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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Good news, you are allowed to bring your GoPro. But you must only use a head strap and they have illustrations to show you the only way you can have it mounted. The ride is thrilling and you will get wet, albeit lightly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fadzillah A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was great fun. Even the most timid and youngest in our family had and absolute blast. Thanks to Hamish for a fun and informative ride. Chilly on the water so go prepared but I think that adds to the exhilaration. Recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AJG35
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ultimate thrill seeker jet ride. Unique narrow gorges, steep rock walls, speed. Slick professional operation. Heated handle bars :-) nice long waterproof jackets. NB: no cameras/ phones on boats (other companies do allow - but it's kinda good not to have, as you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pineapplesensei
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have travelled that far to get to the south island you have to put it on your bucket list of things to do. We had a great trip with the river being high and the skipper being up for a great bit of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank B0b666
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora B0b666, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5* review. We are glad to hear you had a great experience on Shotover Jet. The boat drivers certainly are incredible at navigating through the canyons in variable river conditions & take great...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You guys are the best. Had so much fun. This was recommended by so many people and i am happy to say i yous guys met all our expectations. Great experience....More

Thank vibhayjitb
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora vibhayjitb, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5* review. We are delighted to read your comments & to hear that you had an amazing trip. We aim to deliver the best experience for all our customers so we are glad...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Pick up is in the middle of town, you can drive your own car out if you want, it is not far but i figured why? Bus driver was informative on the short drive and staff on arrival were all helpful. We took the first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KeithTwidz
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora KeithTwidz, Welcome back to Shotover Jet after 40 years & thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you had a great experience, from the bus ride out here to the jet boat ride itself. The boat drivers...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Must do family activity in Queens town, They provide pick up n drop from city center, If the total duration of ride would have been longer, it would have been FantasticMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sachin02
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora sachin02, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience on Shotover Jet, from the town pick-up to drop-off! We aim to deliver an amazing experience for all our customers so we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better than expected. You fire through the river and get really close (2-3 feet) from jagged rocks. Great fun even for true adrenaline junkies.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EWils16
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora EWils16, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are so happy that you had a great experience & we are happy to have shared our beautiful location and ride with you. The boat drivers certainly are incredible at navigating...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised. Hassle free. So much fun. Great driver. Stopped a couple of times to discuss local area and explain about the boats and the river. The ride lasted longer than expected which was a nice surprise.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank N7386UKlindag
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora N7386UKlindag, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. It is great to hear you had a fun trip & we exceeded your expectations. We aim to deliver an amazing experience for all our customers so we are glad to hear...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to QT, bus out. Easy little trip out to have some fun. We had two rides as we took advantage of the instant repeat for only $15 bucks. Great value. Sat at the front and the back and experienced both. Shortish ride for the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rodneys244
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia ora rodneys244, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5* review. We are delighted that you had a fun jet boat adventure with us here at Shotover Jet, twice! We aim to deliver an amazing experience for all our customers, so we...More

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33rachelf
9 October 2018|
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Response from Amelia H | Property representative |
Kia ora Rachel, other than the minimum height 1m (up to 1.2m in some conditions), no, we don't. However, the person must be able to fit one of our lifejackets (we have a huge selection from childrens to XXXL). Please do give... More
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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
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