I have to admit at first I was very apprehensive. I am not the most confident swimmer so naturally being in a situation where in the worst case scenario you could fall out just made me very nervous (although they have a 100% safety rating so that helped my nerves greatly!). Going with the amazingly awesome Base Auckland crew made me excited for the adventure I was about to endure.
When we arrived the Auckland Jet Boat Tours staff was very friendly and made sure that above all we were safe and knew what to do inside the boat. We checked in and off we go, gearing up with waterproof coat and life jacket, we were on the boat already! After a quick briefing from Captain Mark, we were on the way...
Wow what a thrill!!!
From the moment you step onto the boat the adrenalin starts pumping. Slowly cruising out into the harbour is the absoloute opposite of what you are about to experience. As the driver slowly builds up speed excitement takes over. Then the driver signals that you are about to be thrown into a spin you brace yourself for the unknown. The boat starts to spin and the wave of water engulfs you the realisation that staying dry is not an option. But hey who cares, this is an experience and I am loving it!
The ride is about 35-40minutes, they go as fast as 80km/hour and you will feel it! It covers wide areas of Auckland with how many spins??? I have lost count but loads of them! And YES, you will get splash and wet if you don’t wear the jacket properly. You may even if you wear it properly hahaha!
Great way to see Auckland from the water with a thrill! The driver Mark was fantastic with his knowledge of the area (I grew up here and didn’t know half of what he did) and sense of humour. I would highly recommend this to anyone weather you are a traveller or have lived here your entire life. I have been out on the Waitemata Harbour many times but none have been anywhere near as thrilling as this.
I had a total ball on the jet boat ride!
Just to mention, Base Auckland has a Cheap Deal including this Jet boat ride and 2 nights’ accommodation in a dorm room plus one continental breakfast for only NZ$99 - so why not get this great deal and experience the fun Auckland?! We guarantee you will love it!
I would like to thank all of the awesome crew at Auckland Jet Boat Tours again for giving us such a great opportunity!! We surely enjoyed it!!!!!
Ai Wakisaka - Travel Star ★
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