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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
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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$81.11*
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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US$245.15*
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Queenstown Twin Challenge (Jet Boat Ride and White Water Rafting)

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Must do, we went 2x

My 7 & 8 year olds enjoyed it so much we immediately did it again! (They offer a good deal to repeat customers at a fraction of the cost) Great guides, fast boats, thrilling... read more

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Houston, Texas
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My 7 & 8 year olds enjoyed it so much we immediately did it again! (They offer a good deal to repeat customers at a fraction of the cost) Great guides, fast boats, thrilling feeling zipping between canyon walls. Andy K was our first driver. Nice, helpful with other recommendations, and really good with kids. They provide jackets and life... More 

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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit. Shoot down the canyon and back a again with only centimetres to spare on the sides of the boat. You travel at about 85 k.p.h in the fastest stretches of the river. Be prepared to get wet even though protective gear is provided. Great fun esp when doing 360 degree turns. Apparently the drivers have to... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You've bungied, dived, para'd, laked, climbed, Ferged etc. Now you are looking for a fun for all, exciting experience that leaves your vital organs where they're meant to be, try the jet-boats! Pick your weather, book in town to avoid waiting and let the pilot zoom you down this beautiful canyon. Like the best funfair ride with added 360 degree... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even on a rainy day this was brilliant fun. No need to book although you can in QT centre. We just turned up, but in busy times you may want a reservation. Rachel was our driver and she was fab. Tells you a bit about the shot over river and the boat. She doesn't hold back on the 360's either.... More 

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Booker Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were on the first ride of the day and it was very cold. That apart, our driver was excellent and gave us a thrilling ride! On a practical note make sure you wear warm clothes with beanies and scarves recommended. The boat travels at 80k per hour so if you have prescription glasses you need maybe a cord around... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm torn here because the shotover boat was very fun but also very touristy. I think it's a must see but it feels very forced. I hated how close we got to the rocks but I loved the feeling of the boat doing 180 & 360 degree turns once we were on open water. I've heard that the shotover in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on first ride of the day which was a little bit cheaper which helps in expensive Queenstown. Professional outfit. My 11 yr old had a blast and I felt that it was safe. Dress warm! They provide rain jackets but it was quite cold on the water, gloves and beanie recommended!

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Thank JMBES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't book so we were surprised that we only had to wait 20 minutes. We've done the Huka Falls jetboat and this one was better. Very exciting as you get taken very close to rock walls and do 360's. The driver was a nice guy too. The trip was longer than expected and well worth the money

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Thank Christina H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well organised, the ride is a thrill, great driver. We also bought the pack at the end with photos and video which are good to keep as memories.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an awesome time. We actually roadie twice using the $20 ride again option and had an even better ride the second time! I suggest sitting at the front for a smoother experience or at the back to get the full g-forces of the boats movement. Awesome fun. Thanks Jeremy and Rebecca for the thrills!

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