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Address: Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 8570
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has...

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.

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US$91.81*
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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Queenstown Twin Challenge (Jet Boat Ride and White Water Rafting)

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Pure Adrenaline!

We (my family) really enjoyed the trip in this superfast boat. The views into the canyon are spectacular and the approaching to the rock makes you feel Pure Adrenaline. After... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We (my family) really enjoyed the trip in this superfast boat. The views into the canyon are spectacular and the approaching to the rock makes you feel Pure Adrenaline. After the ride we had a relaxing café near the bridge where we can watch more rides. Absolutely recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went sky-diving last week and made sure we told our kids ahead of time that we were going and that we'd let them know when we were safely on the ground so they wouldn't worry. Little did we know we should have done that before this jetboat ride!! ... what a THRILL! Our driver, Glenn, expertly took us within... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had this recommended to us by several people. They make it so easy to go. Pick you up in town and take you out to the boats. They give you everything you need for the trip. It is a blast.

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Frederick, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an AWESOME time with Shotover Jet! I would recommend it to anyone looking for an exciting way to see some of Queenstown's most beautiful scenery.

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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jet boarding is one of the many activities you can do while in Queenstown, and I think this activity is peculiar to New Zealand (we have seen jet board in Huka Falls as well), so you cannot miss it! Your crazy driver will show a rocky canyon from the river on high-speed boats, while performing 180° and 360° rotations and... More 

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So worth the money!! Had so much fun and our driver was awesome! It wasn't as cold as expected especially once we had a jacket and life jacket. The pictures were awesome too

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SOJ_CustomerService, Andy P Senior boat driver at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Hi FiMuir We are so glad you enjoyed yourself at Shotover Jet, hope to see you again soon. Andy Patchett More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't pre-book this one, but managed to get on a boat within 15 minutes of arriving. Backdrop is amazing, beautiful river with numerous obstacles and rocks to traverse. You are provided with a matrix style rain jacket and life vest. If you sit on the sides you will get a little wet, but not soaked. So the experience would be... More 

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Thank Andrew H
SOJ_CustomerService, Andy P senior boat driver at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Hi Andrew Thanks for riding on Shotover Jet, having boats leaving every fifteen minutes means we can be more accommodating with your travel plans ,we are glad you hade a great time, again thanks for coming. Andy Patchett More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did one of the earlier trips and it was freezing! If you are going quite early in the morning I recommend layering up. The ride itself was really fun and the scenery was very beautiful!

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SOJ_CustomerService, Andy P senior boat driver at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for riding on Shotover Jet. Yes the early trips can be quite cold we do recommend that you dress warm most days as the temperature can be very different down the canyons ,being the only jet boats able to go down the Shotover canyons means you will see a side of Queenstown that the general public will not... More 

Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great experience racing down the rapids in the jetover boat. Brilliant driving from the skipper. I think his name was TIm and a nice guy. He even offered to let us have a drive!! Not cheap, but it's a once in a lifetime experience. Very professionally run as well. Recommend to everyone. Great job guys.

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Thank kevi1317
SOJ_CustomerService, Andy P senior boat driver at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Hi Kevin Thanks so much for you review, our drivers do one hundred and twenty hours of training before they can take any passengers ,So Tim saying you could have a drive is pretty awesome (haha). Again thanks for coming hope to see you again soon. Andy Patchett More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Shotover Jet in Queenstown is the best fun ever. The scenery is beautiful and although we did get wet we had a great time!

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