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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 $129.00
Child $89.00 (5-15 years)
Family $496.00 (Family Pass: 2 Adults + up to 2 Children OR 1 Adult + 3 Children)

What's included

  • 25 minutes on the water
  • 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.

Location

  • 3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • FAMILY PASS: The value of the Family Price is $496.00 if purchased individually - discounts shown from this rate. Family Passes are for 2 Adults and up to 2 Children, OR for 1 Adult and 3 children.

    Child Pricing: Applies to those 5 to 15 years.

    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.

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

    River Base Check-in: Please be ready for check-in at the Shotover Jet's river base 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:

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

  • Courtesy Coach Transport: Courtesy coach from Queenstown is available on all departures EXCEPT 1pm. Check-in is inside the Station Building 45 minutes prior to booked time.

Available Bookings from July 31 to August 06

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Family $299.00

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family $299.00

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

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kats from New Zealand wrote on 13 January 2020

A Must In Queenstow

It was an amazing and unforgetable experience! Our driver Phil was absolutely awesome as our guide. Everything was just pleasant! I would 100% reccommend!

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jcaiken from New Zealand wrote on 02 February 2021

Great time

Took free shuttle from town, friendly driver. Boat trip was less scarey and more fun than I expected. Made sure I sat well back in seat to minimise impact of bumps and spins. Great friendly driver.

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From Shotover Jet

Kia ora , Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. Our staff do their best to provide outstanding customer service and it is great when that is recognised and acknowledged. We often find that people who are a bit scared at the start, end up having the most fun! Ka kite ano. Nga mihi, Sinchan Customer Service Team

Tara Oates from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2021

Shotover.

Excellent well worth money such a fun time. Driver was very friendly

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From Shotover Jet

Kia ora Tara, Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and thought it was worth the money spent. Our drivers absolutely love their job and as you can see, it easily translates to their very friendly and welcoming nature towards the customers. Ka kite ano. Nga mihi, Sinchan Customer Service Team

Maria Morelos from United States wrote on 25 January 2020

Save your money

After being pulled in by so many shops in town letting us know how many exciting things to do in Queenstown, we decided to save money on discount website ( thank you again internet). Included in the exhilarating 25 minute Jet boat ride are 2 stops of about 5 min. It's fun to be on a boat everyone can agree, but definitely not worth the money.Its worth maybe $40pp .Driver and staff are good. No discount to drive yourself.

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From Shotover Jet

Kia ora Maria, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we greatly value customers feedback. We are sad to hear you felt your trip was not worth the value you paid - the unique canyon jet boat experience is also paired with commentary from our drivers about the area and the history of the river - to give you a great insight into our values and connection to the Shotover River. Our shuttle service is complimentary from the centre of town which is a short 5-10 minute drive. Nga Mihi Sophie

Bevan from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2021

40+ years since I last went on the Shotover Jet

I still remember doing this experience over 40 years ago. The whole experience from booking, shuttle through to the Skipper/Pilot (Doofy) were professional, informative and entertaining. If you only do three thing in Queenstown, this must be on that list.👍

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From Shotover Jet

Kia ora Bevan, Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We are glad you found the whole Shotover Jet experience professional, informative and entertaining! Thank you for reiterating us as one of Queenstown's 'must-do' activities. Hopefully we will see you again sooner in the near future. Nga mihi, Sinchan Customer Services Team

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