Do you really have Sydney's most advanced Jet Boat?
We sure do! We have a 100% Safety Record!...
We have built Thunder Jets 'Lightning' from the one of the most reputable Jet Boat builders in the world. This is his latest and greatest design, he has been building them since 2000 - thats 10 years of experience! Recently in 2009, the National standard for commerical vessels standards for "fast craft" had been introduced, creating a a more stringent design -
Making our boat design.
*The Strongest hull design
*Most fuel efficient and environmently friendly operating engines available
*THE MOST FUN!!!
Safest Jet Boat Operating anywhere in Australia.
Where does Thunder Jet Boat depart from?
We depart daily from Circular Quay East –Jetty 1. This is the Pontoon between the Opera House and the Sydney Ferry wharves. Located near the Dendy movie theatre or a short stroll from the Opera Bar. (See Departure Map)
What do I wear?
It is best to wear comfortable clothing. But because of Thunder Jet Boats unique design the ladies are able to wear skirts, high heels etc. as you do not have to climb over any of the sides. We have steps fitted to the vessel for ease of getting in and out of the vessels, and an aisle down the middle to get to your seat – unlike any other adventure Jet Boat on Sydney Harbour! We also provide Water Proof Spray Jackets to all Jet Boaters.
Will I get wet?
Yes... BUT we do provide waterproof ponchos. Every ride is different according to the Harbour conditions from a mild spray to very wet, generally if you want to stay on the dryer side we suggest you sit towards the back of the boat. We do provide secure locker storage for your valuables while on the rides.
Is there a Minimum Age for Kids?
Not necessarily, the only restrictions are that all children must be over 110cm, but we do suggest a minimum of 5 years. All passengers should be able to reach the handrails, and hold on firmly.
Are there any restrictions to riding Thunder Jet Down Under, am I able to ride?
The only restrictions are that all children must be over 110cm, and we suggest a minimum of 5 years. All passengers should be able to reach the handrails. It is advised that any passenger/s who may be pregnant, had any recent injuries, suffer from neck, back or heart conditions are not to ride on the Thunder Jet.
How many persons does the Thunder Jet Boat hold?
There are 2 Thunder Jet Boats available, Thunder holds up to 20 persons, each in their very own custom seats. Lightning holds 23 persons in comfortable seating. So we can take up to 43 persons at the one time!
How long do the rides go for?
It varies on which ride you have chosen, ‘Thunder Twist’ is 30 mins, and the ‘Extreme Adrenalin Rush’ is 45 mins. Of course if you charter the Jet boat it can be chartered for however long (or short) you wish!
What is the difference between the ‘Thunder Twist Ride’ and the ‘Extreme Adrenalin Rush?
Not only is ‘Extreme Adrenalin Rush’ a longer ride, but it takes you to the extremes of Sydney Harbour. It allows you to take in more of the sights that you wouldn’t see on the ‘Thunder Twist!’ It also takes you to Sydney Heads so you can experience the Ocean Swells!
Do I need to be there earlier than my departure time?
Yes you do. Our passengers are required to check in at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time.
Can I bring a camera on Thunder Jet and take pictures?
You sure can, but it is at your own risk, Thunder Jet will not be responsible for the safety of your camera or personal goods. There is a good chance the camera will get wet. Thunder Jet do sell photos of your group at the Circular Quay outlet.
Where can I place our personal goods?
Thunder Jet provide a secure locker that you can place your valuables in.
Am I allowed to eat, drink or smoke on Thunder Jet?
Unfortunately not, we do not allow any food or drinks on board Thunder Jet, and most definitely No Smoking!
How long are the Gift Certificates valid for?
All Gift Certificates for Thunder Jet Down Under are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Once your voucher has expired, you will be unable to redeem it to ride on the Thunder Jet. Voucher extensions are available. An additional 3 months validity is available for $25.
What if I wish to book the Thunder Jet on a time not found on the Booking System?
We will always try our best to cater for your every wish. If a specific time is not available, give us a call and we'll do our very best to fit something in for you.
I can't seem to book an exclusive charter on the Booking System?
That is not a problem at all, just give Thunder Jet a call, or send us an email so we can personally attend to your requests. PH: 02 9299 0199 - firstname.lastname@example.org
I can't seem to book a Family Pass or Package Deal on the Booking System?
Now you can! We have updated our purchasing system to include packages and family tickets, however if you are experiencing any difficulties, give the office a call - 02 9299 0199
Are bookings essential?
No. You are more than welcome to come along on the day and hop onto the Thunder Jet, subject to spaces available. We do recommend booking for weekends, special event days and school holidays, as we get very busy. However, bookings are ESSENTIAL for the Extreme Adrenalin Rush, departing at 1230hrs each day.
Is the Jet Boat Ride safe?
Absolutely! The Thunder Jet Boats and the staff, have over 15 years of experince operating marine businesses on Sydney Harbour. We have a 100% Safety Record! These particular Jet Boats are designed and built in Australia with safety the number 1 priority. All boats carry safety equipment, even though we will never have to use it! Our crew and management staff conduct daily safety checks on the vessels, to ensure we maintain our high safety standards. We operate under strict controls via the NSW Maritime. If you have any particular concerns, please don't heistate to contact one of our staff.
Do you have a brochure I can view?
Yes! You can download our latest brochure right here - Thunder Jet Boating Sydney 2012 Brochure
Can you recommend any sydney water taxi companies?
We work very closely with two Sydney Water Taxi companies, Yellow Water Taxis and Sydney Water Taxis. In fact we use the Yellow Water Taxis for our Harbourside Attraction Packages!
Has anyone Famous ever been on the Jet Boats?
Sure has! Check out our gallery for some of the celebrites we've snapped at Thunder Jet!
How much does it cost to go on the Thunder Jet Boat Rides?
30 Minute Thunder Twist - $65 Adults - $45 Kids - $165 Family (2+2)
45 Minute Extreme Adrenlin Rush - $79 Adults - $55 Kids - $235 Family (2+2)
These are our retail prices, you might find we offer great deals on our website for particular occassions!
Can we keep in touch?
We sure can! You can follow Thunder Jet on Twitter and on Facebook, to ensure yo'll be kept up to date for any News, Special Offers etc. Find us now!