Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How would you describe a Rockin Thunder Jet Boat ride?
A: We have two types of rides-

The ROCKIN WILD ride is a thrill ride, big laughs and all fun! You will rocket through spins, sideway slides and fishtails. Experience what only Jet Boats can do. Be prepared to get splashed maybe soaked.

Our SCENIC, LUNCH, DINNER and KENTUCKY RIVER rides are fully narrated and allow you to soak up the wonders of the river. Your Captain will inform you of geologic and historic points of interest, point out wildlife, share river stories and provide great photo opportunities. If everyone in the boat is up for it there may even be a few spins just for fun.

Whichever trip you choose be prepared to experience the wonderful river and just have fun.


Q: What if I have health issues?
A: A boat ride by its very nature creates forces that may not be acceptable to some persons.Only guests in good health should participate in a jet boat ride. For your safety do not ride if you are pregnant.


Q: How does seating work?
A: All seating is managed by the boat Captain. Safety is # 1, therefore small children are prohibited from the side seats. All seat positions in the boats are equally good. Some have slightly more legroom therefore the Captain may assign those to taller passengers. Your Captain will seat everyone for your maximum safety and comfort.


Q: When is the Jet boat ride season?
A: Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides operates everyday except Tuesdays from Memorial Day weekend into October. Weather and river conditions permitting.


Q: Where are you located?
A: From Mid May through October our ticket kiosk is located at the foot of West Street on Vaughn Drive. We are across the street from the southeast corner of Bicentennial Park.


Q: How early should we arrive to board?
A: We ask that all passengers arrive 30 minutes prior to a trip. This allows you to meet your boat Captain, get a short safety briefing and be fitted for your life jacket. Please be on time and do not keep your fellow passengers waiting.


Q: May I bring a camera?
A: We encourage you to bring cameras but ONLY on the SCENIC,LUNCH, DINNER and KENTUCKY RIVER rides. We strongly suggest you do not bring any electronic equipment on the ROCKIN WILD ride. Due to the chance of getting wet Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides will not be responsible for any damage to electronics carried aboard. If you must carry electronics aboard you will be given a zip lock bag but all risk of damage is yours.


Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


Q: Is the boat driver really a Captain?
A: Yes. Your boat driver is a US Coast Guard licensed Master Captain, a professional Merchant Marine Officer with years of boating experience and extensive training.

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812-701-1155

100 E Vaughn Dr

Madison, IN 47250