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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 $159.00
Child $89.00 (5-15 years)
Family (2A + 2C) $496.00 (Family Pass: 2 Adults + 2 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

Notes

  • Please Note: The full price of the Family Price is $496.00 if purchased individually - discounts shown from this rate.

    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: 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:

    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.

Available Bookings from July 24 to July 30

Change Dates

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6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$299.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$496.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$496.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$496.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$496.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$496.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$496.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$496.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$67.00
  • Family (2A + 2C)$496.00

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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Suman Tamrakar from New Zealand wrote on 18 September 2019

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Wow ! Must Do In Queenstown 💯💯💯

Such an amazing 😉 experience ! Will do it again ! Ryan the jet rider was cool 😎 must do activities in Queenstown 💯💯💯👍

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Subi from New Caledonia wrote on 30 August 2019

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Fantastic

Don't miss them, the best jet boat ride !

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Stewart from Australia wrote on 08 January 2019

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NZ Holiday

Full marks to the skipper Chris, he did a fantastic job

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Leith from Australia wrote on 04 November 2019

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Living in the past customer service is no longer

Driver was amazing! Every other staff member was horrible from The person at the checking desk to the staff on site. We did not feel welcome at all, don’t bother. They go by the fact they have been around the longest, so you would think they would know how to treat people. They are too busy socializing between them selves as all the customers wonder around wondering what they are meant to be doing. Either the photographers are really bad at there job or they have bad cameras. Photos are not even worth looking at, they are so pixelated. We would have loved to have purchased a photo or dvd however they had been the worst images I have seen from a company ever! An iPhone has better quality images! As for the video from the boat it’s self! If you are after Stone Age footage that’s the way to go, as the company has been around for many years, so has all the video and camera equipment! The embarrassing thing is that higher quality equipment is so cheap and easy to access these days. Don’t waste your money because you will Be wasting your money 3 times over!

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Tracey Riordean from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2019

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Top Spun!

Awesome time, pleased to survive heading straight into a rock at 90kph 😀 Driver very friendly with great sense of humor. Felt safe and trusted the professionalism and knowledge of the drivers .. don't know how they do it but its fantastic...glad to end journey with all limbs in tack.

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