My kids wanted to do this and I was not that interested. I decided to take the 45 minute guided tour with each of us on our own Jet ski. The intro instruction was very thorough. Once we started after about 10 minutes I was used to it. The ride lasted for over an hour and was absolutely the best time I think anyone could ever have on one of these things. I'm hooked! The guide was considerate of all the riders but did give us a thrilling tour...not your mild follow the leader type ride. We all kept up and loved it so I believe that spurred him on. Make sure you wear glasses and bring croakies....they do have them to loan out but I believe they are necessary. Well worth the price and I cannot wait to do it again!