Family Fun, We're Number 1
Jetboat Extreme was founded, and still runs as, a family-owned business. What does this mean for you? A lot! It means we take pride in our tourism operator legacy and put in 100% every day to deliver one of Australia’s best action-adventure activities for visitors craving a unique, adrenaline-fueled experience.
Founded in 2004 by Michael and Christine Gilmore, Jetboat Extreme was the first jet boat tour operator to be established in Surfers Paradise, and has now evolved to become the Gold Coast's NUMBER 1 jet boat experience. Michael has always had a passion for boats and offers decades of experience when it comes to owning and running marine businesses – you could say saltwater runs in his, and the family’s, veins. His hands-on approach sees him personally select all Jetboat Extreme drivers who hold top-class marine licenses as well as premier driving skills and a positive attitude making for the best and safest passenger experience. Our Check-in Crew are also handpicked to fit the fun, family vibe that we’ve become famous for – just check the Google reviews and ranking for some good, honest feedback.
When it comes to our jet boats, Michael also oversaw the purpose-built construction of the Jetboat Extreme fleet, designed and made locally here on the Gold Coast to suit the conditions experienced on the Broadwater. He was meticulous in making sure all performance, comfort and safety features were integrated into the design process from scratch – no afterthoughts – just the best tourism-based jet craft from the get-go. All jet boat maintenance and crew upskilling also falls under his professional watch.
Son, Kegan, has now proudly stepped into the role of Jetboat Extreme General Manager and continues the family legacy in providing holiday thrills for tens-of-thousands visitors from all over the globe. As you can see, we like to keep it tight here at Jetboat Extreme which is a big reason as to why we continue to grow and win awards as voted by the people and reputable tourism bodies. To put it simply, we absolutely love what we do for our wonderful passengers like you.
Welcome aboard, Jetboat Extreme!