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.
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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.
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