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which shotover jetboat company is best?

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which shotover jetboat company is best?

Hi

We will be in Queenstown early January 2013 - just want advice on which company gives the best shotover jetboat experience?

thanks

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1. Re: which shotover jetboat company is best?

The best, IMO, isn't one of the short thrill rides through the canyon, but instead the Dart River Safari,which leaves from Glenorchy, about 40 minutes drive from QT. It combines the beautiful scenery of Mt Aspiring Nat'l Park, commentary and a few thrilling spins thrown in for good measure.

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2. Re: which shotover jetboat company is best?

Shotover jet is the more exciting one, but it's short at about 20 mins.

Kawarau jet is longer, about 45 mins, and leaves from within the city itself, its thrilling, but not as much as the Shotover, bcoz the Kawarau runs on the open river/ lake.

For good offers look at bookme.co.nz

Have fun!

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3. Re: which shotover jetboat company is best?

Shotover Jet which is the only company licensed to operate in the Shotover Canyon is without doubt the most exciting. Dart River Safari is probably the most interesting. Still plenty of thrills & excitement but with more of a safari feel in spectacular scenery. ps Shotover Jet owns both these enterprises

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4. Re: which shotover jetboat company is best?

Shotover Jet operates in the canyon to the north on the shotover river and the Kawerau Jet operates from the lake along theKawerau river to the entrance to the shotover canyon. Both are very different rides. For thrills shotover jet for a longer ride and for somebetter value Kawerau Jet

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6. Re: which shotover jetboat company is best?

thanks so much for all the help! Will let you know when we've decided :-)

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7. Re: which shotover jetboat company is best?

And am I correct that the drive to take the Shotover Jet is also a "thrill"? And this is the only way to get there?

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8. Re: which shotover jetboat company is best?

The thread linked is regarding Queenstown Rafting. They are located on the Shotover, but are not jet boats.

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9. Re: which shotover jetboat company is best?

Shotover is a river. The Shotover Jet is a jet boat ride on the Shotover River. Dart River Jet Safaris do jet boat rides on the Dart River. Etc.

I was confused at first because I didn't realise that Shotover was a river and not the name used for jet boat rides in general. :)

Edited: 20 September 2012, 00:25
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10. Re: which shotover jetboat company is best?

@RainmanMumbai... bookme.co.nz seems to have the same rates as the ones on Shotover Jets website. Any other online discounts that I can use towards Shotover Jet?

Thanks!