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Waiatoto River Safari - Ocean to Alps Jet Boat

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Discover Te-Wahipounamu on New Zealand’s rugged and breath-taking West Coast, with a world first Ocean to Alps Jet Boat tour...

Highlights

  • Explore the stunning West Coast with the world's first Ocean to Alps Jet Boat Tour
  • Enjoy the unique opportunity to photography spectacular scenery from the water
  • Learn about the local history and Maori legends from your local expert guide
  • Take a stroll through the forest and discover amazing native wildlife
  • The relaxed pace of the tour makes this perfect for families and those of all ages!

The wild West Coast, a remote location that has been fashioned by unyielding weather and glacial conditions, is home to some of the most devastatingly beautiful scenery in all of New Zealand.

Come with us to explore this unique slice of paradise and take it all in on our epic Ocean to Alps Jet Boat tour which takes you from the coast all the way to the mountains.

As we travel, your knowledgeable guide will inform and enthral you with the local pioneering history and Maori legends, while you sit back, enjoy and photograph this natural wonderland.

The tour is taken at a relaxed pace making it family friendly, yet it is equally thrilling and there are plenty of opportunities to sight-see, photograph or even stretch your legs on the edge of the forest before our return back to the sea!

Duration: 2.25 hours (Optional Forest Stroll Included)

Location: 1975 Haast-Jackson Bay Road, Hannahs Clearing, 19km from Haast Junction, or approx 90 minutes drive from Fox Glacier.

Adult $199.00
Child $139.00

Notes

  • Please check in for your safari at least 40 minutes before departure as departures run strictly on set times.
  • Child Age is 14 years and under. Infants under 5 years are free of charge (please book for infants under the special requirements box upon checkout).

Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

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6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$189.00
  • Child$129.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$139.00
  • Child$99.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$199.00
  • Child$139.00

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

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Romy from Germany wrote on 24 January 2018

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Great Jetboat Tourwith local guide

I had a wonderful morning in the Waiatoto River. The jet boat ride was relaxing and we got some really interessanting information about the area. The short bush walk has been really good for stretching.

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Thanks Romy for the review, great to hear you loved our tour!

David Duggleby from United Kingdom wrote on 19 April 2017

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Serenity in a hidden place

Loved the diverse scenery and changing landscapes as well as the delivery of information and great customer service given. Also good to see that some passengers had done it a year ago & wanted to share it with family. The Haast area is an enhancing place indeed. Thank you team at Wayne's Waitoto Jet Boat Safari!!

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Sue Dippl from Australia wrote on 26 January 2017

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The best

This was just the most wonderful ride in a jet boat. It was not about thrills, it was about traveling to the head of the Waiatoto River and seeing nature in all it's glory. Absolutely stunning scenery along the way. Expertly skippered by Wayne, he gives great commentary about the river and its surroundings. This trip really showcases the West Coast area. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Sue, Thank you for your lovely review. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed yourself so much. All the very best for the remainder of your holiday. Kind regards, Ruth and Wayne.

Daniel Ludlam from New Zealand wrote on 26 March 2018

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One of the Highlights of our South Island Trip

Can't really describe this experience in words, it is something that I highly recommend you do to understand the beauty and majesty of the un-touched nature that this tour makes accessible!

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Daniel, thank you so much for your review, love that you were lost for words! We feel that way every day as it is magical and each day is different. It is a privilege to take people up the river, so pleased you appreciated it. Ruth & Wayne.

Jared from United Kingdom wrote on 14 December 2016

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Incredible journey in magnificent country

I'd been to NZ many years before and did the backpack 'thing' and, of course, I went on a jet boat ride and did crazy stuff, however I didn't go on a jet boat ride like this one. What sets Ruth and Wayne's operation aside from all the other operators out there is their interaction with their customers. Ruth's helpfulness and Wayne's knowledge (intertwined with some good dry humour) really do make the difference. The safari is a decent half day taking in some incredible sights and history. You really do see it all from the 'off the beaten track' bush to the busy banks stuffed with whitebait fishermen. Incredible value for money. I'd recommend this trip to anyone visiting.

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Thank you Jared, we are thrilled you took the time to review us and with such generous words too! All the best for the rest of your holidays.

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