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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

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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.
  • 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
  • Round-trip transport from a walkable departure point
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary shuttle departs from The Station Information Centre - corner Camp and Shotover streets
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Jet boat ride
  • Complimentary shuttle bus
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years and child must be at least 3 feet (1 meter) in height; dependent on water conditions, the operator reserves the right to increase the minimum height to 4 feet (1.2 meters)
  • Lifejackets and full-length spray jackets are provided
  • Please allow 1.5 hours for return trip from Queenstown if taking shuttle bus
  • There is a cafe on-site
  • Locker facilities available for personal belongings
  • Check-in is 45-min prior to jet boat ride departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The natural beauty of this river canyon is breathtakingly awesome. Crystal clear fresh water raging river. Add the thrill of a formula 1 driver on water. Nothing like this any where in the world.
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We wanted to do the ride down the canyon but our first attempt the rapids were too rough so we came back the next day and the rain was too hard - we waited - the rain cleared and was it worth it both for the views of the canyon from the water and the thrilling ride itself - you
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What a great adventure ride, almost from the second you take off, you are subjected to constant thrills and scary moments. The driver was absolutely fantastic and handled the boat like the pro that he was and you hoped for. Can't recommend enough, even if it's the only thing
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Definitely should try to experience once. Nice to go through the canyons and do the 360's. Felt short, about 30 minutes. Book in advance and shouldn't have to pay more than $140pp. Only complaint was canceled first time due to weather which was fine, but they claimed they sent
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Yes it was a real rush but very beautiful to see and go through the canyon... a bit expensive but well organised and fun!
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 5 days ago
Kia Ora bjroaming111 Thank you for the five-star review We are so proud of our beautiful surroundings, you certainly get to see them from a different perspective at 90kph through the canyons! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown Nga mihi / Kind regards, Charlotte
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Key Details
  • Shotover Jet
  • Duration: 25m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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