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Shotover Jet

Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8570
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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 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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canyon walls” (122 reviews)
“great fun” (368 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8570
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've always wanted to go on the Shotover jet, ever since I knew about it but never got round to it. I returned to the Queenstown for the first time in 20 years recently. Actually the last time I was in Queenstown Princess Diana was...More

Thank scottsgoingon
Reviewed 2 days ago

After being to Queenstown a few times, I finally got to do the Shotover Jet and it did not disappoint! Such an amazing experience and from a company with an excellent reputation. It's a MUST do when you are in Queenstown.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have done a Jetboat ride before in my homeland, but this one in Queenstown was much better! It is absolutely incredible driving so fast through the canyon, but you never feel unsafe, the drivers are amazing and also tell you some interesting facts. I...More

Thank Iris22ROT
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was a cold wet day but was the perfect day as we got wet anyway . They supplied us with water proof jacket , but I recommend to dress warm and gloves and hat . Our kids at 9 and 10 and loved it .

Thank trentmini39
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's $60 and way too costly for what it offers. I thought I could get a nice short 5 minutes video (the whole ride was about 20 minutes so 5 minutes seems fair) so I can relive this experience but the whole thing was only...More

Thank Sodtha V
Reviewed 4 days ago

I definitely recommend this shotover jet while in Queenstown, a must do! We were told by the locals this is the best jet boat experience. We had Matthew driving our boat, he was very charismatic and was an awesome driver! You go so fast through...More

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip. If you have adventurous kids get them down there. My 3.5 year daughter old did and loved it and so did I.

Thank Armsie78
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This experience was awesome one of the best things to do in Queenstown. Just amazing going so fast through the narrow water channels and so close to the rocks doing 360 degree turns. The views were beautiful. Our driver was fantastic showing us the sites...More

Thank sarahjustinwilkie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

'Twas exhilarating activity! Would definitely do it again and again!!!!!!! Andy, our jet driver made it more amusing and enjoyable! He's so cool.

Thank Veronica E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great scenic view plus thrilling ride and funny driver (Andy) equals an expectacular experience. Don't miss out and remember to hold on the hand rails and brace yourself.

Thank Melbing M
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17 March 2017|
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Response from srikanthbharadwaj | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can easily do the skyline luge in the morning and keep the shotover jet for the afternoon! But pls keep in mind not to have heavy lunch in the afternoon! As it may cause nausea😊
Sheryn S
5 December 2016|
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Response from Anita W | Reviewed this property |
Ours was 15mins in the boat. Disappointing.
11 September 2016|
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Response from Kernaghan K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We went with the original Shotover Jet company that runs on the Shotover Canyon. Look up shotoverjet on Google. They are the bright red boats and have rides every 15 - 30 minutes all day, weather permitting. It's all on... More