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Welcome to Alpine Jet Thrills. We are the premier Canterbury and Christchurch jet boat operator. The Waimakariri River runs from the mountains to the sea and we have a departure point at either end of this diverse river. Choose from the Canyon...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Otarama Road | Launching Ramp under Highway No 1 Bridge, Waimakariri Regional Park, Springfield 7580, New Zealand
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the 360-degree spins were just splendid. The expert driver made sure we were safe and feeling ok after every time he took the spin. Well explained about the Waimakariri River.
My daughter just loved it.
pvjst, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018
We are so pleased you and your daughter enjoyed the trip. Thank you for leaving a review.
We had the privilege of touring the Waimakariri River with Paul from Alpine Jet thrills. He made it educational and exhilarating!! We had small trouble with the boat and he dealt with the issue professionally and with a great deal of courtesy !
pvjst, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018
Thanks for your nice review. Yes a stone jam can be a pain but best to stop and clear it. What a nice day for boating though, bring on Summer!
Our expert driver Greg took us up into the gorge and it was awesome. The kids loved it, especially the 360 degree spins! I’ve paddled the river a few times but it’s great to see it all from a different angle. Thanks to Paul for...More
pvjst, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018
Hi, thank you for your kind review, and thanks for jet boating with us instead of kayaking this time. It was great to have you and your lovely family along. We look forward to taking you on the longer trip.
Took this ride (!!!) on the Waimakariri River after lunch after our 4 wheel alpine drive to cap off a super day in Akaroa. Greg, our boat driver took us careening down the river, just missing the onshore rocks and through many heart-pounding 360 degree...More
pvjst, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018
Thanks for joining us, the 4WD Jet Adventure is a great half day out.
Amazing experiencing seeing some of the best landscapes New Zealand has to offer. The tour guide was hilarious and really friendly. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a exciting and educational adventure. Great for all ages! Except babies.
pvjst, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018
Thank you for jet boating with us we love to show people the stunning Waimakariri Canyon, what the jet boat can do and where it can go. Yes children must be 2 years and older this trip is definitely not for babies.
This was on my bucket list and I finally had this wonderful opportunity to fulfill my dream. I had the most fun on this beautiful river with the most amazing staff. They were really nice and helpful. The water was so blue for a river...More
Paul V, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018
We are so pleased you enjoyed our special part of New Zealand, come again soon!
This is a must do if you are in the area! Our pilot Greg was great! He was very friendly and awesome at explaining some of the history of jet boats, how they worked, he pointed out the highlights of the river and some of...More
Paul V, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018
Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
We took a one-hour tour on the Waimak river and we had the most amazing time. We had the river to ourselves, and it was a fabulous way to see the foothills and the Waimakeriri River. Paul was a super captain, and we felt very...More
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Paul V, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018
Thanks for jet boating with us it was great to have you along!