Are you interested in a sightseeing tour in the Hungarian capital, Budapest? You want a special, non-traditional tour which is not at all monotonous, dull or tiring? Or you have already tried the simple cruises on the Danube and looking for a quite memorable one? Then check out a wild ride, a unique Danube river cruise by Redjet! What is it exactly? Read the article further to get more information.
Fire on water
All the words you can hear from people getting out of the boat is ‘wow’, ‘awesome’, ‘crazy’ or ‘unforgettable’. Who does not want to experience this thrilling feeling? Redjet is a speedboat of 440 horsepower travelling from the Kopaszi gat – Budapart Dock to the Parliament with a speed of 80 km /h. It is made in Spain with a Yanmar engine built-in. What makes it so special? First of all, it is used on the Iberian Peninsula for drifting so as well on the Danube. After a smooth start, the drivers soon start to do amazing tricks whilst everybody shouts, enjoy and, of course, get a bit wet. Okay, sometimes totally covered by water. But who cares about it, especially in summer? Moreover, if you have some time, you can also marvel at the fabulous sights of Budapest. Maximum 12 people can get seated in the boat; however, the ride commences with fewer people too, no worries.
You can either purchase a ticket on the Internet on their website: www.redjet.hu or go personally to the Kopaszi gát to their cashier office. The cost of the tour is 8000 HUF per person or 25 Euro per person. It is also an ideal gift for birthdays, family events or as a surprise to your friends or beloved ones. In this case, consider buying a gift card. This voucher is valid for one year after issue date.
How to prepare
Well, be prepared to get wet since this is a high-speed water ride although organizers provide a splash coat and trousers with a life jacket. There are different sizes, colors; so ladies can choose the best matching outfit. The only condition is that children under 120 cm are not allowed to enter the boat. Besides, children under 16 can only take part in the ride with an adult companion. All in all, just dress comfortably and do not forget you will be exposed to direct sunlight. A baseball cap can be an advantage during a hot summer day.
Unfortunately, you will have no time to shoot photos, but the well-prepared team takes lots of photos of your ride with a GoPro camera. The pictures are always uploaded on the website within 72 hours. You will receive a link to the album.
As there is no time for taking photos, the same refers to eating, drinking, chewing rubber gum and smoking. All of them are strictly prohibited.
Any worries about your valuables? Do not make a fuss about it! There are excellent storage facilities provided by the company on the shore.
Can you imagine riding with 80 km/hour when suddenly your boat makes a U-turn before reaching the Margit Bridge or a 360-degree turn under the famous Chain Bridge? Scared? Bewildered? Come on, it’s awesome. You need to try it. The boat can turn very quickly, twirl or plunge into the water with its red rostral. The captains are really experienced well-qualified people who always (okay, sometimes not) make a sign before commencing the next trick. Before boarding they tell all necessary information about the Danube, the boat, the sights and safety rules. After docking, they help you get out of the boat and answer all arising questions. The tour takes 30 minutes including boarding and docking as well. You are required to arrive no later than 20 minutes before your departure for check-in otherwise you may miss your ride.
In sum, this extraordinary boat ride is recommended for everyone from 10 to 70. A real roller-coaster in the water. Such a special Danube river cruise you can never ever dream of. So do not sit on your sofa while crunching some chips and watching a boring football match. Get up, call your friends and make a reservation now!
So, let’s get………………….READY STEADY GO!