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About KJet
Only KJet offers 60 minutes of unforgettable thrills, spins and exhilaration across three waterways in one of the world's most stunning locations. You can step onto a big yellow KJet every hour at the Main Town Pier in the centre of Queenstown. In an unforgettable Jet boat experience you’ll be transported in to the channels of the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. The 45 kilometre, hour long adventure highlights the magnificent diversity of Queenstown’s waterways. Every ticket includes FREE digital photos.
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Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

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.
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1 hour
from US$74.43

Private Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Hotel by Jet Boat

Make a splash into Queenstown with a one-of-a-kind arrival transfer on a private jet-boat ride down the Kawarau River and over Lake Wakatipu. Step out of the airport and onto a jet boat that brings you straight to the Queenstown dock, where you’re escorted on foot or by coach to your accommodation. En route, hold tight as the captain expertly maneuvers the jet boat with 360-degree spins on a zippy ride over the water, including views of the Remarkables mountain range.
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30 to 60 minutes
from US$348.33
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AmandaJP1970 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand81 contributions29 helpful votes
Amazing we all loved it - even if a couple of us were terrified prior - staff lovely - well Looked after - such fun
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Date of experience: April 2021
CarolynfromNZ wrote a review Mar 2021
Upper Hutt, New Zealand18 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Pazia Moore wrote a review Mar 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand24 contributions
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.
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Response from KJetQueenstown, Front Office Manager at KJet
Responded 8 Mar 2021
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
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Isaac J wrote a review Mar 2021
6 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: March 2021
Response from KJetQueenstown, Front Office Manager at KJet
Responded 3 Mar 2021
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
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B2Bscrooge wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand44 contributions6 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2021
Response from KJetQueenstown, Front Office Manager at KJet
Responded 24 Feb 2021
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
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