About

The team

Rorie - Owner & Director

Rorie has over 6 years of watersports training and expertise. Rorie is an experienced and established jet ski instructor and after travelling the world he is back opening, owning and operating his own successful jet ski business around the South Coast.

RICHARD – OWNER AND DIRECTOR

Richard is passionate about all things watersports and is excited to showcase the South Coast to SCJS customers. Richard is an experienced and established jet ski instructor and can’t wait to work with the SCJS team to ensure lots of exciting tours this season.

MACKENZIE – CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

Mackenzie has 5 years of watersports instructor experience. As well as being a jetski instructor, he is also a qualified dinghy and windsurfing Instructor. Mackenzie became fully involved with watersport activities at 15 years old and raced with the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes week between 2017-2019.

Nathan - Instructor

Nathan has 3 years of watersports instructor experience. As well as a jet ski instructor, he is also a qualified dinghy and windsurfing instructor. Nathan started sailing at 7 years old and was part of the National Zone Squad in 2012.

Oakley - Instructor

Oakley is our youngest instructor here at South Coast Jet Ski but has sea experience of someone at least double his age. Oakley grew up living just minutes away from his family’s sports cruiser / PWCs at the local marina and started power boating at a very young age, since then he knew this is the industry he wanted to work in. Oakley has experience both in English waters and internationally having rode PWCs in Spain and Power Boats in Dubai

Oli - Instructor

Oli started out at South Coast Jet Ski as an apprentice, learning the ropes from our highly qualified senior members of staff. Our CEO Rorie took Oli under his wing and with his guidance Oli qualified his RYA PWC proficiency course and his RYA Instructors course with flying colours. Oli is excited to get back out onto the water with our South Coast Jet Ski customers this season.

Equipment

In February 2021 we purchased 3 x brand new Seadoo jet skis. We chose the 2021 GTI model as it has a re-designed hull and lower centre of gravity. This provides incredible stability and confidence both at speed and when resting and yet it is lightweight enough to be ultra-responsive for a power-filled fun factor when you are ready for it.

Frequently asked questions

You must be aged 18 or over to drive a jet ski by yourself. However, anyone over the age of 8 can ride as a passenger.
Each tour lasts 90 minutes including briefing and getting ready time, we guarantee a total of 60/70 minutes on the water
We provide wetsuits and buoyancy aids, just bring along swimwear and a towel.
No! Here at South Coast Jet Ski we offer full training and will provide you with a safety briefing which covers using the controls, and how to ride a jet ski safely. Your confidence and safety with our equipment is paramount to us.
Yes – for a small fee, both Poole and Ocean Village have parking situated a short distance from where we are operating from.
At South Coast Jet Ski, we follow the RYA guidelines for hire-ski to instructor ratio which is 3:1 – This means that we are able to
accommodate up to six riders per session.
No! You will always be accompanied by a fully qualified PWC instructor when on the tour, therefore you are not required to hold any qualifications, and previous experience is not necessary.

No! You will always be accompanied by a fully qualified PWC instructor when on the tour, therefore you are not required to hold any qualifications, and previous experience is not necessary!

In the event of bad weather including floods, storms, heavy seas state, strong winds or unforeseen circumstances, South Coast Jet
Ski have the right to terminate sessions and will offer another date or voucher.
 
A cancellation made by the client must be notified to us seven days prior to the tour and a full refund will be permitted.

Yes, there is a maximum weight capacity of 272kg per ski.

Yes – Due to high demand for the skis, you will need to book your tour in advance. This can be done via the booking page on our
website.

Of course! Each ski has a shock proof compartment to store a phone in. It is requested that you do not attempt to use your phone while operating the ski, and riders are reminded that bringing personal belonging on the water is at their own risk. There will also be a photo opportunity, where the instructor will offer to take pictures on their own device and send them to you should you wish.

Yes, if required your belongings may be left in the instructor’s
vehicle, which will remain locked during the session. South Coast
Jet Ski are not responsible for any items which may be lost or
damaged.
Yes, there will be plenty of opportunities for riders to change positions. The instructor will advise on when and how to do this.