What Is the Difference Between a Wave Runner & a Jet Ski?

We hear it a lot.  One of our most frequently asked questions is “what is the difference between a wave runner and a jet ski?”  Rather than re-write this excellent piece, we’ve linked to it below.

At Pro West we have both types of watercraft available for rental.  Which suits you best is a matter of personal preference or, you may wish to try both!  Call us, we’ll pick you up at the dock!


Both wave runners and jet skis are personal watercraft vehicles or PWCs. These machines are a hybrid between a water ski, power jet boat and a motorcycle and offer a fast and thrilling water experience. While the terms “wave runner” and “jet ski” have been used interchangeably, the brand WaveRunner is a type of PWC made by Yamaha while Kawasaki makes Jet Ski. Both companies make many different models of personal watercraft that offer consumers the opportunity to ride standing, sitting, alone or with passengers.

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/info_12136051_difference-between-wave-runner-jet-ski.html#ixzz2zZ4ltWpj