Jet Ski Safaris
Jet Ski Safaris
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Let us introduce you to the most unique, specialized and exciting Jet Ski experience on the Gold Coast. Ride your own jet ski and feel the freedom and exhilaration that Jet Ski Safaris has to offer as you explore the wild blue yonder and the hidden islands of paradise. Meet the local dolphins, turtles, wallabies and wild pigs that inhabit this wonderful Jet Ski paradise. All Jet Ski Safaris are led by a team of professional guides with vast knowledge of the local waterways you are assured of an adventure you will never forget. No Licence Required: No Experience necessary! All safaris are led by professional and experienced guides ensuring your safety. - We provide a high ratio of guides per customer to ensure that you can ride at the speed you desire, fast, medium or slow. - All Participants will have a full comprehensive safety briefing prior to departure. - Each participant is then given a practice to familiarize themselves with the handling of the Jet Ski
Main Beach, Queensland, Australia

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2024

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andy_boothby
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Took this tour with a friend on Tuesday with just 2 other customers. We were guided by Dayne & Jacob who did an excellent job of navigating us through the waterways avoiding the worst of the traffic. It was a pretty cloudy day with a lot of rain but these guys still made it fun. We got to see dolphins on the way there and back. Highly recommend this activity, if I come back to the Gold Coast on another holiday I will definitely do this again.
Written March 11, 2020
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Louise G
Nowra, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
So much fun zooming around the river system and canals in the Gold Coast. Patient, kind and down to earth guides. Would recommend the 2.5 hr, totally worth it. $25 for hard copy photo in a souvenir book and digital copies for free. I hope the boss buys Dane a beer for all his hard work jet skiing in the sunshine and assisting us in having an amazing time ☀️🏝🌊
Written February 20, 2020
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alena844
Tauranga, New Zealand32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This was our first time ever on jetskis which we did as a family. We did the 1.5 hour safaris and it was worth every cent. Geoff, Pete and all the staff were totally awesome!! They made sure everyone remained safe at all times and were extremely professional in the way they handled and looked after our group. Great guides! This jet ski tour operation totally deserves more than 5 stars. Made our holiday in the gold coast memorable, thank you!! 😊
Written January 24, 2020
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Thekiltedscot
Sydney, Australia134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This was absolutely brilliant and would thoroughly recommend doin one of their trips if visiting the Gold Coast. We did the 1.5 hr tandem session and had a blast - 20kms up the coast of South Stradbroke Island. The crew/guides were fantastic - great personalities, made sure everything was done safely and groups were set based on ability/confidence. This was my first time driving a jet ski and loved every minute.
Written April 16, 2022
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Cheers Craig Stoked you had such a great safari with us
Written April 23, 2022
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Samantha C
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Caution - this company does not care about the experience of the customer, nor their safety as they tell you all the answers if you don't know them. They do care about taking your money.

We had booked a package and when we arrived for our booking we let them know our flight was changed by the airline and we were concerned we wouldn't get back on time.

They first said we could do the shorter tour and would not refund the difference. We then opted for this even with the cost impact. We were scheduled to be back at 12.30pm. At 11.25am we still hadn't left, the GM kept saying we would be leaving in 5 mins, which they had said for the last 35 mins. We requested a refund, no consideration for this and refused. We requested a credit note, he refused even tho their terms and conditions allow for rescheduling.

Frustrating and dissapointing experience.

100% not recommended.
Written March 11, 2023
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Hi Samantha, As you can see by the other 2,100 five-star reviews, customer service and safety is our number 1 priority and we pride ourselves on our customers having a great and SAFE time. It is unfortunate you and your friend have chosen to leave such a negative review for reasons that are not true and at no fault of our own. In regards to your comment about our safety briefing – We are the ONLY company on the Gold Coast that offers a comprehensive safety briefing video AND test. We understand that there can be difficulties for some with the answers to some questions – therefore we provide the SUPPORT and explanations so that the whole group can understand the answers in full. It is important to mention that if your airline changing your flight becomes an inconvenience, the issue lies with them and not us. With less than 24 hours’ notice, as clearly stated on our Terms and Conditions, changes and cancellations to bookings within this period are not permitted without paying rescheduling fees or forfeitures of bookings (also stated in our Ts and Cs). We offered the shorter 1hr tour option for you so you would be back by 12:30/12:45pm at the latest which you said would be fine for your 2pm flight. We make no guarantees about what time you get back to the marina, because all it takes is for 1 person in the group to fall off their jet ski for it to put the tour back by 5-10 minutes. We could accommodate the tour change, but because it was within the 24hour notice period, this does not allow sufficient time for us to resell your ski, therefore we would be at a loss if we refunded you for no fault of ours. Your session started by 10:30am and as we mentioned to you on the day, you actually finished the test very quickly, but because there were others still finishing in the briefing room and we leave as a group, we did have to wait for them to finish. As mentioned on the day, we were not much more than 5 mins out of schedule, but can appreciate that it would have felt like more for you as you finished your test before the rest of the group. It is important to note, you then refused to come on the tour. We explained we were only 5 minutes behind and that it would hardly have an impact, and at that moment your 1hr safari were getting on the skis to leave. We then asked if you were going to put a life jacket on and join us – to which you flat out refused. It is clearly stated in our Ts and Cs to allow for an extra hour on top of your tour and check in time. Your arrival time is 10am, for a 10:30am start and an approximate 12:30pm finish on the 1hr safari. We appreciate your promptness to check in quickly, finish your tests quickly and be ready to leave quickly, but this does not mean we can leave the rest of the group behind to simply accommodate YOU. Had this had been such a hinderance for you and you require compensation, we suggest contacting your airline directly, as we cannot be expected to cover costs caused by them and your inability to read our Ts and Cs is no fault of our own. Again, we appreciate your feedback, however do believe it is unfair on a small business such as ours to wear the costs of changes incurred within a CLEAR notice period. Have a great day.
Written April 25, 2023
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Ray K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I just want to write this review because of the amazing experience I had today with Jet Ski Safaris. An awesome winter's day was to be had,...the guys gave an excellent safety presentation, made us feel welcome & gave us re-assurance! Being my first day on the jet ski, I was given excellent instructions & helpful advice. I got the confidence to ride the jet ski competently and without fear! Thanks Jed, Dane, Adrian & all the guys that made the day so great & a very memorable one. A very sincere thank you,...I highly recommend Jet Ski Safaris & will definitely return for the longer 2.5hr tour.
Written August 13, 2020
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Lisa S
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
That was awesome..... we loved our morning @JetSkiSafaris so much we’re going again tomorrow!
We had the best time......Hubby and I are both beginners so we did the breakfast trip up to South Stradbroke Island. The crew were amazing instructors and guides, before we knew it we were relaxed and really enjoying the whole experience.
We highly recommend Gold Coast Jet Ski Safaris, you’ll have a great time too!
Love love love it!
Written January 1, 2020
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83fiwi
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We had a lot of fun on the 1 1/2 hour jet ski safari with Craig and Pete. We were well-briefed and it was great for our 13 and 15 year old children to be able to take a turn driving. We felt the length of time was just right, but we only had a short ‘safari’ through the mangroves, which we all thought was the best bit, so maybe the longer trip gives more of this type of ride. Overall it took over three hours, including briefing, some practice and then the ride and finishing up. Thanks guys, a good family activity.
Written January 8, 2020
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Elizabeth Y
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We set out quite excited for our jet ski experience. Sadly, we did not enjoy the outing! There were 6 of us on 3 jet skis so we all had pillion passengers. It was a very rough day on the water. The waterway did not seem protected at all! I found it hard to believe we weren’t warned about how rough it was. Due to us having pillion passengers we were not as fast and were unable to keep up with the single jet ski riders. We were pushed the whole way and were abruptly spoken to by some of the staff. We own a boat and have done water sports for years - so it’s not like we haven’t spent time in the water. Overall this was a very disappointing experience!!!!
Written March 26, 2023
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Hi Liz, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback and are surprised that your review has come over a month after your tour date. We have actually received multiple positive reviews from the same date of your safari and were not aware of any unhappy customers. Had we known on the day that you were unhappy with your experience, we would have tried our best to rectify the situation on the spot. While we understand jet skiing isn’t for everyone as jet skiing is very different to anything else you can ever experience, even boating, we do pride ourselves on customer services and go above and beyond to make sure all customers leave happy. We have replied to your email you sent through regarding this review but we haven’t heard back after our reply to you. If there is any way you could get back to us so we can investigate the situation to further understand the day and ensure a situation that you have described doesn’t happen again. Kind regards.
Written April 3, 2023
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David J
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went for the 1 hr safari and had a brilliant time! Due the time of the year it was just my partner, the guide and I.

The kit was all high quality and we felt safe at all times.

Geoff was a great guide and after a short lesson we felt confident enough to really open up the jetskis which was an exhilarating ride.

My only slight criticism was that we didn't see much wildlife because we were moving so fast (which was our choice).
Written March 1, 2020
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