Lakeland Wanaka’s self-guided jet ski tours provide a safe option to explore the southern end of Lake Wanaka from Glendhu Bay, Stevenson’s Arm or even Mou Waho Island. Come alone, with your partner, family or group of friends and discover the stunning bays, hidden islands and alpine scenery of Lake Wanaka. Feel the freedom of riding your jet ski alone or buddy up with a passenger, it’s your choice. Lakeland’s self-guided jet ski tours is great for both our locals looking to add some excitement to their day, or holiday makers that are wanting to explore in an exciting way. All self-guided jet ski tours will departure as part of our guided tours, however once the tour has reached Ruby Island (approx. 3kms) you are given the choice to explore Lake Wanaka freely yourself, or continue as part of our tour until you decide to explore on your own.
Lakeland Self-guided Jet Ski Tours are the ultimate lake experience. Fun, scenery,freedom and adrenaline all on offer, for destination recommends just ask our jet ski guides and instructors.
Jet Skis provide an exciting option to explore Lake Wanaka your own way. Lakeland Jet ski provide a safe option to tour the southern end of Lake Wanaka yourself or with a passenger with our self-guided jet ski tours.
All self-guided jet ski tours will departure as part of our guided tours, however once the tour has reached Ruby Island (approx. 3kms) you are given the choice to explore Lake Wanaka freely yourself, or continue as part of our tour until you decide to explore by yourself.
All jet ski hirers will need to demonstrate jet ski knowledge and safety, completing an online full safety briefing and sign our hire agreements. Jet ski experience is required to hire our jet skis as they come on a trailer so launching isrequired. If you are a first time jet skier please see our jet ski tour options.
3.5 hour self-guided tour $499
The Wanaka Wharf 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
Please check-in 15 minutes prior to your hire period at our Lakeland Wanaka beachfront trailer
If there is no availability online don't worry too much. Our rentals are also available for walk in customers. Come down to the waterfront and we will see if we can accomodate.
For us, the aim is quite simple – to share our love of the water and the astounding beauty of the region with our visitors. We are 100% locally owned and operated; our team are passionate experts with an absolute love for their jobs, a passion for the outdoors and water, picked for their personalities and a want to share why we love what we do. On top of this, the health and safety of you is our number 1 priority; our guides are put through rigorous training programs ensuring all our guides are competent and confident to provide the best experience to you each and every time.
Lake Wanaka provides the perfect setting – a popular kiwi holiday destination, with world renowned mountain scenery from a picture-perfect lake. The view from the shore is only a snap shot of what is out there to see. The silence when you get out on the lake is breath-taking, the beauty; mind blowing, and the space to play; uninhibited. Come and visit us right by the lake in the centre of town, we are proud to share the beauty of lake Wanaka with you and have fun while we do it.
We are proud to have been sharing our adventures with visitors to the Wanaka region for over 50 years and our goal has never changed – to deliver outstanding personalised experiences.
We understand that each person is different and not everyone wants the same adventures; that’s why we pride ourselves on being your one stop adventure shop with a range of activities from relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences. All leaving right from the waterfront in the centre of town, we have something to do for everyone
To hire and drive our self-guided jet skis you must be 25 years or older. However if you are between 18 and 25 you are able to drive a jet ski on our guided tour.
We suggest you wear appropriate clothing for the conditions. Be prepared for windchill so wear long sleeves and be prepared to get your feet wet. Remember to wear sunscreen. We also recommend water and a towel for the self-guided tours in case you feel like a swim.
Our jetski can take a maximum of two people with a maximum combined weight limit of 200kgs. You are unable to swap people on our self-guide jet ski tours.
Our recommended minimum age is 8 years old, the passenger must be able to hold on by themselves behind the driver.
Yes, experience is required for the self-guided jet ski tours. You will also be required to complete a 30 minute online training module prior to your hire. If you are a first time jet ski rider or have little experience please see our jetski tour options where no experience is required. If our guides/instructors deem you to not having sufficient experience you will be added to the guided jet ski tour only with no refund available.
Yes you can bring a camera, our jet skis have a waterproof pocket to store some belongings such as a camera or phone, we can also store other belongings such as keys or a bag in a secure box in the Lakeland trailer.
Our self-guided jet ski tours are only able to be used by a maximum of 2 people; both these people must undergo the online training and safety briefing. You may swap around who is driver and who is the passenger however you cannot swap drivers/passengers completely during the rental.
Lake Wanaka has many beautiful locations to visit including Ruby Island, Mou Waho or Stevenson’s arm. We have developed a tour map with suggested locations for you to choose from including suitable beachesfor a picnic or swim etc. Our jet ski’s are GPS tracked and have an operating limit that stops past Mou Waho Island or on any river. Your ski will automatically lose power if you extend past these areas.
No, for safety reasons and courteous behavior we do not offer freedom rentals; only guided or self-guided jet ski tours. We do not want hirers wanting to play/hoon around the Wanaka waterfront annoying other water user, therefore we have designed our tours to focus on exploring Lake Wanaka not creating congestion in Roy’s Bay.
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