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Gold Coast

Jet-Boat Ride and Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast

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    What to Expect
    Your experience begins at Mariners Cove Marina in Main Beach, where you’ll check in for your 55-minute jet-boat ride. (There is free car parking available, or hotel pickup can be provided from select hotels; request when booking if desired.)

    Put on your life jacket and raincoat and take a quick photograph before boarding the state-of-the-art jet boat with your skipper, who provides a safety briefing before the engine roars to life. Hang on tight as you travel at speeds up to 40 knots (50 mph / 80 kph) while your skipper executes 360-degree spins, height speed drifting, beach buzzing, and other maneuvers on the Gold Coast Broadwater.

    You’ll cover more than 21 miles (35 km) on the water, passing by sights like the Palazzo Versace Hotel, Marina Mirage with its million-dollar super yachts, Sea World, Runaway Bay, Paradise Point, and up to the Sovereign Islands with their waterfront mansions. Return through Moreton Bay Marine Park, exploring mangrove-fringed channels and keeping an eye out for wallabies, dolphins, and abundant bird life. Getting wet is part of the fun, so make sure you’re dressed accordingly.  

    Upon your return to the marina, you can view photographs and video footage of the boat ride, purchasing any you want to take home (own expense), and then head up to Sea World Helicopters for your 5-minute scenic flight over some of the same attractions you saw from the water: Sea World, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace, South Stradbroke Island, and the Surfers Paradise skyline.

    The order of activities is up to you, and activities may be taken over separate days, if you wish. When booking, the option you select is the date and time of the jet-boat ride.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Jet boat: Mariners Cove Marina, Main Beach
    • 55-minute jet-boat ride
    • 5-minute helicopter flight
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Surfers Paradise and Main Beach hotels only; please advise when booking if required)
    • Souvenir photos and video (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • ‘Every effort will be made to accommodate your booking request. There are times when the departure time may need to be varied and you will be contacted if this occurs’.
    • All passengers must be in good health and free from any medical conditions that may be aggravated by the jet boat ride and flight; please seek medical advice if uncertain
    • Any person who is pregnant, suffers from back, neck, or heart conditions, or has previous injuries are strongly advised not to participate
    • Wear clothing that is okay to get wet
    • Secure storage is available for personal belongings
    • Minimum age is 4 years
    • If you require a hotel pick-up and drop off, please specify your location at time of booking (Surfers Paradise, Main Beach hotel Sea World Theme Park)
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Popular mentions
    Best experience for us three Geoff our driver was brilliant not only did he accommodate us on the Aqua duck he was also our boat driver. Very interactive and funny an a lovely bloke to be around. Thanks so much to the team. PS excellent helicopter ride stunning views.
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    It was an awesome experience. Our driver Declan he is super awesome and friendly. He make all of us laugh and the ride was awesome as well. Definitely recommend to my friends ☺️
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    What an absolute thrill it was. The driver Nick was excellent with his knowledge aswell as his people skills. He also showed high regard for the safety of all occupants throughout the trip. Can not fault anything about the ride or staff and would definitely do again!
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    I went along with my son who is only 4 years, Geoff was entertaining and at the same time very caring. He made the whole experience memorable and we had lot of fun with the 360 degree spins, watching dolphins, high speed, jumps and worth watching million dollar houses ;) Thanks
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    Highly recommend doing this. Was certainly one of our highlights from our trip. Taylor made the jetboat experience awesome. He was crack up! Helicopter ride was really neat. Beautiful views
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    Response from PJB_Staff, Manager at Jet-Boat Ride and Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast
    Responded 29 Aug 2018
    Thanks for your review, the jet boat and helicopter is our most popular combo. Great to hear you had a fun time on both experiences.
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    About the operator
    By: Paradise Jet Boating
    1,662 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Went for a Jetboating ride with paradise jet and it was absolutely fantastic would recommend this to anyone the
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    Top Jet Boat Ride
    Had a blast! loved the ride !have been on many jet ride's and this one is one of the best. Macca was our guide and
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    Best jet boat ride, so much fun! Our ride was even better with Macca,his personality and the character he is
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    Taela E
    Paradise jet boat
    Such an awesome experience! Andrew is a great driver ☺️ Went on the jet boat with a few work friends and we had
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    Georgia M
    Had an amazing time in jet boat
    We had Macca as our jet boat driver had an amazing time with 360 degree spins and heaps of drifting along the
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    Springfield Lakes, Australia
    Andrew was our driver he was fantastic! So much fun well worth the money will definitely be back! So much fun to
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    Awesome experience
    Just finished our jet boating trip with Andrew. This was by far the highlight of our trip. We had so much fun out
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    The best one on water
    We got the skillful instructor keep all of joiners exciting and enjoyable all 55 minutes apparently speedy much
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    Jada S
    Full of adrenaline
    My partner and I loved the Jetboat ride we went on today. Andrew was our driver, he was fun, had good banter with
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    The Jetboat ride was awesome and lots of fun. Got to see a lot of the city. The driver (Macca) knows how to have
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    April A
    Tyrone, Georgia, United States
    Most Thrilling Ride Of Your Life
    I have been on 3 jet boat rides in my life and this one was definitely the BEST! Our driver was Andrew and he did
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    Awesome experience
    Great morning ride, with spills and thrills, completely saturated which is a how a jet boat ride should be 😃
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    Melbourne, Australia
    If you want thrills, you'll certainly get them with Paradise jet boating
    This was the second time jet boating with this company and they most certainly didn't disappoint. We sat in the
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    Jet boat
    I got the jetboat ride in part of a package deal and I have done it before in New Zealand but this one was even
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    Bree L
    Need for speed
    Was an exhilarating experience and one I want to repeat. Geoff was our driver and he was a good quality dude.
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