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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

From US$91.20
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$91.20
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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$105.38
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
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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 via mobile
Fun ..fun...fun

Queensland is replete with wonderful weather...extreme adventure and good food... Shotover jet ride is a must... The safety of these rides are not of questionable quality...attention is paid to wearing of lifejackets..and a water proof jacket to keep u dry.. extremely well planned and well...More

Thank Paulmamoon
Reviewed 5 days ago
GREAT FUN, MUST DO!

Place is easy to find with a big car park but they also do transfers. Checking in was super easy we didn't pre book we just walked in. Our driver was Donald, he was friendly and funny making the experience even better. We had our...More

Thank shae f
Reviewed 1 week ago
Thrill of a lifetime

In January 2018, we were making a tour of New Zealand and one of the last places to visit before going back to Holland was Queenstown. While passing the Shotover River bridge, we immediately noticed the impressive firy-red powerboats on the water. We booked a...More

Thank Hennie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So much fun!

We couldn't have had a better time! The gentleman next to us had been on this ride 4 times! It was our first, and we were smiling the whole time. Our guide listened to our yells for 'Spin! Spin!' and stopped occasionally to tell us...More

Thank 517Claire
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora 517Claire, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is great to hear you had a fun ride with us here at Shotover Jet & loved the 360 spins! The boat drivers certainly are incredible at navigating through the canyons...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Better than fantastic

Andy's skill, & professionalism removed any nervousness I had & allowed me to enjoy the thrill of a very memorable experience. My only regret was I didn't take up the offer of a 2nd ride at a discounted price.More

Thank robertT611BO
SOJ_CustomerService, Asst. Team Leader Reservations at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora robertT611BO, Thank you for your review. Great to hear that you had a thrilling jet boat experience with us here at Shotover Jet. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to Andy who will be thrilled with your positive feedback....More

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