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Sydney Jet Boats Restart Post COVID-19

Sydney Jet Boats was closed for 6 months in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, they are back entertaining guests from across the world, and helping them discover the exciting and thrilling side of Sydney!

COVID-19 Safety Regulations on the Sydney Jet Boat Experience

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney Harbour Jet Boat experiences have introduced a set of new rules and guidelines for a safe and enjoyable experience for all its visitors-

  • All guests must wear a face mask covering the mouth and nose at all times.
  • There is regular cleaning of the various touch points at the meeting locations and boats.
  • Only online and cashless booking are accepted for Sydney Harbour Jet Boat experiences.
  • A sanitization station is available at check-in.

Sydney Jet Boat Tickets & Tours

Sydney Jet Boat offers multiple ticket options that offer different types of experiences to guests. Several adrenaline-packed rides are available as detailed below. 

Thunder Jet Twist

Thunder Jet Twist is the ultimate boating experience in Sydney and involves a lot of thrills and spills. The state-of-the-art boats are equipped with all the modern safety features, ensuring guests have a thrilling but safe ride. Explore the Harbor on a Sydney Jet Ski and see some of the city’s best-known landmarks such as the Opera House, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Fort Denison, Taronga Zoo, and many more, on an exciting ride. Gold on tight as you experience wild fishtails, slides, power brake stops, and 270-degree spins while zooming along at 75 kilometres an hour.

At the end of 30-minutes, there is no doubt that you will feel the adrenaline pumping in your veins!

OZ Jet Boating Sydney

Explore the best of Sydney with a dash of adrenaline on a Sydney jet ski. All the boats are equipped with the best-in-class safety equipment, ensuring you have a thoroughly enjoyable but secure experience. You will catch stunning sights of Rose Bay, the Opera House, the Harbor Bridge, and many other iconic landmarks during the 30-minute boat ride. 

Experience an instant rush of adrenaline as you enjoy 270-degree spins and fishtails. Weather-proof clothing is provided to ensure you have a comfortable experience. Just be sure to hold on tight and enjoy an exciting ride!

Thunder Jet Extreme

Discover the very best that Sydney has to offer with Thunder Jet Extreme Adrenaline Rush. Experience the ecstatic feeling of adrenaline pumping in your veins, as the boat performs slides, 270-degree turns, power brake stops, and rides full throttle into ocean swells. 

You will also have numerous photo opportunities of Sydney’s harbour-side attractions such as the Opera House, Fort Denison, Luna Park, and the suburbs of Rose Bay and Watsons Bay during the ride. The modern safety features of the boats ensure that all you must do is hold and tight, and enjoy the ride!

Plan Your Sydney Jet Boat Experience

Getting There
Sites Covered
Tips & Guidelines
What are the Sydney jet boat timings?

Thunder Jet Twist

Thunder Jet Twist rides are available on all days of the week. In the summer months (Dec to Feb), there are rides every hour between 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM. In the other months, there are rides every hour between 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM. 

OZ Jet Boating Sydney

In the winter, the tour operates every hour between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

In the summer, the tour operates every hour between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. 

Thunder Jet Extreme Adrenaline Rush

The experience departs at 12:30 PM every day.

When should I arrive at the meet-up point?

Please arrive 20 minutes before the start time of the ride to avoid any delays.

What is the duration of Sydney jet boat experiences?

Thunder Jet Twist

The Thunder Jet Twist ride is 30-minutes long.

OZ Jet Boating Sydney

The OZ Jet Boating Sydney ride is 3-minutes long.

Thunder Jet Extreme Adrenaline Rush

The Thunder Jet Extreme ride is 45-minutes long.

How do I get to Sydney Harbour?

You can reach Sydney Harbour by bus, train, ferry, and car. The easiest way is to take a taxi to Circular Quay.

How do I reach Sydney Harbour by bus?

You can reach Sydney Harbour by buses 170, 380, 412, or 428. Get off at Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon. The meeting point is a 5-minute walk from here.

How do I reach Sydney Harbour by train?

You can take T2, T3, T4, or T8 to reach Sydney Harbour. Get off at Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon train station.

How do I reach Sydney Harbour by ferry?

The closest ferry station is Circular Quay. It is a 5-minute walk away from the boarding point.

What are the sites covered on a Sydney jet boat?

You will see Sydney’s famous harbour-side attractions. These include the Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Fort Denison, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, the beautiful suburbs of Watsons Bay and Rose Bay, and more!

What can I expect from a Sydney jet boat experience?

You will experience a thrilling ride, along with a unique sightseeing tour of Sydney from the water. For thrill-seekers, this is an excellent way to discover Sydney.

What safety measures are put in place for a Sydney jet boat experience?
  • All the boat masters are registered with the NSW Maritime. Additionally, all boats must have an approved status from NSW Maritime before they are allowed to operate in the harbour. 
  • The boats are designed with safety as the first priority. All boats are outfitted with safety equipment in the case of an accident.
  • All boats are thoroughly and routinely inspected by the crew for issues. 
  • Children under the age of 5 are not allowed on this experience, since they may not be able to reach the handrails.
  • The area where these boats will operate have been researched by the NSW Maritime in order to avoid conflicts with other vessels. 
Who is eligible for Sydney jet boat discounted tickets?

Children between the ages of 5 to 15 can enjoy discounted tickets. 

What is the best way to book Sydney jet boat tickets?

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney Harbour Jet Boat tickets must be booked online.

Who can not take part in a Sydney jet boat experience?
  • Children under the age of 5 cannot take part in the Sydney Harbour jet boat experience.
  • Passengers who are pregnant, suffer from back, neck or heart conditions, or have any other pre-existing conditions cannot take part in the experience. 
  • Passengers under the height of 120 cm cannot take part in this experience.

Sydney Harbour Jet Boat FAQs

Can passengers under the age of 18 take part in Sydney Harbour Jet Boat experiences?

Passengers under the age of 18 must have a responsible adult sign an assumption of risk form on their behalf.

Will Sydney Jet Boats operate in all types of weather?

Yes. Sydney Harbour Jet Boats is an all-weather experience. It operates even in rainy conditions except in the case that if the rain causes the ride to be unsafe.

Can I take valuables on the ride?

It is recommended that you do not take any valuables with you during the ride. You can store them in a locker before boarding the boat.

Is there a locker facility available?

Yes, there is a locker provided where passengers can store dry clothes and valuables.

How long are the Sydney Jet Boat experiences?

The experiences are either 30 minutes or 45 minutes depending on the exact type of ticket chosen.

Are children allowed to take part in the experience?

Children aged 5 and above are allowed to take part in the rides.

Do children get discounted tickets?

For children between the ages of 5 and 15, tickets are offered at a discounted rate. Please ensure that you carry valid ID proof for verification.

Can tickets be cancelled?

You can cancel the ticket for a full refund up to 48 hours before the time of departure.

How does one reach the meeting point?

Guests can reach the meeting point by train, ferry, car, or bus. Make sure to get off at Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon.

Will waterproof clothing be provided on a Sydney Harbour Jet Boat experience?

Yes, water-proof clothing will be provided to all the passengers. Regardless, please bring a set of dry clothes that you can change into after the experience.