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“Spinning 'round and 'round”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 exhilarating full 360° spins. 'Can you handle the canyons?' with award winning Shotover Jet, 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boating Ride' and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Spinning 'round and 'round”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Thank you guys, that was a great experience!

If you get the opportunity to do it, just do it! It is so much fun! You'll get a nice shuttle ride out to Arthurs Point and back, if you don't have an own transport.

The staff at the reception is very friendly and helpful and I felt really comfortable.

The skippers are experts, well trained and passionate about driving the jets.They'll do heaps of spins which I really enjoyed a lot. The scenery is just amazing if you got time to look around.

Especially in winter bring gloves, hat and glasses/ski goggles for protection against the cold, as you'll freeze.

They take a few photos before, while and after the ride. A negative point (to me) is the quality of the photos (didn't convince me at all), especially for the price.

All in all great fun, all year around, for the whole family or with friends! :)

Visited July 2014
Thank Linda L
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Kiwionwheels, Marketing manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear RayNda
Thanks for your review of your recent experience on Shotover Jet. Just wanted to say you are the ONE THOUSANTH person who has reviewed Shotover Jet on Trip Advisor making Shotover Jet the first activity in Queenstown to have hit this milestone. YAYYYY.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Shotover Jet boat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

A must do for all the family, thoroughly safe with expert guide/driver. Some say it's a bit pricey but the return coach transfer is included and as the say ,,, you only live once so ,,,, live it !
I didn't see any live pictures from the Jet boat but I've uploaded some ....
The guide advises everybody to "hold on" and put away all camera's ,, I just did the hold on bit !

Visited April 2014
Thank Kiri49
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“awesome trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We went on the shotover jet in July and it was brilliant! Bit cold but still great! Excellent driver, with experience, great thrills, and lots of screams!!!

Visited July 2014
Thank Beverly M
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Exhilarating and thrilling. If you can avoid purchasing the pricey merchandise as you're coming off your high afterwards, it really is great value.

Visited November 2013
Thank BowerJ
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Gold Coast, AUS
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“Great fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

The Shotover Jet is a must do in Queenstown - especially if you have children! I felt very safe.. Make sure you put on lots of warm clothes in winter as the wind chill is extreme! But if you're after a bit more of an adrenalin rush make sure you do heli rafting with Queenstown Rafting on the same river.

Visited June 2014
Thank Ange85
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