Waterskiing and jetskiing in France: these are our top picks

Summary: France is a well known country for the nautical sports, and in the last few years these sports have evolved there more and more. If you are looking forward at waterskiing and jetskiing in France, then this article will help you for sure in choosing the right place.

Waterskiing and jetskiing in France: these are our top picks

About waterskiing and jetskiing in France

Waterskiing is a sport that resembles skiing on snow. You are being towed by a motorboat, while you are holding onto a rope, going at an average speed of 45 km / h. This sport was invented in 1922 by Ralph Samuelson and in time in has become a competition sport too.

Jet Skiing was invented in 1972 and the first succesful model was the Stand Up Kawasaki Jet Ski. This sport has become an extreme one, being full of adrenaline and fun for children and adults both. The minimum age of riding a jet ski is 12 years old, but some manufacturers make their jet skiis only for 16 or older.

If you want to practice such an extreme sport like waterskiing or jet skiing, make sure that it is safe for you and your health. Also, make sure to use lots of sunscreen lotion, have a comfortable wetsuit and a lot of courage!

Man jet skiing

Man jet skiing


Best waterskiing and jet skiing spots in France

1. Espace Quilly

Espace Quilly was founded in 1994 and is located in the West of France and it is an amazing place that offers many fun activities like jet skiing, waterskiing, quad ride, 4x4 private ride and many more. There are specialized instructors for every activity, so even if you are a beginner, there will be someone to help you out if that is the case.

  • Prices for jet skiing circuit:
10 min 30 min 50 min 70 min 90 min 100  min
30 € 87 € 140 € 196 € 252 € 327 €

Make sure to be there 20 minutes early. The price includes an instructor to supervise you. The jet ski fits 2 persons, but you must be 16 or older in order to be able to ride the PWC. You can select the desired date and hour and then make the reservation.

Make sure to be there 20 minutes early. The price includes an instructor to supervise you. The jet ski fits 2 persons, but you must be 16 or older in order to be able to ride the PWC. You can select the desired date and hour and then make the reservation.

  • Waterskiing prices:
10 min 20 min 40 min 60 min 80 min 100  min
30 € 60 € 116 € 168 € 224 € 327 €

If you want to organize a special event, then this is the way to go, because they are hosting over 300 events every year! Hosting an event at Espace Quilly will leave your guests with great memories for sure!

  • Location: Les Fontenelles, 44750 Quilly
  • Contact: 02 40 88 12 12
  • Timetable: everyday from 09:00 AM – 18:00 PM
Jet ski pontoon

Jet ski pontoon


2. Cappai Jet, Ajaccio

Ajaccio is a big touristic resort located on the west coast of Corsica Island, and Cappai jet is a specialized place for nautical sports. With an experience of over 10 years of renting equipment and teaching others the secrets of jet skiing and waterskiing, this place will offer you everything you need to have an unforgettable vacation.

  • Prices for jet skiing:

You can rent the jet ski depending on the power of it and the time, but on the location too. If you choose a certain location, besides jet skiing you will have the possibility of visiting new places.

  128 HP 177 HP 226 HP Without licence
15 minutes 40 € 60 € 90 € 40 €
30 minutes 70 € 90 € 130 € 70 €
1 hour 120 € 150 € 190 € 120 €
2 hours 180 € 250 € 280 € 180 €

You can rent a jet ski for a half day or for a whole day, but you need a license and the price includes only the renting, without the fuel costs.

  128 HP 128 HP 128 HP
Half day 180 € 220 € 250 €
Full day 250 € 330 € 380 €
  • Prices for waterskiing
Service Price
1 round 35 €
Package of 5 rounds 160 €
1 lesson 50 €
Package of 5 lessons 220 €
Ajaccio Corsica

Ajaccio Corsica


You can buy a gift card with a certain service from their website, or plan and reserve your day beforehand. Introduce the number of persons, the day and the desired service and this way you will make sure that you will be able to do all the activities that you want.

  • Location: Plage du Neptune, Rte des Sanguinaires, 20000 Ajaccio, France
  • Contact: +33 6 21 33 92 84
  • Timetable: Monday and Tuesday: 08:00 AM – 21:00 PM

Wednesday to Sunday: 08:00 AM – 20:00 PM

3. Adventure Sports Saint Tropez

This place has been making people’s holidays better for over 10 years. With a team composed only of professionals, this is the perfect place to learn a new nautical sport.

  • Prices for waterskiing:
Time Price
1 hour 120 €
1h 30 180 €
2 hours 240 €

You need to be at least 8 years old to practice this sport, and if you are between 8 and 18 years old you have to be accompanied by an adult. A coach will be by your side all the time to teach you and help improve your skills.

After having a long day of practicing jetskiing and waterskiing, you can enjoy a drink at their restaurant nearby. For more information about jetskiing make sure to contact them.

They also have an offer of a 1 week adventure in the Bay of Saint Tropez. For 800 € you will get equipment for all the activities, shared accommodation and self catering. This could be the perfect adventure for you and your friends.

  • Location: Poste M020 Cascadelle Marines de, 83310 Cogolin, France
  • Contact: +33 9 77 55 00 70
  • Timetable: everyday from 07:00 AM – 20:00 PM
Jet ski France River Gardon

Jet ski France River Gardon


4. Jet 27

Is located in the south of France, on the Cote d’Azur and it offers you the possibility of practicing parachuting, jet skiing, wakeboarding, waterskiing and paddling. If you decide to spend your time here, you will have a great time and the best memories ever.

  • Prices for jetskiing:
Time Price
10 minutes 65 €
1h 30 179 €
2h 30 250 €
  • Prices for waterskiing:

You can have a waterskiing round with 35 € and if you have never tried this sport then choose a lesson for only 60 €. You can also buy season tickets:

  • 10 rounds – 300 €
  • 20 rounds – 500 €

If you think that one lesson is not enough to learn waterskiing, or you want to improve your skills, you have the next options:

  • beginner training package – 280 €
  • perfectioning training package – 300 €

The package offers you 2 courses everyday with a professional instructor for 5 days. This way you have plenty of time to learn everything you need to know.

  • Location: 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet
  • Contact: +33 6 11 50 02 07

Now that you know our top picks, plan your vacation!

You have here everything you need to plan a great trip to France and enjoy water sports. And if you still need ideas about activities in France, an amazing sailing week in the South of Corse could be the answer for you! Enjoy your holiday and have a great time!