Tours and Tickets

Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour provided by Skippers Canyon Jet

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour

Save
Share
Support this operator:Times are tough for the travel community right now. To show your support, consider leaving a review or posting photos of tours and experiences you have taken. Your support will go a long way in helping tour operators worldwide get back on their feet down the road
View all photos (696)
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$106.78
Date
2 adults
Options
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Overview
Combine two destinations in one during this jet boat tour: Skippers Canyon and the upper Shotover River. It’s just a short distance from central Queenstown and a must-do for adrenaline seekers. Year-round departures make it easy to book, and your guide shares the area’s gold mining history along the way.
Highlights
  • Unbeatable value: guided tour of Skippers Canyon plus jet boat ride
  • Ideal for thrill seekers and history buffs
  • Guide helps you discover a land rich in gold mining history
  • Departs from central Queenstown for convenient transport
Important Information
Departure Point
19 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Activity may me cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please dress for the conditions on the day.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
1,072Review
4Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 948
  • 96
  • 10
  • 5
  • 2
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
More
Popular mentions
Ross & Jenny. wrote a review 9 Jul
Was the best 4 hours we spent in Queenstown. Was so good we did it twice👍The whole operation is so professional it's outstanding.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
Helpful
Share
Nadine HL wrote a review 8 Jul
Palmerston North, New Zealand1 contribution
Highly recommended. Great morning out. Stunning scenery, and great commentary from Willie. Very safe driving. Quinn did an outstanding job on the jet boat, awesome :)
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
Helpful
Share
weta1million wrote a review 3 Jul
Christchurch, New Zealand21 contributions
Dave skilfully drove us into Skippers Canyon along a spectacular twisty road with breathtaking views around each corner. I’d never drive that road myself but Dave drove us with ease. It is stunning in winter with icicles along the side of the road. Jetboat ride with Jim had me
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for the great review! It's awesome to hear you enjoyed the trip with us.
Read more
Ian P wrote a review Jun 2020
Levin, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Thanks for the great bus trip we really enjoyed all the history and great information. Thanks for keeping us on the road Willy! Fantastic fast and exciting jet boat ride through the amazing canyon with Quinn at the helm! Great value for an amazing experience!
Read more
Helpful
Share
Response from SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for the review! We really appreciate it when people take the time to leave us feedback.
Read more
Morgan W wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
This is one of the best activities you can do in Queenstown. The bus trip through the narrow and history laden Skippers Canyon road is almost as butt-clenching thrilling as the jet boat ride on the upper Shotover River. You really do get two great rides for the price of one. Our
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for the amazing review! It's great to hear you enjoyed the trip as much as you did.
Read more
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Skippers Canyon Jet
Barry S
00
Thrills
Our driver Jimmy was an expert skipper with a good sense of humour, And very informative .Wouldn’t Have missed it
Read more
Scott S
00
Great afternoon adventure
two for the price of one......Willie our transport guide was amazing - sharing the rich gold rush history on the 45
Read more
suslovnz
00
Skipper's Canyon Jet
Excellent value. Includes a trip into the canyon for the same price as the other jets. The skippers road is an even
Read more
gustavou106
00
Nomad - 4wd Skypper Canyon e Shotover Net Combo
The place is really wonderful, the Guide and driver (Soap) was very careful, he has good vibes. Thank you for the i
Read more
kagsie9
00
Had a. Great time
Willie was our driver on the bus into Skippers canyon and he was great ! It’s 15 years since I did that journey to
Read more
672donaldm
00
Awesome ride down the river with Skippers Canyon Jet
What a great time we had, once we got to the boat! We set out for our Jet Boat Ride from town in a very crowded van
Read more
Peter E
00
The best jet boat experience in Queenstown
There are a number of choices for jet boats. The ones in the lake are brief and unexciting. Shotover is OK. The bes
Read more
antmanb
00
Nothing can prepare you
amazing views and an awesome trip. Dave was terrific and the drive is definitely the more scary aspect of the trip.
Read more
cmickelsen
00
Amazing
This was one of the highlights of our trip to NZ. The drive out to the location was amazing and the boat ride was o
Read more
flinkymum
00
Kristy
Wow what a great tour. Excellent service and awesome value. Very informative and fun guides. Highly recommend it 👍
Read more
johnandevie
00
Fabulous jet boat ride after spectacular road trip
My wife closed her eyes on most of the road trip. It really was a bit scary. The views were spectacular but the rid
Read more
Bleucrayon
00
Great fun from start to finish. Much more than a boat ride!!
Great ride and experience all the way around! From the bus driver who shows you the area and stops for some picture
Read more
Hollie3point0
00
Expert drivers, adrenaline rush of fun with stunning views!
I'm not sue what was scarier, the bus ride in or the boat ride! Lucky I am an adrenaline junky! Heads up, on the b
Read more
646si
00
Great experience. 2 in 1
What a day. Willie our driver was great at sharing local information about the history surrounding Queenstown. Gr
Read more
MountBarkerTraveller
00
What an experience!
The drive down to the river on the canyon road is pretty scary so if you don't have a head for heights don't sit on
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+852 30184991
Frequently Asked Questions about Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour