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“Jet boats and old gold mine”

Skippers Canyon Jet
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Discover a land rich in gold mining history and breathtaking scenery just a short distance from Queenstown. Skippers Canyon Jet is the must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Great adventure for all ages well worth a visit go and see old gold mine and pan for gold white knuckle jet ride and drive up one of most exposed roads on earth

Date of experience: March 2018
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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Date of experience: March 2018
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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were recommended to this tour by the captain from our Fjord tour at Milford Sound, he lives at Arrow Town.

We were not disappointed as the ride to the canyon was almost as exhilarating as the boat ride itself, Dave the driver was informative, humorous, knowledgable and fun ( We have adopted the 360 hand sign!)

We were going to do the Shotova Jet Boats but on recommendation we were advised to take this trip, you also get far longer on the boats too. The boat drivers were highly skilled and made this a really exciting excursion. A truly professionally run family business.

Pick up is from the Station bus stop in Queenstown, prompt and on time.

Excellent trip, highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Stephen N
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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Stephen, thanks for the great review! It always pays to get a bit of local knowledge when choosing what activities to do and I'm glad you came with us and enjoyed the trip as much as you did!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We travelled the South Island for a couple of weeks and this was the best thing we did! Bus driver Dave was not only hilarious and really informative but also helped to keep us all calm whilst going over the bumpy roads. It's clear he's found his calling and he's a real asset to the company! The drive was thrilling but beautiful and the jet boats itself was amazing! Really fast and really fun and the driver (forgot his name sorry) was great and told us that some of lord of the rings was filmed here! Really couldn't recommend this trip enough!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robyn W
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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Robyn, thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review. We really appreciate feedback like yours and it's great to hear Dave looked after you so well and showed you such a good trip.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

The Skippers Jet tour was WAY more then just a boat ride like all the other companies I checked out. The road into skippers in an adventure in itself.. holy moly! The ride in the canyon is amazing, and I highly recommend doing the additional mining tour. So many old historical artifacts and information about how Queenstown came to be from gold mining. - A MUST DO! and our drive Dave was fabulous and funny as!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Amerz8
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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks for the awesome review! It's great you did a bit of research before coming and chose Skippers.

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