View all photos (688)
Likely To Sell Out
Select Date and Travellers
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Combine two destinations in one during this jet boat tour: Skippers Canyon and the upper Shotover River. It’s just a short distance from central Queenstown and a must-do for adrenaline seekers. Year-round departures make it easy to book, and your guide shares the area’s gold mining history along the way.
- Unbeatable value: guided tour of Skippers Canyon plus jet boat ride
- Ideal for thrill seekers and history buffs
- Guide helps you discover a land rich in gold mining history
- Departs from central Queenstown for convenient transport
19 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Returns to original departure point
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- All activities
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Activity may me cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Please dress for the conditions on the day.
- 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Time of year
Out of all the activity experiences in Queenstown, this one should be on your list. Skippers Canyon is a truly breathtaking part of our country and our history and to travel along the famous waters of the Shotover, and travel the path of the Skippers Road where thousands of…
This was a blast. The ride up was worth the money. Scary & beautiful. Jet ride wonderful. Lincoln did a great job.
Thoroughly recommend this trip. Will was our driver and was very knowledgeable. Had great fun. Took amazing photos. Love to do it again sometime.
Date of experience: January 2020
This was one of the best experiences we have had. Willie drove us into the Shotover River where the jet boat ride started. It was a great drive through the rugged canyon cliffs with great views. Willie provided excellent commentary and was a great driver. The jet boat ride was…
Date of experience: March 2020
4 of us booked this tour based on the fact it included the drive out to skipper canyon which was a ride in itself. We had the same amount at the shot over jet but got 2 tours in 1! The drive out would be scary if you are afraid of heights, however the driver knew the road…
About the operator
Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.
By: Skippers Canyon Jet
Our driver Jimmy was an expert skipper with a good sense of humour, And very informative .Wouldn’t Have missed it …
Great afternoon adventure
two for the price of one......Willie our transport guide was amazing - sharing the rich gold rush history on the 45…
Skipper's Canyon Jet
Excellent value. Includes a trip into the canyon for the same price as the other jets. The skippers road is an even…
Nomad - 4wd Skypper Canyon e Shotover Net Combo
The place is really wonderful, the Guide and driver (Soap) was very careful, he has good vibes. Thank you for the i…
Had a. Great time
Willie was our driver on the bus into Skippers canyon and he was great ! It’s 15 years since I did that journey to …
Awesome ride down the river with Skippers Canyon Jet
What a great time we had, once we got to the boat! We set out for our Jet Boat Ride from town in a very crowded van…
The best jet boat experience in Queenstown
There are a number of choices for jet boats. The ones in the lake are brief and unexciting. Shotover is OK. The bes…
Nothing can prepare you
amazing views and an awesome trip. Dave was terrific and the drive is definitely the more scary aspect of the trip.…
This was one of the highlights of our trip to NZ. The drive out to the location was amazing and the boat ride was o…
Wow what a great tour. Excellent service and awesome value. Very informative and fun guides. Highly recommend it 👍
Fabulous jet boat ride after spectacular road trip
My wife closed her eyes on most of the road trip. It really was a bit scary. The views were spectacular but the rid…
Great fun from start to finish. Much more than a boat ride!!
Great ride and experience all the way around! From the bus driver who shows you the area and stops for some picture…
Expert drivers, adrenaline rush of fun with stunning views!
I'm not sue what was scarier, the bus ride in or the boat ride! Lucky I am an adrenaline junky! Heads up, on the b…
Great experience. 2 in 1
What a day. Willie our driver was great at sharing local information about the history surrounding Queenstown. Gr…
What an experience!
The drive down to the river on the canyon road is pretty scary so if you don't have a head for heights don't sit on…
- Skippers Canyon Jet
- Duration: 3h
- Mobile Ticket Accepted
- Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
- Instant Confirmation
- Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
- Reserve Now & Pay Later
- Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
- Low Price Guarantee
- No Booking Fees
- Secure Payments
- 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071