Try Jet Boating in Sydney
One of the new and exciting water activities that has swept Australia off its feet is jet boating. It’s the perfect activity for locals and tourists that seek adrenalin and exhilaration while they are in Sydney. Even though a cruise on a lovely summer night can be a pleasant pastime for anyone, sometimes you might need a little bit more excitement. Jet boating is one of those exhilarating activities, plus it adds a “spin” to your sightseeing tour.
Jet boating is fundamentally fast riding on a boat propelled by a jet of water ejected from the back of the craft. The regular speed is around 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph), but you can even go up to 50 knots (90 km/h; 60 mph).
Moreover, since Australia is filled with many excellent aquatic destinations, and Sydney is no exception, water sports of any kind are very popular. With jet boating, you’ll be getting a lot of high-speed turns, twists, power brakes and more.
However, this is a relatively safe activity, and it is suitable for all ages, including children older than 10 years. The only thing you’ll have to do is sit tight, strap in and enjoy the ride.
The Sydney Harbour I Home to Exciting Water Activities
While we’re on the subject of jet boating, it is impossible not to mention the Sydney Harbour. The views are iconic, and experiencing a sightseeing tour at Circular Quay while you’re looking upon the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House is pure magic. Moreover, imagine if you were on a jet boat and your adrenaline is rising while you’re taking in the views.
You’ll be getting 270-degree spins, power slides and other breathtaking maneuvers at high speed. Furthermore, you shouldn't worry too much about missing something, because most jet boating agencies will make sure you don’t. This is meant to be an adventure, but also a quality sightseeing experience. Hence, the boat slows down so you can get a good look at all of the iconic landmarks in the area.
You will see Sydney in a different light. Of course, you can even try both a slow cruise and jet boating, so you can compare the experiences for yourself.
However, we should also point out that the Sydney Harbour is home to many other water activities apart from jet boating. In fact, the harbour has a reputation for attracting adventure lovers and adrenaline seekers from all over the world.
Here’s a list of some other water activities you might want to try while in the city:
- Boat rentals
- Float trips
- Speed boats
- Scuba diving
- Stand-up paddleboarding
We would also recommend that you visit some of the beaches in Sydney, since they can provide you with incredible views of the ocean. Plus, you can try out some of the water sports on the list above.
The Harbour Rocks Hotel is located near the Sydney Harbour. That makes it the ideal place for accommodation if you’re interested in experiencing jet boating while in the city.