The Thrill Ride Jet Boat Adventure
The Thrill Ride Jet Boat Adventure
This thrilling jet boat ride is an amazing and unique sightseeing adventure that begins at Circular Quay in the shadow of the Sydney Opera House. The fun begins from this historic site where the first Europeans landed in Australia in 1788.
The excursion consists primarily of spins, slides, power-break stops, and fish-tails, making for one exhilarating experience. The Jet Boat crew will point out the harbor hot-spots as they take you on your hot-lap of Sydney Harbor. It's this unique combination of sightseeing and fun that has thrilled over half a million guests over the past 10 years and makes this excursion a must-do when in Sydney.
Starting with the world famous Opera House, a masterpiece of late modern architecture, you will come face to face with the stunning sights of Sydney. The Opera House is admired internationally and proudly treasured by the people of Australia. In its short lifetime, Sydney Opera House has earned a reputation as a world-class performing arts center and become a symbol of both Sydney and the Australian nation.
Other highlights include Clark and Shark Islands, the harbor-side mansions that are Australia's most expensive real estate, Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Harbor Bridge that links Sydney's two major commercial centers and forms a daily orientation point for millions. It is a living landmark, a tourist experience and an essential transport line for Sydneysiders. It is also a cultural landscape that people actively experience: driving, walking, sailing, flying, cycling, ferry and train commuting, as well as passively observe - from the foreshores, from a distance, as a distinctive landmark - or examine in detail as a marvel of engineering technology.
Important: Please note that you will be provided with a raincoat but you will still get wet. You will be asked to remove your socks and footwear before boarding the boat to prevent them from getting wet. It is recommended that you bring a towel and a change of clothes. The experience will be similar to riding a roller coaster, with sudden turns and high speeds and while wearing a seat belt. You will be provided with a space to store cameras and other personal items, but you should not bring anything onboard the boat that is not supposed to get wet. Not recommended if you get easily seasick or if you have back problems. You will be required to sign a waiver.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a transfer tour. Tour does not drop off at hotels or the airport. Tour vehicle cannot accommodate luggage.
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Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.