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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour provided by Skippers Canyon Jet

Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour

Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour
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About
Combine two destinations in one during this jet boat tour: Skippers Canyon and the upper Shotover River. It’s just a short distance from central Queenstown and a must-do for adrenaline seekers. Year-round departures make it easy to book, and your guide shares the area’s gold mining history along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
Unbeatable value: guided tour of Skippers Canyon plus jet boat ride
Ideal for thrill seekers and history buffs
Guide helps you discover a land rich in gold mining history
Departs from central Queenstown for convenient transport
What to expect
Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Discover a land rich in gold mining history and breathtaking scenery just a short distance from Queenstown. Skippers Canyon Jet is the must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Unbeatable value: guided tour of Skippers Canyon plus jet boat ride
Ideal for thrill seekers and history buffs
Guide helps you discover a land rich in gold mining history
Departs from central Queenstown for convenient transport
What to expect
Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Discover a land rich in gold mining history and breathtaking scenery just a short distance from Queenstown. Skippers Canyon Jet is the must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5316P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
All activities
Driver/guide
Professional guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
19 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Trips depart from outside the Station Building on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets in central Queenstown. Please be there 10mins before trip departure time. Dates: See Availability
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Activity may me cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Please dress for the conditions on the day.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
All activities
Driver/guide
Professional guide
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
19 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Trips depart from outside the Station Building on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets in central Queenstown. Please be there 10mins before trip departure time. Dates: See Availability
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Activity may me cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Please dress for the conditions on the day.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
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1,155 reviews
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Renoodly
1 contribution
Amazing Experience
Aug 2021
Was an amazing experience. Excellent knowledgeable driver and the jet boat ride was definitely a highlight of the trip. Would highly recommend this activity :)
Written 2 September 2021
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Shaun h
5 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021 • Family
This is by far the best jet boat experience in new Zealand. The ride into skippers canyon is an awesome experience also . Alot of beautiful scenery and local history. The driver of the bus was very highly knowledgeable regarding the history of the area and managed to tell us all about it whilst navigating off road down a beaten old track !! . Like a boss. The jet boat ride was great aNd the driver was very skilled and professional . Great history ,scenery, fun . A must do in queenstown. Highly recommended!!!!!
Written 18 August 2021
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FrChAKL
Auckland Central, New Zealand44 contributions
Wow!!! What a ride
Aug 2021
The scenic drive oh the skippers canyon road is quite scary and at the same time exciting. The road is quite narrow that can only fit one vehicle and it is also very steep with about few hundred metre drop. We used an OKA all terrain vehicle for the ride driven by a very confident tour guide who gave a very good commentary about the place.

After the scenic drive was a jet boat ride which is another fun and exciting ride where the boat driver did a lot of exhilarating manoeuvres.

HIghly recommended tour
Written 9 August 2021
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Darling Dolly
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Awesome experience
The ride to skippers canyon was breathtaking and the jet boat exciting thrilling and the scenery amazing. Recommend highly and the best of the jet boats we also did the original one which was fab but more thrill seeking.
Written 28 July 2021
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J0seph011
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Best jetboat in New Zealand!!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Incredible experience!! For sure the top jetboat adventure in New Zealand!!!
Such a spectacular drive in!
Written 25 July 2021
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kp772021
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
A MUST-DO in Queenstown
Jul 2021 • Family
Brilliant trip! Easy to book, 4WD trip into the canyon was great fun with great entertaining commentary from the driver. Jet Boat ride was exhillerating! Kids and adults had a brilliant afternoon. Would definitely recommend this trip.
Written 22 July 2021
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Macca
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
Great few hours!
Jul 2021 • Family
Loved every minute - picked up at the Station Building in Queenstown and driven to and down the skippers canyon road - amazing! Great couple of Lord of the Rings scenery moments and a couple of hairy moments coming face to face with a vehicle coming the other way but our driver was awesome and took it all in his stride which made us feel sweet as! The jet ride itself was also very cool - not as many tight corners or close encounters with cliff walls as I thought but still a lot of fun and very scenic.
Written 18 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ashlesdance
Perth, Australia57 contributions
Best Jet Boat Tour Offered
This is a must-do in Queenstown. Very well priced compared to the other tours and gives you a bit of everything. Every bit of the tour is fun and interesting, the only thing that could’ve made it better was a hot chocolate at the top of the last lookout. Great for anybody who is a thrill seeker, but also loves hearing about history and looking at stunning views!! ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!
Written 16 July 2021
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hayleymorrell
Taupo, New Zealand1 contribution
Highly recommend
Jul 2021 • Family
Amazing tour, we were recommended to do this tour through a friend and it was absolutely amazing, the drive through the canyon was breathtaking and the jet boat ride exhilarating! Will be telling everyone we know who is visiting to do this trip!!
Written 15 July 2021
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Victoria H
Napier, New Zealand37 contributions
Skippers Canyon trip review.
Jul 2021 • Friends
This was a real treat, the team were very friendly, organized, professional and just all round good operators. Very impressed.
Written 15 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Skippers Canyon Jet
Venture723092
Venture723092
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Fantastic cruise
Everyone was very friendly and the tour commentary was really well done and funny as well as informative. We were e
SamanthaKobitowich
SamanthaKobitowich
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A Can’t-Miss Adventure
I simply cannot recommend this trip enough! It is the most exciting trip I’ve been on in Queenstown!
damianreid
damianreid
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Exciting
What an amazing experience, the bus trip in was worth the entry fee and then the awesome power of the jetboat was e
Barry S
Barry S
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Thrills
Our driver Jimmy was an expert skipper with a good sense of humour, And very informative .Wouldn’t Have missed it
Scott S
Scott S
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Great afternoon adventure
two for the price of one......Willie our transport guide was amazing - sharing the rich gold rush history on the 45
suslovnz
suslovnz
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Skipper's Canyon Jet
Excellent value. Includes a trip into the canyon for the same price as the other jets. The skippers road is an even
gustavou106
gustavou106
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Nomad - 4wd Skypper Canyon e Shotover Net Combo
The place is really wonderful, the Guide and driver (Soap) was very careful, he has good vibes. Thank you for the i
kagsie9
kagsie9
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Had a. Great time
Willie was our driver on the bus into Skippers canyon and he was great ! It’s 15 years since I did that journey to
672donaldm
672donaldm
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Awesome ride down the river with Skippers Canyon Jet
What a great time we had, once we got to the boat! We set out for our Jet Boat Ride from town in a very crowded van
Peter E
Peter E
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The best jet boat experience in Queenstown
There are a number of choices for jet boats. The ones in the lake are brief and unexciting. Shotover is OK. The bes
antmanb
antmanb
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Nothing can prepare you
amazing views and an awesome trip. Dave was terrific and the drive is definitely the more scary aspect of the trip.
cmickelsen
cmickelsen
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Amazing
This was one of the highlights of our trip to NZ. The drive out to the location was amazing and the boat ride was o
flinkymum
flinkymum
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Kristy
Wow what a great tour. Excellent service and awesome value. Very informative and fun guides. Highly recommend it 👍
johnandevie
johnandevie
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Fabulous jet boat ride after spectacular road trip
My wife closed her eyes on most of the road trip. It really was a bit scary. The views were spectacular but the rid
Bleucrayon
Bleucrayon
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Great fun from start to finish. Much more than a boat ride!!
Great ride and experience all the way around! From the bus driver who shows you the area and stops for some picture
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