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“Fabulous trip”

Skippers Canyon Jet
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US$116.12*
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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour
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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

Good choice, was a few dollars more, but recommended, and was well worth it. The extra is a coach trip, along an amazing track, with commentary by Dave the driver, brilliant. Then the jet boat up the river only Skippers can go, with amazing scenery !!

Thank Phil E
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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks for the great review Phil!

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"wings"
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"scenic tour"
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"an adventure"
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"great commentary"
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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

Thank gpsarge
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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

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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.

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!

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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