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Jet Skiing

Explore Cape Cleveland in 2.5 Hours!

26 Mariners Dr, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia

Activity provided by Poseidon Jet Ski Tours

2.5 hours (approx.) - English

Poseidon Jet Ski Tours

We travel to Cape Cleveland whilst following the coastline taking in the panoramic views of the mangrove system of Cleveland Bay. The estuary adjoins the mountain ranges and bays, finally reaching the secluded sandy beach of Cape Cleveland.

Highlights
  • Understand English and demonstrate a clear understanding of safety briefing and operational instructions
  • See picturesque scenery and unique marine life of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Discover private secluded sandy beaches with turquoise waters and underwater reef structure
  • Explore the museum and read memoirs from local families that caretook the Cape Cleveland Lighthouse
  • Weather forecasting expectations: 5 – 10 knots, 10 -15 knots, 15 – 20 knots
Description

English:

All customers must be able to understand English, as they are required to demonstrate a clear and thorough understanding of the safety briefing and the operational instructions including the practical operation of the Jet Ski. 

What to expect:

Other than an experience of a lifetime, you will see some of the most picturesque scenery that North Queensland has on offer. Whilst on tour you could expect to see the unique marine life that inhabits The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which include some of the following species: Turtles, dolphins, dugongs, whales and many other forms of aquatic marine life.  

Begin your journey by departing the Townsville Breakwater Marina and transiting across Platypus Channel that is entrance to the port of Townsville that is host to many import ands export operations such as, cattle, sugar, cargo vessels, international cruise ships and naval movements. Once back in the open ocean you can discover the estuary meeting the ranges of the Cape, this picturesque in its scenery is home to private dwelling, sandy beaches, underwater reef structure and this stretch of coastline is only accessible by water. 

Whilst experiencing Cape Cleveland you can discover your own private secluded sandy beach with turquoise waters that surround the Cape. This location is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and taking in views of the underwater reef structure. Upon reaching Lighthouse beach we ascend to Cape Cleveland Lighthouse where we pause to take in the breath taking views of the pristine waters and rugged coastline of Cape Bowling Green. 

Once at the top you can get up close and personal with the Cape Cleveland Lighthouse and all it has to offer while discovering large quantities of sea turtles from the viewing platform. Refresh and replenish after a fulfilling morning or afternoon of Jet Skiing and sightseeing and enjoy a well deserved rest in the comfort of the original homestead, chatting about the voyage while enjoying a cold beverage, morning tea, brunch, or afternoon tea. Take a step back in time and explore the museum that houses many artifacts that have been collected from the immediate area over many years. Also, you can discover and read memoirs from local families that caretook the Cape Cleveland Lighthouse over the centuries, concluding with a photo and time spent in the thinking chair, once you have thought your thinking away we descend to the original location of the secluded sandy beach where your own personal Jet Ski awaits your departure where you then Jet Ski across Cleveland Bay, taking in views of Magnetic Island on your return voyage Townsville.

Our tours cater to our guests personal needs and requirements. If you wish to pace you’re tour at a slower rate and take it all in, we can arrange multiple stops and capture photographs of the voyage. If you wish to travel quickly, advise the guide and they will adjust and monitor the pace of the voyage to match the experience level of the participants. 

History:

Cape Cleveland was first lit with a 4th order revolving light in December 1879. The light shows red through an arc of about 16 degrees, the Centre of which is in line with Salamander Reef. Vessels from the southward, after passing through the red sector will while the white light is in sight, be clear of that danger.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service have entered into a 20-year agreement with Townsville business people Ray and Sue Boundy to manage and maintain the buildings at the Cape Cleveland lighthouse site. The agreement focuses on preserving the heritage of the site and its buildings while allowing for economic opportunities through tourism.

Cape Cleveland lighthouse was automated in 1991, resulting in much of the former complex being redundant. In 1997, the balance of the complex together with the surrounding former lighthouse reserve was transferred to the state of Queensland on the basis that the heritage significance of the site be maintained. The state vested this responsibility with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS). The Cape Cleveland lighthouse station became a protected area upon the gazettal of the Bowling Green Bay Conservation Park on 5 May 2000

Please note:

Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft perform a practical competency skill test prior to the commencement of all hires and tours. Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft reserve the right to cease or alternatively terminate the hire or tour if the driver demonstrates a level of incompetence or behaves in manner deemed to be a risk to themselves or other users. 

** We also advise checking the weather before making a booking, Click here to check the forecast https://wind.willyweather.com.au/qld/northern/townsville.html

Medical conditions and fitness:

It is a requirement to inform Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft before the hire or tour commences if you have a pre-existing medical condition or any other additional considerations that may or need to be taken into account, which could impair or in inhibit your ability operate the equipment safely and effectively. 

All customers must demonstrate a minimum level of fitness, as most activities are more strenuous and physically demanding than others, you must also be able to tread water with a life jacket on in the event you are separated from the Jet Ski. 

What to bring:

· Protective sun wear clothing.

· Towel.

· Driver’s license or alternative form of photo identification (e.g. Passport)

· Sunscreen.

· Water bottle containing water.

· Hat suitable for Jet Skiing.

– If bringing a camera please ensure there is a lanyard attached (if your mobile phone is not waterproof it may be advisable to leave behind. If you choose to bring your phone please note that in doing so this is at your own risk)

-You may bring your own stinger suit if you choose. There are also stinger suits available for hire or purchase. 

Lost items:

All Jet Skis have a forward storage locker and also have a glove compartment type storage area which has the capacity of housing personal items and within this space there is a secondary compartment that enables the safe and secure storage of your mobile phone and/or device. Please only bring with you what you require. Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft will not be liable for any lost or damaged items. We encourage if wearing sunglasses to have a safety strap attached. 

What’s included:

· Life jacket

· Sunscreen (if you forget yours)

· Safety briefing and Jet Ski practical demonstration

· Bottled water (if you forget yours)

Weight restrictions and age limits:

Maximum weight of an individual person allowed to partake in activities provided by Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft is rated to 130kg. Persons in excess to the weight limit pose an increased health and safety risk to themselves, customers, and team members. Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft have rated the maximum carrying capacity of the Jet Ski to 200kg for tandem riders. This weight restriction is inclusive of the riders and luggage which must be adhered to at all times. This weight limit requirement is for the comfort and safety of our guests. 

The minimum age for persons to operate the personal watercrafts is 16 years of age (If the person is under 18 years of age it is a requirement that the parent or guardian sign on their behalf), all passengers must be a minimum of age 8 years or older when riding in tandem. 

Weather:

Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft reserve the right to cancel or postpone or reschedule a tour or hire due to adverse or unfavorable weather conditions as your personal safety is of the utmost priority of Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft. Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft do not conduct tours or hire in adverse or unfavorable weather conditions. 

Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft may also recommend it be more suitable for a single rider to operator or partake in a guided tour or hire activity when the weather is favorable for a single operator, however could be considered unsuitable for tandem operation.   

Expectations with weather forecasting: 5 – 10 knots = consisting of smooth conditions, light wave height, 10 -15 knots = consisting of partially smooth conditions with medium waves height, 15 – 20 knots consisting of mixed conditions with increased wave height.

**If time slots are unavailable please telephone to discuss tour options**.

Itinerary

– Understanding of English
– Experience of a lifetime
– Picturesque scenery of North Queensland
– Unique marine life (turtles, dolphins, dugongs, whales, etc.)
– Departure from Townsville Breakwater Marina
– Views of Platypus Channel, private dwellings, sandy beaches, underwater reef structure
– Swimming, snorkeling, and taking in views of the underwater reef structure
– Ascending to Cape Cleveland Lighthouse
– Views of pristine waters and rugged coastline of Cape Bowling Green
– Up close and personal with the Cape Cleveland Lighthouse
– Refreshments and rest in the comfort of the original homestead
– Exploring the museum with artifacts collected from the immediate area
– Discovering and reading memoirs from local families
– Photo and time spent in the thinking chair
– Jet Skiing across Cleveland Bay and views of Magnetic Island
– Personal needs and requirements catered to
– Practical competency skill test prior to commencement
– Right to cease or terminate hire or tour if driver demonstrates incompetence or poses risk
– Weather check before making a booking
– Informing Townsville Jet Ski and Watercraft of pre-existing medical conditions
– Protective sun wear clothing, towel, driver’s license or alternative form of photo identification, sunscreen, water bottle, hat suitable for Jet Skiing
– Stinger suit (optional)
– Maximum weight of 130kg and minimum age of 16 years for operators, 8 years for passengers
– Right to cancel or postpone or reschedule tour or hire due to adverse or unfavorable weather conditions

Starting Location
26 Mariners Dr, Townsville QLD 4810, Australia.
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