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Jet boating in Gold Coast: Find deals and compare experiences

Experience the Gold Coast at full speed with jet boating deals and discounts.

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Jet boating in the Gold Coast is a popular adventure sport for thrill-seekers and an alternative to traditional sightseeing cruises. Not to be confused with a jet ski (which is smaller), jet boats are built to thrill up to 18 passengers at a time – think of it like a roller coaster on the water.

It’s an adrenaline-pumping way to let your hair down and also a popular activity for corporate team building. Some jet boating companies in the Gold Coast are affiliated with other adventure tourism operations so, for example, you can save money by booking a jet boat ride and helicopter experience in one.

What happens on a Gold Coast jet boat ride?

Jet boats are designed to go fast and maneuver at high speeds, and in shallow water. It’s a thrilling experience with stunts and spins that will get you shrieking – don’t worry you’re harnessed in! It’s also a chance to see the sights of the Gold Coast like Broadbeach, Marina Mirage, Stradbroke Island and Moreton Bay Marine Park where you may even spot dolphins and other marine life. Most rides have professional photography and souvenirs which you can purchase at the end.

Compare options for jet boating in Gold Coast

RedBalloon$5555 minutes
Adrenaline$5460 minutes
Experience Oz$5855 minutes
Paradise Jet BoatingAdult $64 Child $48

Family $180

55 minutes, departs every hour
Gold Coast JetXAdult $62

Child $45

Family $173

55 minutes
Ocean JetAdult $79

Child $64

Unknown - morning and afternoon sessions

Where to book jet boating deals in the Gold Coast

You can book directly with jet boating companies, either on their websites, by phone or on location, or on activity websites like RedBalloon and Viator. This way you can book the time and date you want, or buy a gift certificate so the recipient can book in at a later date.

You can also get big discounts on Gold Coast jet boating experiences through daily deal sites like Groupon. This involves buying a voucher on the website and then booking the date directly with the jet boating company.

Where do Gold Coast jet boating rides leave from?

Most jet boat rides depart from either Surfers Paradise or Main Beach, near Sea World Resort.

What to wear for jet boating

Wear waterproof sun protection and comfortable, waterproof clothing as you will get wet, especially if you’re seated at the back of the boat. The company will normally provide waterproof jackets/ponchos though just in case. Flat shoes are best and thongs are fine if you don’t want soaking shoes for the rest of the day. Some jet boats (like Ocean Jet) are enclosed, meaning no worries about getting your gear wet.

Can I take pictures on a jet boat ride?

Not unless you want to ruin your phone! Pretty much all of the jet boat companies take photographs of the experience which are included or you can purchase at the end, along with souvenirs.

Latest deals for Jetboating


Up to 34% off things to do in Australia

Verified 2 days ago
Available on select travel dates across Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and more. Activities include day tours, zoo and animal interactions, tandem skydives, hot air balloon flights, jet boat rides and more.
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Extra 10% off Australia activities and experiences

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on select dates and activities such as V8 racing, tandem skydives, scenic helicopter flights and jet boat rides. Destinations include Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $350 required. T&Cs apply.

Up to 48% off things to do on the Gold Coast + an extra $5 off with code

Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include indoor skydiving, sightseeing cruises, hot air ballooning, getaways, jet boat rides, spa treatments and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to 31% off Sydney Harbour jet boat

Expires 1 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 20 May 2022. T&Cs apply.

Up to 25% off Wanaka experiences

Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available on select dates in 2022 on experiences including skydives, jet boat rides and sightseeing cruise.

Up to 42% off things to do in Sydney

Available on activities including soccer classes, driving experiences, hot air balloon flights, skydives, kayak tours, quad biking tours, whale watching cruises, jet boat rides and more.

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Available on activities until December 2022 including hop-on hop-off tours, wine tours, sightseeing cruises, zoo and animal interactions, hot air balloon flights, jet boat rides and more.

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Available on select travel dates for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, jet boat rides, skydives, dinner cruises, cooking classes and more.

Up to 31% off things to do in the Gold Coast

Available on select dates for activities like driving experiences, hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights, jet skis and jet boat rides, skydives, whale watching cruises and more.

Gold Coast jet boat ride from $75

Available on select dates until 2022 for a 55-minute experience.

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