Rules and Policies
A full-day booking hours run from 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM. When you book with us, you get a FULL 8-hours of jet ski rental! You also do not need to worry about delivery or driving time, or taking the time to refuel the watercraft. We take care of all of that for you, maximizing your time on the water!
Late returns will be subject to a late fee of $25 per 15 minutes after scheduled return date and time. If you are an hour or more late to pick up the rental for your day of fun, you will be considered a No Show and will not be refunded.
cancellations, refunds, weather
Booking total is due at the time of reservation. No refunds will be issued 7 days prior to the reservation date unless it is within 24 hours of booking. Same Day Cancellations and/or No Shows are charged in full.
No refunds given due to weather, but you may reschedule to another available date for so long as you cancel within 2 hours of the drop off time because of unsafe weather conditions. Reschedules are only good for the year you reserved, your booking will not carry into another year.
A security deposit of $350 is collected in full at time of booking and will be fully refunded if the rental equipment is brought back undamaged, excluding normal wear and tear. In the rare occasion that damage does occur, the remaining balance will be refunded after the cost of the repairs have been deducted from it. If the damage exceeds the security deposit amount, you are fully responsible for any repair costs.
driving and operating
In order to rent the watercraft you must be 21 or older and have a valid driver’s license. Operators must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license. Those 16-17 years old may operate the watercraft if they have successfully completed a Boater Education Course approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and have in their possession the valid certificate issued by the course provider. They must also have a parent or legal guardian on board the watercraft at all times while they are operating the machine. All persons riding or operating the watercraft must sign a liability waiver prior to use.
Delivery and jet ski gas
We provide FREE delivery to Lake Lewisville at Little Elm Beach boat ramp! No need to worry about towing, electrical, or accidents on the road. We can also deliver to Grapevine Lake, Lavon Lake, Lake Ray Hubbard, and Lake Ray Roberts for a small $75 delivery fee. For other lakes, please contact us directly for a special delivery quote.
Fuel IS included in rental price! Jet ski will be delivered full of gas, and you can return it without fueling up. We want to ensure you spend the most time on the water and not worrying about the details! Most other rental companies will make you fill up the gas, we take care of it for you!
Please note that all of our jet ski rentals require a signed Damage Agreement. The damage agreement is not insurance and does not cover personal injury or other equipment. You as the renter are fully liable and financially responsible for damages to the watercraft.
Following these guidelines will prevent the need for costly repairs that you could be held liable for.
- DO NOT attempt to dock the equipment on land or “beach” it, this can cause damage.
- Do not drive the equipment near shallow water. It is critical that you keep the machines at a water level of 4 feet or deeper at all times, even when the machines are not running. Never pull them up onto the beach. Boat anchors will be provided so that you can always maintain a safe water level for the machines.
- Always keep a close eye on the equipment even when it is anchored in the water. This will help prevent the possibility of theft and unauthorized use by others in your party such as kids and teenagers. You are the one being held liable for any damage that could occur.
- Follow all safety rules for operating watercraft’s while in the water. Silverado Rentals is not liable for any property damage or personal injury that may result while in possession of our equipment. Make sure you understand the rules and regulations established by each location/lake that you are visiting.
There are special rules for personal watercrafts (PWCs) in Texas, as listed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dep. and detailed in the Texas Water Safety Act, include:
PWCs cannot legally operate at night (between sunset and sunrise)
They should not be operated within 50 feet of another PWC, boat, shore, person or another object except at slow speeds (fast enough only to maintain steering ability).
It is also illegal for a PWC operator to jump the wake of another boat.
Everyone who rides a PWC must have a life jacket (personal flotation device). Inflatable vests do not meet requirements.
To legally operate a PWC in Texas, a person must be at least 13 years old. Those born after Sept. 1, 1993, must have successfully completed a boater education course.
If PWCs have a kill-switch or cut-off, this must be attached to the operator or his/her clothes.
“Shallow men believe in luck;
wise men believe in
cause and effect.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson