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World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970, and now it's your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown's only...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8570
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Reviewed today via mobile

Mid adrenaline level fun it was easy to book and limited spots available depending on times of the year.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cezzychips
Reviewed yesterday

We booked this for ourselves and our teenage kids and we loved it. The guy driving the boat; Phil, was really skilful. Be prepared to get wet too as there's a lot of spinning and the water splashes over the boat. It's fast and exciting....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Julie O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve done the Shotover Jet many times prior to having kids, but it was even better than I remembered it when I visited a couple of days ago with my wife and kids (7, 8). It was more thrilling and lasted much longer than I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thomasrussell45
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had eight people in our group of varying ages and we all LOVED this!!!! The driver was amazingly skilled and would get amazingly close to the ledge walls, but turn at just the last moment. If you like thrill and adventure, this ride is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RuthAnnW_11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our driver Phil was a decent guy with good humour. It isn’t cheap but worth doing. Our 10 year old loved it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ticklenow1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

More fun and exciting than expected. Excellent driver. Got very wet, but all part of the experience. Highly recommend. Beautiful canyon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PucksterColorado
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Laughed and squealed along the shotover. Kids had a blast- 6,9,11. More fun than scary- just a great time- zoomed close to rocks- great 360 turns by very experienced and fun guide. Costs way more than the other tours but for a reason- the shotover...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pritchardsontheroad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Who knew you could throw a jet so close to rocks and do 360s in really limited spaces on the beautiful Shotover river. Our wonderful & talented driver Ryan gave us an experience of a lifetime! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Happytraveller967
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the hour jet boat ride. Was good scenery to watch. Lovely boat driver. We had a row for the 5 of us. Kids had a laugh and enjoyed it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 91melh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was quite the rush, maybe not bungee jumping but a lot of fun! Great day, beautiful weather! Thanks!

Thank Andrea B
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9 October 2018|
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Response from Amelia H | Property representative |
Kia ora Rachel, other than the minimum height 1m (up to 1.2m in some conditions), no, we don't. However, the person must be able to fit one of our lifejackets (we have a huge selection from childrens to XXXL). Please do give... More
28 January 2018|
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Response from Herculan | Reviewed this property |
About 30-40 minutes depending on how many boats are on the river it is great fun sit up the back on the left closest to the side
23 October 2017|
Response from parasghiya | Reviewed this property |
45min before