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Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers provided by KJet

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers
4.5
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£51.14
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Tour snapshot
High-speed jet boat ride with up to one hour on the water
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
140
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    140
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Get your adrenaline fix on a thrilling jet-boat ride around Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Hang on tight as you zip across the water, reach speeds of up to 60 mph (95 kph), and perform daring stunts such as fish-tails and 360-degree spins. As you catch your breath, enjoy stunning views of Remarkables Mountain Range, the Kawarau River, and the Shotover River.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Experience thrilling 360-degree spins and fishtails
  • Spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures to fit your itinerary
What to expect
  • Roar across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau and Shotover rivers on a 1-hour adrenaline-pumping jet-boat adventure, departing from the main pier in central Queenstown. After you receive wet-weather gear, a life jacket and a safety briefing, hold on for the 27-mile (45-km) jet-boat ride down some of New Zealand’s most scenic waterways. First, zoom across pristine Lake Wakatipu and look up at the majestic Remarkables mountain range. From the mouth of the Kawarau River, glide past the Kawarau Dam and prepare for 360-degree spins before your driver expertly navigates the fast-moving currents of the narrow channels of the Shotover River, gaining speeds up to 59 mph (95 kph) in shallow water.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experience thrilling 360-degree spins and fishtails
  • Spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures to fit your itinerary
What to expect
  • Roar across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau and Shotover rivers on a 1-hour adrenaline-pumping jet-boat adventure, departing from the main pier in central Queenstown. After you receive wet-weather gear, a life jacket and a safety briefing, hold on for the 27-mile (45-km) jet-boat ride down some of New Zealand’s most scenic waterways. First, zoom across pristine Lake Wakatipu and look up at the majestic Remarkables mountain range. From the mouth of the Kawarau River, glide past the Kawarau Dam and prepare for 360-degree spins before your driver expertly navigates the fast-moving currents of the narrow channels of the Shotover River, gaining speeds up to 59 mph (95 kph) in shallow water.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6507KJET
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1-hour jet boat ride
  • Driver/guide
  • Life vests supplied
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • KJet Queenstown, Main Town Pier, Marine Parade, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand Please check in at the Main Town Pier 15 minutes before your scheduled Jet Boat departure.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, jacket and sun protection
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Caregivers are required to assist drivers with carrying any disabled passengers down the stairs and on to the Jet boat. When carrying larger numbers, at least one caregiver must travel on the boat.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travellers
Inclusions
  • 1-hour jet boat ride
  • Driver/guide
  • Life vests supplied
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • KJet Queenstown, Main Town Pier, Marine Parade, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand Please check in at the Main Town Pier 15 minutes before your scheduled Jet Boat departure.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, jacket and sun protection
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Caregivers are required to assist drivers with carrying any disabled passengers down the stairs and on to the Jet boat. When carrying larger numbers, at least one caregiver must travel on the boat.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Popular mentions

4.5
241 reviews
Excellent
197
Very good
27
Average
5
Poor
4
Terrible
8

Joey1671
Wellington, NZ27 contributions
Great family trip, just the right amount of thrills for all of us. This trip takes you on the lake and on the Kawarau and Lower Shotover. Note, you won't go up to the canyons in the Shotover so if you want to do that, don't do this trip.
Great guide - informative, funny, caring and just a little bit cheeky! Good value for a one hour trip, conveniently departing straight from the town centre. Book online for a good price.
Written 27 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AucklandGal88
Wellington, New Zealand167 contributions
An awesome experience, very fun! The 10 year old loved it and asked if he could go again. Sit near the middle of the boat if you don’t want to get too wet!
Written 7 January 2022
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Robyncolumbus
Definitely a must do while your on holiday in Queenstown. Our Jet boat experience is so much fun, so good to hear your family had a great time.
Written 16 January 2022
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Nate
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Unforgettable! Worth every second - the team were really friendly and was patient with our booking mishap (happened because of the agency we booked through apparently), the driver was so skilled and careful with the conditions as the southerlies were creating a lotta bumps. Very happy and highly recommend!
Written 6 January 2022
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Robyncolumbus
Thank you Nate, we love our frontline team and our Jet boat drivers they have great customer service and also are very skilled drivers. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Queenstown.
Written 16 January 2022
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MakenzieM
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand18 contributions
An amazing experience!
It’s the best of both worlds. A fast paced jet boat ride with the bonus of seeing the amazing scenery!
Our pilot was super friendly too which is always a nice bonus!
Written 4 January 2022
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Robyncolumbus
The views are insane on the Jetboat , ones that you can not see from the road. Glad you loved the speed and the views and that our staff of course were super friendly :)
Written 16 January 2022
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Rachael C
Queenstown, New Zealand79 contributions
Dec 2021
I had a really fun time! Going down both the Kawarau and Shotover rivers had such amazing views. The 360 spins are lots of fun getting a little wet. Definitely recommend! Fun for all ages. I can't remember the drivers name but he was great.
Written 18 December 2021
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Chris J
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Great experience, driver was very personable and informative. The weather made the trip that much more enjoyable. Thank you very much
Written 15 December 2021
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Lily Tee
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Definitely worth it. I get motion sickness quite a bit. But I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The scenery and history. The driver (forgot his name) gave good balance of adrenaline and breathtaking views! Will definitely do it again. Thank you for the experience
Written 6 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi xlilyteex, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. So happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed every moment! We look forward to seeing you again next time :) Kind regards, KJet Queenstown
Written 8 November 2021
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M S A Khan
6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Best experience , Kjet is highly recommend if you want to have fun and enjoy , If you like Adventure
Written 31 October 2021
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Hi MShoaibAkhan, Thanks so much for your five-star review and recommending KJet! Awesome to hear you had a great experience with us! Kind regards, KJet Queenstown
Written 8 November 2021
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ErinO1970
Whanganui, New Zealand7 contributions
Excellent fun and I enjoyed every minute. Felt so safe with the driver (Cant remember his name but we did the 10am trip on 21st October). I would do this again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much for the experience. Very professional company.
Written 22 October 2021
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Robyncolumbus
Thank you for your review, we are glad that you had the best time with us at KJet. Our drivers are some of the best Jet boat drivers in the Wakatipu region, they are very professional and love their jobs showing off our beautiful region. Come back and visit us again.
Written 25 October 2021
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Martin B
Wellington, New Zealand27 contributions
Oct 2021
A freezing cold day but we had so much fun. A nice balance between adrenaline and being able to sightsee from a different angle, on the lake and the rivers. Our driver was great, friendly but not talking too much to distract from the amazing experience. Spectacular views
Written 12 October 2021
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Hi Martin, Thank you for taking the time to review our one-hour Jet boat ride. It’s great to hear you had a fun time with us and we look forward to seeing you next time! Kind regards, The KJet Team
Written 19 October 2021
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AmandaJP1970
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Excellent such fun
Amazing we all loved it - even if a couple of us were terrified prior - staff lovely - well Looked after - such fun
thevinster
thevinster
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Fun on the water
I was a bit worried that this would be a bit scary for Miss 7, but she couldn’t get enough of it! Bouncing along on
rachsloan
rachsloan
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Well worth it!
My partner and I had come to Queenstown for the first time and contemplated whether to do this or not, very glad we
rattrayg47
rattrayg47
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An adrenalin rush through fantastic scenery
From 7 to 70Plus year olds our driver Jake raced at speeds over 100kph and regular heart stopping 360 degree spins.
ttzy
ttzy
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The best way to travel
A great bookme price and really great fun - kids loved it Guide was knowledgeable and friendly - great service and
LiezlF18
LiezlF18
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Fantastic
Went with my fiancé and sister....we absolutely loved it. Hamish was a fantastic driver. Definitely worth the price
123traveller1
123traveller1
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Not the adrenaline rush you might expect
We visited Queenstown late 2019 at a time of heavy rainfall. The Shotover jet was closed due to the weather but K J
zeddef
zeddef
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Jet Boating Queenstown
A good price for a short blast up the Shotover- pretty cold at this time of the year - beanie or hood and gloves a
LCJ2412
LCJ2412
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Great fun!
I did the 60 minute KJet across Shotover & Kawarau rivers with a friend and we had the most fun! Lots of adventure
Jmh1234567890
Jmh1234567890
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Time tripper
Myself and friends done the time tripper today! So amazing and we learnt so much! The change made to the under wate
283quintonl
283quintonl
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One of the best jet boat in Queenstown!
I took the 1-hour tour with Kjet, which covers the lake, main river, and small river. The driver is very kind and k
kyliejanel
kyliejanel
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KJet river speed cruise
Spectacular! An incredible experience, a definite must do! Breath-taking scenery, fabulous service, and so much fun
millerbecca
millerbecca
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Awesome fun
People said we wouldn’t enjoy this having a jet ski and boat of our own but it was fantastic! Kids loved it. Scener
Phillip H
Phillip H
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Fast!!
Me and my 11 year old went on. Was well worth it. We did break down on way back and stayed at a jetty for replaceme
Gaiaonthemove
Gaiaonthemove
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Must Try!
It was such a fun experience with KJet! Definitely something that you must try in NZ. And should you hit on the
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