Jet Boat Rides on the Gold Coast of Australia

When you first get to the Gold Coast of Australia and see the water, one of the first things that you will see out there is an abundance of jet boats. These have the thrill and excitement of a smaller Jet Ski, but they are designed to hold a number of people and are driven by a professional driver. So, you will get a high level of excitement without much danger at all.

If you have ridden a Jet Ski on your own before, then you know that your excitement is really only limited by how brave and how skilled you are. Also, there is always the threat that you will wipe out, get injured, or put a quick end to your trip. But, when you go on some of the Jet Boat rides of Gold Coast Australia, you will get to feel just like you are riding on a Jet Ski that is completely out of control – but it isn’t.

How Does This Work?

Basically the Jet Boat rides of Gold Coast Australia are high powered speed boats that have the maneuverability of a Jet Ski. In other words, they are able to do 360 degree spins, fish tails, and more – moves you probably wouldn’t be able to do on your own Jet Ski unless you were already pretty skilled.

The other benefit of Jet Boat rides is that you are fully strapped into the boat with a life preserver on as well. This means you will get to feel the movement of the boat but the threat of you falling out or getting injured just isn’t there.

What Kind of Experience Is This?

Many people equate this experience to a very long-lasting roller coaster, but one where there is a little more water involved. You should expect to get pretty wet on the ride, but you will obviously never be totally saturated. The drivers who are in charge of these boats have been driving them for years so they know how to get the most out of the horsepower without endangering you.

If you have been on a speed boat before, then you should know that this is a little different. There is a lot more in terms of maneuverability with these boats, so not only will you be going pretty fast, but you will be turning at sharp angles, spinning, and buzzing by the beach in a way you could never do in a “normal” speed boat.

What Else Do You Need To Know?

First of all, this really isn’t the kind of ride for the faint-hearted, and they mean that literally. If you have any health problems, including heart issues, problems with your back or neck, or anything that could be affected by speed and excitement, then you should stay on the beach. But if you are otherwise healthy, then this is a great trip for an individual, a family, or just a group of friends who want to have a really fun time.

You can book Jet Boat rides of Gold Coast Australia for usually around an hour in length, which includes the training time you will need in order to learn how to use your life preserver and also what to do and what not to do when you are onboard. The instructions are simple and then you can head out onto the sea. If the only people on the boat are from your party (i.e. a private trip), you can ask the driver to do particular maneuvers and he might just show you some of his higher level skills.

Who Is This Right For?

It’s true that this ride might just be a little exciting for some people and because you will come back to shore both drained and completely wet, make sure that you plan ahead regarding a change of clothing. That being said, this is a trip that you really will never forget and one that will have everyone on shore envying your experience. Whether you are young or old, and even if you can’t swim, this is a great way to get out on the water and really experience some high speed fun.

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Where to Book?

I’ve found three jet boat operators on the Gold Coast, but you could probably find some more if you have a look around online. Just click on the links below to get more info or to go ahead and book your ride…

“Our JetScream Jet Boat is a powerful 10 seat Scream Machine!! Designed to thrill to the max! She is powered by a massive 7.4 litre Chevy V8 engine, producing over 400 Horse Power. This huge power plant drives a Hamilton Jet, which pumps out a staggering 20 000 litres of water per minute! This baby has enough to empty your average back yard size swimming pool in 60 seconds flat!” More info at …

“We have now woken up the Broadwater at almost 80 km, we do a combination of shallow water beach buzzing, exciting nose offs, and lots of slides, fishtails and amazing 360 “degree” spins, all the way up towards Couran Cove. We then race around the sandy mangrove islands and through the narrow, shallow channels where you’ll be thrilled by the fun of the ride and the beauty of the area.” Read more at …

“Our luxurious 5 star boats are equipped with padded seats to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your trip. Sit back and enjoy the thrill of Jet Boat Extreme’s 650hp twin jet-power turbo engines which will see you taking in the sights of the Gold Coast at speeds of up to and over 80kph on water.” Read more …