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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown provided by Shotover Jet

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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

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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.
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
  • Round-trip transport from a walkable departure point
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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Important Information
Departure Point
3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Duration
25m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Jet boat ride
  • Complimentary Shuttle from Queenstown (2pm Jet Boat Departure Only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years and child must be at least 3 feet (1 meter) in height; dependent on water conditions, the operator reserves the right to increase the minimum height to 4 feet (1.2 meters)
  • Lifejackets are provided
  • Please allow 1.5 hours for return trip from Queenstown if taking shuttle bus
  • Locker facilities available for personal belongings
  • Check-in is 30 min prior to jet boat ride departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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yvonnerkh23 wrote a review 11 May
Te Kuiti, New Zealand24 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I were excited to experience the famous Shotover Jet as our first activity arriving into Queenstown. Unfortunately they’d had some crazy weather the day before which made it unsafe, so rebooking for another day was super easy. They rang well ahead of time to
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Mike F wrote a review 8 May
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions24 helpful votes
Fantastic high speed run in the most incredible scenery! Very professional operation which made me feel safe and confident! I would definitely do this again!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Mike, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review! We greatly value your feedback! We are glad you had a great time on the trip! Our canyons are certainly something to be experienced first hand! The beautiful scenery adds to the mix and we are also glad you found our kaimahi's manaakitanga friendly and helpful. We look forward to your next visit to Shotover Jet! Nga Mihi Sophie Customer Services Team
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Family holiday wrote a review Apr 2021
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Highly recommended. Pricey, but worth it however for 1 week in service every 1where else offered deals. X3 adults however my husband woke up sick, surrounded by covid times it was precaution & safety of others we leave him in the motel. Arrived late but rang ahead 30mins they
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Service at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Reez185, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and we greatly appreciate your feedback from your experience. We apologise this was not a 5* experience for you on this occasion and we were unable to refund the 1 passenger within our 24 hour cancellation policy. We take both our customers' and staff's safety extremely seriously and especially surrounding customers who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. We will take your feedback and look to review our policy surrounding cancellations of this nature. We are glad you enjoyed your jet boat experience and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown! Nga Mihi Sophie
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Chopchop21 wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia98 contributions53 helpful votes
Amazing jet boat ride, scenery is like something out of a movie. Shot-over river jet boat definitely better than on lake Wakatipu. Safety standards seemed very good and jetboat driver also gave us some great historical background on the area.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Services at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Chopchop21, Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed the thrill and adventurous aspect of our trip which is what separates us from other operators- wall-to-wall canyon action from start to finish! There are no lakes here! Our drivers train very rigorously to be able to provide this experience in a safe and enjoyable manner. Your compliments will definitely be passed on to the team. Ka kite ano! Nga mihi/Kind regards, Sophie Customer Services Team
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SesJ wrote a review Apr 2021
Nelson, New Zealand52 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a must do Queenstown experience! We did it on a cold day with intermittent showers and were provided with glasses to protect our eyes from the rain. We booked early in the day and arrived in plenty of time and were put on the earlier trip as they had a few spare seats.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Customer Services at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora sesjj! Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. We greatly appreciate your feedback! We are glad your family had a great time with us even though the weather was slightly inclement. We look forward to welcoming you back again some time in the near future. Nga mihi, Sophie Customer Service Team
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About the operator

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558aleksl
558aleksl
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Good fun
A worthwhile experience. A good trip that takes you down the gorge and back. Dress warm as the wind chill is cold
bonnieolckers
bonnieolckers
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So much fun!
We had the best time with Nadia at the healm of our jet! She was friendly, fun and made us feel at ease. The experi
leisa74
leisa74
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Stunning
We loved our jet boat ride. The scenery was out of this world and the adrenaline rush was awesome! Highly recommen
HermanDwight
HermanDwight
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Great as expected
We did the jet boat shot over with our 12 and 14 year old for the first time and we all absolutely loved it. Family
malmac27
malmac27
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Family blast!
Our family of 5 (12, 15, 17 + mum & dad) went on the last run of the day. They do advise you to wear warm clothes a
KKG007
KKG007
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Brilliant. Must do!
We'd tries on previous trips to Queenstown to go, but the water level was too high. So we were thrilled to be able
PishiX
PishiX
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Do it! Fantastic fun.
Don’t hesitate. This is not only iconic but absolutely fantastic fun. I was terrified and exhilarated at the same t
Kerrie350
Kerrie350
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A Must Do Activity!
Wow! What an amazing experience. Thrills and amazing scenery. We had Andy as our driver and he was bloody fan
Higgosnz
Higgosnz
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Exhilarating experience
This was awesome fun. Great experience. Would recommend anyone coming to Queenstown does this. Our driver Andy was
A6693QRaaronb
A6693QRaaronb
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Fun but not for $$
Was a fun experience going up the canyons and thrilling ride, but for $120 for a short 15min ride. Not sure its wor
388kathg
388kathg
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Queenstown icon
Great trip, good safety checks and how the heck they spin those jets in such a tight place, and shallow water I’ll
MarfaArfa
MarfaArfa
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A must do while in Queenstown
What an exhilarating 25 minutes on a jet boat. Very scenic going through the canyon and hair raising due to proximi
kristinsnapfire
kristinsnapfire
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Worth your money and good solo activity
I wasn’t sure if it would be worth it, but the second we pulled away from the dock, the smile that stretched from e
catienoble
catienoble
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Loved it!
Great trip with an amazing driver Nardia. Thrilling and beautiful! Suitable for kids and my 6 year old loved it. So
tesil12
tesil12
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Best experience
Amazing experience and definitely something anyone going to Queenstown should do Guides were fun and amazing people
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  • Duration: 25m
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