FAQ’s

When is payment due?

Payment is due 10 days prior to your first scheduled rental date. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or Discover credit cards. 

Where do you deliver?

We mainly deliver to Blackwell Island on the Spokane River (approximately 10 minute boat ride until you are on Lake Coeur d’Alene) as well as the 3rd St. Boat Launch Downtown Coeur d’Alene. We also deliver to other boat launches depending on the length of the rental. Some of these include Mineral Ridge, Mica Bay, as well as Honeysuckle on Hayden Lake. We have also delivered to further areas depending on the rental length so if you are unsure if we can get a boat to your location, then feel free to give us a call at 208.818.9040 or 208.699.7570.

  • Downtown Coeur d’Alene
  • Blackwell Island
  • Mineral Ridge
  • Mica Bay
  • Higgins Point
  • Honeysuckle on Hayden Lake

Where do we meet?

When customers are departing from either Blackwell Island or 3rd St. CDA we have them come to our location 20 minutes prior to their rental time click here to see our map. This way we can fit each person in the party with an appropriate fitting lifevest and complete the necessary paperwork and operations. If we have pre-arranged a delivery location then we will meet the customer at the launching location where we can complete paperwork with all operators.

Where do we get gas?

There are several marinas around the lake that sell fuel and if you need gas while out on the lake then be sure to stop at one. At the end of your rental we have you fill the boat up at the fuel dock prior to your return. If there is no fuel dock at the marina you are returning to, we will trailer the watercraft to a nearby fuel station where you can follow us to fill the boat up.

Do I have to trailer the watercraft?

No, we deliver each of the watercraft and launch them for you. There is no need to worry about bringing a pickup with the appropriate hitch, we will do all of the work.

Does the rental come with lifevests?

Yes, every rental comes with a lifevest for each person up to the capacity of the watercraft. We will fit each person at our location prior to going to launch the boat. If you have arranged to meet us at a boat launch, than be sure to tell us the appropriate sizes needed prior to our meeting time.

How old do I have to be to rent or operate the watercraft?

To rent and drive either the ski boats or pontoon boats, you must be at least 21 years old. To rent the jet skis you must be at least 18 years old, to operate the jet skis you must be 18 with a valid driver’s license.

Am I required to have a boater’s license?

No, there is no boater’s license required in the state of Idaho. We will go through operations with every driver prior to your rental. Idaho state law does require that all drivers of jet skis must watch a 10 minute safety video, which we have set up at our location.

How many people do your boats hold?

Our ski boats range in capacity from 7 to 10 passengers and our pontoon boats are from 10-13 passenger boats. The jet skis are rated for 3 passengers, which amounts to either two adults or one adult with two small children. To see our selection of boats for rent and their capacity’s visit our boat rental page.

What condition are the boats in?

Each year we update and replace certain boats, never letting our rental fleet become abused. We go through our boats each year in the off-season making sure they are properly working and not allow them to become run down, like some rental companies do. We strip out all upholstery that needs attention, even if it is just a minor fix we take them all in to a professional upholster. To see pictures of our actual rental boats visit our pricing page.

Can we ski or tube behind the boats or jet skis?

You can tube, ski, and wakeboard behind all of our ski boats. Skis are included in each boat rental and you can rent wakeboards, tubes, and kneeboards from us as well. Some people even take small children tubing behind our pontoon boats, which isn’t a thrill ride but they enjoy it. We do not allow any towing behind our jet skis.

Is there a damage deposit?

Yes, there is a damage deposit that is required when you rent any of our watercraft. This can vary depending on the watercraft rented from $500 to $1,500. The deposit is to be held on a major credit card and when you return, assuming there is no damage, it will be refunded to your card. You are responsible to pay for all damages caused and the cost of damages may exceed the damage deposit.

Where are we allowed to go on the lake?

Safe and defensive boating is what we ask all our customers to practice and this includes obeying all no-wake zones and keeping away from the shoreline as well as other boats. There are shallow bays on the lake as well as sea weed in spots so be sure to stay in the middle of the lake while traveling. As far as where you can go: we allow our watercraft to travel nearly the whole lake as well as the Spokane River. We ask that customers do not go any further south than Harrison, as past this point there are many shallow spots and hazards in the water. There is hours of lake and river to play on so you will not get bored with seeing the same view.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel more than 10 days from your rental date there is no fee. If you cancel less than 10 days but more than 48 hours from your rental date then there is a 10% fee charged. There are no refunds given 48 hours or less from the rental date. If the day you rent it is hazardous to be on the water (such as lighting or very high winds) then we will first try to move you to another day if possible, if another day will not work then a full refund will be given. 

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KJ WATERSPORTS 
1621 Northwest Blvd
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

208.818.9040

208.699.7570

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