Jet Ski Safari – The Ultimate Watersports Adventure:

A Jetski Safari is suitable for all abilities, from novice through to the experienced jetskier. An instructor led session with your chance to drive the latest jet skis in Poole Harbour and the surrounding Jurassic coastline. For a breakdown of the Jetski Safari Experience see the infographic below.

Whilst we don’t require people to have any previous Jet ski experience we do require all customers to be able to swim 20m in deep open water and be able to understand all instructions in English without the aid of translator.

The details of your Jetski Safari Experience

0 – 40mins

Arrive, sign in and kit up (all safety kit is provided including wetsuits – just remember your swimmers and sandals)

Safety video and jetski experience briefing on the jetskis in the Marina

40 – 100 mins

Initial slow speed exercise close to the Marina to get comfortable with driving jetskis.

Instructor guides the group across Poole Harbour.

Faster exercise in the harbour jetski area to get comfortable with controlling the jetski at higher speeds.

Instructor guides group out of the Harbour along the coastline towards Old Harry Rocks or Bournemouth Pier dependent on weather conditions.

Return back through the harbour to the Marina.

100 – 120 mins

Get changed – warm showers on site and changing room.


So what exactly is a Jetski Safari?

A Jetski Safari is an experience in which you will receive a safety briefing and instruction from a qualified Personal Watercraft Instructor before taking to the water on one of our 2018 Seadoo GTI SE Jetskis with no prior experience needed. Once on the water the instructor will give you further guidance to get you comfortable with both driving the jetski and your aqua surroundings. Once comfortable and feeling in control of the jetski you will be led on a guided safari by an instructor on a separate lead jetski, during which you will experience the performance of our watercraft both within Poole Harbour and out on the open sea along the stunning Jurassic Coastline.

How long is a Jetski Safari?

Each safari lasts approximately one hour on the water (eg, one hour behind the controls of the jetski) so you will need to allow approximately 2 hours at the Marina with us in total, half an hour either side of your session to allow getting changed and watching the safety video.

Do I have to have a group of people to book a Safari?

No. Singles can book onto a safari and will just pay the one person on one jetski price.

Do I need to be able to swim to book onto a Safari?

Yes, we require all customers (both drivers and passengers) wishing to take part on a safari to be able to swim and be comfortable in deep water. If you cannot swim you may wish to take part in our skippered powerboat ride.

Do I need to speak fluent English to do a Jetski safari?

Yes, you will need to speak fluent English to undertake our Jetski Safari Experiences. This is purely down to safety and your ability to understand the instructor and instructions being given. If you or any of your group do not speak fluent English you maybe interested in our Powerboat Experience.

Can I just hire a Jetski without an Instructor present?

No. All our jetski activities require an instructor present on a separate jetski for safety and insurance reasons.

How much is a Jetski Safari Experience?

Please visit our prices page for more details.

What are the group sizes?

Each safari consists of one instructor on the lead rescue jetski and three other jetskis available for customers. Therefore groups can vary from 1 to 6 people (2 per jetski) maximum per instructor. For groups of 7 or more people please take a look at our Group Activity Options Page.

Do I have to share my Jetski with someone or can I ride solo?

This is totally down to you, you can either take the option of riding solo on a jetski* or sharing with a friend, partner or family member. When there are two people per jetski the instructor will give plenty of time for both people to experience the thrill of both driving and being a passenger by swapping you around during the experience.

*To ride solo on a jetski you must be 18 years or older.

What is the minimum age for someone to attend a Jetski Safari?

To drive the jetski solo you must be 18 years or older. Anyone aged 14 – 17 is able to drive the jetskis on safari but must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18 on the same jetski. 10 – 13 year olds are able to come on the safari as a passenger and a reduced rate is charged for this. Please view our prices page for more information.

How weather dependent are the safaris?

We can run jetski safaris in most conditions and don’t worry too much if the sun isn’t shining as we guarantee you will soon forget about that when you start driving our jetskis. The only factor that may cause us to postpone the safaris are high winds which can create a dangerous sea state. If we have to postpone your safari we will simply rearrange it for another suitable date.

How do I book?

To book a safari please contact us on 01202 706 784 or email us via You need to contact us to check availability for the dates you are interested in. We will take a £40 non refundable deposit per Jetski to secure your booking which can be paid over the phone using a credit/debit card. The remaining balance is then payable on the day of your experience.

What do I need to wear?

Your safety is our primary concern so we provide you with full safety equipment including a buoyancy aid, helmet and wetsuit. All you need to bring is some swimwear for underneath your wetsuit, a towel and some shoes to wear when walking between the the changing rooms and jetskis.

What time do the Safaris run?

We operate 6 safaris a day 7 days a week. The arrival times are 9.00, 10.15, 11.30, 13.00, 14.15 and 15.30. Evening sessions are also available for those wanting to get out on the water after work and are charged at the weekend rate. To operate an evening session we need a minimum booking of two jetskis.

What time of year do we operate?

Our Jetski Safari Experiences run from early March through to late November, our RYA Jet Ski and Powerboat Training Courses run all year round, please visit our sister site for full details. 

Is there parking on site?

Yes we have free parking on site for the duration of your experience.

What happens if I have any of the below Pre Existing Medical Conditions?

Below are some examples of passenger types who may be subject to an increased level of risk when travelling on board small, high speed craft. Should any of the below apply to anyone in your booking going on the water please contact our office as soon as possible to discuss:

  • People with reduced mobility
  • Anyone who is pregnant
  • Someone with a history of back or spine conditions or injuries
  • Those suffering conditions resulting in decreased bone strength
  • Any pre-existing injuries where impact may cause additional problems
  • Anyone who is unable to effectively brace themselves during turns or impacts

Take a look at our prices

Gift Voucher for One Person on One Jet Ski


Gift Voucher for Two People on One Jet Ski


£50 Gift Voucher


The Ultimate Day on the Water

A Jetski Safari and Flyboard Experience for 2 People


Call us on 01202 706 784 or email us to discuss your adventure

The Jetski Club

The Jet Ski Club is a cost effective and hassle free way of getting out on the water riding one of our Fleet of Seadoo GTI SE skis. Our 6 month membership scheme gives members 6 four hour sessions per month from either of our locations at Poole or the Hamble.

Why not visit our sister company websites below to view our range of marine activities

Contact Us

Jetski Safaris
Salterns Marina
40 Salterns Way
BH14 8JR
T: 01202 706 784

About Us

Now in its 12th season, Jetski Safaris continues to be the UK’s leading Jet Ski Experience and is a RYA Jetski Training Centre. With the UK’s largest fleet of Jetskis (Personal Watercraft) and several Powerboats we offer a wide range of water sports activities for individuals and groups.


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