Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme 25-minute ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
Shotover River jet boat adventure from Queenstown
Feel a rush of adrenaline as you power down the river at top speeds
Experience fun 360- degree spins and fishtails!
Multiple tours throughout the day to conveniently fit into your schedule
At your chosen time, hop aboard a complimentary shuttle bus in downtown Queenstown, New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital.’ After a short ride through New Zealand’s once-thriving gold country, you’ll arrive on the shores of the Shotover River to embark on your high-speed jet boat ride. While the trip lasts only 25 minutes, it’s sure to be the thrill of a lifetime!
Hold on tight as the driver expertly navigates the jet boat over white-water rapids and squeezes through the narrow canyon walls of the Shotover. You’ll pass sheer cliffs and rocky outcrops, then feel your adrenaline pumping as the boat makes trick maneuvers, twists and turns. Once back on firm ground, relax on the shuttle transfer back to Queenstown. Souvenir photos are available to purchase.
We were looking forward to this exciting boat ride all week. It was everything they say it will be. We went in the winter so of course it was cold, but well worth it. You go really fast and get super close to the canyon walls. Everyone that worked there was really friendly and helpful. We took the bus in from Christchurch and everything went super smooth.
Because we contact with the quay of a narrow Shotover river, the Jet boat is very thrilling.
Rear may feel the rolling of the boat.
You get wet with spray when you get on the side, so you should sit down inward.
An amazing ride! The driver, Phil, was such an expert that we felt very safe throughout the ride. While shorter than other jetboat rides in Queenstown, it took us to narrower parts if the river which made for a very thrilling ride. And the 360 turns were simply superb!
Had the best time. Did this 35 years ago and it still is the best adrenaline experience, didnt disappoint. Handles bars are now warmed, unreal. Loved every minute of the ride. Could do this 100 times over. Great driver, Nick, he was so fantastic.
The Shotover Jet Boat experience is incredible! Adventurous and fun! Sit in the back for lots of water. Sit in the front for the most harrowing feelings that you might not avoid canyon walls and boulders even though you KNOW you will!.
Such a fun time! It was a thrilling ride driven by an expert driver. It lasted longer than we thought it would, and that was a good thing. We liked the 360's and the close calls near the boulders. Appreciated the wet gear provided. Highly recommend the experience.