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We are the only place on Clearwater Beach with all of your Water Sports activities: Jet Skis, Parasailing, Banana Boat Rides, stand up Paddle boards, tandem kayaks, paddle boards, IFloating Rafts, Beach Chairs and locker rentals. Scooters and beach...more
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619 S Gulfview Blvd, Shephard's Beach Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-2643
+1 727-446-9373
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All reviews jet ski customer service was excellent rental process family rented wave runners scoot coupe other companies great fun clearwater beach open water saw dolphins skis mike lockers blast ride alf
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

My girlfriends and I went to Shepard’s Beach for my birthday weekend. The Makin Waves 🌊 folks (specifically Captain Alf) MADE our trip memorable. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. Captain Alf is the guy to go to....More

1  Thank Waylon A
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Matt and Alf were the best of the best loved the positivity and good vibes!! Very informative and thorough when it came to instructions :)

1  Thank Abby L
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is our first time visiting Clearwater and my kids wanted to do jet ski. So I decided to rent a jet ski from Makin Waves as it is 2 mins walk from Hampton Inn hotel. There was no wait time and the staff was...More

1  Thank azkhan71
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Very rude, entitled, unjust, discriminatory staff!! I wake up at 10am have breakfast and head to the beach with friends. 2 of my friends discuss renting a jet ski and at first I wasn't interested until they secured their appointment. As they're putting on life...More

Thank Ricky S
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Great experience. For first timers please make sure you visually mark the spot where you have to come back to. Once you are out in the sea all looks the same!!!

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Called this place before we decided we were going to rent from the location and spoke with one of the employees about valet parking; didn't really get a straight answer about valet but he specified that there was free parking across the street, as soon...More

Thank scoottersan
Reviewed 26 July 2018

So we rented out the jet ski's during the early bird special but due to the bad weather, and crazy waves, our reservation was canceled and refunded. We understood, so we ended up reserving the coupe scooters which were so much fun. The guy was...More

Thank Kelvin_Suero
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I called 4 times to get a pricing. The first 3 times the phone was answered, but no one on the other line said anything so I hung up. The 4th time I called, a man answered saying "this is the 4th time youve called...More

1  Thank Bartendchels
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Terrible customer service. I went here to rent jet skis with my girlfriends for my birthday and the manager was rude to us because we wanted to use 2 separate cards and said that it would take forever because they were on dial up. Then...More

1  Thank Katiejane1595
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Good equipment and instruction, discount before noon, great friendly service! Our family enjoyed our jet ski rental!

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Beth S
3 February 2017|
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Response from Makin W | Property representative |
yes we do free with ski rental school size any larger we can keep behind counter