Hello and welcome to our website! This is the first ‘Letter from the Director’ blog, so I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself to anyone I’ve not yet had the pleasure of meeting and to give you an insight into the business.
I’m Gareth Griffiths, owner and director of Jet Ski Safaris, here in Plymouth. I’m proud to run Plymouth’s newest water sports adventure company, bringing adrenaline-fuelled activities to the city I call home. As an avid jet skier and a successful businessman, I decided to embark on a new project and set up Jet Ski Safaris – my passion project – earlier this year.
What We Do
Over the years I’ve been jet skiing, the thrill of being out on the open water has never diminished. If anything, it’s become even more exciting and freeing! There’s nothing quite like racing through the waves and catching a glimpse of some wildlife or spotting a stunning sunset. I loved sharing this experience with my friends and family, which got me thinking – would other people enjoy this too?
Over the course of a few months, the idea for Jet Ski Safaris transformed from a rough idea into a slick and fully-fledged business plan. I undertook the RYA Personal Watercraft Instructors course, commissioned the logo and website from the team at Web Design and SEO Company (who are also responsible for setting up our social media accounts!) and teamed up with our instructor Gary to get the business set up.
Setting up the business has been a lot of hard work and at times, an incredible feat of endurance. After all, launching a brand new business in the midst of a global pandemic presents some rather unique challenges! However, I’ve had an amazing team around me to support me every step of the way and I’ve been lucky to forge some strong relationships with suppliers, local businesses and industry experts.
I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the following people, without whom this would not have been possible:
- Richard Allan, harbour master at Cattewater Harbour Commissioners
- Gary Wengradt, my friend and fellow instructor
- Simon Gliddon, Director at Gliddon Marine
- Diana Crabtree, MD of the Web Design and SEO Company
- Gareth Allen, MD of Sound View Media
- Christina Schwartz, from Plymouth City Council
We’ve just gone live with the website and our first jet ski safari tours are due to commence in the Spring. I’m absolutely thrilled with the progress we’ve made in 2020 and am excited to see what 2021 brings us!
Stay in Touch!
Our jet ski safaris will launch in the Spring, ahead of the warm weather and the Summer season. In the meantime, you can pre-book your jet ski safari experience online to beat the crowds! If you’re interested in a team-building event, group booking or a stag/hen do with us, please contact us directly to discuss your requirements. You can call us on 07860 898740 or email us through our contact form.