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Meet your driver at your Airlie Beach hotel around 30 minutes before your tour departure time, and relax on the short drive to Abell Point Marina. After a safety briefing, it’s time to set sail, so zip up your lifejacket and hop aboard the 380hp jet boat.

Hold on tight as you zip along the coast out and speed out across Pioneer Bay. Listen to the on-board commentary as you pass the glitzy seafront mansions, look out over the distant Whitsundays islands and even spy a shipwreck along the shore. Then, feel a surge of adrenaline as your expert pilot performs daring 180- and 360-degree spins, drifts and power brake stops. Don’t forget to smile – souvenirs photos will be available to download after the tour!

After 30 minutes of non-stop fun, look out for wildlife such as sea turtles, dugongs, and stingrays, as you glide back to shore. Back on dry land, your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.
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Pioneer Jet Whitsundays
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Abell Point Marina
Airlie Beach is a popular basecamp for visiting the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef, but there are plenty of opportunities for adventure activities without leaving town. This 30-minute jet boat ride will get your adrenaline soaring, as you zoom past the glitzy marina; perform daring turns, drifts and power stops; and enjoy magnificent views of the Whitsundays as you cruise around Pioneer Bay.
  • 30-minute jet boat ride around Pioneer Bay from Airlie Beach
  • See the Whitsundays, Pioneer Bay and Airlie Beach on a high-speed jet boat ride
  • Experience daring stunts including 180 and 360 turns, power stops and drifts
  • Spot wildlife like turtles, dugongs, and stingrays around the bay
  • No experience necessary: suitable for all ages (over 5) and abilities
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and souvenir photos
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
An must do in Airlie beach

I came to Airlie beach for 6 days and on the third day I did this with a group of 11 people and it was amazing we did 360s,nose dives and spins. It was amazing we went and saw the turtle and some sights, our...More

Thank zcwhite99
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a group of 4... 2 adults and 2 teenagers. All four of us had a great ride! Our guide Shannon was both informative and entertaining. He fits the role so well!! I have done jet boats before but this one stands out from...More

Thank jayjay2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thrilling ride!

Hold on tight, Pionner Jetboat is gonna take you out on a crazy adventure around the bay! It was such a fun way to spend the morning, guaranteed to give you a new hair style! Great crew!

Thank Charlotte R
Luke M, Owner at Pioneer Jet Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The hairstyle you come back with is always better than the one you go out with ;) Thanks for the feedback so glad you had a wonderful time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hold on tight!!

What a rush!! The jet boat ride with the guys from Pioneer jet boats was amazing, Luke was our driver and gave us a funny and "insightful" commentary :) 40 mins or so of 180's, 360's and submarines were a hoot. Couldn't wipe the smile...More

Thank v8racefans
Luke M, Owner at Pioneer Jet Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the feedback guys. Yes, I do give very insightful, accurate, and not even mildly sarcastic commentary. Glad you guys loved your wet adrenaline adventure on the water with us. Screaming passengers is exactly what we hope to hear. Hope you can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adrenaline pumping fun!

I don't think I have experienced more adrenaline in a boat on the water in my entire life!! Shannon was a weapon behind the wheel and kept us entertained the whole time. He was super friendly and god damn is he a sexy mofo! Highly...More

Thank Danny G
Luke M, Owner at Pioneer Jet Whitsundays, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Shannon's head doesn't need to get any bigger then it already is ha ha! thanks for your awesome feedback hope to see you guys again.. :)

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