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30-Minute Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride: Thunder Twist

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Sydney, Australia

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience Sydney Harbour in a unique way: during a 30-minute wild ride on 'Thunder', a jet boat capable of slides, twists, wave riding, and fishtails. Enjoy some sightseeing between tricks with views of Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, Rose Bay and other famous Harbour landmarks.
  • 30-minute thrill ride on a jet boat through Sydney Harbour
  • Experience twists, spins, wave riding, and power brake stops
  • See Sydney Harbour sights such as the Sydney Opera House, Luna Park, and the Taronga Zoo
  • Lockers on land to store your belongings; bring dry clothing
  • Waterproof ponchos and life jackets
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day
Use of Ponchos
Secure lockers
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to Jetty 1 at Circular Quay, located midway between the Sydney Opera House and the ferry wharves. There are multiple departure times throughout the day. Lockers are available to store your belongings (bring a set of dry clothes for afterwards), and you'll be provided with waterproof ponchos and life jackets. Meet your captain and listen to a safety orientation before taking off for your 30-minute jet boat ride. 

Zip through Sydney Harbour, past sights such as the Opera House, Rose Bay, the Taronga Zoo, and Luna Park. Listen to tunes on the state-of-the-art speaker system and hold on to your seats for a wild ride. The jet boat can travel up to 47 miles per hour (75 kilometers per hour) and perform tricks such as 270-degree spins, fish tails, wave riding, slides, twists, and power brake stops. 

Head back to the quay after your 30-minute ride.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sydney Opera House
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Taronga Zoo
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sydney Harbour
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Luna Park Sydney
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thunder Jet Boat Sydney
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • All passenger heights must be over 130 cm (4'3'') in height
  • Maximum of 18 passengers on board Thunder Jet each ride
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 30-Minute Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride: Thunder Twist?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 30-Minute Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride: Thunder Twist.

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Thrilling jet boat ride
surfit1986
, Oct 2019
Had a blast. Our captain Scotty was great. very knowledgeable with the land marks and a great driver.
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Exhilarating Experience
Gabrielle2509
, Jan 2019
I’ve done this twice - 45 minute ride as well as 30 minute ride & both are superb fun. The driver was knowledgable and super reassuring to my two young children (8&11) who had a ball on the ride. You do get soaked despite the poncho provided but it all adds to the hilarity. Super way to see opera house up close, find out about other areas round Sydney harbour & actually go underneath the bridge itself. Highly recommended- thank you!!
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Highly recommend. Best jet board...
Kamil B
, Nov 2017
Highly recommend. Best jet board ride ever. Will definitely do it again. It also doubled as a Sydney harbor tour
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It's like a roller-coaster ride on...
Derek
, Mar 2017
It's like a roller-coaster ride on water!! The pilot was extremely well trained and experienced at handling the craft - although a heart-stopping, 30-minute thrill-fest, I never felt in any danger. For half an hour he got the jet boat to do the most incredible maneuvers: jums mid-air turns even braking on water!!?? Not for the feint hearted or for those afraid of getting drenched!

Product code: 23388P2

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