontario or Irondequoit Bay need look no further than Southpoint Marina & Pool Club, which rents jet skis by the hour. Some rates include $129 for one hour, $169 for 1.5 hours, and $228 for two hours.
The fork of Long Island is the dividing line between the Atlantic Ocean and the Long Island Sound, with Peconic Bay and Gardiners Bay filling the middle. Places like Peconic Water Sports and East End Jet Ski serve the adventurous at heart. Check out these spots for great rental rates!
This calm, narrow Finger Lake is great for boating and jet skiing. Keuka Watersports, located at the southern tip of the lake in Hammondsport, sells and rents jet skis and other motorized and non-motorized watercraft.