Sydney

30-Minute Sydney Harbour Jet Boat Ride on Thunder Twist

Badge of ExcellenceSydney, Australia
30 Min Thunder Twist Ride
  • 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience Sydney Harbour in a unique way: during a 30-minute wild ride on 'Thunder', a jet boat capable of slides, twists, wave riding, and fishtails. Enjoy some sightseeing between tricks with views of Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, Rose Bay and other famous Harbour landmarks.
  • 30-minute thrill ride on a jet boat through Sydney Harbour
  • Experience twists, spins, wave riding, and power brake stops
  • See Sydney Harbour sights such as the Sydney Opera House, Luna Park, and the Taronga Zoo
  • Lockers on land to store your belongings; bring dry clothing
  • Waterproof ponchos and life jackets
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day

What's Included

  • Use of Ponchos
  • Secure lockers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Departure Point: Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon, Jetty 1 - halfway between the ferry wharves and the Opera House. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time for check-in.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to Jetty 1 at Circular Quay, located midway between the Sydney Opera House and the ferry wharves. There are multiple departure times throughout the day. Lockers are available to store your belongings (bring a set of dry clothes for afterwards), and you'll be provided with waterproof ponchos and life jackets. Meet your captain and listen to a safety orientation before taking off for your 30-minute jet boat ride. 

Zip through Sydney Harbour, past sights such as the Opera House, Rose Bay, the Taronga Zoo, and Luna Park. Listen to tunes on the state-of-the-art speaker system and hold on to your seats for a wild ride. The jet boat can travel up to 47 miles per hour (75 kilometers per hour) and perform tricks such as 270-degree spins, fish tails, wave riding, slides, twists, and power brake stops. 

Head back to the quay after your 30-minute ride.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • All passenger heights must be over 120cm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum of 23 passengers on board Thunder Jet each ride
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Dianne_S
This Was so much fun. I would recommend it to every one and any one to do this. The crew were really friendly.

Reviews

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Wish I’d tried it sooner!
Jessica_R, Apr 2024
I live in Sydney and have gone by this a thousand times, but never tried it until a friend asked about it. Thank goodness they did. It was so much fun!! And more of a tour + extreme boat ride which I liked.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Jessica, So glad you finally gave us a go! We are stoked you had a fun time and hope you come back onboard again one day soon. Thank you for the awesome review!
Best time ever
Nancy_T, Apr 2024
My kids had the time of there life even though they got saturated with water it didn’t bother them 100% we would do this again it’s absolutely worth it.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Nancy, We are so pleased your kids had the time of their life and that you would be keen to jump on our ride again. Thank you so much for your review. It is so appreciated. We would love to welcome you back onboard again one day.
Lots of fun
Shalini_R, Mar 2024
It was a lot of fun and luckily great weather in Sydney , nice way of having fun and seeing Sydney skyline
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - it is greatly appreciated. We are so glad you had fun and enjoyed the views.
Big fun! Defo book the yellow boat!
Carolyn_H, Mar 2024
Huge fun! We loved it and where better to get soaked on a sunny day than in Sydney harbour?! Our driver Isaac was brilliant, really good fun and told us some info about the Harbour when we weren’t spinning and nose diving! 🤩
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Carolyn, Thank you so much for your review - we're thrilled that you had a blast on our ride! Isaac will be stoked with the mention. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. :)
Must do family activity on Sydney Harbour
Kylie_M, Mar 2024
Such a professional crew but with a relaxed vibe. Isaac was amazing…kids felt safe the whole time and immediately begged us to rebook for the following day. The kiwi lady (sorry I didn’t catch her name) was the model of delightful efficiency in organising everyone
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Kylie, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind comments about our staff. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you enjoyed the ride and felt safe :)
fun, sightseeing, excitement
MWVicky_L, Mar 2024
first time taking mum to jet boat. we had a lot of fun together :) the weather was great, you can enjoy the Sydney iconic view with a little adventure at the same time.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thankyou so much for your review! Very glad to hear you and your mum had a fun time together. :)
This Was Excellent
Dianne_S, Mar 2024
This Was so much fun. I would recommend it to every one and any one to do this. The crew were really friendly.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your 5 star review and kind recommendations. We really appreciate it! So glad you had a fun time on the ride!
The most I’ve screamed in a boat, ever!
Nirmal_V, Mar 2024
Great value! Superb experience at a reasonable price! HUGE shoutout to Jo for making this a truly unforgettable experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your fantastic review! We are thrilled you had an unforgettable experience with us. We'll be sure to pass along your shoutout to Joe. We hope to see you again soon.
Fantastic
Andrew_D, Feb 2024
Great day out seeing the harbour Awesome staff very accommodating and pleasant. Would highly recommend this company
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for your review and recommendation. We are stoked you enjoyed the ride and seeing the harbour from a unique perspective. Thank you also for your kind comments about our staff.
Worth every penny
Alexandru_C, Feb 2024
It was a really good activity to do. You will not regret it, moreover if you llike adrenaline. Will do it again if I will have the chance
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Alexander, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are glad you enjoyed the ride and would love to have you back onboard again soon!
Amazing experience 👌
Benjamin_R, Feb 2024
Awesome! Issac was fantastic and was great to see some Sydney landmarks from a different perspective whilst getting an adrenaline hit as well. Expect to get wet!! 💦🤘
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Benjamin, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us - we appreciate it! Isaac will be stoked with the mention :) Glad you had an amazing experience with us.
I loved this. From the beginning to end the staff were professional and kept us all safe.
Carol_B, Feb 2024
We have been on a few jet boat experiences in Australia and overseas, but this one was the most fun. Our driver was amazing and kept us all safe and happy, while at the same time letting us enjoy the views. Sydney is lucky to have your company and employees.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Carol, Thank you so much for your amazing review. That is awesome to hear you had the most fun on our ride. We are so pleased you enjoyed the ride. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff.
Fantastic experience, can’t fault.
JondieLee_W, Feb 2024
Our ride was amazing, everything went so smoothly from checking in to being thrown around in the water. The boat driver was amazing. Price was good too.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for your 5-star review. We really appreciate it. We are glad you had an amazing time with us and would love to have you back onboard again one day.
Worth the money
Robert_G, Jan 2024
Very friendly and funny during the ride. Well looked after on and before the ride. Easy to book online.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thankyou for taking the time to leave a 5 star review! We are so glad you had a fun time with us at Thunder Jet and look forward to welcoming you back. :)
worth the money
Jeremy_A, Jan 2024
when the boat was brought to a full stop and the water poured over the front, both my kids squealed with delight.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hi Jeremy, Thankyou for your review. It is so great to hear that you and your kids had a fantastic time onboard Thunder Jet. We can't wait to see you all again!
Fun 😁
Mona_K, Jan 2024
Everything was great. We were happy with you guys It was also good to explain the place And they always do it with safety so I recommended it to a friend. Thank you
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thankyou so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it! Come back soon, we cant wait to see you onboard again!
Fun us the name
Evangelina_L, Jan 2024
When everyone got wet on every turn...that was fun! Awesome! My grandson first time to be on the jet boat he lokes it a lot.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave your amazing review! We are so glad that you and your grandson had a great time getting wet and having fun. We cant wait to welcome you back on board!
Absolutely fabulous
Nina_F, Jan 2024
Awesome fun with the kids. They were giggling and laughing the whole time. Guaranteed you will get wet but its worth it. Professional people to help out with life vests etc. Definitely know what they are doing but keep things light and fun. Just make sure you don't have a big lunch before you go!!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm! Delighted to hear that you and your kids had an awesome time filled with laughter. We're thrilled to know that our team ensured a safe and enjoyable experience for your family.
Must do!
Amy_B, Jan 2024
Was an amazing experience and made so easy and cheaper booking through Viator. I would definitely recommend doing this if it’s you’re first time in Sydney
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Great to hear you had such a fantastic time at Thunder Jet! Viator definitely does make booking an easy process for our customers. :)
Brilliant way to see Sydney Harbour!!
Sarah_C, Jan 2024
Thrill seekers way to see the highlights of Sydney Harbor, was brilliant fun. You will get soaked but it’s all part of the fun 🤩
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thankyou for your great review Sarah, Thunder Jet is definitely for the thrill seekers! So glad you had such a fantastic time!
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