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Shotover Jet

Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8570
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World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970, and now it's your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360° spins. 'Can you handle the canyons?' with award winning Shotover Jet, 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boating Ride' and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great fun” (349 reviews)
“canyon walls” (102 reviews)
“instant replay” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 8570
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"great fun"
in 349 reviews
"canyon walls"
in 102 reviews
"instant replay"
in 42 reviews
"thrilling ride"
in 85 reviews
"degree spins"
in 67 reviews
"high speed"
in 60 reviews
"boat driver"
in 52 reviews
"life jackets"
in 45 reviews
"adrenaline rush"
in 93 reviews
"great driver"
in 42 reviews
"great ride"
in 53 reviews
"awesome experience"
in 56 reviews
"whole family"
in 41 reviews
"new zealand"
in 98 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 53 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 52 reviews
"visiting queenstown"
in 40 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a blast and unique boat ride. I’ve been on speed boats including faster rides, but never with the twists, turns, proximity to gorge walls and rocks as what we experienced with Shotover Jet. The masterful boat drivers (better term than captain in this case)...More

Thank Tarak P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must do on any trip to Queenstown! The speed, 360° turns and exhilaration of speeding through canyons surrounded by the New Zealand country side was spectacular. I would highly recommend!

Thank Kurt H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As soon as I booked Queenstown I knew I HAD to do the jet boating on the shot over river and boy was it fun. We had Ryan as our driver who was great. The thrill and 360 spins were awesome. I couldn’t believe how...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very professional operation at the Shotover Jet. The boats are massively powerful and the drivers knowledgeable and skilled. A cool experience.More

Thank Simon B
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SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Simon B, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are so pleased you had a fun trip with us! We think that being the only company permitted to operate through these canyons, combined with all the refreshing 360° spins,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Found Shotover to be very professional and great with kids. Height minimum of 1.2m so for kids above that height it is really enjoyable. They take safety seriously and take time to explain all and help. Handy cafe located nearby for anyone in family not...More

Thank Daniel B
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SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora Daniel B, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are so happy to hear that you & your family had a great experience despite the cooler conditions. We think that being the only company permitted to operate through these...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Long time reader second time reviewer! Great experience this morning with the crew from Shotover Jet Queenstown! Chris our captain was first rate & gave us all a memorable experience! My husband & I were born & raised on the water but this experience was...More

Thank Brooksie1612
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SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora Brooksie1612, Thank you for your review and simply the best recommendation! We are delighted that you had an amazing jet boat adventure with us here at Shotover Jet. We aim to deliver an amazing experience for all our customers so we are glad...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience with a great crew! The boat went super fast through the canyons, creeping so close to the edges of the rock! I recommend dressing warm with a face scarf and beanie hat as it gets extremely cold in winter with water sprays bound...More

Thank jessratcliffe1
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SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora jessratcliffe1, Thank you for your review and simply the best recommendation! It is great to hear you had an amazing experience. The boat drivers certainly are incredible at navigating through the canyons & take great joy in thrilling their passengers! We hope to...More

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Wendy B
28 January 2018|
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Response from Herculan | Reviewed this property |
About 30-40 minutes depending on how many boats are on the river it is great fun sit up the back on the left closest to the side
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Netboyz
23 October 2017|
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Response from parasghiya | Reviewed this property |
45min before
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Netboyz
21 October 2017|
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Response from Yolksonntoast | Reviewed this property |
yes they have a free shuttle to and from
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