5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Just north of Queenstown, you can experience the ride of your life as you twist and turn down the Shotover River and through Skippers Canyon at high speeds. Your blood will be pumping as your jet boat maneuvers through an obstacle course of sheer cliffs and overhanging walls, fishtailing, power braking and doing 360-degree spins. Not for the faint-hearted, this is the ultimate, pure-adrenaline jet boat ride.

Highlights

  • Adventure tour from Queenstown
  • Guided tour into the spectacular Skippers Canyon
  • 30 minutes of pure adrenaline as you zoom down the Shotover River in a jet boat
  • Be thrilled during trick maneuvers, including fishtails, power brakes and 360-degree spins

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What You Can Expect

Skippers Canyon and Shotover River Jet Boat Adventure

Skippers Canyon and Shotover River Jet Boat Adventure

Your adventure starts the moment you board the bus in Queenstown and travel into Skippers Canyon on the “road to riches,” so-called because it was the route taken by gold-seekers. The road has hardly changed since it was first hand-carved from the canyon’s rock walls and sheer cliffs by miners more than 140 years ago. Sit back, relax and enjoy the canyon’s magnificent scenery as your driver relays the history of the region.

Tight, narrow channels, overhanging rocks and old mining relics embedded in the river make this an obstacle course like no other. Admire the scenery before you get in the boat, because as you hurtle down the river at speeds of up to 50 mph (80 kph), you won’t have time to be impressed with the beauty of Skippers Canyon.

Hold on tight as you skim the shallow, 6-inch-deep (14.4-centimeter-deep) river beds and the boat does its best to thrill you with fishtails, 360-degree spins and power brakes, leaving you exhilarated, breathless and eager for more. This is the ultimate in jet-boating.

Customer Reviews

Julian T
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

From pick up to drop off the Skipper staff were really knowledgeable and helpful. The drive to / from the canyon is an eye opener and the jet ride is thrilling. Well worth doing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Very beautiful location, lots of interesting facts about Skippers Canyon. Driver?Guide was great, very knowledgeable. Jet boat ride was really fun! The drive in is a bit crazy, mountain road, very steep.

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