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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:30 minutes

Best Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

Take a high speed jet boat ride along Sydney Harbour for a thrilling shore excursion when your cruise ship comes into port. Hear live commentary about the city’s famous sights, including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Fort Denison, and get your heart racing as your experienced captain performs daredevil slides, spins and power stops. It’s a fun-filled 30-minute ride that is entertaining for the whole family. 


  • High-speed shore excursion on a jet boat
  • 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

Best Sydney Shore Excursion: Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride: 30 Minutes

Jet Boating on Sydney Harbour

Meet at Circular Quay for your exhilarating 30-minute speedboat ride along Sydney Harbour.

Strap yourself into the jet boat and get ready to fly across the water at speeds of up to 55 mph (81 kph). Your expert captain takes the boat through high speed maneuvers such as fish tails, power brake stops and 270-degree spins while providing entertaining and informative live narration about the sights you pass. At times, the boat slows down so that you can get a good look at iconic landmarks such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, Rose Bay, Goat Island, Taronga Zoo and the city skyline. It’s an adrenaline-fueled tour of Sydney Harbour that is fun for all ages.

Be prepared to get wet, especially if you sit towards the back of the boat; the front of the boat tends to stay drier. Weatherproof outer layers are provided for the ride.

Please note: the departure point for the Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Thrill Ride is located within a 10-minute walk of the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay, or a 30-minute walk of Barangaroo cruise port. You determine the time you need to return to your ship. Please allow ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

YES, you will get wet! Bring a towel. They provide lockers for your shoes and socks, handbags, personal belongings: wallets, cell phones, etc... A 30 minute high speed wild ride and LOTS of fun. You will feel like a child going to an amusement park for the first time. Get ready to "fly" across the harbor.

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

I brought this for my daughter who enjoyed it but had already done one in New Zealand which she thought was better.

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