• travel_explore
    Queenstown Explore New Zealand, Australia & Fiji!
    tune
  • image_search
    Search Queenstown... Experiences, attractions, dining & more

KJet - 1 Hour Jet Boat Ride

4.8
3252
Deals from $68.00 Save $67.00 Check dates nowsystem_update_alt
Step off Queenstown's Main Town Pier and onto a big yellow KJet boat for an unforgettable Jet boating experience...

Step off Queenstown's Main Town Pier and onto a big yellow KJet boat for an unforgettable Jet boating experience...

Highlights

  • Amazing one hour jet boating experience along the Kawarau & Shotover rivers
  • Travel at speeds up to 95 km/ph often in water less than 5cm deep
  • Experience exhilarating 360 degree spins - what jet boats are renowned for!
  • Travel 45 kilometres and soak up the diversity of stunning Queenstown landscapes

Leave downtown Queenstown in your wake as you power into the channels of two of New Zealand's most scenic waterways; The Kawarau & Shotover rivers!

Skimming over the pure waters of Lake Wakatipu taking in stunning views of the Remarkables Mountain range, we follow the beautiful willow lined Kawarau River, before pursuing the shallower waters and fast-moving braids of the famous Shotover River.

In the shallow waters the Jetboat comes into its own travelling at speeds up to 95 km/ph often in water less than 5cm deep! Your experienced driver will skillfully negotiate the narrow braids, and tight turns of the river while making plenty of time for the exhilarating 360 spins that Jet boats are renowned for.

Covering a full 45 kilometres you get to experience the fantastic diversity of Queenstown's waterways, take in glimpses of local life from the homes lining the lakeshore, as well as stunning views all along the way including river gardens and great views of the Remarkables Mountain Range.


Driven by 60 years of passion, KJet is locally owned and operated and proud of its heritage as the world's first commercial Jet boat operation.

Adult $135.00
Child $69.00 (5-14 years)
Family Pass $396.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

What's included

  • 1 Hour Jet Boat Ride

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Location

  • KJet booking office on the Main Town Pier

Restrictions

  • Pregnant thrill-seekers are unable to ride KJet..

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult to ride the Jet boat. Infants aged 2-4 years ride FREE with an accompanying parent or caregiver and must sit on their knee. There must be one adult for every infant booked.

    Please check in 15 minutes prior to your departure at the KJet booking office on the Main Town Pier

    Strict Covid 19 Safety Measures in Place.

    - Lifejackets disinfected after every trip.

  • Family Pass Rate is based on prices if purchased separately. Discounts shown from this rate.

    All bookings subject to minimum numbers to confirm.

    Cancellations by the operator for any reason including Covid 19 restriction updates, weather, minimum numbers etc will be eligible for a full refund.

Available Bookings from 19 Jul to 1 Aug 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Change Dates
Fri 19 Jul
Sat 20 Jul
Sun 21 Jul
Mon 22 Jul
Tue 23 Jul
Wed 24 Jul
Thu 25 Jul
Fri 26 Jul
Sat 27 Jul
Sun 28 Jul
Mon 29 Jul
Tue 30 Jul
Wed 31 Jul
Thu 1 Aug

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$68.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

Bookings close in 31 minutes...

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

Bookings close in 1 hour...

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

Bookings close in 2 hours...

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$94.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$94.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$94.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$94.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

Bookings close in 3 hours...

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

Bookings close in 4 hours...

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$94.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$94.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$94.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$94.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$94.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$135.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

Bookings close in 5 hours...

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$307.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

5 Stars
2689
4 Stars
433

4.8

3252 reviews

Showing all 3252 authenticated Bookme reviews

sonyas3 from New Zealand wrote on 02 August 2021

GREAT FUN

WORTHWHILE, RECOMMEND WEARING A FACE COVERING & BEANIE.

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

jemmag2 from Australia wrote on 14 June 2024

Good but not as thrilling as Shotover jet

Really good experience & fun just not as thrilling as I expected, just think it should be advertised different to the original Shotover jet, as it’s not as thrilling more of a family ride

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

louise5100 from United States wrote on 07 March 2024

Great views! Super fast boat

We went so fast! It was tons of fun but make sure to hold on for the spins! Also, try getting there early so you are first in line and can choose a seat on the edge of the boat! You might get a little wet, but that’s where you’ll get the best views. If you want to stay dry, sit in the middle.

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

From KJet - 1 Hour Jet Boat Ride

Hi Louise, Thank you for reviewing your experience with us, it's awesome to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the speed! Unfortunately, we can't always guarantee seats even if customers are at the front of the queue, sometimes the drivers must be strategic about where they place people in the boats. We will always do our very best to get people the seats they want. We hope you enjoyed the rest of you visit in Queenstown. Many thanks KJet Queenstown

Lucy from Australia wrote on 27 November 2022

Gets boring. Quite slow

Definitely not what I thought it was going to be like. Actually got a bit boring and the ride back was pretty much the boat just smacking up and down on the water so it was actually just really uncomfortable. The staff were really nice and friendly. But I wouldn’t recommend it. Rather boring and slow, definitely not how it’s advertised. The first 10 minutes were good but yeah don’t waste your money. Just slow and not it. But staff were super cool.

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

melissa from New Zealand wrote on 23 February 2024

Loved it

Was the best . second time i have been on and would do again the kids loved it as well . The driver was great Definitely recommend if in Queenstown 😊

verifiedVerified purchase Share Link

From KJet - 1 Hour Jet Boat Ride

Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for coming out with us for a second time and for reviewing your experience. We could not be happier that you and the kids loved the trip and your driver. We hope you enjoyed your time Queenstown and hope to see you again for a third time one day ; ) Many thanks KJet Queenstown

close

Qualmark Certification

This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business's focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism's official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It's your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

Sample menu

close
delete

Delete your content?

This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.