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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Thrill to an exciting high-speed jet boat ride up the Dart River
  • Explore the river’s often overlooked nooks and crannies in a funyak
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch in a gorgeous setting in Mount Aspiring National Park
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
From US$259.46
Overview
Cruise the Dart River by jet boat and “funyak” (inflatable canoe) on a full-day tour of Mount Aspiring National Park. Start with an energetic, high-speed ride up the river, then use easy-to-maneuver funyaks to explore hidden streams, rock pools, and chasms. This tour offers more time and more fun amidst the river’s nature and wildlife than a jet boat–only tour, plus a buffet lunch.
What to Expect
Get picked up at your Queenstown hotel for the trip to Glenorchy, then get suited up with a lifejacket, wetsuit, fleece, and dry bag for the jet boat trip up the Dart River through Mount Aspiring National Park.
Hold on tight as you maneuver the river’s twists and turns, with a guide to point out the park’s landmarks. Once you’re deep inside the wilderness, trade the jet boat for an inflatable canoe that seats two or three people. Paddling a funyak, you can access places too narrow and shallow for jet boats, exploring the nooks and crannies that make the Dart River so beautiful. Pull to the water’s edge for a buffet lunch served in a grassy clearing, then continue paddling through scenic terrain, watching for native birds and animals.
This Dart River tour concludes with return transfer to your original departure point.
Reviews (140)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Fun action on the Dart River

Wanting to kayak, we did the Dart River Funyak Canoe and Jet Boat Tour...and what fun it was! From the start, the crew was very attentive and organized. Jet boating satisfied the thrilling, fast-paced ride we enjoy. Then the Funyaks were a great way to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 0917SueW
Reviewed 1 week ago
A must do!

We went to Glenorchy on our own as we had other plans for the later part of the day and needed our transport! I am not a very outdoor person but boy , I am so glad that I decided to do this. The weather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ManiPenny
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to review Dart River Adventures - Funyaks. We are glad you joined us for a unique & breath-taking ride through the Mt Aspiring National Park. We love the recommendation - thank you again & safe travels. Nga...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
You will not regret choosing this tour!

My partner and I had a blast on this tour - the speed boat was wicked fun and the canoe segment was amazing. You get to see such scenic views on both portions of the tour. Only con is the amount of sand flies that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MJBenam
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, It is such an exhilarating experience. It's a shame about the sand flies but glad they didn't take away from the adventure too much. Nga mihi (regards), Amelia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AMAZING!!!

Pick-up was great, scenic drive to our jetboats had good commentary. The jetboats taking us upriver were lots of fun and exciting! The funyaks were easy for young and old. Rapids were mild and the scenery was incredible. Our tour guides Matt, Christian and James...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank funsmith1
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5* review. We are so happy that you had an awesome experience on the Dart River Adventures. The team aim to deliver an amazing time for all our customers, so we are glad to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LOVED it!

So glad we chose to do the Dart River speedboat/funyak. It was such a fun day amidst absolutely stunning scenery. We were picked up and dropped off near our motel by our adorable bus driver, Kay, which made it very convenient. The drive was gorgeous....More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank freelabor
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to review Funyaks. We are delighted you have enjoyed your whole experience. We aim to deliver an amazing experience for all our customers, so we are glad to hear you enjoyed yours. Great tip about the bug...More

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cindyraehi
12 April 2019|
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Response from gnetwerker | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the trip, but in my case morning pickup (downtown Q'town) was about 8:30am, and I was delivered back at about 5pm. I cannot comment on half-day options.
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Oliver G
7 November 2018|
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Response from stevenpT5912IT | Reviewed this property |
Call who you booked through and ask if card was run thorough, if so ask for receipt of credit to account. Because there are many cancellations for weather on this and other trips like Milton Sound in many cases they do not... More
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odessa1234
30 July 2018|
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Response from Thejuddos | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely fantastic experience. The Dart River Crew will make sure you are appropriately attired for the trip.
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