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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown provided by Shotover Jet

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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

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R 1 405,68
2 adults
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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.
  • 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
  • Round-trip transport from a walkable departure point
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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Important Information
Departure Point
3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Jet boat ride
  • Complimentary shuttle bus
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years and child must be at least 3 feet (1 meter) in height; dependent on water conditions, the operator reserves the right to increase the minimum height to 4 feet (1.2 meters)
  • Lifejackets and full-length spray jackets are provided
  • Please allow 1.5 hours for return trip from Queenstown if taking shuttle bus
  • There is a cafe on-site
  • Locker facilities available for personal belongings
  • Check-in is 45-min prior to jet boat ride departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Asar wrote a review Yesterday
3 contributions
Very nice tour and fantastic lady who took us for a ride,smiling and very welcoming. we had fun. We had a nice sunny day with live commentry.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Shane B wrote a review Nov 2020
Te Awamutu, New Zealand648 contributions154 helpful votes
Have been on jet boat rides before and thoroughly enjoyed them as we did this one. Hurtling through a steep gorge only seemingly inches away from the sides has got to get you going. In my mind Shot Over jet is one of those must does for all Kiwis and what is great it is good for
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Date of experience: November 2020
Jaroslav Nečas wrote a review Nov 2020
Brno, Czech Republic895 contributions90 helpful votes
Incredible speedy ride. Boat driver did fantastic job "flying" 1 meter from rocky river banks and turning 360 on multiple ocassions. I was lucky to be placed in the front row, it's not possible to stay dry there even with prtoective coat.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Brynkoru wrote a review Nov 2020
Blenheim, New Zealand197 contributions37 helpful votes
We do this every time we are in Queenstown - it is got to be the very best fun you can have on the water. The whole experience never lets us down from the enthusiasm of all the team and free neck warmer to the great video and photos that are available as soon as you get back
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Date of experience: November 2020
toddsta wrote a review Nov 2020
Whangarei, New Zealand62 contributions34 helpful votes
Last day of our stay, 10am ride....was an absolute blast. Got a bit wet but it was thrilling. Matty our driver was mean & had us gripping the rails hard. Awesome ride, awesome scenery....its a must do in Queenstown for sure.....
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Date of experience: November 2020
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By: Shotover Jet
Fantastic trip
The driver over the Skippers Road is great and really interesting thanks to our driver followed by an exhilarating
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I enjoyed the thrill of it all. From when I parked up to when I left! The staff were the best I have to say! Humoro
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Awesome Ride!
I’ve been on two jet boat rides in the north Island but they were very tame and bland compared to this. They take y
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this was an amazing experience , four of us went and all loved it , even bought the video to remember it !
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Thrilling ride
Enjoyed our thrilling ride. Only four of us on board so made for a good ride. Scenery beautiful. Would of been good
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Top trip out with Mathew
Absolutely fantastic high-speed tour of the river. I was convinced we would smash into the canyon walls or flip ove
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Fun times
From the moment the engines start the thrill begins. Loads of fun... heading towards rock cliffs then last minute d
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This was such an epic thing to do!!! Adrenaline filled but you feel safe the whole time. Donald our driver was awes
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Shelley M
Such a thrill
First time on the shotover and I’m hooked. Powerful jetboats with super experienced drivers. Nick was our driver -
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Samantha N
A must do if you are in queenstown. Always an awesome time. I had been before about 4 years ago and it was still gr
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We have done this before but because we were with friends who wanted to do it, we did it again and it was even more
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Slick, well oiled, great fun
Definitely worth the money. Well run, great driver, highly recommended. A great kiwi experience in a stunning setti
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What a thrill!!
Such a thrilling ride. Very cool staff with such great expertise. I would definitely recommend doing the Shotover J
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Amazing Experience!!!
We totally loved this ride with the amazing driver - Donald. Highly recommend this - don't even stop to think abou
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A NZ Classic
Enjoyed the ride but bitterly disappointed video footage was not available due t a mechanical fault. Good value wi
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