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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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    We had the best family experience we could have asked for with Paradise Jet Boating. The Kids said this was the best thing they did on our Goldcoast holiday. Macca the ride was awesome from start to finish. This is a must do on any Gold coast holiday. We highly recomend this as
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    Awesome jetboat experience powered by Andy. The jetboat trip was safe and fun. Andy took us out to Sovereign Island and gave us a guided tour during the trip (about 60min ride). Strongly recommended for families.
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    Response from PJB_Staff, PJB Crew at Jet-Boat Ride and Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi Martin, thanks for your great review, yes we agree Andy's trips are safe and most definatly 100% fun ! He has a gift of making sure everyone leaves with a smile.. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and see you again soon. Your friends at PJB..
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    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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