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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

  • 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
Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
From US$ 90.84
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9am DepartureMost Popular
Departs 9am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 8:50am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
US$ 104.30
10:30am Departure
Departs 10:30am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 10:20am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
US$ 104.30
10am Departure
Departs 10am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 09:50am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
US$ 104.30
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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.
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.
Reviews (976)
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Reviewed today

My partner and I had a wonderful experience on the Shotover. Ryan was our amazing/crazy driver. What an experience! Close to 1/2 an hour of thrills with probably 11 360's. Stunning river with rocky outcrops on both sides added to the excitement. It was so...More

Thank MinkaJ
Reviewed today
Great Fun and Exciting!!!

We went with another family travelling with us. 4 adults and 5 kids aged 7 to 11. Awesome experience!! Travelling down the narrow river at high speed and doing 8 360's. Everyone had a great time. Staff are friendly and the boat diver explained what...More

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 3 days ago
Shotover Jet Boat Ride and Instant Replay

When booking we chose to opt for the Instant Replay option as this was only $19 extra per person. I rated the 2 rides as a 10 and a 6. The first ride (10) was a white knuckle experience. Very close to the sides of...More

Thank Razorfibs
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Razorfibs, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy to have shared our beautiful location & ride with you, twice! Our drivers are certainly very skilled & all have their own uniqueness to their trips. They all complete...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
So much fun!

I was wary about doing this trip as my partner has a bad back, but it was completely fine. Our driver was so skillful and informative. The ride is scenic (what I saw anyway), and the thrills are endless. Reaching top speeds and dodging rock...More

Thank Robbo3585
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great fun

Great fun, nice and quick. Great adrenaline shot! Lovely staff and our bus driver was soo lovely! Going through the canyons was amazing.

Thank Kyra M
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5 August 2018|
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Response from Nudine K | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t use the bus, but it’s very close to town. No more than 1 1/2 hours I would estimate.
Kelli M
25 June 2018|
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Response from melissamurray29 | Reviewed this property |
Going at that speed is going to be cold at anytime but well worth it. The jackets will keep you warm but a beanie or hat will need to be on really well or it will blow off. Go for it! :)
14 June 2018|
Response from Pratarv | Reviewed this property |
There are two rides. The shorter one is about 30min. It provides a good view and all the tricks and is a recommended quick ride. The other is an hour and a half and can be done if one has enough time on hand. The experience... More