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Skippers Canyon Jet

| Station Building, Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9434
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Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Discover a land rich in gold mining history and breathtaking scenery just a short distance from Queenstown. Skippers Canyon Jet is the must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold mining” (50 reviews)
“boat ride” (61 reviews)
“dangerous road” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
| Station Building, Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9434
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"gold mining"
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"boat ride"
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"dangerous road"
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"hair raising"
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"driver dave"
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"bus driver"
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"wings"
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"mountain road"
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"gold rush"
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"scenic tour"
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"an adventure"
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"high speed"
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"other companies"
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"driving skills"
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"great commentary"
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"amazing trip"
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"shallow water"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not your average jet boating experience. Not only do you get to experience the thril of speed and twist and turns on the river you get to take in the most epic journey to get there. Dave was a sensational driver who guided...More

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

Hi Medeleine, thanks for the great review! Good to hear Dave and team looked after you during your trip and you enjoyed it as much as you did.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Congratulations to a local family who are third generation of the area putting together a professional tourist featuring the Dart River and the historic track in. Not for the faint hearted but it’s safe with suitable trucks and experienced drivers. Strongly recommend this experience.

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

Thanks for the review! It is very much appreciated!

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

An unreal and must do experience!!! Two of the best wheel men around... Dave behind the Oca and Brian as the boat Skipper! Both super welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and crazy behind the wheel. Make sure you tick this one off your bucket list if you’d...More

Thank Robert C
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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Robert, thanks for the great review! Good to hear Dave and Brian showed you an awesome time in Skippers Canyon.

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This experience is truly that: exceptional. Driver of the boat highly experienced to provide thrills and safety for his/her dozen or so passengers. Gets quickly up to 50 MPH and seems to be in no more than two to three inches of water at all...More

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Smitty, thanks for the great review! Good to hear you enjoyed your trip with us!

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Emma P
17 December 2017|
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Response from SkippersJet | Property representative |
Hi, there are no weight restrictions. Customer's just have to be mobile enough to get in and out of the boat.
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AP_2017_Mumbai
21 November 2017|
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Response from Canterburycrusader | Reviewed this property |
It was $195pp and I would think it is fine for a fit and healthy 80 year old, It is a family run business and very caring people. Not sure about pickups but they may.
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skitzySuffolk
2 April 2017|
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Response from SkippersJet | Property representative |
Hi there, as the other answers above suggest Skippers Canyon Jet is a great option! It is excellent value for money due to the inclusion of the scenic drive into the canyon as well as the jet boat ride itself. If you'd like... More
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