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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

From US$93,40
Highlights
  • Shotover River jet boat tour offers frequent departures from Queenstown
  • Maneuverable jet boat can perform 360-degree spins and turns
  • Experience Queenstown's legendary adrenaline sports just outside of town
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
From US$93,40
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8:30am Departure
Departs 8:30am from Shotover River. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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9am Departure
Departs 9am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 8:50am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
From US$107,90
9:30am Departure
Departs 9:30am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at at 9:20am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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Overview
Churning rapids and towering cliffs make the Shotover River a thrilling experience by jet boat, and this high-speed tour gets you spinning, fishtailing, and skimming across the surface. Frequent departures from Queenstown means you can easily tailor a time to fit your schedule, while the included round-trip transport means you don’t need a car and ensures maximum adventure time on the Shotover River.
What to Expect
Your jet boat excursion starts at a central location in Queenstown. Meet a shuttle bus for the trip to the Shotover River. Departures are available throughout the morning and afternoon, and may be selected when booking.

It’s a quick trip from downtown Queenstown to the departure point on the Shotover River. Upon arrival, suit up for the jet boat with personal flotation devices and wet gear to keep out the splashing white water.

Hold on tight as the jet boat driver maneuvers through the Shotover River’s narrow canyon walls, squeezing past tight corners and rocky outcroppings. At the end of the trip, get the opportunity to purchase souvenir photos if desired, or simply hop on the shuttle back to Queenstown, where you'll be walking distance from many of the city’s top attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Amazing Fun You Don’t Want To Miss

This definitely was the highlight of our trip! The staff were kind and helpful. The safety of this was very high as all the drivers had been trained for three months and were very experienced! We all loved the ride and all the twists and...More

Thank gotothemovies
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora gotothemovies, Thank you for your review and simply the best recommendation! It is great to hear you had an amazing experience & we are happy to have shared our beautiful location & ride with you. Our drivers are certainly very skilled, completing over...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
So much fun!

We were holidaying in Queenstown with friends who suggested we try this. So glad we did. Scenery is spectacular along the river and the jet boat ride is so much fun. Couldn't believe how close we got to the rocks. Highly recommend!More

Thank Skye W
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Skye W, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are glad you joined us for a unique & breath-taking ride through dramatic and narrow Shotover canyons (and thank you to your friends for recommending us!) We think that being...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
You must try it

9 of us from our group tour did this activity and absolutely loved it, had we had the time we would have done it again. We were all from the same touring group on the bus back to town, so Skinny our driver asked permission...More

Thank Ragr51
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Ragr51 Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are delighted that you loved your jet boat adventure & bus trip! I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to Skinny who will be thrilled with the positive...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
So much fun!

The boat ride is so much fun, I could not stop smiling and laughing. I can't believe how close those drivers can get! We had a great driver, very personable and felt safe the entire time! Lasts a lot longer than I expected too! Be...More

1  Thank Alyson M
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Alyson M, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that you had a fun & enjoyable jet boat adventure with us here at Shotover Jet. Our drivers are certainly very skilled & take great joy in entertaining...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
INSANE!

The river and surroundings are beautiful but beware this is not for the faint of heart. I cannot believe how these drivers do it. You feel like you are going to hit the rocks as they fly by them. I loved the 360 degree turns....More

Thank Julie B
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Julie B, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great to hear you & your family had an amazing & fun experience with us here at Shotover Jet. We think that being the only company permitted to operate...More

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