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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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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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Lynnseetoh wrote a review Apr 2022
Singapore, Singapore84 contributions34 helpful votes
Great experience and definitely love it. Something that is worth to experience and will recommend friends to try it when they are there.
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Experience at Shotover Jet
Responded 18 May 2022
Kia ora Lynnseetoh, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. So glad to hear you had a geat experience with us at Shotover Jet and would recommend to friends! If there is anything we could have done to make your experience a 5 star one, we would love to hear! Please feel free to send any further feedback to reservations@shotoverjet.co.nz as we are continuously striving to provide the best possible experience for our customers and this is built on the feedback we receive from our manuhiri! (Customers). We hope you had a wonderful rest of your trip in Queenstown and hope to see you again. Nga mihi, Sophie
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Sherrie Wharewaka-Paulo wrote a review Apr 2022
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Awesome experience fully recommend. Good driver, great customer service and guide was very knowledgeable. Will be back again for sure!!! Nga mihi Shotover Jet
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Responded 18 May 2022
Kia ora Riezaa92, thank you for coming to experience Shotover Jet and for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed the thrill and adventurous aspect of our trip which is what separates us from other operators. Hope to see you again, Ka kite ano! Nga mihi, Sophie
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Erinnz86 wrote a review Apr 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
We had loads of fun on the Shotover jet - the setting is beautiful and it's a great way to explore the river. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that it was a fun ride for everyone. Definitely worth a visit if you go to Queenstown.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Experience at Shotover Jet
Responded 18 May 2022
Kia ora Erinnz86, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! So happy to hear you had a 5 star experience with us! The Kimiakau (Shotover) is truley stunning and even better to experience via jet boat! 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. Nga mihi, Sophie
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Hannah F wrote a review Mar 2022
12 contributions1 helpful vote
So glad we chose this experience over the other jet boat experiences overall. The driver Matt was so cool! Gave us some background knowledge about the area, had some great jokes and stories, was a PHENOMENAL driver and truly made our jet boat experience one to remember. On arrival we did have to wait at the door for about 5 minutes with no staff to greet us despite arriving at the time they told us to be there to check in, yelling out and knocking several times. Went from no staff to all of a sudden 5 which annoyed us from the outset. Our driver Matt truly did save our experience overall. Hopefully if you go, you get him! He’s awesome! Scenery was amazing, river was stunning and the route they take you on is beautiful. Such a fun way to spend a day!
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Experience at Shotover Jet
Responded 19 Mar 2022
Kia ora Hannah, Thank you for coming to experience Shotover Jet with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. So fantastic to hear you had such a great experience with our talented driver Matt. Our canyons are certainly something to be experienced first hand! We greatly value our manuhiri's feedback and apologise for your experience at initial check in. This has been brought up to our kaimahi (staff) and it ensures that this will not occur again. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown and hope to see you again some day! Ka kite ano! Nga mihi, Sophie
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Ed R wrote a review Jan 2022
Blenheim, New Zealand735 contributions218 helpful votes
This a very famous and iconic NZ attraction. Yes, it is quite expensive. If you can't afford it, don't do it! The whole experience was excellent. It is very professionally run. The scenery on the ride is amazing and the ride itself is great fun. It is not an extreme thrill ride by any stretch of the imagination so suitable for all. My wife and I loved it and my 10 year old son thought it was one of the best things ever!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Experience at Shotover Jet
Responded 26 Jan 2022
Kia ora Ed R, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback and so great to see you had a 5 star experience with your whanau! 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 and great to hear the same feedback from yourself! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us with your whanau and left with lifetime memories! Nga mihi, Sophie
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