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About Shotover Jet
World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled almost 4 million people since 1965 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.
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Overview
Churning rapids and towering cliffs make the Shotover River a thrilling experience by jet boat, and this high-speed tour gets you spinning, fishtailing, and skimming across the surface. Frequent departures from Queenstown means you can easily tailor a time to fit your schedule, while the included round-trip transport means you don’t need a car and ensures maximum adventure time on the Shotover River.
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Lucia Ferrari wrote a review 8 Jun
Cordoba, Argentina52 contributions1 helpful vote
Super fun experience! I booked the 2 pm one since I didn’t have a car to go there and it was great. They picked us up in town and drove us to the base. It felt very safe and the staff was friendly. The boat skipper was Jeremy and he made it really fun, with a couple of 360 turns. We got a bit wet so I recommend dressing with warm waterproof clothes, it wasn’t crazy wet though. I definitely recommend doing this!
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Dawn wrote a review 4 Jun
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Hand down one of the coolest experiences ever. Our group loved every minute of it and wanted to go out again straight after. Our driver Nards was hilarious and made this experience even more awesome. Would highly recommend doing this while in Queenstown.
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service Team at Shotover Jet
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Roam38801642570! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review and fantastic to see you had such an amazing time out with us on the river! Nardia will love to hear your feedback! Nga Mihi Sophie
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smg38 wrote a review May 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand154 contributions30 helpful votes
Shotover jet are so easy to deal with- we booked direct. The place was easy to find and check in was smooth- it is a well organised and professional organisation with a focus on safety and customer experience. We had a great time- the ride was exciting and fun but felt very safe. Wrap up warm as it gets very cold, but the heated hand rails were great in the boat. A top experience, thank you
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service Team at Shotover Jet
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora smg38, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed a smooth experience from start to the finish! The whole team works hard to provide excellent manaakitanga (hospitality) to all our manuhiri (customers) and its great to hear positive feedback about the same. Wrapping up warm is definitely a good idea and the heated handrails help combat the cold. Thank you for reiterating our status as a Queenstown must do! Ka kite ano, Sinchan Customer Services Team
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Aleks L wrote a review May 2021
54 contributions18 helpful votes
A worthwhile experience. A good trip that takes you down the gorge and back. Dress warm as the wind chill is cold
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service Team at Shotover Jet
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora 558aleksl, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We are glad you found the trip to be worthwhile and it definitely pays to dress warm on the cold days! As the saying goes 'Its not bad weather, its just bad dressing!' Ka kite ano! Nga mihi, Sinchan Customer Service Team
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yvonnerkh23 wrote a review May 2021
Te Kuiti, New Zealand24 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I were excited to experience the famous Shotover Jet as our first activity arriving into Queenstown. Unfortunately they’d had some crazy weather the day before which made it unsafe, so rebooking for another day was super easy. They rang well ahead of time to inform us of the possible changes, and then again another hour beforehand to reschedule. We rebooked for a couple days later with no hassle or stress. The jet boat ride itself was so thrilling. Getting super close to the canyon walls and debris was exciting, and the views as we sped along the river were beautiful. Despite the crazy speed and manoeuvres, we at no time felt unsafe in the skilled and experienced hands of our driver. Thank you shotover jet for the experience of a lifetime, we loved every second of it!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service Team at Shotover Jet
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora yvonnerkh23, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We are glad you were able to reschedule and come out on a trip with us! The trip is a great mix of adrenalin pumping excitement and beautiful scenery in the hands of our very capable drivers who train very hard to deliver the spectacular experience. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and left with lifetime memories! Ka kite ano! Nga mihi, Sinchan Customer Service Team
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