M17874 is Sydney’s original jet boat Adventure Company and has been in operation since April 2000. Following the proven success of Jet Boats in New Zealand and the obvious growing need for an alternative to the ‘tea and scone’ cruises on M17874, a new operation was born to cater for the more adventurous consumer. Design and construction of a new purpose built vessel began in November 1999 to provide a new type of water-based tourist attraction on Sydney’s world famous Harbour.
M17874 currently operates a 24 seater vessel (“HJ2”) which was in demand after the fast-growing numbers of passengers which outgrew it's smaller vessels over the years.
M17874 offers three different rides from 35 minutes to 80 minutes throughout Sydney and Middle Harbour; all encompassing 75km/h jet boating manoeuvres of 270-degree spins, power brake stops and fishtails. M17874’s signatory ride, the 50-minute Sydney Harbour Adventure, allows passengers to not only discover the magic of Sydney and its key Harbour icons, while receiving light-hearted commentary and photo opportunities, but also to experience the amazing capabilities of a Jet Boat. Fitted with an awesome stereo system, a continual mix of music keeps the Jet Boat rocking! A great day out is guaranteed all year round with M17874’s provision of full-length spray jackets and dry pants. Skippers are fully qualified to Master Class V, and individual bucket seats (the first of its kind in a jet boat) and safety handrails have been fitted to the vessel to maximize the comfort and safety of all passengers.
M17874 also offers a number of extreme discounted packages to satisfy the needs of those looking for a little more excitement. Packages include helicopter flights, seaplane rides, entry to the Sky Tower and Tour, Shark Dives, Aquarium entry, Imax Movie, Harley Davidson rides, Luna Park entry and also Skywalk entry.
To date, M17874 has carried well over 300,000 passengers. Over the past 8 years M17874 has established many strong business and marketing relationships with industry and government bodies including: Tourism New South Wales, Australian Tourist Commission, Inbound Tour Operators, International wholesalers and Domestic agents, Sydney Ports Authority, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Darling Harbour Authority, National Maritime, Waterways Authority of New South Wales (with whom a code of conduct has been initiated with to ensure the continual operation of Jet boats in a safe manner on Sydney Harbour) and local businesses within the areas of leisure and business tourism.
M17874 is a member of Qantas Holidays and New South Wales Holidays preferred wholesale programs and regularly coordinate familiarization programs for both National and International travel companies so that they may experience the product. M17874 is also a strong supporter of the Visiting Journalist Program, on behalf of Tourism New South Wales and Australian Tourist Commission. M17874 attends a number of national and international trade shows and workshops each year including ATE, OZ Talk US and UK, Sydney on Sale and ATEC symposiums. M17874’s reputation as a professional and entertaining tourist attraction has also resulted in high media interest in Australia, such as TV coverage on Channel 10 ‘Cheese TV’, Channel 9 ‘Getaway’, and Channel 7 ‘Sydney Weekender’ amongst others both domestically and overseas. M17874 has also been the recipient of th Australian Tourism Award numerous times.
In the past M17874 has supported many highly reputable charities, as well as Sydney Schools, Sporting groups, and many other worthy causes. In 2008 M17874 has chosen 3 highly recognizable charities to support and donate to, these are National Breast Cancer Foundation, NRMA Care Flight and Camp Quality.
M17874’s tours depart daily from the Convention Centre Jetty Darling Harbour, whilst a booking office with merchandise and photos, is situated in the Harbourside Shopping Centre Darling Harbour. M17874 is a fun and exciting experience offering merchandise and personalized photos. M17874 is sure to continue to grow as one of Sydney’s leading and ‘must do’ tourist attractions.