AUCKLAND ADVENTURE JET - AUCKLAND CBD, NEW ZEALAND
Auckland, New Zealand
AUCKLAND ADVENTURE JET
While searching through the offers on 'BookMe' we found the Auckland Adventure Boat for $47 per person, normally $97. I probably wouldn't of even looked into at full price but we had time to kill in Auckland and this was a great discount.
I wasn't expecting much from this at all but it actually turned out to be quite fun. To get to it you walk just past the Maritime museum into the little dock which is filled with nice expensive boats and yachts.
The driver man who greeted us from the start was a very funny nice guy, who got us sorted with a Mack and life jacket (that's not allowed to be called a life jacket anymore I think it's a floatation jacket or something!!!!). We climbed on to the 300 bhp speedboat and started to cruise out the harbour.
He explained that this was a fairly flat bottomed boat so it more glides across the water than emerged under the water like most normal boats. Not just about the speed he explained some various history of Auckland, the harbour and other buildings and locations we saw. (I know from my bungy jump..if you get the morning one they can stop under Auckland Bridge and watch the bungy jumpers jump..or not :) )
When finally outside the specified area he finally opened her up getting up to speeds of 70 kph spraying water about everywhere. Then with a wave of his left arm we would do a 360 degree turn showering the whole boat in water and throwing you from one side to the other. Then we would go off and discuss other Islands before doing the whole thing again and again. Hold on tight though..he nearly lost me out the boat!
Returning back to base after about 45 minutes to an hour everyone was pretty soaked. I personally looked like I soiled myself front and back, but it was definitely worth it. The pictures were expensive and only for a picture on the boat before you left and stood up outside the boat, but I think you were allowed if you wanted to take a go pro or waterproof camera.
These speedboat trips seem to always be on the voucher sites so I'd recommend doing one somewhere if you can get it for cheap enough and have the time to do it, as it's pretty good fun.