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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Station Building, Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9434
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had a brilliant and memorable day with Skippers Canyon Jet. We were lucky to be on Dave’s bus, he proved to be an excellent and careful driver, so gave us confidence driving up the scenic cliff edges. He also knew a lot about the...More

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Tracey, thanks for taking the time to writes such a great review! I'm glad Dave looked after you so well and you enjoyed your trip with us!

Reviewed 8 July 2018

For the thrill seekers and adventurers, included is a tour and history of the area, a hair raising drive on a very precarious road down to the canyon. Jet boat driver was very good. We loved speeding all the way back to start.

Thank Angelfee73
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 8 July 2018

Thrill seekers, adventurers delight. If you are looking for more that just a jet boat ride, I would recommend this adventure. A great combination of tour and interesting information about the region, hair raising drive to the jet boat not for the faint hearted. I...More

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We visited today and what an amazing experience. The drive to get there was a bit scary for me, but I'm not great with heights and mountain roads! The rest of the bus weren't phased at all!! It was certainly an experience and Dave, our...More

Thank CLHam75
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with us Dave and Ben looked after you!

Reviewed 8 July 2018

The drive along Skippers Canyon Road was just as cool an experience as the actual Jet Boat Tour itself. Highly recommended - as long as you are not afraid of narrow serpentine roads ;-)

Thank Globetrotter7508
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

All 5 of us had an amazing time driving with Dave through Skipper’s Canyon to reach the river for our jet boat ride with Brian. What a wild adventure- even in the winter! We felt as though WE were prepared for the next MISSION IMPOSSIBLE....More

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Elektra, thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with us!

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We had the best time. Willy was our host and he was great and informative on the bus. Pointed out areas in Queenstown were Lord of the rings were filmed too. Unfortunately didnt get the name of the guy driving the boat, he was fantastic...More

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Desiree, thanks for the great review! It can get a little chilly in the canyon at this time of year. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with us!

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This was such a fun activity, the drive to the canyon was awesome and stopped at a great view point of Queenstown and surrounding area. Our guide Willy gave us some interesting history and was very entertaining. The jet boat ride itself was thrilling and...More

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for the awesome review Sarah! It's great to hear you had such a good time with us!

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Way more than just a jet boat ride. Great people and awersome info about the area. Well worth the afternoon trip highly recommend!

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for the great review Hayden!

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite things I’ve done in New Zealand in both the North and South Island. Stunning scenery, great guide and insane jet ride. 10/10 would recommend

Thank Scott D
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Scott, thanks for the amazing review! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with us so much!

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AradhanaS2
27 August 2018|
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Response from Smitty09876 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the comment above about road, steep and winding and about 45 minutes plus to get to boat launch site. HOWEVER, if you are game and ready for a higher cost, you can take a helicopter ride from the airport in... More
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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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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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