The Adventure Jetboat, is one of the wildest river excursions you can experience in Victoria Falls. It allows you to feel the intensity of the falls as you jaunt along the Zambezi River at an incredible 40km/hour. The thrill of the wind on your face, the splash from the water and not to mention the iconic view of the falls from below is what gets people excited for this activity.
Ready to feel the adrenaline coursing through you while our Adventure Jet boat captains plot a course through the Zambezi? The Adventure Jet Boat is an alternative to the white-water rafting trip. This is a face-paced ride on the rapids in the Zambezi River below the Victoria Falls.
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The Jet Boat was introduced at the beginning of 2019 and since then has become incredibly popular among those who visit the falls. The Jet Boat takes you along the lower Zambezi on a wild ride and although it doesn't carry you as far downstream or through some of the famous grade-five rapids, it definitely is an adventure of its own.
The powerful river's thrilling experience will leave you content and in awe. The Jet boat has 465 horsepower and a top speed that smoothly navigates the Victoria Falls, It may be found in the Victoria Falls Bridge's underpass, in the Batoka Gorge, and near to the base ofOn the activity, drinks will be provided on top of the gorge following the walkout.
The Adventure Jet Boat Victoria Falls can be experienced from the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi River. If you are in Zambia or Botswana, you will need to make your way towards Victoria Falls to do the activity. The Victoria Falls Tour will take you near the base of the Victoria Falls, the boiling point under the Victoria Falls Bridge and through to the Batoka Gorge.
Any time of the year is considered a good time to be on the jet boat and especially during the scorching heat of the summer, this activity can be a very good way to cool off. In April and May, During the peak of high water and in October and November where the water is very low, the activity will be closed for safety reasons.
The total time of the activity is around 3 hours. This includes from the time of pickup, the walk up and down the gorge and back to your drop off points. You will be on the water for between 45 to 50 minutes.
Safety is of utmost importance in any activity in Victoria Falls and the Jet boat is no exception. You will be provided with a life jacket and a helmet and throughout the experience including the walk up and down the Gorge you will be accompanied by experienced guides.
The boats are maintained and serviced regularly to ensure safety and minimal to nil breakdowns.
The jet boat runs every day and is open from 8 am to around 4 pm. It is accessible at all times and each trip begins on the hour. The first trip is available at 8am with the final journey departing at 3 pm. Visitors are picked up from their Victoria Falls hotel or lodge (additional transfers are necessary if arriving from Livingstone town) and driven to the top of the valley
The Adventure Jet Boat In Victoria Falls only operates with a minimum of 2 passengers and has a maximum capacity of 12. The activity is fun and the experience is better shared with family and friends. We recommend doing the activity with others so you experience maximum enjoyment.
The smallest life jacket must fit children who are at least 12 years old so the minimum age required to be on the jet boat is 12 years. In terms of weight restrictions, you only need to be physically capable of entering and exiting the gorge, and you must be able to wear our largest life jacket and helmet.
The Adventure Jet Boat is overall an exciting activity and is considered safer as compared to white water rafting by other tourists. If thrill and excitement is what you want to experience in Victoria Falls then don’t miss out on the jet boat.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Where: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Weather: Weather Permitting
Time commitment: 45 minute jet boat ride with a 2 to 2.5 hour turnaround.
Adrenalin factor: 5 Star
Traveller Pickup: Offered
Hotel Pickup: Offered
Return details: Returns to original departure point
Inclusions A heart racing, eye widening, mind blowing Adventure Jet Boat trip, transfers from/to Victoria Falls Town, gear, & lunch.
Exclusions National Park Fees (to be settled directly upon check-in), Visa fees (if applicable) & Items of a personal nature.
Age Limit Minimum age of 12.
Fitness Level Moderate level of fitness due to hike down and up the gorge.
Qualifications Not Applicable
Maximum Weight N/A (as long as the safety helmets and life jackets fit you are good to go).
Certification Not Applicable
Experience Level None Experience
Yes, it is safe. All the safety measures are taken by the guides. All captains are specially trained for this adventure. You will be provided a life jacket s and a helmet.
40 to 45 minutes. The Adventure Jet Boat lasts around 40-45 minutes in the Zambezi River. It’s a high-speed thrilling adventure that will take you right up the rapids.
15 years, anyone below 15 years needs special permission from their parents. Above 15 years old, anyone can go. It does not need any special skill or training for Adventure Jet Boats.
From June to September. It’s the best time to go on an Adventure Jet Boat. The Adventure Jet Boat does not operate between April and May. April and May in the high season, October and November during the low water season.
You can enjoy the Adventure Jet Boat in the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls. The nearest airport to Victoria Fall is Victoria Falls Airport (VFA).Pick-up and drop service are also available from your lodges and hotels.
Between 8 am to 4 pm. This adventure cost you around $100 per person per day. The last trip of Adventure Jet Boat leaves at 3:45 pm.
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We travelled with Falcon Safaris in Zimbabwe and Botswana for 16 days. Falcon designed a wonderful trip with private guide to the most interesting sites in both countries. The organization of the whole trip was excellent, flights within the country, accommodation and activites. The guides were very knowledgable and told us a lot about the countries, their history, people, economy and much more. Wevisited the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, the Victoria Falls and a number of national parks in both countries.
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We worked with Gertrude to schedule and organize everything and she did an excellent job. I asked a lot of questions via e-mail and she answered everyone in a timely helpful manner. Our guide at Victoria Falls was also great. He met us at the airport, provided a thoughtful tour of the Falls and got us to our next guide in Botswana. Our lodgings at River View Lodge were just as described- very comfortable and excellent food. All the staff were so pleasant and helpful. If I had to do it again I would arrange a morning boat ride as well. We only did the sunset boat rides and they were the high point of our entire trip- we saw so many animals and our guide was very knowledgeable. Just a great experience. Our lodgings at Oddball's Enclave was rustic and we loved it. So great to disconnect from the world for a bit. Leo, our guide, was the best - got us out and about, saw fantastic wildlife and got back to camp safely each time. Doc manages the camp so well. This whole trip was planned and organized by Falcon Safaris and we could not have been happier.
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