Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - A speedboat ride at full speed with twists, jumps and dives that cause tsunamis inside the boat is a new experience in Puerto Vallarta, thanks to the recently inaugurated Tsunami Jet Boat tour.
Called "the roller coaster of the sea," this fast, powerful and aerodynamic boat is powered by 1200 hp water turbine engines and can reach speeds of 50 knots (between 90 and 100 kilometers, or 50 to 60 miles per hour.)
As it flies across Banderas Bay, making spectacular 180 and 360 degree spins and literally diving into the water (submerging the bow of the boat in a maneuver called the 'Tsunami Plunge'), passengers experience waves of adrenaline and nerve-testing fun.
The route starts from Marina Vallarta and heads south along the shoreline all the way to Olas Altas on Vallarta's south side, which allows passengers to enjoy panoramic views of the city from another perspective and at another speed.
Tsunami director Rubén Gaxiola reported that this boat was made in New Zealand, and was originally designed for rivers. But they have made certain adaptations to the vessel so that it can be used at sea, for which they have received the corresponding permits from competent authorities.
To participate in this tour, passengers at least 6 years of age (accompanied by parents) with a minimum height of 1.35 meters (4'4"). The only restrictions are for pregnant women and those with neck or back problems, but in general it is very safe and lots of fun for the whole family.
The Tsunami Jet Boat tours last one hour, and are available from Monday to Saturday every hour from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with a special discount on the 11:00 am tour.
Tickets cost $950 pesos per person. In the offices of Tsunami Jet Boat, located at Calle Mástil 14 in Marina Vallarta, there are dressing rooms with lockers and showers at no additional cost for tour participants. For more information, visit tsunamijetboat.com.
The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust (Fidetur) congratulates this young Mexican company's investors and welcomes the arrival of new tourist attraction to this destination that can be enjoyed by national and international visitors - and of course local residents.Press release translated and edited by Lorena Sonrisas for BanderasNews.com.