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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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    This has been on my bucket list for ages and was so excited when the hubby surprised me. The entire jet boat ride was amazing we had front row seats and the driver was very helpful. If your down the Gold Coast and haven’t tried this you must give it a go! Great way to see the
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    Response from PJB_Staff, PJB Team at Jet-Boat Ride and Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast
    Responded 4 Jan 2020
    Hi guys thanks for the great review we are glad that you enjoyed your bucket list experience with us ! Yes sometimes during peak summer the broadwater can get a bit bumpy due to so many other watercraft around. Rest assured you were completly safe as our boats are the biggest and very well designed with nice padded seats that take up 90% of the bumps out there. However we do reccomend that people with neck and back injuries or are pregnant don't join for this reason.
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    Two parts: 1. Paradise Jet ride was the best experience of our whole Australia trip by far. Loved it! 200% enjoyed this and very highly recommended! We were lucky to get the front row and this was an out of the world experience. Wonderful! 2. Helicopter ride was outsourced to
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    Response from PJB_Staff, PJB Team at Jet-Boat Ride and Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast
    Responded 31 Dec 2019
    Hi 6nitimn. Firstly we are really glad that you all enjoyed your Jet Boating experience with us here at Paradise Jet Boating, we aim to please and it sounds like we delivered that. Yes your helicopter ride is outsourced to Sea World as that works well for most of our guests to not only do the helicopter ride but also being at Sea World it gives the opportunity to have a look and enjoy what is on offer there. We are really disappointed to hear that your experience with them was average, we have taken all of this on board and will be passing this on to the helicopter company. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay on the Gold Coast Macca
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    The team at Paradise Jetboat are well organised and obviously enjoy their work, and who wouldn’t when it involves speed and playfully soaking their guests. We had a mid day start so best use lots of sunscreen as you’re not going to be able to use a hat at the speeds involved.
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    Response from PJB_Staff, PJB Team at Jet-Boat Ride and Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast
    Responded 20 Dec 2019
    Thanks Doug for giving us such a great review we really pride ourselves on delivering superior customer service and amazing Jet Boat trips. We wish you all the best and will hopefully see you again soon for some more adventures on the beautiful Gold Coast broadwater. Thanks again. The team at PJB
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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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    Response from PJB_Staff, Skipper at Jet-Boat Ride and Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast
    Responded 14 Dec 2019
    Thanks legends ! We really appreciate you getting the time to give us such an amazing review.. Take care Macca
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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 8 Dec 2019
    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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    About the operator
    By: Paradise Jet Boating
    Gold Coast, Australia
    amazing experience
    This was absolutely awesome! I really enjoyed the 55 minute jet boat riding through the waters. It was a great
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    Jonny M
    Bali, Indonesia
    Best Jet Boating Experience Ever!!
    Paradise Jet Boating is one of the best activities I have done on the Gold Coast! From the moment you check-in,
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    Noni C
    Friends getaway
    Absolutely Awesome Experience. Macca was an amazing driving with lots of spins and donuts and lots of fast and
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    Tony Smith
    Brisbane, Australia
    Awesome fun to be had, went with Family. Declan was our driver, was so much fun and made the ride super exciting
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    Nick G
    Sydney, Australia
    Seeing dolphins up close
    Amazing experience seeing the beautiful sights on the jet boat mixed in with some 360 spins. Big shout out to our
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Awesome exhilarating experience
    Special thanks to guide Andrew for making our experience such an awesome one and being a true James bond by saving
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    Emma K
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Best experience
    Absolutely amazing experience. Highly recommend going on a tour with these guys especially while on holiday on the
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    Jeff Jones
    Paradise Jet Boating - Fantastic !!
    What a excellent ride. Macca was a great driver !! Could really throw the boat around, soaking us every couple
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    Esmerelda D
    New Zealand
    Great adrenaline adventure
    The team at Paradise Jetboating is super helpful. This business is truly honest and reputable. We highly recommend
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    madi walker
    Dee Why, Australia
    ,So Much Fun!!!
    It was so much fun! the best experience on the GC and our guide Taylor was the best! fun for all ages and a great
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