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Address: | Station Building, Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 9434
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are...

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.

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A must do in Queenstown!

Awesome trip out to Skippers Canyon! Very knowledgeable driver who tells you everything about Queenstown and the Gold rush while driving on the breathtaking narrow skippers... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome trip out to Skippers Canyon! Very knowledgeable driver who tells you everything about Queenstown and the Gold rush while driving on the breathtaking narrow skippers canyon road! First time on a jet boat, SO MUCH fun!!! Thank you to all the team for this brilliant tour! Both drivers (bus & boat) had a great sense of humour! Will definitely... More 

Thank drozobzzz
Mackenzie District, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose the Skippers Canyon Jet over the Shotover, and boy I was glad we had. Picked up in the centre of town and taken out to the river on a bus. I have done the Skippers Road before, but this trip was awesome in the sense I learnt so much about the place. Interesting moments as we negotiated around... More 

Thank JustPlaneMad
Casuarina, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic trip out to Skippers Canyon. That road gets the heart pumping already. Then the jetboat. What a great ride. Been on other jetboats but this would be the best. Fantastic value for money. Will definitely be back.

Thank suec20172017
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my first time on a jet boat and it was as great as I thought it would be. What's even better is the bus ride to the river!! Was a great bus trip with interesting commentary along the way. The jet boating is just so much fun!! A must do in Queenstown

Thank Kristy1984
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the last day of our trip and by far the best in our 10 day adventure in NZ. Starting with Dave the bus driver who made us laugh and so informative of the surroundings of the area, we embarked on the most thrilling experience jet boating through remarkable places on this shallow river. Our boat skipper Elliot was... More 

Thank peter s
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After trying all the other jet boats in Queenstown, I feel this one offered a unique jet boat ride to all the others. The drive itself to where we got onto the jet boat was very scenic (as well as one of the most dangerous roads in the world) - as you have already signed up to a do a... More 

Thank Louise G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money tour. It exceeded my expectations by far! The scenery was breath taking. The tour was made that much better by the wonderful tour guides. The tour driver Dave was the best - full of knowledge with a great sense of humour & made you feel you were in safe hands as you wind through the narrow... More 

Thank sheraleea2015
Queenstown, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! What value for your money!! The experience begins by taking a bus down Skippers Canyon Road which is amazing in itself! The scenery is stunning, the winding-narrow road is breath-taking, and if you have a good driver he/she may even point out a few Lord of the Rings locations! Then you get down to the narrow Shotover river for... More 

Thank belinda_vav
Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time doing a tour on my own and it was so good i think i'd do it all over again!! Willy (our guide and driver) was there to pick us up - he was super nice, incredibly knowledgeable and an excellent driver!!! The drive to the Jet Boat started out fairly standard - lovely landscapes etc... then, we... More 

Thank Charli W
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute highlight of our trip to Queenstown! The hairy scary bus trip was as much a highlight of the afternoon as the Jetboat ride. Well worth the extra time for the beautiful scenery and history. Dave our driver did a great job entertaining everyone with the history of the area, sense of humour and driving skills. Our kids ranging... More 

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you and the whole family enjoyed your trip with us! I'll let Dave know about your glowing feedback. More 

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