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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour

  • Experience a two-for-one trip that combines excitement and learning

  • Enjoy year-round departures

  • Depart from central Queenstown and travel along the infamous Skippers Road

Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour
From US$111.58
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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour Winter 1pm departure
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Enjoy two trips in one on this good-value jet boat tour: a guided tour of Skippers Canyon and a thrilling ride on the Shotover River. Zip up some of the narrowest canyons on the Upper Shotover, and learn about the gold mining history of the area from your knowledgeable guide on the journey there. This combined tour is ideal for history buffs and adrenaline seekers.

What to Expect
  • Trips depart from outside the Station Building on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets in the center of Queenstown.
  • 3hr round trip including return transport into Skippers Canyon on the infamous Skippers Road and a thrilling jet boat ride in the dramatic canyons of the upper Shotover River.
  • Enjoy commentary from our knowledgeable drivers on the scenic drive in.
  • Blast through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River and feel the adrenaline surge during the 360 spins.
  • Summer deaprtures (October - April): 8.30am, 12pm and 3.30pm.
  • Winter departures (May - September): 9am and 1pm.
  • This is Queenstown's best value jet boat tour with the inclusion of the scenic drive into the canyon plus the jet boat.
  • Two trips in one!
Reviews (103)
1 - 5 of 103 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
A trip well worth the time in queenstown

Going by bus on skippers road plus the jet boat ride through skippers canyon on shotover river is pure fun and absolutely worth the time spent. The whole trip takes you for around 1 hour one-way over skippers road with stunning views and a marvelous...More

Thank udochrist
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous jet boat tour with very scenic drive! A MUST do tour!

This is definitely the jet boat tour to choose if you have 3 hours to spare. Not only do you get an exhilarating jet boat ride though the canyons but you also get to experience a drive through countryside that isn’t accessible to tourists on...More

Thank viagray
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your awesome review and for recommending Skippers Canyon Jet over other jet boats in town!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome Trip!

100% recommend! It's true when they say it's not just a jet boat ride, the drive there is half the fun! Amazing scenery and you will be on edge quite literally during the drive into the canyon. Have your cameras ready as it's beautiful! Our...More

Thank Guide08014204950
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write us such a good review. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
This is the Jet boat experience to do.

We were picked up exactly on time from The Station to start our day. Our driver was a wonderful older gentleman (sorry don’t remember his name). He was full of great stories and facts about the area. He pulled the bus over a few times...More

Thank edfoo78
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Must do!!! Amazing tour, great boat ride.

We went into Queenstown without even considering doing a Jet Boat ride and left considering this our absolute favorite tour that we experienced. This is NOT just a boat ride. The Skipper's Canyon Jet consists of a bus ride of about an hour on a...More

Thank peterdG4938IJ
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your awesome review! We really appreciate it.

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16 August 2018|
Response from Jared D | Reviewed this property |
It is a 3 hour return trip from Queenstown. November is in the summer so the sun sets around 9 pm so there will be plenty of light on both tours.
30 July 2018|
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Response from Ferrousso | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Michael. After I’ve visited the webpage, I guess my trip was “Jet Boat Tour”, not the “scenic....”. Since, firstly, it was not a half day trip, and, secondary, we didn’t have “Winky museum”, “Sainsbury Gold Claim” and... More