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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

  • 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
Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
From US$91.10
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8:30am Departure
Departs 8:30am from Shotover River. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
From US$91.13
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$105.26
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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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 4 days ago
Only in New Zealand -- a super fast jet boat through narrow canyons

Doesn't get much crazier than this. Taking a super fast jet boat down a canyon and getting to within inches of the canyon walls. Fun, adventurous experience if you have a couple hours to kill. The boat drivers clearly are well trained, but also super...More

Thank Neha G
Reviewed 4 days ago
Birthday trip with my 12 year old son

My 12 year old son and I went on the shooter jet for his birthday in March. My son was very nervous prior to the ride, but absolutely love it. It was the highlight of our trip to Queenstown and I am really glad we...More

Thank HatfieldTribe
Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved loved loved it !!

We were in Queenstown in February 2018 We were a party of four in our late sixties we had amazing fun we didn't stop laughing the driver was so professional Even the staff in the shop The bus driver Highly recommended Thank you

Thank Seagulls1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very professsional

It was cold. Real cold. But it was great fun. All staff are excellent, including coach drivers, sales and boats drivers. These guys have been operating for forty years and they've got it right.

Thank spiderfernandez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic Fun!!!

Must and should in Queenstown, will enjoy to bits, especially the 360 turn. The way they ride the boat is spectacular. All ages can enjoy this ride, I would definitely recommend this!!!

Thank Sai H
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14 June 2018|
Response from Pratarv | Reviewed this property |
There are two rides. The shorter one is about 30min. It provides a good view and all the tricks and is a recommended quick ride. The other is an hour and a half and can be done if one has enough time on hand. The experience... More
5 June 2018|
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Response from Pratarv | Reviewed this property |
It was freezing in the half hour we spent in May. Good to have gloves. And to cover the head and ears.