Departure Location: Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon – Jetty 1(between ferry wharf 2 & Opera House)

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School Holidays

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  • Top Rated on Trip Advisor
  • Great Value

Make Waves this school holidays: Unforgettable Jet boat adventures await in Sydney Harbour – Dive into thrills, and celebrate in style!



16YRS & OVER 1.2m TALL Normally $85

Now $68

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5-15 YRS & OVER 1.2m TALL Normally $85

Now $39

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2 Adult + 2 Kids (Over 1.2m) Normally $219

Now $179

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Why choose this tour:

  • We are the #1 boat tour and water sports company in Sydney on Tripadvisor!

  • Give kids a day to remember with the thrill of a jet boat ride.

  • Jet boat rides are the perfect family activity, fostering bonding.

  • Inject a dose of adrenaline into the holidays with high-speed twists, turns, and splashes.

Tour Details


School Holiday Special

Adult:  $ 68.00

Child:  $ 45.00    (over 1.2m & under 15 years)

Family: $ 219.00  (2 adults & 2 kids)


Departs 7 days a week from 11:30 am. Ride times vary depending on the day of the week.

Wharf Departure

Wharf no. 1 / Eastern Pontoon Circular Quay

Located halfway between the Sydney Opera House and the ferry wharf no. 2

Things to Bring

Prepare to get wet! Bring a spare change of clothes and don’t forget a smile on your face!

  • Complimentary lockers for personal belongings, small bags, etc
  • Full-length spray ponchos
  • Lifejackets
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Good times!

Photo packs and video packages are available to be purchased after the ride.

Group Bookings

We offer private tailored experiences for large groups looking to have the time of their lives. For personalised packages and more information, reach out to our friendly team via email or by contacting our office. Get ready to create memories that will have your group talking long after the waves settle!

About Our Jet Boats

Our jet boat, designed for both thrill-seekers and nautical enthusiasts, combines cutting-edge engineering with sleek aesthetics to deliver an unparalleled experience on the water at top speeds of up to 40 knots!

About Your Guides

You will be accompanied by one of our expert skippers to provide an amazing experience and light-hearted commentary and facts about our beautiful Sydney.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 7 days before your scheduled ride. Cancellation notice must be given by email or phone call. Bookings are nonrefundable after this period, however, we can place your booking on hold to be used another day, if sufficient notice is given.

Important Information
  • You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time to ensure that you are checked in and ready to depart at the scheduled time.
  • All passengers travelling must complete an assumption of risk form and if a passenger is under 18 years, the form must be completed by a responsible adult over the age of 18 years on their behalf.
  • Minimum height requirement: 120cm



Elevate your school holiday plans with an exhilarating jet boat adventure in Sydney Harbour! Perfect for families seeking a blend of excitement and education, our thrilling rides offer a unique perspective of Sydney’s iconic landmarks. Rest easy knowing our experiences are safe and supervised, providing an adrenaline-fueled yet secure environment for kids to enjoy. Create lasting memories as you bond with your family against the backdrop of Sydney’s picturesque skyline. With flexible scheduling options, make this school holiday one to remember with high-speed thrills and scenic wonders!

School Holidays Jet Boat Sydney

Want to set the school holidays off in style? Whether you’re running a holiday program or about to celebrate your child’s birthday, we have the perfect opportunity for the upcoming break. Led by fully trained and accredited pilots, our jet boat rides are a world of fun!!

From slides to twists, wave riding, and sweeping fishtails, this will be an experience they’ll be talking about for years! To book school holidays jet boat rides in Sydney, either confirm a time and date online or get in touch with us directly to learn more!

The Best School Holidays Jet Boat Rides in Sydney

During the school holidays, there’s no better way to give your kids, or even the whole family, an unforgettable adventure on the water. Led by enthusiastic and well-trained pilots, they’ll zoom around the harbour, past iconic landmarks like Luna Park and Taronga Zoo, out to the exclusive suburbs of Rose and Watsons Bay. We’ll even take them right under Sydney’s Harbour Bridge! It doesn’t get much better than that.

You’re in good hands with our experienced pilots. While our boats are high-powered and advanced, we take safety very seriously. All participants receive life-jackets and are secured by tightly fastened industry approved safety belts.

Why Choose a Thunder Jet Boat during Sydney’s School Holidays?

When it comes to school holiday adventures in Sydney, no one does it better than Thunder Jet Boating. Here’s why:

  • The Thrill: Our jet boats are designed to perform 360-degree spins, ensuring a high-octane adventure ride for the whole family.
  • Safety First: Our highly trained pilots conduct over 1800+ hours of marine training, and the boats are maintained to the highest commercial standards.
  • Edutainment: Not just a thrill ride, during the ride our pilots provide interesting facts and stories about Sydney Harbour’s famous landmarks.
  • Sightseeing: We take you past the iconic Sydney Opera House, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, and under the Harbour Bridge.
  • Weatherproof Fun: We operate in all weather conditions. Come rain or shine, strap on a poncho, and let’s have some fun!
  • Convenient Location: Our jet boats depart from the convenient location of Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon, easily accessible by foot, public transport or taxi.

Our extreme adrenaline boat rides are suitable for both children and adults, making it an ideal activity for family outings during the school holidays. If you’re wondering what to do in Sydney during the school holidays, look no further. Book your ride online or call us on 02 9566 1066.

Thunder Jet – Sydney’s Top-Rated Jet Boat Experience

At Thunder Jet Boating, we take pride in our reputation as the top-rated Jet Boat tour in Sydney Harbour. But don’t just take our word for it; here is what some of our previous customers have to say:

Fantastic! The best way to see the harbour. I took my kids during the school holidays and they haven’t stopped talking about it since. Highly recommended!


A thrilling ride! My kids loved every second of it. Will definitely be back for the next school holiday. Thanks, Thunder Jet Boat!


Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Boat Tours – Key Things to Know

Interested in our Sydney Harbour sightseeing boat tours? Here’s some important information.

  • The minimum height requirement to ride on Thunder Jet is 120 cm.
  • Children 5 – 15 years old (*over 120cm tall).
  • All passengers travelling are required to sign a jet boating assumption of risk form, if a passenger is under 18 years, a responsible adult over the age of 18 years must sign on their behalf.
  • Full-length ponchos and life jackets are provided.
  • Complementary lockers at the wharf are provided to store valuables and non waterproof items.

By purchasing tickets, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions which can be found here

Book School Holidays Jet Boat Tours of Sydney Now

Booking your school holiday adventure is a breeze! You can book your ride directly through our website. Alternatively, if you have any questions or need any further information, feel free to give us a ring on 02 9566 1066. Take advantage of our prime location at Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon to explore sights like Darling Harbour, Luna Park, and Taronga Zoo as well.

Experience Sydney Harbour from a new perspective these school holidays with Thunder Jet Boating. Adventure, sightseeing, thrills, and fun await you. Book your ride today!

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What We provide:

Life jacket test
Spay jacket
Hand Sanitiser
Storage lockers
Sun Screen
Good times

What To Bring:

Warm Jacket
Casual Footwear

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Read What our Guests Love

By Absolute Blast
Great way to see the harbor in a fun and exciting ride, even for locals it is quite memorable. Highly recommend everyone to go try it out, driver was fantastic and crew on wharf were just as fantastic. Do bring a change of clothes though as you are guaranteed to get wet!
By Kattia P
This jet boat ride was so much fun, loved the speed and music on board. Definitely got the adrenaline pumping. Staff were very friendly. As others have mentioned, be prepared with a change of clothes. We got drenched! An unforgettable experience.
By MunawarHM
Hilarious Ride on Thunder Jet Boat at Sydney Harbour. Staff was helpful specially the manager. The Boat operator Darren was operating boat and he was great and skilled. He did excellent job and made the trip memorable for us. Highly recommendable.
By Passport508044
Great thing to do with your teenagers if your not scared of a little water and are bit of a rev head, gets the adrenaline rushing , nothing like doing doughy's at 80km hour to get the blood pumping!
By juliedunn5
Great thing to do with your teenagers if your not scared of a little water and are bit of a rev head, gets the adrenaline rushing , nothing like doing doughy's at 80km hour to get the blood pumping!
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Extreme Adrenaline Boat Ride in Sydney

Welcome to the extreme adrenaline-filled world of Thunder Jet Boating!

As the No.1 rated jet boat adventure on Tripadvisor, we deliver mind-blowing, adrenaline-packed experiences on the iconic Sydney Harbour.

So, buckle up and get ready to experience an absolutely thrilling spectacle that would outshine any average jet boat ride you’ve ever had!

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