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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Shotover River jet boat tour offers frequent departures from Queenstown
  • Maneuverable jet boat can perform 360-degree spins and turns
  • Experience Queenstown's legendary adrenaline sports just outside of town
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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10:30am DepartureMost Popular
Departs 10:30am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 10:20am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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3pm Departure
Departs 3pm from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 2:50pm from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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9:30am Departure
Departs 9:30am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at at 9:20am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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Overview
Churning rapids and towering cliffs make the Shotover River a thrilling experience by jet boat, and this high-speed tour gets you spinning, fishtailing, and skimming across the surface. Frequent departures from Queenstown means you can easily tailor a time to fit your schedule, while the included round-trip transport means you don’t need a car and ensures maximum adventure time on the Shotover River.
What to Expect
Your jet boat excursion starts at a central location in Queenstown. Meet a shuttle bus for the trip to the Shotover River. Departures are available throughout the morning and afternoon, and may be selected when booking.

It’s a quick trip from downtown Queenstown to the departure point on the Shotover River. Upon arrival, suit up for the jet boat with personal flotation devices and wet gear to keep out the splashing white water.

Hold on tight as the jet boat driver maneuvers through the Shotover River’s narrow canyon walls, squeezing past tight corners and rocky outcroppings. At the end of the trip, get the opportunity to purchase souvenir photos if desired, or simply hop on the shuttle back to Queenstown, where you'll be walking distance from many of the city’s top attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
Reviews (1,031)
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Amazing!

This is definitely something special, highly recommend this! We had so much fun on this high speed boat ride, narrowly missing the rocks and doing 360 turns. The drivers know how to drive and to make this an incredible experience. We laughed and smiled throughout...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great

Great, fantastic, best time what else can we say. From booking to the trip itself was easy. The rosd to the boat was enjoyable and the surroundings when we got there was beautiful and it overlooks the bridge that you see on all the adds....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sueann B
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Sueann B, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5* review. We are delighted that you had a great jet boat adventure with us here at Shotover Jet. We think that being the only company permitted to operate through these beautiful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
I've been on a jet ski before but this is different!

Wow, this was an incredible experience. For 25 minutes straight, I was on the edge of my seat, holding on white knuckled. These drivers are crazy! But they drive with such calmness, it was incredible experience and is definitely worth the trip. We used the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clark W
SOJ_CustomerService, Assistant Photo and Retail Team Leader at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora Clark, Thank you for your review. Great to hear you had an incredible experience with us here at Shotover Jet. The boat drivers certainly are skilled when it comes to navigating through the canyons & they take great joy in thrilling their passengers!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sign up for an adrenaline rush!

Narrow canyon, rocky walls and a high speed boat doing 360 turns... perfect recipe for a fun, exciting afternoon! The location is perfect for jet boating and creating a thrill ride for everyone. The driver was very competent and knew exactly how fast and tight...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank canadianexile
SOJ_CustomerService, Assistant Photo & Retail Team Leader at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a fun, exciting Shotover Jet experience. We aim to deliver a world class jet boat adventure & are the only company permitted to operate through these beautiful canyons. Enjoy the rest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Fun

Definitely a must do in Queenstown, it is scary enough but not over the top. Thee were people of all ages and our driver was skilled and I felt safe at all times. I have seen the jet boats in the lake but I think...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jl_ck
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Nicholas K
23 October 2018|
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Response from TLux20 | Reviewed this property |
You can just drive there. I'd say about a 10 minute drive from Queenstown. They have a carpark on site. Pretty sure you could buy tickets over the counter. You'd probably want to at least call first before going to check... More
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venedom
5 August 2018|
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Response from Nudine K | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t use the bus, but it’s very close to town. No more than 1 1/2 hours I would estimate.
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Mantraboathouse
25 June 2018|
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Response from melissamurray29 | Reviewed this property |
Going at that speed is going to be cold at anytime but well worth it. The jackets will keep you warm but a beanie or hat will need to be on really well or it will blow off. Go for it! :)
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