Rental Policies & Information

As always, our top priority is to provide just the right combination of safety and fun with our jet ski rentals. With that in mind, we’ve set a few guidelines for our customers.

Times & Locations

Business Hours 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM CT
Pickup & Return Location Diversey Harbor
I Dock
2601 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614


  • You must be 18 years old to rent
  • Operators must be 18 years of age or older
  • Operators must bring a physical government issued ID
  • Clients must have a credit card (with a matching ID) for security deposit
  • All passengers must be a minimum of 42 inches tall
  • We provide life jackets and fun!

A damage deposit of $500 per personal watercraft (PWC) is required. This deposit is only allowed on a credit card of the reservation holder and may not be split onto two cards.

Time-stamped photos and videos of the rented PWC should be taken by all parties prior to departure. This confirms the condition of the jet ski at the start of your rental and is intended to protect everyone. The renter is responsible for all repair costs due to damage in addition to lost revenue for each day the PWC is not able to be rented.

The reservation holder must be present during the check in and check out of the rental period.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you must cancel your reservation and we are notified at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled meet time, we will refund your payment less 15% of the total rental cost. If you cancel for any reason and we are notified less than 48 hours prior to your scheduled meet time, we cannot refund any portion of the payment. All sales inside 48 hours are final and non-refundable.

You may reschedule for another day or time if we are notified at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled meet time. In the event of unfavorable weather, you may reschedule the day of (at our discretion).

It is required by insurance that all operators and passengers speak fluent English to understand the safety and operation instructions.

For the safety of all parties, Next Wave Watersports retains the right to alter or cancel a reservation based on current or forecasted lake and weather conditions.

Next Wave Watersports reserves the right to refuse a rental to anyone we feel is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The reservation deposit will be forfeited and no reschedule will be permitted.