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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
From US$106.69
10am Departure
Departs 10am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 09:50am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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9am Departure
Departs 9am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 8:50am 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 (990)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
WOW......WOW...WOW.

Expensive....maybe it seems that way but think about how much you spent to get there in the first place!! Did this on Oct 31st with driver Nick. You have to accept that this is an adrenaline rush that just goes on and on. It is...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 3 days ago
High speed jet boating

One of the top things to do when visiting Queenstown, high speeds, narrow shallow rivers and friendly staff, what more could you want!

Thank billylockwood
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best thrill ride

I you want thrills this is the one to go on. If you want scenery and a few spins try thunder jet. You get very close to the rocks and get a bit wet, very exciting...!

Thank Karlene W
Reviewed 1 week ago
You haven't been jet boating unless you have done this

We have been on a few jet boat experiences, and this one was thrilling. Through the canyon, the views are beautiful. The hand rails are heated so if you were going in winter your hands will be warm. Take a beanie, some gloves, a scarf...More

Thank 525liamb
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Liam B, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. It is great to hear you had an amazing experience with us despite the cooler conditions! We think that being the only company permitted to operate through these canyons, combined with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Superb Shotover

Had a chance to do this and WOW. What a thrill, this has to be on your bucket-list (or to-do list) when in Queenstown. The drivers are fantastic, the fun is awesome.More

Thank Andrew P
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Andrew P, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are so happy that you had a thrilling experience on the jet boats. The boat drivers certainly are incredible at navigating through the canyons & take great joy in entertaining...More

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Nicholas K
23 October 2018|
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Response from Stan R | Reviewed this property |
It's an easy 15-20 minute drive from Queenstown - just be sure to get there a good 30 minutes before you are due to depart. (and make sure you book online in advance, as this is a world-famous and popular attraction).
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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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Kelli M
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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