Skip to Content

Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.

Map of the world

Airline pilot to jetski from London to New Zealand on "the ultimate ride"

51 year old Jeremy Burfoot is a bit of an adventurer - and while some consider an afternoon bike ride to be an adventure, Mr. Burfoot takes things way beyond the next level.

Yesterday, the Kiwi pilot left London on his jetski, blasting down the Thames on his way to Rotterdam. The rest of his trip will take four months, and his final destination is Auckland, New Zealand - 19,880 miles away.

Riding his jetski 12 hours a day, Mr. Burfoot will travel down the Rhine and Danube rivers, then cross the Black Sea, the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, through Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia before making the final trip to Auckland some time in November.

In 2005, he circumnavigated New Zealand on a jetski to raise awareness for cancer prevention, so he does have a bit of experience on the waters. His personal mission, current location and the opportunity to donate a nautical mile can all be found on his web site. Best of luck to him on this amazing trip!

Filed under: Europe, Oceania

Find Your Hotel

City name or airport
City name or airport
City name or airport
City name or airport
City name or airport
City name or airport code
If different

Search Travel Deals

Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)

Gadling Features

Most Popular


Become our Fan on Facebook!

Featured Galleries (view all)

Berlin's Abandoned Tempelhof Airport
The Junk Cars of Cleveland, New Mexico
United Airlines 787 Inaugural Flight
Ghosts of War: France
New Mexico's International Symposium Of Electronic Arts
Valley of Roses, Morocco
The Southern Road
United Dreamliner Interior
United Dreamliner Exterior

Our Writers

Don George

Features Editor

RSS Feed

View more Writers

Weird News


FOXNews Travel


Sherman's Travel

Lonely Planet

New York Times Travel