THE HYDRO JET PACK
AN AMAZING CHARTER YACHT TOY
A hydro jet pack seems like something straight out of a superhero movie. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a water-powered propulsion system that lifts its wearer as high as 30 feet above the water, spinning in corkscrews and circles at dizzying speeds. Suffice it to say, this experience is not your average water sport.
What You Should Know About Hydro Jet Packs
Just about anyone can do it.
Kids as young as 5 can participate in a tandem flight with an instructor, and seniors shouldn’t have much trouble taking a jet pack out for a spin, either. “We flew a 92-year-old one time,” Nate says. “We fly a lot of elderly people, to be honest.” What’s more, at least two paraplegics and one quadriplegic have been up in the air.
This goes for ability, too: flying a hydro jet pack is one of the few water activities that doesn’t require much strength, and even if it did, the instructor almost always manages the throttle for you during your first flight. You don’t even need to be that great of a swimmer, either, but you do have to prove that if you fall forward, you know how to get your face out of the water.
You’ll feel like you’re on a roller coaster … in space.
Every beginner experiences three unique sensations when they’re on a hydro jet pack: weightlessness, suspended height, and freedom of movement. Moving the jet pack takes only a small amount of force, so you can focus on how awesome it feels to be flying in a freaking jet pack instead of worrying about maintaining control.
Tricks aren’t just for the pros.
Through walkie-talkie helmet communication, instructors will help you through entry-level tricks such as underwater submarines, low hovers, and donut turns. The easiest trick of them all? No-handed flying. This means that, once you’re comfortable enough, you can let go and simply use your body to steer the hydro jet pack.
You (probably) won’t get sick and you’ll (definitely) be safe.
Panicking is usually a bad thing to do in general, and that applies to the water jet pack, too. One common source of panic for new fliers, though, is the prospect of getting sick. Experienced trainers say they never had a customer complain about (or even so much as mention) motion sickness. And every instructor has years of experience and certifications in first aid and CPR, so you’re in good hands. The worst that might happen in most cases is an awkward splash landing.
You should wear your glasses or contacts.
Clear vision is a requirement to fly. If you wear contacts, just close your eyes when you’re underwater. If you have glasses, a sport strap to hold them in place is a good call. It is not recommend wearing goggles, as they tend to fall off during flights.
How Much a Hydro Jet Pack Experience Costs
It’s a $30,000 piece of machinery that you’re flying, so single rides can cost typically range from $129 to $699. On a Charter Yacht, Hydro Jet Packs are just part of the toys, the cost of which are included in the Charter Rate.
Hydro Jet Pack Reviews
Wanna know what other fliers had to say about their first time blasting off? Check out these reviews:
“My girlfriend and i had the time of our lives in our first ever time Hydroflying….and it will NOT be the last. SO MUCH FUN!”
“Give it a try! It’s so fun! And the instructors give great tips to help you succeed.”
“I am completely uncoordinated and lack balance, so I didn’t think I would get it, but Danny had me doing it within 10 minutes of being in the water! It was a lot easier to do than I thought and I absolutely loved it!!”
“It’s so much fun! It would be a great gift for anyone who likes watersports or dreams of flying!”
“Everything from start to finish was such a great experience. The instructors were super helpful and patient. During his 25 minute session my husband was doing tricks (spinning around, submarine), and this was his first time!”
Here are several yachts that have Hydro Jet Packs:
Sailing Yacht MALTESE FALCON
Motor Yacht LADY SHERIDAN
Motor Yacht MARIU