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Hydro Attack Boat Trip and Shark Ride in Queenstown

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    What to Expect

    GREAT FOR GROUPS of 6 to 10.

    Head out on the lake in our passenger boat to our operating area. Loading from the side of the launch enjoy your ride in our semi-submersible shark then settle back to watch your friends and family.


    It’s time to scream in the shark machine.

    You’re inside what feels like a cross between a fighter jet and a torpedo.

    It’s skimming across the top of the lake at 80kph then it dives under the water, surrounding you in serene liquid blue.

    Next your pilot points the shark at the sky and it blasts back out again, straight up into the air before shattering the lake into a million crystal shards on a screaming re-entry.

    Whatever else you’ve done in the name of extreme excitement, nothing has prepared you for a ride in one of Hydro Attack’s sharks.

    - It's great for groups and families to share the excitement
    - It's the best option for photo opportunities
    - The boat trip and shark ride is still available on most windy weather days, we just head for a calm area of the lake
    - Stay dry. Our boat is covered and enclosed with clear plastic weather shields to protect you from the elements on windy or wet days

    Stop At:

    • Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Jet Ski Tours Queenstown, 50 Beach St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    1h 15m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Boat trip and semi-submersible shark tour
    • Local taxes
    • Transfers from your hotel
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Trips are weather dependent - Hydro Attack's operation can be affected by high swell on the lake, heavy rain or stormy conditions and Hydro Attack reserves the right to modify trip times and cancel trips for safety reasons. A full refund can be given for trips cancelled by weather when the cancellation is verified by Hydro Attack.
    • We recommend you bring a warm jacket on cool days for the boat and wear light, loose and comfortable clothing for your ride in the shark.
    • Minimum age 6 years old to ride in the shark. Approx weight restrictions (105kg/232 pounds/16.5 stone) and height restrictions (6ft 4' or 193cm) apply.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recommended for travelers over 6ft 4'/195cm (please check with staff if over this height before booking)
    • Not recommended for travelers over 110kg/240lb (please check with staff if over this weight before booking)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Thrilling ride for 12 year old, loved leaping out of the water. My guide was really good. The boat ride was a bonus due to very windy conditions on the lake, Frankton arm was glassy calm and ride great.
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    Such AMAZING fun. These guys are brilliant. Not once did I feel unsafe, the driver kept checking I was ok and it was brilliant. An incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone. It's totally safe and totally unique. The drivers are incredible and have incredible
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    Response from HydroAttackTeam, Manager at Hydro Attack Boat Trip and Shark Ride in Queenstown
    Responded 8 Jul 2019
    Hi Mandy, Safe, fun, unique and great staff. All the boxes we are always trying to tick. Great to hear we delivered for your trip. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Cheers, The Hydro Attack Crew
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    It's a unique experience to be thrashing around a lake above and below water! The whole experience was top-notch. The setting is stunning, the action unbelievable. We were so lucky to come across this experience, the friendly staff, and the great fun we had for 1.5 hours either
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    Response from HydroAttackTeam, Manager at Hydro Attack Boat Trip and Shark Ride in Queenstown
    Responded 8 Jul 2019
    Hi, Thanks so much for the five stars and for taking the time to give us some feedback and other people a rundown of what to expect. Yip, we don't let a bit of wind get in the way of our fun but we still want everyone to have the best trip possible so the boat trip and shark ride (which it sounds like you did) is a great option for families and windy days. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Cheers, The Hydro Attack Crew
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    Little bit pricey but understandable when each of these machines cost $170,000. I was a little apprehensive but no need to be as felt very safe and Paul, my driver was great. You get about 15 mins of actual ride time, which includes diving under the water (only about 5 or 6
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    Response from HydroAttackTeam, Manager at Hydro Attack Boat Trip and Shark Ride in Queenstown
    Responded 1 Feb 2019
    Hi Jasmine, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Safety is a number one priority for us so it's great that you felt safe. We have quite a few riders who are a little nervous before their trip but all our drivers are friendly and experienced so it's easy to relax and enjoy the ride once you get into it. Summer can get warm in the shark so we agree shorts and a t-shirt are all you need to wear on the hot days. I'll be sure to pass your feedback onto Paul. Kind regards, The Hydro Attack Team
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    My group had an amazing experience with Hydro Attack. We had fun together on a boat trip & sharks together with great staff. I would especially like to thank Ollie for nice shark ride!
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    Response from HydroAttackTeam, Manager at Hydro Attack Boat Trip and Shark Ride in Queenstown
    Responded 1 Feb 2019
    Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, the boat trip can be a good option for a group and is getting more popular all the time. I will pass your kind feedback onto Ollie, your pilot and the rest of the staff. Kind regards, Esther
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