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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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icon25 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
  • Shotover River jet boat adventure from Queenstown
  • Feel a rush of adrenaline as you power down the river at top speeds
  • Experience fun 360-degree spins and fishtails
  • Multiple tours throughout the day to conveniently fit into your schedule
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Jet boat ride
Complimentary Shuttle from Queenstown (2pm Jet Boat Departure Only)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
At your chosen time, hop aboard a complimentary shuttle bus in downtown Queenstown, New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital.’ After a short ride through New Zealand’s once-thriving gold country, arrive on the shores of the Shotover River to embark on your high-speed jet boat ride.

Hold on tight as the driver expertly navigates the jet boat over white-water rapids and squeezes through the narrow canyon walls of the Shotover. Pass sheer cliffs and rocky outcrops, then feel your adrenaline pumping as the boat makes trick maneuvers, twists, and turns. Once back on firm ground, relax on the shuttle transfer back to Queenstown. Souvenir photos are available to purchase.
  • 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 are provided
  • Please allow 1.5 hours for return trip from Queenstown if taking shuttle bus
  • Locker facilities available for personal belongings
  • Check-in is 30 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Shotover Jet Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "One thing to be aware of is to think carefully if you have a back problem as it can be pretty bumpy." See review
  • "By far the better jet boat, worth paying the extra." See review

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Exhilarating!!!
Teya
, May 2021
Enjoyed every moment was still buzzing after. By far the better jet boat, worth paying the extra. The canyons make this experience unique compared to the other jet boats. Our driver Nardia was awesome so enthusiastic and we felt safe in her expert hands. I will definitely recommend the Shotover to friends and family. We will be back but will include the swing next time. Thank you :)
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Ride of our lives
James_E
, Feb 2021
Had the ride of our lives, enjoyed every moment. Our driver was friendly, informative and entertaining. Would highly recommend this trip
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Thrilling experience on the Shotover River
Shawn_F
, Apr 2020
Great experience on the Shooter River Extreme Jet Boat. This is a smooth running operation. We checked in, were outfitted and on our boat in now time. Thrilling experience shooting up and down the river, close to cliffs and rocks that were jetting out of the water. Pretty amazing to see the agility of these boats and the skill of the drivers... all with a few 360 degree spins every once in a while. I would definitely recommend it. We also purchased the video. Great mix of stock video with our actual boat ride video intermixed. It was reasonable and something we've watched many times since.
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Amazing
Heather
, Mar 2020
What a blast! So happy we made it! The location was amazing and easy to get to. The staff was wonderful. SOOO much fun!
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Briĺliant
Glenn_L
, Feb 2020
Brilliant experience in a fantastic location. Organisation spot on. One thing to be aware of is to think carefully if you have a back problem as it can be pretty bumpy.
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Adrenaline
Robert_D
, Feb 2020
Awesome experience!! I would do it again anytime. SO MUCH FUN!! You can’t come to Queenstown and not do the Jet Boats.
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Fun on Shotover River
misstravel1
, Feb 2020
This tour is tons of fun. I was impressed with our captains boating abilities. Don’t want to give spoilers but I did check boat after for scratches😜
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Fun nature adventure
lorerrb
, Feb 2020
Very fun! Crew made you feel safe! If the weather is beautiful this is a must! Great way to be close to nature in an entrar aiming way!
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Funny and exciting
karenlam2628
, Feb 2020
Funny, safe and exciting. but feel a little bit dizzy when 360 degree turn. recommend of this activity.
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Very fast and close to rocks :)
itokapb
, Jan 2020
Perfectly organized service on a spectacular river. The hall of fame is imposing, but even more impressive that our jet boat driver turned to be not only an excellent guide and a very nice guy but an Olympic champion as well!
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