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Our most recommended New South Wales Speed & Jet Boat Tours

Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise

1. Wilsons Promontory: 2.5-Hour Wilderness Cruise

Travel in the world's first custom-built amphibious boats, designed for cruising waters in comfort and safety. Witness the iconic South Point, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and cruise into the waters of Bass Strait and Victoria's first marine national park. Discover a rugged and raw coast like no other as you explore The Glennies, Anderson Islets, and Anser Island. Marvel at the prehistoric boulders of Mount Oberon, situated behind the white quartz sands of Norman Beach, before uncovering the iconic granite monolith that is Skull Rock. Sculpted by waves and surrounded by crystal blue waters, Skull Rock's eerie facade becomes even more mysterious as more skull shapes reveal themselves the closer you get. Search for abundant wildlife including thousands of seals, dolphins, and migrating whales.

Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Seal Eco Adventure Cruise

2. Sorrento: 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Seal Eco Adventure Cruise

On board the swift eco boat, cruise by the glorious coast of the Mornington Peninsula. Explore 20-million-year-old sandy cliffs, immaculate holiday homes, and pristine beaches. The coastline is part of the Point Nepean National Park and Port Phillip Bay, home to a variety of wildlife including seals, dolphins, occasional migrating whales, and over 70 different species of seabird. Tour Port Phillip Bay and cruise by the Ticonderoga Bay Dolphin Sanctuary as you look at the cliffs leading to Point Nepean and the original defense forts precinct built to guard the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Known as The Rip, this is where the waters of the bay meet the seas of Bass Strait. Passing by protected marine parks and Ramsar Convention wetlands, you'll enjoy 360-degree views from the open vessel. During the summer months, the migratory shearwater birds congregate en masse with thousands upon thousands of birds rafting together on the water's surface. Australian fur seals, once hunted excessively for their pelts, are now fully protected and enjoy resting on a manmade haul-out platform in the bay. Here the seals get out of the water and rest after days of fishing. Seeing them up close you will be mesmerized by their presence and adore their features. From around June through to August (winter), along the southern coast of Victoria, the waters are home to the migration passages of whales. Sightings of humpback, southern right and killer whales are increasing year on year. Visits into Port Phillip Bay are becoming more frequent and it's possible to gain some amazing sightings.

Sydney Harbour: Thunder Thrill Ride

3. Sydney Harbour: Thunder Thrill Ride

Tackle one of the best experiences on Sydney Harbour. Experience an exhilarating jet boat ride, reaching speeds of up to 75 kilometers per hour. Take in the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour during the Thunder Trill Ride. Choose a 30 or a 45-minute ride, then buckle up and get ready to get wet. Your skipper will ease you into this thrilling experience by gradually reaching high speeds and performing gentle maneuvers around the harbor. Watch out for the skipper’s signals as the ride is cranked up a gear with high-speed spins and breaks. Select a bundle to enjoy entrance to some of Sydney's top attractions along with your adrenalin-pumping ride.

Sydney Harbour: 45-Minute Extreme Adrenaline Rush Ride

4. Sydney Harbour: 45-Minute Extreme Adrenaline Rush Ride

Book one of the best and most extreme experiences on Sydney Harbour. Buckle up and get ready for the jet boat ride of your life and take in views of some of the city’s most iconic sights from the water. On this 45-minute activity, your skipper will ease you into this thrilling experience by increasing to high speeds and performing gentle maneuvers around the harbor. Then get ready and watch for the signs that things are about to get cranked up a bit. Thrill at the incredible high-speed spins and breaks. This adrenalin-pumping jet boat ride isn't for the faint-hearted. Be sure you’re prepared to get wet!

Sydney: Jet Boat Adventure Ride from Circular Quay

5. Sydney: Jet Boat Adventure Ride from Circular Quay

Experience beautiful Sydney Harbour at full throttle, with sea spray in your face and the sweet sound of a 700 horsepower engine in your ears. This 30-minute jet boat ride on Sydney Harbour includes massive sideways slides, fish tails, wave riding, and spins. The adventure begins at Circular Quay with a comprehensive safety briefing and a rundown of the trip ahead. The crew will distribute waterproof gear before boarding, to help you stay as dry as possible as you ride. Once on board, the jet boat's power is finally unleashed; whiz past ferries and fly over the waves thanks to the expert maneuvers of your jet boat pilot. As you cruise, enjoy views of the Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Rose Bay, Goat Island, Taronga Zoo, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and more.

From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

6. From Sorrento Pier: 2-Hour Great Southern Reef Snorkeling

Depart from Sorrento, the native land of the Boonwurrung people, and the site of the first European settlement in 1803. Pass beneath the 20-million-year-old calcarenite cliffs of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, and in less than 15 minutes start discovering the vast Great Southern Reef beneath the water. Do some snorkeling at three different sites where you'll meet nature's finest temperate marine animals, many that exist nowhere else on Earth. See an array of colorful fish, graceful stingrays, unusual weedy seadragons, and entertaining seals. Swim freely listening to the grunts and clicks of fish working the reef and be mesmerised by the rich colours. In a swift RIB boat, travel quickly between each location, looking out for dolphin sightings as the tour explores the southern end of the peninsula.

San Remo: Private Speedboat Cruise to Phillip Island

7. San Remo: Private Speedboat Cruise to Phillip Island

Experience the thrill of cutting thorugh the water on a Thundercat jet boat on this tour from San Remo to Phillip Island. Feel the wind in your hair as you admire the island's rugged beauty and try to spot local wildlife. Hop aboard the boat in San Remo and meet your captain. Set off on your adventure to Phillip Island at an exhilarating speed. Glide over turquoise water alongside the granite cliff coast of Cape Woolamai. Travel on a high-quality and well-maintained boat. Listen to commentary from your captain that is full of humorous anecdotes and facts about the significant environmental and historical sites that you pass along the way. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like fur seals. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour.

Sydney: 4-Hour Cruise with Lunch at a Fishing Village

8. Sydney: 4-Hour Cruise with Lunch at a Fishing Village

Discover the largest harbor in the world on this half-day sightseeing cruise. With a small group, enjoy a personalized harbor boat cruise on a small, sleek boat that ensures the best views of Sydney. After cruising up close to iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, see historic sites and naval dockyards as well as extravagant waterfront mansions belonging to Australia's rich and famous. Keep an eye out for resident penguins, seals, and dolphins. Break for lunch at a waterfront beach club and enjoy a delicious meal with wine, beer or a soft drink. Afterward, take a short stroll up to The Gap to admire magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and all the way back to Sydney. Your next stop is one of Sydney's lesser-known and most idyllic beaches, accessible only by boat, and described by locals as a hidden paradise. Take a stroll or swim in the beach's crystal-clear waters before hopping back on the boat. Finish your Aussie experience with a visit to the historic Quarantine Station and Museum and immerse yourself in Sydney's history. Here, enjoy afternoon tea including coffee and Aussie cakes.

Sydney: 4-Hour Private Harbor Cruise & Opera House Views

9. Sydney: 4-Hour Private Harbor Cruise & Opera House Views

1. Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 2. Barangaroo Reserve, Hickson Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 3. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia, pass by without stopping 4. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 5. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 6. Mrs Macquarie's Chair, 1D Mrs Macquaries Rd The Rocks Visitors Centre, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia, pass by without stopping 7. Athol Bay Beach, Mosman, New South Wales Australia, pass by without stopping 9. Kirribilli House, 109 Kirribilli Ave, Kirribilli NSW 2061, Australia, pass by without stopping

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What people are saying about New South Wales

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Highly recommend this boat trip. We loved seeing the rugged coastline of Wilson’s Prom including the lighthouse, and our skippers Justin and Sam ensured we also saw dolphins and a humpback whale!

Boat, gear and staff first rate and the scenery spectacular. Dolphins and seals pretty good too. Weather cold! The cruise should be on everyone's bucket list.

The Mother Nature is amazing which must to be seen with your own eyes. The guiders’ explanation are actively and detailed. It is definitely worth it.

One of the most interesting and beautiful short adventures you could do.

Super fun! Be prepared to get wet! Highly recommended!