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

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Jet Boat Sydney Harbour

From the Thunder Thrill to the Extreme Adrenaline Rush, our jet boat rides are fast, exciting, and most importantly, a world of fun! Whether you’re in town for the weekend or want to share a unique adventure with your family and friends, we promise you won't find a better jet boat journey across Sydney Harbour.
Every Thunder Jet ride departs from our location in Circular Quay. Our crew are also well-trained, friendly, and know how to offer both a safe and exhilarating ride. We promise you’re in great hands with any member of the Thunder Jet Boat crew!


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Thunder Thrill 30 Minute ride


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Action Packed Jet Boat Tours in Circular Quay

Welcome to Thunder Jet Boating, the ultimate destination for jet boat rides in Circular Quay. Let us take you on the adventure of a lifetime as we navigate the beautiful waters of the Sydney Harbour, thrilling you with 360-degree spins and breathtaking speeds.

So, gather your family, friends or partners and strap in for the most unforgettable jet boating experience of your life.

Feel the power of the twin turbo-charged engines of our jet boats as you twist and turn, experiencing a range of electrifying stunts. Discover the magnetic charm of Sydney's towering skyline, fascinating attractions and stunning azure blue waters.

From the iconic Opera House to the serene parks and gardens, you’ll be in for an action-packed journey filled with spins, slides, and splashes in the most beautiful harbour in the world.

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Memorable Boat Tours Departing from Circular Quay

High-speed excitement meets the stunning landscapes of Sydney with our boat tours of Sydney Harbour. Relish in the adrenaline-rich experience as you break new boundaries in speed and fun. Seize the opportunity to glimpse glorious views of Sydney Harbour, and witness the most iconic sights in the city from a unique vantage point.

Our boat tours whiz past the Sydney Harbour Islands, the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, and a whole lot more. Once on board, we take you on a once in a lifetime journey through Sydney's world-famous charm and natural beauty.

Unmatched Speed Boat Tours Sydney Harbour with Thunder Jet

Our speed boat Sydney Harbour tours promise more than just speed and thrills. They are infused with a fresh perspective on sightseeing, blending adrenaline-soaked action with a dash of Sydney's historical richness and cultural flair.

Cruise beneath the Harbour Bridge, sail past the Opera House, and hear the captivating stories surrounding these global landmarks. The unforgettable journey doesn’t stop there. We zoom past the suburbs of Rose Bay and Watson’s Bay and two harbour islands— Clark Island and Shark Island— offering spectacular views and fascinating local histories.

Unleash your adventurous spirit and immerse yourself in a world of heart-stopping excitement, infused with a dose of Sydney charm. These are the moments that will endure in your memories long after you've disembarked our jet boat.

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No need to stress about booking with a group! Thunder Jet Rides cater to various occasions, including Birthday Parties, Corporate & Team Building Events, School & Sports Groups, Bucks & Hens, Media & Film Shoots, Conferences, and more. Our rides are customisable to suit your preferences, and we can even pick you up from your preferred wharf for added convenience!

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Midnight Fireworks

Countdown to the New Year with a front-row seat to the spectacular midnight fireworks aboard our jet boat– where every moment is a celebration!

75 Minutes (approx.)
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9PM Family Fireworks

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the kids in tow! Cruise into the early magic of the 9 pm fireworks aboard our family-friendly jet boat adventure in Sydney Harbour!

80 Minutes (approx.)
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Madame Tussauds Sydney + Thunder Thrill Combo

Immerse in glamour at Madame Tussauds and high-speed thrills with Thunder Jet for a day filled with excitement in Sydney!

30 Minutes (approx.)
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Wildlife Sydney + Thunder Thrill Combo

Experience the wild wonders at Wildlife Zoo and add a splash of adventure with an adrenaline-pumping jet boat ride!

30 Minutes (approx.)
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Burger Deal + Thunder Thrill Combo

Savour the perfect blend of action-packed high-speed adventures and delicious mouthwatering bites in the heart of Sydney Harbour!

30 Minutes (approx.)
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Sealife Aquarium + Thunder Thrill Combo

Dive into aquatic adventures to create the perfect day filled with deep sea wonders and adrenaline-pumping thrills!

30 Minutes (approx.)
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Burger Deal + Thunder Thrill GIFT CARD

Gift the ultimate thrill and taste experience—high-speed adventure on our jet boat followed by a mouthwatering burger feast!

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Extreme Adrenaline Rush Ride

Are 30 minutes not enough for some of you thrill seekers? Embark on a 45-minute thrill ride through Sydney Harbour – because sometimes, more is simply better!

45 Minutes (approx.)

What Makes Us the Best Choice for Jet Boat Adventures in Circular Quay?

When it comes to offering the ultimate water adventure in Sydney, Thunder Jet Boating is second to none. Here’s why:

  • Our jet boats offer 360-degree spins, making your ride a thrilling water adventure.
  • We prioritise your safety. Our jet boat pilots undergo over 1800 hours of marine training overseen by Government Authorities.
  • Our jet boat rides are perfect for kids and families, making us an ideal choice for a family fun day.
  • Our guides offer excellent educational content about Sydney Harbour during your rides.
  • We operate in all weather conditions, making us a reliable choice throughout the year.
  • Our location at Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon is convenient and easily accessible.

Sounds exciting? Call 02 9566 1066 or book your ride online today. Don’t wait, an adrenaline-pumping jet boat adventure of Circular Quay awaits!

Experience Adrenaline-Packed Adventure with Thunder Jet

Immerse yourself in the most exciting jet boat ride to ever hit the Sydney Harbour. Departing from Circular Quay, every ride offers unforgettable spins, heart-pumping speed, stunning views, and our friendly crew are all here waiting. 

WIth state-of-the-art boats and well-trained staff on hand, we take all necessary precautions to ensure that every guest is safe. So, why wait? A sensational adventure is just a boat ride away! Step into your jet boat journey today and experience the harbour like never before. Book your ticket to exhilaration now.


Frequently Asked Questions About Jet Boat Sydney Harbour

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What makes the Jet Boat Sydney Harbour experience unique?

The Jet Boat Sydney Harbour experience, especially with Thunder Jet, is a unique blend of adrenaline-pumping action, stunning sightseeing, and historical richness of Sydney Harbour. The boats are equipped with twin turbo-charged engines for thrilling stunts and high speed. The ride also boasts a captivating view of Sydney’s skyline, iconic structures like the Opera House, and serene parks and gardens.

What can I expect from the Boat Tours Sydney Harbour?

During the boat tours Sydney Harbour, you will break new boundaries in speed and fun. You will get to explore iconic sights in the city, navigate around Sydney Harbour Islands, the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, and Taronga Zoo. With high-speed and thrilling manoeuvres, you get to experience Sydney Harbour like never before.

How do the Speed Boat Tours Sydney Harbour differ from average boat tours?

The Speed Boat Tours Sydney Harbour go beyond just providing speed and thrills. They offer a fresh perspective on sightseeing by mixing adrenaline-fuelled actions with Sydney’s historical richness and cultural flair. Some highlights include cruising beneath the Harbour Bridge, sailing past the Opera House, Rose Bay, Watson’s Bay, Clark Island and Shark Island offering spectacular views and fascinating local histories.

What are the reasons to choose Thunder Jet Boat for my Jet Boat Sydney Harbour adventure?

Thunder Jet offers a unique Jet Boat Sydney Harbour adventure that combines adrenaline-filled rides, expert and safe guides, state-of-the-art facilities, family-friendly rides, and educational content about Sydney Harbour. Thunder Jet operates in all weather, ensuring an exhilarating ride anytime.

How can I book a Jet Boat Ride to Sydney Harbour with Thunder Jet?

Booking your Jet Boat Ride Sydney Harbour with Thunder Jet is quite simple. You can either call on 02 9566 1066 or make an online booking for discounted rates. Thunder Jet is conveniently located at Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon, near popular districts like Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour, making it easy for both locals and visitors to reach.

Where do your rides depart from?

We depart and return to Circular Quay Eastern Pontoon which is located halfway between Ferry Wharf 2 and the Opera House. Our stand is near the Dendy movie theatre or a short stroll from Opera Bar.

What if I am running late?

Please arrive on time! Thunder Jet Boat requires all passengers to arrive 30 minutes prior to their departure time. During this time you will check-in, sign our Assumption of Risk form, get dressed in ponchos and life jackets and listen to the safety briefing.

We do run on a timed schedule and it isn’t fair for other passengers to wait past their ride time as they may have other activities planned. If you are running late we may have to accommodate you on a later ride. Please call us if you are delayed on your journey.

What do I wear?

There are no restrictions on clothing or footwear however we advise you to wear something comfortable that you don’t mind getting a bit wet! Footwear must be worn – thongs and sandals are fine.

Will I get wet?

Yes…BUT we do provide splashproof ponchos. Every ride is different according to the driver and harbour conditions on the day which could be a mild spray to very wet. We do provide complimentary lockers at the wharf if you would like to bring a change of clothes and there are public bathrooms a short stroll away near Circular Quay Train Station.

Is there a minimum age to ride Thunder Jet or any other restrictions?

The only restriction is that all children must be over 120cm. There are no age restrictions however we suggest a minimum of 5 years. All passengers need to be able to reach the handrails and hold on firmly. Passengers under the age of 18 must have an adult 18+ sign the Assumption of Risk form on their behalf.

Is there a weight limit?

Each passenger must wear a lifejacket onboard. Our life jackets can hold up to 150kg. We also have seat belt extenders if required that are handed out discreetly.

How many people can fit on the jet boat?

We have three jet boats that hold up to 23 passengers. We can take up to 69 people at one time!

How long do the rides go for? Do I need to be there earlier than my departure time?

Our Thunder Thrill Ride is a 30 minute experience and Extreme Adrenaline Rush Ride is a 45 minute experience. The ride time does not include the safety briefing or preparation time to dress in ponchos and life jackets – this is on top of your ride time – so please ensure to check-in at the wharf 30 minutes before your departure time to allow time for this.

Of course, if you book the jet boat out for a private ride, it can be chartered for however long (or short) you wish!

Do you operate in wet weather?

We are an all-weather activity. We still operate in wet weather and only postpone or cancel a ride if the conditions on the harbour become dangerous, which generally only happens a couple of times a year.

Can my kids go on the ride without me?

We generally allow a 13 year old or older onboard without an adult present. However, any passenger below the age of 18 years needs their Assumption of Risk form completed and signed by an adult 18+ on their behalf. You can download the form here.


Can I bring a camera or my phone onboard to take photos?

As you will need to hold onto the handrails with both hands during spins, unless you have a head or chest mounted Go Pro, you cannot take cameras onboard as this could be a risk to yourself or others. Thunder Jet will not be responsible for the safety of your camera, phone or personal goods.

We do have a high-tech eye-fly camera mounted to the front of the jet boat which records the highlights of your ride, capturing all the spins and stunts. The footage is available to purchase after your ride. Photos of your group in front of the Harbour Bridge and on the jet boat are also available.

Am I allowed to eat, drink or smoke on the jet boat?

Unfortunately not. We do not allow any food or drinks onboard, and most definitely no smoking. You will need to hold onto the hand rails with both hands during spins.

Can I book the jet boat out for a private ride for my group?

Of course! Please contact us for special group rates. We can be more flexible with the departure times for private rides so please let us know how many are in your group, the date of your ride and your preferred time and we will do our best to accommodate your group. We can have up to 67 people on our 3 jet boats depart at once. We can also accommodate a larger group by having rides departing one after the other. This is also a more cost-effective option.

Please give us a call on 02 9566 1066 or email us at

What if I wish to book the jet boat on a time not found on the booking system?

If a specific time is not available, give us a call and we will do our best to work something out for you.

Are jet boat rides safe?

Absolutely! The Thunder Jet Boats and staff have over 16 years of experience operating marine businesses on Sydney Harbour. We have an 100% safety record! These particular jet boats are designed and built in Australia with safety as the number one priority. All riders are equipped with a life jacket before boarding (we have never had to use them) and everyone is strapped in with a seat belt once onboard.

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 hesitate to contact us.

Do you have a brochure I can view?

Yes – You can download our latest brochure right here –

Can you send me the Assumption of Risk form before the ride?

You can download our Assumption of Risk form right here.

Please note we require one per person and for those under 18 years we need them completed and signed by a responsible adult 18+ on their behalf. They can be filled out in advance and brought to the wharf on the day of your ride.

We do recommend an adult go on the ride with passengers 12 years and under or with a large group of kids.

Are bookings essential?

No – you are more than welcome to come along on the day and hop on the next ride if there are 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 Adrenaline Rush ride as it departs once daily at 12:30 pm.

For vouchers and gift cards, booking beforehand is essential. You may redeem your vouchers through our website or by contacting our reservations department.

How can I book my deal voucher?

To redeem your deal voucher or Groupon or another deal site please open the following link (insert link) and follow the steps below:

• Select the relevant quantity of your voucher.

• Select the preferred date and time.

• Click BOOK NOW.

• Enter personal details for booking. Click ‘Add Promo Code/Voucher’ and enter your voucher code.

If you are struggling to redeem your deal voucher, please contact our office by calling (02) 9566 1066 or email It is recommended that all voucher bookings be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Same day bookings are not accepted therefore bookings should be made no later than 10-12 hours before a scheduled ride.

What are your operating hours?

Our rides are currently running every day. Start and finish times may vary depending on the season (i.e. school holidays, peak seasons, etc).

Our office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We do our best to answer all calls on the weekends but if you can’t get through please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


What is the closest parking to your departure point?

The Sydney Opera House Car Park is the closest parking station.

What is your cancellation policy?

For a full refund you must provide at least 7 days notice. No refunds will be approved with less than 24 hours notice of cancellation however in some circumstances we may allow you to reschedule.

Please make sure to give us a call if you cannot make your ride. If you do not show up to your booking and do not let us know you are not coming and we have saved the seats for you, you will not be able to reschedule.

For more information on our cancellation policy, please refer to our terms & conditions.

What is the difference between the Thunder Thrill and Extreme Adrenaline Rush ride?

Apart from the ride time of the Extreme Adrenaline Rush ride going for 15 minutes longer than the 30 minute Thunder Thrill, this ride also takes you to the extremes of Sydney Harbour where you get to experience the ocean swells! The Extreme Adrenaline Rush also allows you to take in more of the sights that you wouldn’t see on the Thunder Thrill.

Is there anywhere to eat nearby?

Yes, there are many restaurants, bars, and cafes nearby! Searock & Grill is a popular choice. There is also Gateway Plaza has a food court which has plenty of dining options.

Is there anywhere to get changed after the ride?

There are public bathrooms a short stroll away near Circular Quay Train Station. We provide complimentary lockers at the wharf for you to store your personal belongings during the ride.

Do I need to bring anything?

Optional things to bring include sunglasses, change of clothes, GoPro with head or body mount (no loose items allowed on-board), cash/card for the purchase of photos, videos, or souvenirs.

We provide full length, one size fits all, splashproof ponchos, life jackets, sun cream, and complimentary lockers.

How long are Gift Certificates valid for?

All Thunder Jet Gift Certificates are valid for 3 years from the date of purchase. Once expired the vouchers won’t be accepted. If you need to extend your voucher please contact us within the validity date. We can provide a 3-month extension for $25 per voucher.

Can we keep in touch?

We sure can! You can follow Thunder Jet Boat on Facebook and Instagram to ensure you are kept up to date with any updates or special offers.

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