Jet Ski in Manhattan – My First!

Hello Riders (as of riding life), or maybe riding a bike, or jetski!! In this post, I’ll give you some tips on jet ski in Manhattan. I’ve done before the summer ended, as of it was in my list of items to do, and yumm! It was so great. Let’s go with list-style before to make it easy to read. (and I did go with Q&A style)

This is one of my dream come true, jet ski in Manhattan video:

– So first of all, is jetski safe, should I jet ski in New York harbor?

Duh, yes!!! If you’re like my mom, who’d get scared so much, then you can always go so slow… and again, if you’re like my mom, you’d be scared left behind the group, and then come on, it’s okay to be scared 🙂 There is nothing wrong being scared. Be a strong-minded beauty, and go ride it with your fears. 🙂 Jet ski, is an action activity, I’m sure some would call it extreme sports. If it sounds exciting to you, then you should do it.

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– Seriously babe, is it safe to jet ski?

Yes, it is safe with a guide. They give you mandatory life vests, and wetsuits if you want. The rest is just to play with it and experiment it.

– What if I fall to the water?

Hmm.. Okay, you sound a bit too scared. This activity may not be a great one for you. But, there is a guide who says if you fall, they will help, and you should be getting on the jetski from the back. They will give a whole safety class, that I didn’t listen so much, but asked all my questions in the end.

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–  Can I bring my camera or phone with me? Is it easy to take photos while jetskiing?

Well, if you ask the organizers, they will try to sell their photo packages to you. Which if you don’t mind paying an extra $30. BUT, the photos suck! Our guide although nice didn’t give a dime on the photos. She was taking them with her phone, and although I said it’s for my blog, nope, nothing changed.  (NOTE: I just checked the photos now again, to post some here, and OMG, they are not bad at all!! What was I expecting, a professional camera? hmm, yes.)

So:

Bring your phone with you, but make sure it’s in a case. Why? The jetskis have big waterproof compartments, you can fit water, phone, camera. But the problem is they may move around, bounce and jump. To not damage then make sure they are in a case or covered by a fabric.

There will be time to take photos. The guide, regardless you pay for the photo package or not takes photos of everyone. And there you can take photos of each other as well. OR selfies. All quickly.

While riding it, I don’t suggest, very hard. Remember you’re fast, and balance gets harder, you can easily drop your phone or camera. So Wait for the photo stops.

– How did you record a video on the jet ski?

I have my amazing setup for the bike handles or baskets. And I simply used the same camera mount on the jetski. Initially, I started going fast and slowed down to see if the handle was staying still. And yes, it did, but it made me a bit distracted. Also, I was changing the angle, so you’d see the whole jet ski in Manhattan experience from different angles.

– What times are the best to do jet ski in New York harbor?

In my opinion, sunrise and sunset are the best time to do jet ski. Perfect colors in the sky, great photo, and video chances. 12-3pm are sun is burning you, and photos will not look good unless it’s cloudy. I’ve done it at 4 pm and it was still too sunny. 6 pm is the best in summer for the jetski. Because who wakes up in the early am?! 🙂

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– In the video, you look scared Nesli. Will you do it again?

Haha. I was terrified. My heartbeats were loud as much as my screams. Don’t think it’s because it’s dangerous… it’s something like when I have an important ping-pong match, and I can’t talk and get in the zone, super stressed, the heart is pumping like I’m in a danger. But in reality, there is no danger. The same thing happened with the jetski, I was terrified.

I am looking forward to doing it again, to see if I’ll get the same rush and adrenaline again. Loved it.

– It’s my birthday or bachelor party, or my first time in New York, do you suggest jetski?

YES!!! You got the words from my mouth! 🙂 Although it’s expensive, it’s such an unforgettable way to spend that important day of your life, and give those memories to your guests as well. They will always remember. Yes, yes, I highly recommend it for tourists, first time New York visitors. It’s a must-do activity in New York! 🙂

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– How about sitting on someone’s back? 

Well, generally girls sit on the back of their boyfriends, and although it’s not the best, it’s only $50 more expensive. Versus you’ll pay an additional $200 or something. So, if money is not concerned then do it 2 separate jet skis. But also another thing is, if you’re like that scared person, maybe it’s better for you to be on someone else’s back. The woman I saw looked like she was having fun, and when I asked in the end, she said she enjoyed it…

Any questions on jet ski Manhattan activity? 🙂