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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand
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25 minutes  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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
  • Complimentary shuttle bus transportation
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.

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Roni W
, Jun 2019
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.
This Jet boat is the best!
, May 2019
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.
Great of fun👍👍👍
Wulan Sari L
, Dec 2018
It's really an unforgettable adventure during our visit to queenstown. Highly recommended to everyone
A definite must-do in Queenstown
, Oct 2018
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!
This is a terrific activity to do so...
, Sep 2018
This is a terrific activity to do so exciting.
Had the best time. Did this 35 years...
, Apr 2018
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.
Plenty of opportunity to enjoy the...
Gillian C
, Mar 2018
Plenty of opportunity to enjoy the speed and the wet and felt safe at all times
Very well organized activity. The...
, Mar 2018
Very well organized activity. The driver Niam was fantastic! Absolutely great fun
The Shotover Jet Boat experience is...
, Mar 2018
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...
Dennis W
, Nov 2017
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.

Product code: 5626SHOTOVER

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