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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour provided by Skippers Canyon Jet

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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour

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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.
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
19 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Helen wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions
Brilliant ride along a hair-raising road to the jet boat. Great driver, who was full of interesting stories and facts about the area. The jetboat ride was fab, totally exhilarating and great fun. Would highly recommend, great value for money.
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Date of experience: August 2020
James ducking bond wrote a review 7 Aug
5 contributions
Absolute ripper of a day! Rob was a legend behind the wheel of the truck and Jimmy delivered the business in the Jet boat, loved every second of the trip
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Date of experience: August 2020
Chris M wrote a review 4 Aug
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Fantastic tour. Very informative and great fun commentaries. Driving the Skippers road was a real adventure and the jet boat ride was awesome. Willie was brilliant.
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Date of experience: August 2020
BMLNewZealand wrote a review 1 Aug
New Zealand291 contributions141 helpful votes
Excellent from start to finish. Easy booking online, picked up right on time by Rob who did an amazing job driving the "Oka" through deep ruts, navigating scary corners, and keeping us well informed of the history of the Skippers Canyon road. Then Ben tried to scare the
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Date of experience: August 2020
Alana G wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
What a great tour. We were picked up punctually by our guide Willie who was very knowledgeable about the area and it's history. This is not just a jet boat ride, getting there is half the fun as we traveled along one of NZ's most dangerous roads in a 4 wheel drive van through
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Date of experience: July 2020
About the operator

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Barry S
Our driver Jimmy was an expert skipper with a good sense of humour, And very informative .Wouldn’t Have missed it
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Scott S
Great afternoon adventure
two for the price of one......Willie our transport guide was amazing - sharing the rich gold rush history on the 45
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Peter E
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
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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.
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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
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Wow what a great tour. Excellent service and awesome value. Very informative and fun guides. Highly recommend it 👍
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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
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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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Expert drivers, adrenaline rush of fun with stunning views!
I'm not sue what was scarier, the bus ride in or the boat ride! Lucky I am an adrenaline junky! Heads up, on the b
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Great experience. 2 in 1
What a day. Willie our driver was great at sharing local information about the history surrounding Queenstown. Gr
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What an experience!
The drive down to the river on the canyon road is pretty scary so if you don't have a head for heights don't sit on
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  • Duration: 3h
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