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Airlie Beach Jet Boat Thrill Ride

Badge of ExcellenceAirlie Beach, Australia
  • 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Airlie Beach is a popular basecamp for visiting the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef, but there are plenty of opportunities for adventure activities without leaving town. This jet boat ride will get your adrenaline soaring, as you zoom past the glitzy marina; perform daring turns, drifts and power stops; and enjoy magnificent views of the Whitsundays as you cruise around Pioneer Bay.
  • Jet boat ride around Pioneer Bay from Airlie Beach
  • See the Whitsundays, Pioneer Bay and Airlie Beach on a high-speed jet boat ride
  • Experience daring stunts including 180 and 360 turns, power stops and drifts
  • Spot wildlife like turtles, dugongs, and stingrays around the bay
  • No experience necessary: suitable for all ages (over 5) and abilities
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What's Included

  • 30-minute jet boat ride
  • Live commentary on board
  • All safety gear
  • Rain jackets
  • Lock box for valuables and clothes
  • FREE Photos
  • Parking fee payable if parking at the marina.
  • Food and drinks
  • Private transportation

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Coral Sea Marina, 1-3 Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, Australia

    Check in 20 minutes before departure at Coral Sea Marina South Village. We have a floating office located on the water. Marina birth N00. Once you arrive at the marina look for the garden bar facing the water look to your left you will see lots of jetskis on your left we are besides them

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Your jet boat ride starts at Abell Point Marina. After a safety briefing, it’s time to set sail, so zip up your lifejacket and hop aboard the 380hp jet boat.

Hold on tight as you zip along the coast out and speed out across Pioneer Bay. Listen to the on-board commentary as you pass the glitzy seafront mansions, look out over the distant Whitsundays islands and even spy a shipwreck along the shore. Then, feel a surge of adrenaline as your expert pilot performs daring 180- and 360-degree spins, drifts and power brake stops.

After an exhilarating ride, look out for wildlife such as sea turtles, dugongs, and stingrays, as you glide back to shore.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Minimum height is 120cm
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No loose items Eg. Cameras, hats etc.
  • Wear swimmers or clothing that can get wet
  • Must not be pregnant, or have any medical conditions such as bad back, bad neck, recent surgeries or injuries.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Operated by Pioneer Adventures Whitsundays

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Airlie Beach Jet Boat Thrill Ride?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Airlie Beach Jet Boat Thrill Ride?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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188 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Mitchell_G, Dec 2021
Our jet boat driver Shannon made the experience for us. The weather was miserable but Shannon’s vibe made it for everyone on the boat.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Couldn't be happier hearing you enjoyed your experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you next time for another adventure!
Wonderful jetboat ride
Huai_L, Dec 2021
We (a family of four) had the boat ride for 30 minutes. It was thrilling yet enjoyable. All wet but quite fun.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We are thrilled that you had a fabulous time. Thank you for the great feedback and can't wait to see you next time you are in town!!
do it!
Natalia_D, Nov 2021
the jetboat ride was awesome, Brent was a great driver and kept us on our toes, hes a cool guy and also told us some cool facts about boats and airlie beach
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for the feedback. We are stoked that you had an awesome time! Looking forward to having you back next time your in town!
Awesome must do while on...
Stuart_C, Sep 2021
Awesome must do while on holiday, Friendly staff great fun. Beautiful weather Be prepared to get absolutely soaked !
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We are stoked to hear this was a highlight of your holiday!! Looking forward to doing it all again with you sometime soon!
Highly recommend!
Sharon_R, Sep 2021
It was so much fun! Great for the whole family! Made our trip to Airlie adventure packed! Put it on your list of things to do!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Cheers for the wonderful recommendation! Sounds like you and the family had a blast! We can't wait to see you for another adventure!
Worth the money
Jewel_D, Jul 2021
We all had lots of fun and would definitely recommend to others to try this, we will definitely be back 🙂
A blast
David_W, Jul 2021
Very much enjoyed this activity. Very safe whilst getting the adrenalin pumping. Family is still talking about it and would happily do it again. Great communication from the operators before and during our time with them. Be prepared to get wet so have a towel handy.
Awesome ride!
Dannelle_C, May 2021
Had so much fun, was very enjoyable can’t wait to go again. Highly recommend this activity. My kids can’t stop talking about it!
Wow !!
Trina_S, May 2021
Wow wow and more wow !! Marty was the perfect host very friendly .. this experience was our first so much fun and laughter ;)
Let’s go!!
Julia_K, Apr 2021
Amazing experience! Host was the best really funny and entertaining! A lot of spinners which was great!!
Mataiulua_T, Apr 2021
Deffinately a must do! Experience was pretty awesome especially in the little rainy weather we went in.
Excellent, exciting, invigorating
April_T, Apr 2021
My client was totally blown away with the experience, was a little anxious at first, but he did it, reckons he can't wait to do it again.
G_E_M, Apr 2021
Amazing!!! A must do for any holiday in Arlie! The boat driver was so nice and funny! We had a great time! We will be back!
Fun and Entertaining
Kylie_M, Sep 2020
We had an awesome time on our Airlie Beach Jet Boat Thrill Ride. It was fun and entertaining. Definitely recommend others to take on the experience. Value for money also which is often hard to come by.
Awesome Experience
Tahliya_C, Dec 2019
My friend and I had the best time on this thrill ride! It was exciting, fast, crazy fun, with a fantastic operator who was informative as well as so thoughtful. Even the lovely lady who organized our bookings and welcomed us was super helpful.
This ride is a whole lot of quick...
Val G, Jul 2016
This ride is a whole lot of quick moving, water soaking fun, with a little local info thrown in. A great way to spend a 30mins on the water. The guys who run it obviously love their job! Great experience!
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