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Gold Coast Jet Boat Ride from Main Beach

  • 55-minute jet boat ride on the Gold Coast
  • Scream with delight as your experienced captain performs tricky maneuvers such as 360-degree spins and power slides
  • Travel through more than 22 miles (35km) of scenic waterways
Gold Coast Jet Boat Ride from Main Beach
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Zip through the scenic Gold Coast Broadwater on a high-octane jet boat ride that combines speed-driven fun with sightseeing. Hang on as your boat performs 360-degree spins, power slides and other tricks, then slow down to see Southport Yacht Club, Palazzo Versace Hotel and Marina Mirage. You'll also buzz past Seaworld, the mansions of Sovereign Island and Moreton Bay Marine Park, venturing further than other similar tours. Dolphins and other marine life often seen in these waterways — keep your eyes peeled!
What to Expect
Board your jet boat at Mariners Cove Marina. Your captain provides a safety briefing and necessary equipment before putting your boat in gear for a breathtaking ride with Gold Coast sightseeing highlights.

The jet boat can easily reach speeds of up to 40 knots (almost 50 mph, or 80 kph), with your captain expertly performing tricks such as 360-degree spins, power slides, high-speed drifting and other exciting maneuvers along the scenic waterways of the Broadwater.

Part of the fun is getting wet, so dress accordingly and enjoy the cool breezes and water splashes. Secure storage is provided for your belongings at the office, and an onboard camera captures photos that you can purchase afterward.

Slow down to check out landmarks like the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace Hotel, Seaworld, Southport Seaway, Runaway Bay and Paradise Point. Note the waterfront mansions of ritzy Sovereign Island and admire the natural beauty of Moreton Bay Marine Park where dolphins, wallabies and abundant birdlife live. Glide by mangrove forests on Crab Island, Ephraim Island and South Stradbroke Island.

While other jet boat operators turn around at Wavebreak Island, your jet boat tour continues for another 18 miles (30km), making it a more comprehensive 55-minute ride.
Reviews (102)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Best Jetboating ride

Excellent ride - lots of speed and jet spins. Full hour ride and very good value. Kudos to our pilot Geoff who was in fine form.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tricol54
Reviewed 2 days ago
Even if your a Local give this a go !!

Both my wife and I went on this ride 2 weeks ago and really had a blast, the driver was awesome and will be back to give it another go next year

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mfi19822
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time ever on a jet boat and it was absolutely amazing! Declan, our driver was funny and very involved with our group making sure we had the best time out on the water. I must say, even though my friends and I went on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jed K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Really thrilling!!

I had an amazing time!!! The team was great! Declan was our pilot and he made sure everyone was having a great time! It was awesome!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ChellBorba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well as a first time "jet boater" this was an amazing experience which far outweighed my expectations. Declan was our driver and he was quite the professional and very informative and extremely funny which added to the whole experience. To be honest I cannot find...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Deli S
PJB_Staff, Skipper at Paradise Jet Boating, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Deli, and no probs re soaking your husband ;) Glad you both had a great time, hopefully we have ignited the jet boat spark for you and you will try jet boating again in future. Its addictive. Thanks for the review, Declan.

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