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Shotover Jet

Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime with New Zealand's world famous Shotover Jet - the ultimate jet boat experience and the only way to access the spectacular Shotover Canyons!!

Highlights

  • The world famous white water jet boat ride!
  • Experience gravity-defying stunts and speeds of up to 90kmph
  • Get exclusive access to the spectacular Shotover River Canyons
  • Proudly owned by Ngāi Tahu whose connection to the Shotover River dates back centuries

Feel your adrenaline surge as you accelerate into the towering Shotover River Canyons. A unique combination of beauty and power, Shotover Jet is an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall canyon action from start to finish.

Your expert driver takes you skimming through the shallows at up to 90kmph in mere centimeters of water. Ride the rapids and experience thrilling, gravity-defying stunts within a hair’s breadth of the awe-inspiring cliff faces.

Hold on tight and prepare yourself as the signal is given for the famous Shotover Jet 360° spin, watch as the scenery fully rotates around you, sending a spray of whitewater sparkling across the river's surface.

Shotover Jet is proudly bought to you by Ngāi Tahu, the Māori people of this land and the proud owners of Shotover Jet. Their connection to the Kimiakau (Shotover River) dates back centuries before the arrival of Europeans.

Shotover Jet is the only company with access to the spectacular Shotover River canyons, and no one knows this area as they do.

Incorporating amazing scenery, history, and culture with a high dose of adrenaline and adventure, Shotover Jet is for many the highlight of their Queenstown experience and an adventure you won't forget!

Adult $155.00
Child $89.00
Earlybird Adult $135.00
Earlybird Child $69.00

What's included

  • 25 minutes on the water
  • Complimentary shuttle departing from the Station Building - Corner of Camp & Shotover St
  • Life Jacket (mandatory) and optional splash coat
  • On site facilities include: plenty of parking, retail shop, toilets, lockers for your belongings and viewing areas. There is a restaurant next door.

Notes

  • Minimum Height: 1 metre but should river conditions on the day dictate, Shotover Jet does reserve the right to extend the minimum child height to 1.2 metres to ensure maximum passenger safety.

    Early Bird Sunrise: $135 special rate is for ONE departure only.

    Duration: Duration: Please allow 1 hour 30 minutes round trip from central Queenstown.

    Courtesy coach check-in: If you are catching the courtesy coach from Queenstown, please meet inside the 'Station Building' located on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets 45 minutes prior to your trip time.

    River Base Check-in: If you are making your way to Shotover Jet's river base using your own transport, please be there ready for check in 30 minutes prior to departure. The river base is located on Gorge Road, Arthur's Point and is just a short 10 minute drive from Queenstown.

    Important information:

    For safety reasons cameras and video cameras are not permitted aboard. Professional photo & video packs available for purchase on site immediately after your trip -Should river conditions on the day dictate, Shotover Jet does reserve the right to extend the minimum child height to 1.2 metres to ensure maximum passenger safety.

    Reservations Essential

    Please note: Due to high demand for Shotover Jet, exact trips times will be confirmed with you via email by Shotover Jet. Trips run every 15 minutes so if your exact time selection isn't available, you will be scheduled to the next available trip.

  • This experience welcomes families with children over 1 metre in height. Child Pricing: Applies to those 5 to 15 years.

Available Bookings from May 25 to May 31

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  • Earlybird Adult$135.00
  • Earlybird Child$69.00

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  • Earlybird Adult$135.00
  • Earlybird Child$69.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Earlybird Adult$135.00
  • Earlybird Child$69.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Earlybird Adult$135.00
  • Earlybird Child$69.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Earlybird Adult$135.00
  • Earlybird Child$69.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$89.00

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  • Adult$155.00
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  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$89.00

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  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$89.00

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  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$89.00

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  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$89.00

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  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$89.00

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  • Adult$155.00
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  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$89.00

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  • Adult$155.00
  • Child$89.00

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

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Wei Ji from New Zealand wrote on 17 February 2016

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Awwwwwwwwesome

Do it, otherwise you will regret

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BYUNGKWON RHO from South Korea wrote on 05 January 2018

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Simply Amazing.

아주 좋았습니다. 처음에는 와이프가 왜 이렇게 비싼 걸 예약했냐며, 유사 다른 업체들 꺼 (KJET, GoldFiled) 싸게 예약하지 그랬냐고 구박하더니, 한 번 타고 난 다음, 너무 잘 했다며 태도가 180도 돌변하였습니다. 10살, 7살 아이들의 만족도 또한 최고였습니다. 실제 배를 탈 때의 즐거움 및 무서움은 맨 뒷 자리가 좋은 것 같으며, 한 가지 단점은 비디오 촬영에서 위치상 소외가 되어 잘 안 보입니다. 저희는 일단 재미있게 타는 게 주 목적이었기 때문에 맨 뒤에 4명의 가족이 탔고, 비디오 또한 구매하였습니다. 처음부터 비디오가 촬영될 것 알았더라면, 더 열심히 포즈를 취할 걸 그랬나봐요. 배가 처음 떠나는 순간부터 비디오 카메라는 돌아갑니다.

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Rachel Callow from New Zealand wrote on 06 January 2016

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amazing

If your here for a day only this is a must do !! Amazing thrilling !

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janey from Australia wrote on 10 February 2018

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have to do

Great fast adrenalin heart pumping funnnnn. Would go forever if able. Power boat was like a harley - throaty and mean. Must do if you are in Queenstown enjoyed immensely, Janey and Steve.

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Jason Lear from New Zealand wrote on 25 December 2017

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Whole experience was worth $150

Thought maybe $150 for a 20/30 ride in a boat full of tourists maybe a little steep but ended up being worth every penny. Driver was awesome (Tim I think) , bouncing down the river was unreal. Definitely recommend. A well organised activity to do whilst in Queenstown. Have been advised by multiple people that the Shotover jet is the best one to do over the competitors

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