About Us

Auckland Adventure Jet is the first jet boating operation to open on the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland.

We are setting the bar high bringing the fastest boat, highest qualified staff and the sharpest supercharged and turbocharged experience on twin jets. The quality of customer service and standard of safety leads the way in sea jet boating creating a lasting experience that will leave you buzzing long after you have washed the sea salt from your hair.

We are the only Qualmark endorsed jet boat attraction on the Auckland harbour. This is a worldwide recognised endorsement that assesses every aspect of business practice against strict criteria before being awarded. Most businesses take time to build up a profile and a proven track record before attempting Qualmark certification. Auckland Adventure Jet was ‘Qualmarked’ 3 months after launching a testament to our strong foundations in tourism, strategy and planning. Auckland Adventure Jet also rated Silver in the Qualmark Environmental assessment; this is to recognise our commitment to protecting and cleaning up the harbour.

The Boat

New Zealand’s first purpose-built sea jet of its kind. Auckland Adventure Jet was built in the South Island, New Zealand by Kwikkraft and is powered by twin V8 500hp engines. In case that isn’t enough speed; these engines have been supercharged and turbocharged making it the fastest jet boat ride on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

The boat is purpose built for sea conditions making it completely different to its iconic river boat cousins. The grandstand seats are designed to ensure every passenger has a great view of the impressive Auckland Skyline, they are also shaped for comfort and safety to provide a low impact thrill ride.

The Crew

Adventure Jet and Adventure Duck has a fantastic crew with extensive experience in boating and tourism. They are enthusiastic advocates of anything adrenalin and bring a range of talent and professionalism to Z Pier, ready to host you on your next adventure.

Paul (Mac) Macaulay

CEO

The CEO of Auckland Adventure Jet has been involved in river jet boating for most of his life. Born and raised in South Canterbury, Mac bought his first farm in Temuka at 18 years old. Looking for a new challenge he used to his passion for jet boating as inspiration. The Macaulay family decided to move north and introduce a well built South Island machine to go where no jet boat has gone before… Downtown Auckland.

Emma Collins

Operations/Marketing

Emma was born and raised in the lower north island before moving to Queenstown to study Adventure Tourism Management. Since a young age, she has known that tourism is the industry for her and she is very passionate about the outdoors. In her spare time, Emma enjoys anything outdoors, mountain biking, kayaking, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Nathan Hanson

Operations Manager – Duck

Nathan grew up in the central Auckland suburb of Morningside. He has always had passion for anything with an engine and left school to do mechanics. Nathan has recently joined the team full time as Coordinator/Operations Manager for Auckland Adventure Duck after leaving Coca Cola. He played a major role in the refurbishment of the Adventure Duck so is the company amphibious expert!