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Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers provided by KJet

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers
4.5
Book in advance
from $101.50 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Get your adrenaline fix on a thrilling jet-boat ride around Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Hang on tight as you zip across the water, reach speeds of up to 60 mph (95 kph), and perform daring stunts such as fish-tails and 360-degree spins. As you catch your breath, enjoy stunning views of Remarkables Mountain Range, the Kawarau River, and the Shotover River.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • 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
High-speed jet boat ride with up to one hour on the water
Experience thrilling 360-degree spins and fishtails
Spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains
Choice of morning or afternoon departures to fit your itinerary
What to expect
Roar across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau and Shotover rivers on a 1-hour adrenaline-pumping jet-boat adventure, departing from the main pier in central Queenstown. After you receive wet-weather gear, a life jacket and a safety briefing, hold on for the 27-mile (45-km) jet-boat ride down some of New Zealand’s most scenic waterways. First, zoom across pristine Lake Wakatipu and look up at the majestic Remarkables mountain range. From the mouth of the Kawarau River, glide past the Kawarau Dam and prepare for 360-degree spins before your driver expertly navigates the fast-moving currents of the narrow channels of the Shotover River, gaining speeds up to 59 mph (95 kph) in shallow water.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6507KJET
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
1-hour jet boat ride • Driver/guide • Life vests supplied • Includes FREE digital photos when you depart from the Main Town Pier
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
KJet Queenstown, Main Town Pier, Marine Parade, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand Please check in at the Main Town Pier 15 minutes before your scheduled Jet Boat departure.
Inclusions
1-hour jet boat ride • Driver/guide • Life vests supplied • Includes FREE digital photos when you depart from the Main Town Pier
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
KJet Queenstown, Main Town Pier, Marine Parade, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand Please check in at the Main Town Pier 15 minutes before your scheduled Jet Boat departure.
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 2 years
Please wear comfortable shoes, jacket and sun protection
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Caregivers are required to assist drivers with carrying any disabled passengers down the stairs and on to the Jet boat. When carrying larger numbers, at least one caregiver must travel on the boat.
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travellers
Popular mentions

4.5
227 reviews
Excellent
183
Very good
27
Average
5
Poor
4
Terrible
8

Michaela
Palmerston North, New Zealand6 contributions
Cold, fast and fun!
Fabulous trip, make sure you wear warm clothes, dont forget gloves and hats. Spray coat and life jacket provided. Heated hand rails were a bonus!
But please the owners can you get heated steering wheel for the drivers, their hands were red raw with the cold! Lovely service.
Highly recommend, good fun for all age groups.
Written 26 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CarolynfromNZ
Upper Hutt, New Zealand18 contributions
Loved it
Awesome trip on the river, quite tame compared to other jet boating we have done but still fun and interesting.
An hour is a good amount of time
Just make sure to wear sunglasses even if it is overcast - otherwise the wind speed prevents you from keeping your eyes open
Written 29 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pazia Moore
Tauranga, New Zealand24 contributions
Awesome experience!
My husband and I booked this jet boat ride rather last minute and ended up having an awesome time!!! It was well worth the money, and we would definitely do it again. Ethan was an awesome guide and we felt completely safe the entire time, even when the heart rate got up there from the exhilarating speeds and turns.
Written 6 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thanks so much for the awesome review! Glad you had a great time, and we'll pass on your message to Ethan. Hope you had a nice rest of your time in Queenstown. Kind Regards The KJet team
Written 8 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Isaac J
6 contributions
Great Experience at a Great Price
Mar 2021
KJet was a great experience. We were initially going to go on a different jet boat company, however Kjet offered a longer trip at a cheaper price. It was great with lots of spins and high speeds. We have been on other jetboats, in Christchurch and Taupo, and this certainly was the longest! The cherry on top was that at the end the photos were provided free - as compared to other activities we did in Queenstown that charged a premium for their photos.
Written 2 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hey Isaac, Thanks for the great review! Glad you had a good time out with us, and enjoyed the trip :) Kind regards The KJet team
Written 3 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

B2Bscrooge
Auckland Central, New Zealand44 contributions
Nice boat ride
Feb 2021 • Family
Scenery was picture perfect however ride was pretty non thriller though would have been perfect for babies due to lack of adrenaline. More fitting name for this would be Nice boat ride
Written 24 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
HI B2Bscrooge, Thanks for leaving a review for KJet, glad you enjoyed the scenery, we have a pretty stunning backyard! Sorry you didn't find the ride too thrilling, but hope you had a good time nonetheless :) Kind Regards The KJet team
Written 24 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul and Nikki
Sunnynook, New Zealand36 contributions
This or kayaking
The best way to spend an hour on the water ! Awesome boat ride from city central, across the lake, onto the crystal clear Kawarau river, then onto the Shotover. Vaughan, our driver (pilot, legend, what ever you want to call him) was brilliant. Never been on a jet boat before I came to Queenstown, now I want one !!!!
Written 3 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thanks for your 5 star review for the Big Yellows! We will pass on your message to Vaughan. Hope to have you back on the Jet boat again soon! Cheers The KJet Team
Written 4 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EHeather
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
Great experience with KJet
Jan 2021 • Family
Highly recommend KJet. Good value for money (priced $59 from Bookme). Our driver was very experienced and had very good information about the areas we stopped in. He was clear and made sure we were all safe and comfortable. I would do this again.
Written 31 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hey there, Thanks for the great review of the Big Yellows! Hope you had a great time in Queenstown. Kind Regards The KJet Team
Written 1 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lucy
Hamilton, New Zealand4 contributions
Lots of Fun - Incredible Views
Jan 2021
I absolutely loved the KJet! It was so much fun and an amazing experience! Vaughn was an incredible driver and made the trip even better!
Written 25 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi There, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! We will pass on your feedback to Vaughan - hope you had a great rest of your time in Queenstown. Kind Regards The KJet team
Written 25 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Corey Price
4 contributions
KJET and Time Tripper combo A+++
I went on KJET with 3 others who had not been on a jetboat before. They absolutely loved the trip. Our driver Hamish kept everyone informed on what we were up to and gave us an awesome ride.
Time Tripper was very cool and gave us a great insight on the history of Queenstown. The girls at the check in done a fantastic job of moving all of the people through as it was very busy.
I recommend the KJET/Time Tripper combo to everyone as it was an awesome Family activity that we will talk about for a long time.
Huge Thanks to all of the Team at KJET. We will be back again soon.
Get on the YELLOW boats!!
Corey Price
Written 6 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hey Corey, Thanks so much for leaving an awesome review for KJet and Time Tripper! We will pass on your feedback to Hamish and the team. Glad you had a good time on the big yellows and learned about Queenstown at the same time! Have a great rest of your holiday. Kind Regards The KJet team
Written 7 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lolarooney
1 contribution
K Jet experience Queenstown
Dec 2020 • Friends
Lots of fun and a great experience. Would highly recommend. Went on the 11 o clock one and such amazing views and scenery to enjoy.
Written 15 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there! Thanks so much for leaving a 5 star review for KJet :) Hope you had a great rest of your time in Queenstown. Kind Regards Robyn
Written 16 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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AmandaJP1970
AmandaJP1970
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Excellent such fun
Amazing we all loved it - even if a couple of us were terrified prior - staff lovely - well Looked after - such fun
thevinster
thevinster
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Fun on the water
I was a bit worried that this would be a bit scary for Miss 7, but she couldn’t get enough of it! Bouncing along on
rachsloan
rachsloan
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Well worth it!
My partner and I had come to Queenstown for the first time and contemplated whether to do this or not, very glad we
rattrayg47
rattrayg47
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An adrenalin rush through fantastic scenery
From 7 to 70Plus year olds our driver Jake raced at speeds over 100kph and regular heart stopping 360 degree spins.
ttzy
ttzy
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The best way to travel
A great bookme price and really great fun - kids loved it Guide was knowledgeable and friendly - great service and
LiezlF18
LiezlF18
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Fantastic
Went with my fiancé and sister....we absolutely loved it. Hamish was a fantastic driver. Definitely worth the price
123traveller1
123traveller1
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Not the adrenaline rush you might expect
We visited Queenstown late 2019 at a time of heavy rainfall. The Shotover jet was closed due to the weather but K J
zeddef
zeddef
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Jet Boating Queenstown
A good price for a short blast up the Shotover- pretty cold at this time of the year - beanie or hood and gloves a
LCJ2412
LCJ2412
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Great fun!
I did the 60 minute KJet across Shotover & Kawarau rivers with a friend and we had the most fun! Lots of adventure
Jmh1234567890
Jmh1234567890
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Time tripper
Myself and friends done the time tripper today! So amazing and we learnt so much! The change made to the under wate
283quintonl
283quintonl
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One of the best jet boat in Queenstown!
I took the 1-hour tour with Kjet, which covers the lake, main river, and small river. The driver is very kind and k
kyliejanel
kyliejanel
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KJet river speed cruise
Spectacular! An incredible experience, a definite must do! Breath-taking scenery, fabulous service, and so much fun
millerbecca
millerbecca
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Awesome fun
People said we wouldn’t enjoy this having a jet ski and boat of our own but it was fantastic! Kids loved it. Scener
Phillip H
Phillip H
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Fast!!
Me and my 11 year old went on. Was well worth it. We did break down on way back and stayed at a jetty for replaceme
Gaiaonthemove
Gaiaonthemove
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Must Try!
It was such a fun experience with KJet! Definitely something that you must try in NZ. And should you hit on the
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