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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

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$ 89.27
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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$ 103.11
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
From US$ 103.11
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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
Fabulooooooous!

Was very apprehensive about doing this but it was fantastic. Whilst others screamed I was laughing hysterically, only screamed once, not bad for an oldie! Loved it, would be worth going back to NZ for this alone.More

1  Thank Julia2009_9
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Julia2009_9, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are delighted that you had a fabulous jet boat adventure with us. The boat drivers certainly are incredible at navigating through the canyons & take great joy in thrilling their passengers!...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great family adventure

Despite it being really cold our whole family thoroughly enjoyed our extreme ride down the river. Highly skilled and professional crew and drivers make this a must do activity when in Queenstown. The new restaurant is an excellent spot for a drink or meal afterwards...More

1  Thank Aaron S
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Aaron S, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are glad to hear you & your family had a great experience with us. Our drivers are certainly very skilled, completing over 120 hours of training out on the water...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frozen Smiles Allround

This was what my Hubby wanted to do on the day of his 50th Birthday. What a great start to his day. The Shotover River Canyons are something to see, particularly up close like this!! You can catch the bus from town, it’s only a...More

2  Thank Andrea R
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Andrea R, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are delighted that you & your husband had an amazing jet boat adventure with us, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 😄 The boat drivers certainly are incredible at navigating through the canyons...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun, fast, FANTASTIC!

This was certainly an experience to remember. I did the shotover jet with 2 friends and we couldn’t stop smiling all day. The staff were incredibly friendly from check-in right through to drop off, and super accommodating, even transporting our friend for free so that...More

Thank oliverbruton
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora oliverbruton, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. It is great to hear you had a fantastic experience with us & you were well looked after. We aim to deliver an amazing experience for all our customers so we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Breath taking

A fantastic adventure in a stunning location. Easy to get to, friendly staff and an amazing visual feast. Highly recommendMore

Thank tamil0u
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora tamil0u, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are delighted that you had a fantastic jet boat adventure with us here & joined us for a unique & breath-taking ride through dramatic and narrow Shotover canyons. We aim to...More

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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! :)
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TinaSueWP
14 June 2018|
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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
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jvanarsdel
5 June 2018|
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Response from Pratarv | Reviewed this property |
It was freezing in the half hour we spent in May. Good to have gloves. And to cover the head and ears.
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