Frequently asked questions

Do I need a Boaters Safety Certificate?


Yes. For Boats: NJ Resident: You must have successfully completed an approved boating safety course and must carry your New Jersey Boat Safety Certificate on board. For info on how to obtain your NJ Boaters Certificate, see next FAQ Question. Out-of-state residents who are at least 16 years old and in New Jersey for less than 90 days may operate a motorized vessel on New Jersey waters if they: Possess a certificate issued by their state of residence or... Have in their possession written proof of successful completion of a boat safety course approved by another state, the U.S. Coast Guard, or the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). NJ State Police Marine Services Bureau FAQ can be found here. For Jet Skis: Must be 21 years old or older, you must have successfully completed an approved boating safety course and must carry your New Jersey Boat Safety Certificateon board.




Do I have to be present at my reservation?


Yes. The account holder must be present for all boat and jet ski reservations. If you are reserving two jet skiis, the second driver does not need to be an account holder. You may add one additional primary member (spouse, child, parent, etc) that is within your household to your account. This family member will be able to reserve equipment without the primary account holder being present.




How long is each reservation?


Each reservation is 3 hours long. You may have up to 3 future reservations at a time. If on the day of, there are no other reservations before or after you, you may extend into a consecutive time slot either before or after your scheduled one, if available. Regular Scheduled Time Slots are: 8AM-11AM 12PM-3PM 4PM-7PM




If I choose not to renew my subscription, do I have to pay the activation fee again to resubscribe in the future?


You may take one season off without penalty. You may not take two consecutive seasons off. As long as after your "off" year, you come back for a season, you are welcome to take the following year off again.




How do I reserve?


Members enjoy unlimited usage available through our convenient, easy-to-use Online Booking System. Reservations may be made with 24 hours notice. Simply sign-on to your portal, select a date and time, and you are ready to ride!
Reservations may also be made by calling or texting our Jet Drive Concierge at (609) 398-9000.




How many reservations can you have at once and for how long?


Members may reserve an unlimited amount of reservatinos throughout the seaon, however only 3 future reservations may be booked at a time. Each reservation is 3 hours long. Only one of the 3 future reservations may be a weekend time slot. As soon as you fulfill a reservation, you may book your next future one. You may always have 3 future reservations on the calender.




What is your season and hours of opperation?


Our season is May 15th through the end of September. Boats may be reserved from 8AM-7PM. Extended hours for early morning or evening access may be available by request and are subject to availability. Jet skis may be reserved betweeen 8AM & 30 minutes prior to sunset.




Can I reserve a boat and jet ski for the same day?


Yes, you may book additional same day reservations.




What kind of watercrafts are in your fleet?


Our fleet consists of a variety of boat and jet skis. We are constantly adding new watercrafts as our membership grows. Learn more about our current fleet by clicking the "Our Fleet" page.




Does Jet Drive provide training?


Yes. All new members receive a one-on-one equipment orientation with our training specialists. During this training, members will learn how to operate our various watercrafts, general navigation information, docking tips and watercraft safety.




How long after joining can I get out on the water?


After joining, members can be on the water as soon as they complete their training. Training is offered daily so you will be able to start enjoying your membership as soon as possible.




Is insurance included?


Yes. All members are covered by the most comprehensive insurance coverage in the industry. Each member is covered up to $1,000,000 per occurrence. If an incident occurs, members are responsible for damages up to the deductible amount of $2,000 in the event of a covered claim. For less severe damages, the member is responsible for the cost of the repair. We have relationships to provide below market pricing for repairs and we pass these savings on to our members. We do not make any money on repairs!




Who pays for fuel?


Members pay for the fuel used during their reservation. All boats and skis are topped off for the next member, when returned. Activities like fishing, use less fuel than tubing and wakeboarding, therefore you only pay for what you use. Each night your credit card on file will be charged for the fuel usage for that day.




Will my package price increase?


Package prices are locked in for the first two years of membership. Exceptions include specials and introductory rates. After your first two years of membership, your package price will reflect the current pricing.




Do you have a referral program?


Yes! Referrals are always welcomed and appreciated! You will receive $100 off your package price the following season for each new member you refer that joins Jet Drive Exchange. No cash value if you exceed your package total in referral credits.




How do I get a NJ Boaters Safety Certificate?


You can normally earn your boaters saftey certificate in one day. Upcoming Local Classes: USCG Aux Flotilla 81 - Ocean City, NJ Waterfront Marine - Somers Point, NJ Safety First Boating - Various Dates and locations in NJ Study On Your Own:
1) Study the material on your own time. 2) Take the in person test locally. For more info on this route, Click Here.




How old do I have to be to join JDE?


Members must be 21 years or older to join the club. If properly licensed, those 18 or older may operate boats and Jet Skis is they have successfully completed the JDE orientation and training.




Am I guarenteed reservation times?


Like anything requiring a reservation, the longer you wait to make one, the more of a chance there is that a time slot will not be availavble. For this reason, we reccomend always scheduling 3 future reservations so that you're locked into a guarenteed time slot. By reserving equipment the day of, or on short notice you run the risk of other members having the time slot you want. You are guarenteed time slots by reserving them ahead of time.





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