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White Knuckle Thrill Boat Ride

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White Knuckle Thrill Boat Ride

Escape from the ordinary shore-based tours and climb aboard one of only two specially designed high-powered jet boats in the country for a memorable Key West water sports attraction suitable for the entire family. Highlights of a "White Knuckle" jet boat experience include twists, turns and unforgettable 360 degree maneuvers. The boat can hit top speed in as little as 4 feet of water. Enjoy spectacular views of the Conch Republic, its diverse community of aquatic animals and vibrant ecosystem as well as free drinks after the amazing thrill ride.

Tour Highlights Include:

bullet Ride on a thrilling jet boat - White Knuckle is one of two jet boats of it's kind in the US
bullet Heart-stopping maneuvers on the water - a high performance vessel specially designed for maneuvers. It can travel full speed in only 4" of water.
bullet Fishtails, twists & turns and unforgettable 360 degree spins!!
bullet Water views of Key West and of fantastic marine life.
bullet Complimentary drinks after the ride

One of the newest water sports attractions in Key West, the White Knuckle Thrill Boat Ride brings the fun and excitement of theme park rides to the tropical waters of the Conch Republic. The specially designed, high-powered and exceptionally maneuverable boat can reach 55 mph in as little as 4 inches of water. The entire family can enjoy this unforgettable experience.

After leaving the dock, you will travel through the shallow water of a mangrove forest and view the remarkable marine life that inhabits Key West. The driver will then accelerate to full speed and signal that it is time for the fun to begin and to hang on tight. The vessel completes a variety of maneuvers as it skims across the warm azure water of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to twists and turns, maneuvers include fishtails, slips and heart-stopping 360 degree spins. Feel the wind and spray as well as an adrenaline rush as you travel past the resorts, lavish hotels and sandy beaches on one of only two jet boats of this type in the country. You will also be entertained by stories and fun facts about the Florida Keys and America's southernmost city. Commemorative pictures are available as talented photographers capture the highlights of the 30- to 40-minute White Knuckle experience that is only possible in a jet boat. Shuttle service is available from many resorts and hotels.

Obtain an eTicket today for an exciting White Knuckle Thrill Boat Ride of a lifetime.


360- degree spin
360- degree spin

Twist and Turn Across the Water
Twist and Turn Across the Water

It's a Thrilling Jet Boat Ride
A Thrilling Jet Boat Ride

Heart-Stopping Maneuvers
Heart-Stopping Maneuvers



White Knuckle Thrill Boat Ride

Operating Times:

3 departure times scheduled daily. (11am, 1pm, & 3pm). Please call for schedule. Check in 15 minutes prior to departure.


30-40 min

Booth Location:

Two Departure locations-Permanent Home at the Galleon Resort and also departs behind the Westin Resort downtown on Front St.
Location will be confirmed when you call to make the reservation.

Nearest Intersection:

Front St. & Simonton

Age Requirements:

Children must be at least 5 years old to ride. Price is the same regardless of age.


Phone in Reservations are required prior to desired tour date, and can be made by calling customer service. Phone numbers will be on your eTicket. Shuttle is available to pick you up at your resort

*This tour is not recommended for those individuals with back or neck problems, heart conditions, or women with a potential high risk pregnancy. *Prepare to get wet from the splash and spray. Swim suits are acceptable and appropriate. There are restroom facilities for changing clothes. *For your safety and those around you, do not bring anything on the boat with you, not even a camera. You need both hands free to hang on! There is a booth at the marina where you can store your belongings while you are on the ride. *Photographs are taken from the shore during the first spin of the ride. They normally get about 6 shots of various stages of action in the spin. Souvenir copies may be purchased after the ride. *Rides are not delayed for light rain, (you are getting wet anyway). Rides will be delayed due to rain, but the rain usually passes quickly. Rides will not go out in lightning or extremely heavy winds. The ride will be rescheduled. *There is a 4 person minimum to take the boat out, so there may be a delay or change of time in order to reach the minimum.

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