Activity available when visiting: Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast
When there is little holiday time available, what better way is there to see as much as you can, as quickly as you can. V8 engines, over 650 horsepower, reach speeds over 80 kph (50 mph) on water. These extreme jet boat adventures are available on both of South-east Queensland’s coasts.
The Gold Coast:
The Gold Coast has a few jet boats on offer, and while these are not taken on the open ocean, in our opinion they are more exhilarating. These ridiculously fast jet boats will take you on hairpin turns through overgrown mangroves and dart through the narrow passages of small sand islands. You will be in safe hands with the expert jet boat drivers, and they will always make sure you are on the edge of your seat. These tours all cover roughly 40km of travel through the Moreton Bay region, and will take about an hour to complete.
Add in a helicopter trip!
For only an extra $110 per person (both adult and child), the Gold Coast jet boating has an option to add in a short 10-minute helicopter journey across the Gold Coast and the nearby islands. This provides an unbeatable view of the beauty of South-East Queensland, and the Pacific Ocean. This extreme jet boating and helicopter trip is an unforgettable and one of a kind experience.
For longer experiences you can take a look at our Helicopter Tours or for a more affordable sky view, take a look at the SkyPoint observation deck and if neither of these sound like fun take a look at the sky diving activity and see if a fall from 15,000 feet in the air is more suited to your tastes.
If you like roller coasters you will like this jet boating. The Sunshine Coast jet boating is done in the open ocean, as such, depending on the ocean swell, this can get really extreme (but always safe!). With these built for speed boats, you will be holding on for dear life as you complete 360 turns and figure eights. Your blood is sure to pump as your boat surfs the waves off the Sunshine Coast. This boat ride also has the benefit of having a greater chance to see more variety of ocean wildlife. If you are here for the right time of year, you could potentially even see a migrating humpback whale while on the jet boat. As with the Gold Coast jet boats, this experience is roughly an hour long.