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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:30 minutes

Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

Blast off from Circular Quay on a jet boat ride that provides a super-fun 30-minute adrenaline-fueled ride along with a new perspective on Sydney's most iconic waterside sights. Your expert captain slows down to give you a close up look at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and other landmarks, then before zooming off again. Hang on as your jet boat executes 270-degree spins, power slides and other breathtaking maneuvers at high speed. Tours depart throughout the day, every hour.


  • High-speed on a jet boat on Sydney Harbour
  • Leaves from Circular Quay
  • See Sydney Harbour’s famous sights including the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and more
  • Jet Boat pilots double as guides, slowing down to tell funny anecdotes and facts about Sydney and Australia

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride

After meeting your jet boat captain at Circular Quay and receiving a safety orientation, life jacket and waterproof poncho, step on board your boat for a thrilling 30-minute ride.

Your captain takes the jet boat zooming across most parts of Sydney Harbour at speeds of up to 47 miles per hour (75 km/hour). Hang on as your boat fish tails, does 270-degree spins, and skids into power brake stops that splash water into the air. You can expect to get wet. Waterproof gear is provided and lockers can be used to store your belongings during your ride.

Occasionally, your boat slows down at times for good views of sights including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, the Australian Navy fleet, Rose Bay, Goat Island, Taronga Zoo, the Prime Minister's Sydney residence and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Had the absolute best time of my life !!!! Was so fun and exciting and the views were phenomenal , the staff were so helpful and friendly , would want to do this again , A++++++

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

My boys had so much fun and luckily the day was gorgeous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Fun but wish the price not too expensive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

This is my 2nd time on this Jet Boat Ride. And it never disappoints me. Absolutely fantastic and fun. Loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

So much fun. Great time and the guy driving was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Had a great ride good fun of course we got wet sadly the photos were not the greatest as the camera had a drop on the lense so that was a waste of money but the ride was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

the kids went on this as I have a bad back but they LOVED it and wanted to go again and again after their rave review I would have loved to have tried it myself but sadly cant but for everyone else go out and give it a go it looks and sounds like a great ride



5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Walking up to the harbour I felt nervous and freaked out with what I was just about to do. After colleagues convincing me I was not going to fall out of the boat I place my wet suit on and sat in the middle back section thinking I will get the least amount of water on me and not get thrown into the ocean! Once we were off and the stunts started I enjoyed myself. Apart from the cold water drenching me like a bucket of water thrown at my face, it was an amazing experience. My heart was racing, my eyeliner was all over my face but it made my afternoon and we couldn’t stop laughing. Train trip home was wet but I got home and told everyone about it. An experience that everyone should do and I highly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

The Jet boat ride was amazing. Different form others I have done in the past. Our group wondered why the crew were so insistent on us taking off our shoes for the ride. Now I know why- after a few big spins we were soaked. It was a lot of fun. Recommended for those who don’t mind a bit of water and a lot of thrill!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Great for scenery for the adults and thrills for the kids. Good fun!

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