For the last few years I’ve noticed an occasional jet ski speeding around the NYC harbor. I’ve been trying to track down where to rent them and it has alluded me for sometime.
Finally, I found it! Jetty Jumpers in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. I took the tour to the Verrazano Bridge, which is about 90 minutes.
There were a total of 7 people who went on the tour. The minute you get onto the Hudson River you can go full throttle, about 65mph.
My boyfriend Matt had never done it before and was apprehensive about being in the Hudson on a jet ski. He weathered it alright, except for a brief collision with a bunch a fishing lines. He had inadvertently got caught like a fly in Charlotte’s Web with 20 fishing lines from fisherman on the pier. It was like something out of a comedy.
After he was untangled we really hit the waves, which was incredible with the outline of NYC in the background.
For those who are aren’t afraid of getting The Hudson water on you and the occasional ship, I highly recommend it.