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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

From US$96.60
Highlights
  • Shotover River jet boat tour offers frequent departures from Queenstown
  • Maneuverable jet boat can perform 360-degree spins and turns
  • Experience Queenstown's legendary adrenaline sports just outside of town
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
From US$96.60
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8:30am Departure
Departs 8:30am from Shotover River. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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9am Departure
Departs 9am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 8:50am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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9:30am Departure
Departs 9:30am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at at 9:20am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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Overview
Churning rapids and towering cliffs make the Shotover River a thrilling experience by jet boat, and this high-speed tour gets you spinning, fishtailing, and skimming across the surface. Frequent departures from Queenstown means you can easily tailor a time to fit your schedule, while the included round-trip transport means you don’t need a car and ensures maximum adventure time on the Shotover River.
What to Expect
Your jet boat excursion starts at a central location in Queenstown. Meet a shuttle bus for the trip to the Shotover River. Departures are available throughout the morning and afternoon, and may be selected when booking.

It’s a quick trip from downtown Queenstown to the departure point on the Shotover River. Upon arrival, suit up for the jet boat with personal flotation devices and wet gear to keep out the splashing white water.

Hold on tight as the jet boat driver maneuvers through the Shotover River’s narrow canyon walls, squeezing past tight corners and rocky outcroppings. At the end of the trip, get the opportunity to purchase souvenir photos if desired, or simply hop on the shuttle back to Queenstown, where you'll be walking distance from many of the city’s top attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
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Reviewed today
So much fun!

The boat ride is so much fun, I could not stop smiling and laughing. I can't believe how close those drivers can get! We had a great driver, very personable and felt safe the entire time! Lasts a lot longer than I expected too! Be...More

Thank Alyson M
Reviewed today
INSANE!

The river and surroundings are beautiful but beware this is not for the faint of heart. I cannot believe how these drivers do it. You feel like you are going to hit the rocks as they fly by them. I loved the 360 degree turns....More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great experience

A wonderful thrill submerged in stunning scenery operated by a very professional team. The equipment and the fa cities were excellent.

Thank Priding
Reviewed 3 days ago
Thrill ride

Went with the family, kids ages 8-13, they all enjoyed it. It was a bit rainy on the day we went which wasn't as nice as a clear day, but the Shotover team team provided raincoats and goggles for the ride. Definitely a thrill ride...More

Thank brucepresland
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
short n fast

I would say the scenery is beautiful , ride is just soso. I'd did others before, not a canyon ride but just normal nut i find it more entertaining n thrill. The sunrise ride is pretty cold especially when the water beats on your face.More

Thank dor66
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora dor66, Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you had a thrilling experience despite the cooler conditions. We advise all passengers to wrap up warm, but it is always a shock when the boat starts moving & the...More

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