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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Adventure

Experience the MUST DO jet boat adventure in Queenstown, darting through the narrowest canyons and discovering the lands fascinating gold mining history!

Highlights

  • Take an adrenaline pumping jet boat ride
  • Navigate the most dramatic canyons on the Shotover River
  • Guided tour of Skippers Canyon with knowledgable guide
  • Visit Lord of the Rings locations and learn about the gold mining history
  • Two amazing experiences rolled into one epic adventure!

New Zealand's greatest Jet Boat adventure is calling!

Combing a fascinating guided tour of Skippers Canyon and an adrenaline-pumped jet boat ride through some of the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River, this has it all.

You'll learn all about the gold mining history of Skippers Canyon as your knowledgeable guide highlights points of interest including Lord of the Rings locations, gold mining relics, and of course, the stunning scenery driving along the infamous Skippers Road!

Then gear yourself up for the thrill of a lifetime as you board the jet boat and power deep into the Skippers Canyon.

Your highly experienced driver will have your adrenaline pumping, reaching speeds in excess of 90kmph while navigating rapids, skimming past rockfaces, and maneuvering the boat just inches from the canyon walls. All this is topped off by the famous 360-degree spins which will have you reeling with excitement!

This really is New Zealand's greatest jet boat adventure - come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

Adult $159.00
Child $85.00 (3 - 15 years)

What's included

  • Return transport from central Queenstown
  • Guided tour of Skippers Canyon
  • 30 Minute Jet Boat ride

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departure: Be ready to depart from outside The Station Building in the centre of Queenstown on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets 10 minutes prior to trip time.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Departures: Summer (Oct – Apr): 8.30am, 12pm and 3.30pm.

    Winter (May – Sep): 9am and 1pm.

Available Bookings from January 26 to February 01

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

4.9

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elas from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2021

Adrenaline full ride

Very exciting ride, one of the best rides I experienced in New Zealand. If you are liking for adrenaline activity combined with a rough beauty of the canyon don”t hesitate to chose this one if you are in Queenstown

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Thanks Elas for the review! Yes the beauty of the canyon mixed in with the jet ride really keeps the adrenaline going all day! Thanks for coming out with us!

Binyu from New Zealand wrote on 14 January 2021

Absolutely great!

Was a really nice experience, the way to Skippers Canyon was really stunning and the driver was very professional and humourous too. and 5 stars to the jet boat!

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Damian Reid from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2021

WOW

What a great experience, not only the Jetboat but the bus trip in is worth the $$$ spent. Highly professional people run this outfit and they would have to be with the road in and out of the canyon. Couldn't have rated this higher, a must do for thrill seekers.

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Callan Christophersen from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2021

A nice afternoon out

My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the jet boat ride and the history tour and views on the way to Skippers Canyon. The only thing we would improve would be the air conditioning on the way to the river. We went during the NZ summer and it was a very hot day. Enjoy people!

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From Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Adventure

Thanks for the review Callan! Glad you both enjoyed your trip with us! We have air conditioning on all the buses but must of been an exceptionally hot NZ summer day when you guys came out to not feel the effects- we've been lucky to have had a few days like that the last few weeks! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown! Thanks again for coming out with us!

Neil Jeneway from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2021

Family thrills

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Peter our van driver was very knowledgable on the drive down the Skippers road. Lots of history and stories. Craig our jetboat driver gave us some thrills yet I felt safe.

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Thanks Neil for the review! Yes Pete really is one of our best fountains of knowledge for the Canyon! So pleased you enjoyed the trip- thanks again for coming out with us!

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