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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$87.95
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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$101.59
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$101.59
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$101.59
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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 2 days ago
Great fun and very exhilarating!

Pretty expensive for a 25 minute experience but pretty much a must do if you’re in Queenstown. It’s a lot of fun and you really get to experience the speed of the boats, the beauty of the canyon and the skill of the skippers. Try...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
If you are not happy please read...

Ride- Did this ride a few days ago as one of the celebrations for my 50th birthday, yeah I know, crazy right! We were picked up from in the town centre (and dropped back again after). It was SO good, very exhilarating! You go so...More

Thank Monique140968
Reviewed 1 week ago
Have never laughed so much

This is such an excellent experience. I seriously didn't stop laughing. The guys are experts as what they do. I felt safe and it was just so much fun. This is a must do when coming to Queenstown. The views are like nothing else and...More

Thank Anthony A
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Anthony A, Thank you for your review and simply the best recommendation! We are delighted that you had an excellent jet boat adventure with us here at Shotover Jet. We are happy to have shared our beautiful location & ride with you. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing!

This ride is unbelievable. You can't imagine how fast and close to the rocks they come. It would have been the perfect place to use a go pro, but did not have head holder. It would be great if they had them to rent, but...More

1  Thank LynnRI
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora LynnRI, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great to hear you had an amazing experience with us here at Shotover Jet. Safety is paramount to us, which is why we ask customers to hold on tight &...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Honeymoon Jet Ride

Was absolutely fantastic and longer than expected, so great value. Would recommend taking sunglasses and a good scarf or something to put over you mouth and lips as it gets cold. I have been on the old design of shotover jet a good 15 or...More

Thank AnthonyR3459
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora AnthonyR3459, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great to hear you had an amazing experience with us at Shotover Jet again! Matthew is certainly an incredible driver, navigating his way through the canyons & takes great joy...More

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venedom
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.
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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
13 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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