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“An exhilarating trip”
Review of Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet
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US$91.96*
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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US$249.51*
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Queenstown Twin Challenge (Jet Boat Ride and White Water Rafting)
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970, and now it's your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360° spins. 'Can you handle the canyons?' with award winning Shotover Jet, 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boating Ride' and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Take a quick trip through the shallow waters of the shotover river. The boat goes though the impossibly shallow waters making 360 turns and speeding through the narrow canyons. It's a must do

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Take this ride, it is the best one others are there but even though sounded quite expensive we thought it was worth it

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Never been on a jetboat ride before so really looking forward to it.
A cost of 119NZ dollars each.
We were picked up from town and taken a few miles to the shotover river.
Provided with safety jackets and a waterproof cape.
There were 2 boats on the river at the time.
The ride was outstanding, we all enjoyed it, speeding through the river and doing
numerous 360 degree turns.
Well worth it.

Thank Marrowboy
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Our family have been on a few jet boat experiences, Sydney Harbour, Vanuatu, New Zealand North Island and Fiji. They have been very good but Shotover is special.
The vessel itself is very modern and by miles the most comfortable jet boat we have ever travelled in. However it is the shallowness of the water, the extreme proximity to the canyon walls and all at high speed that really set this one apart. They do the 360s like other tours but with a lot less margin for error, which all adds to the fun.
Extremely well organised, pleasant staff and boat crew.
We combined this with the Shotover rafting trip - this turned out to be a great day out! However the TWO trips combined will set you back $1K for 4 people; worth it? Yes.

Thank FinB
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

A must for anyone that wants to try something a bit daring. As safe as a very well trained pilot/driver/captian can be but with trills of racing over water with 360 degree turns and under cliffs. Come on if you are going to NZ then try something designed by them on their river that it was designed for....

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