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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
Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8570
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a must if your in the area. I'd watched videos beforehand but nothing can compare to the thrill of the actual ride. Our skipper Phil was great, chatty and funny and a very skilled driver. It was an awesome time, can't stress how...More

Thank John K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved every minute!!! What a great ride and well worth the money, you even get the chance to pay $19 for another ride once your there.. highly recommend..

Thank Aaron W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really amazing sensation with stunning ride into the canyon. The team is great and the 360 are crazy ! Definitely one of the best jet Boat experience in NZ

Thank Josef C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Also a bit scary, but they were totally in control, which made us feel safe. Our driver had 900+ hours of practice! It is definitely a must do in Queenstown! Hold on tight, and bring warm clothes!

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our boat driver was awesome too, but our shuttle bus driver was very informative and made a great trip awesome.

Thank kurtmirow
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must do for everyone who visits QT skippers canyon is beautiful. Well organised and value thrill for what we paid

Thank Donna4509
Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and I had a wonderful experience on the Shotover. Ryan was our amazing/crazy driver. What an experience! Close to 1/2 an hour of thrills with probably 11 360's. Stunning river with rocky outcrops on both sides added to the excitement. It was so...More

Thank MinkaJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with another family travelling with us. 4 adults and 5 kids aged 7 to 11. Awesome experience!! Travelling down the narrow river at high speed and doing 8 360's. Everyone had a great time. Staff are friendly and the boat diver explained what...More

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience. We watched most of the jets in Queenstown and this was by far the best. So glad we chose to ride the Shotover through the canyons. Staff were friendly and very talented.

Thank jadestimson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The jet ride was fun - doing 360’s, getting close to the rocks. The view down the river was spectacular. You can see the rock formations around you, pebbles etc and out further you see the hills/mountains too.More

Thank Dani S
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Dani S, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are glad you joined us for a unique & breath-taking ride through dramatic and narrow Shotover canyons. The boat drivers certainly are incredible at navigating through the canyons & take...More

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Rachel F
9 October 2018|
Response from Debbie K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can’t help with that as our children are teenagers, maybe email them.
Wendy B
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
23 October 2017|
Response from parasghiya | Reviewed this property |
45min before