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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
Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Duration
25m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Jet boat ride
  • Complimentary shuttle bus
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 and full-length spray jackets are provided
  • Please allow 1.5 hours for return trip from Queenstown if taking shuttle bus
  • There is a cafe on-site
  • Locker facilities available for personal belongings
  • Check-in is 45-min prior to jet boat ride departure
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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philchris72 wrote a review 3 Dec
8 contributions
The Shotover Jet Boat experience is exceptional . The staff especially Pieter were professional supplying a memorable experience.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from ZoeWood21, Marketing Intern at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 5 days ago
Kia ora philchris72! Thank you very much for your 5 star review! We're thrilled that you had a great time. We will make sure to let Pieter and the staff know of these comments. We hope to see you again soon! Ngā mihi, Oscar
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Jackie B wrote a review 1 Dec
22 contributions4 helpful votes
We could see the Shotover jet boats going up and down the river from our accommodation. After 4 days we finally decided to give it a go and thank goodness we did. It was awesome! Do yourselves a favour and book directly through the Shotover website not through an agent. It's
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Photo & Retail Dept. at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 5 days ago
Kia Ora Jackie, Thank you for your 5-star review and awesome recommendation! So glad to hear how much fun you had with us here at Shotover Jet. The $19 instant replay is so awesome to do if you want to go again and enjoy the thrills one more time through our stunning canyons! We hope to see you again in the near future! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Nga Mihi (kind regards), Molly.
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JohnnyB1969 wrote a review Nov 2019
20 contributions1 helpful vote
Awesome ride up the beautiful Shotover river and gorge, had a great ride and when they say you might get a little wet - you might get a lot wet with icy cold water ❄️ but totally worth it 👍🏼👍🏼
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Retail & Photography Dept. at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 6 days ago
Kia Ora Johnny Thank you for taking the time to write us a fantastic five star review! We love hearing how much you enjoyed your thrill ride with us! The fresh water flowing through canyons certainly isn't heated!! But we are glad you enjoyed the excitement of the splash anyway! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Queenstown Ngā mihi, Charlotte
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Sallybet1962 wrote a review Nov 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fabulous experience today on the jet boat. You wipe the smile from our faces. Such a skilled captain in Jeremy. Thanks heaps for the thrill. Would highly recommend
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Response from ZoeWood21, Marketing Intern at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora Sallybet1962! We’re delighted to hear that you had a fabulous time on the Shotover Jet! Our experienced drivers are great at enhancing the experience – we are stoked to hear that Jeremy made yours even greater! Leave that smile on your dial and we will see you again soon. Ngā mihi, Oscar
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lana m wrote a review Nov 2019
27 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a wonderful experience, so much fun. Would recommend everyone experience at least once in their life..
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora Iana m, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We couldn't agree more, it is a New Zealand Must Do activity. Amelia
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Key Details
  • Shotover Jet
  • Duration: 25m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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