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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Enjoy wet and wild adventure in Skippers Canyon on this 4.5-hour Queenstown rafting and sightseeing adventure. Take a scenic drive into Skippers Canyon as a guide sheds light on the region’s rich gold-mining heritage. On arrival at base, strap into your safety kit and paddle onto the Shotover River’s swirling Class I and II rapids. During your descent, tackle the river’s swirling twists and turns with a guide and enjoy sweeping views over New Zealand’s beautiful countryside. Then, finish your adventure with a swim or a rock-jump.
  • 4.5-hour rafting and sightseeing trip down Skippers Canyon in Queenstown
  • Travel through Skippers Canyon and gain insight into the region’s gold-mining history
  • Navigate the Shotover River’s grade I and II rapids by raft with a guide
  • Admire breathtaking views over New Zealand’s untouched countryside
  • End your tour with a rock-jump or a relaxing swim
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Specialized river rafting equipment
Qualified rafting guide
Transport to rafting base
All activities
Snacks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Alpine Sports, 39 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Bring a swimsuit and towel
  • Member of the NZ Rafting Association
  • Qualmark accredited
  • TripAdvisor Excellence rating for 6 straight seasons
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Family Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip.

Traveler Tips


  • "For a younger couple though this one is a little tame, the grade 3+4 one is more suited to younger people who want to do adventure activities, this is awesome for families with kids." See review

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V2918RGals
, Jan 2020
Felt safe and fun. For a younger couple though this one is a little tame, the grade 3+4 one is more suited to younger people who want to do adventure activities, this is awesome for families with kids.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review us, we believe we are a perfect activity for families and non-water confident adults, we leave the crazy adventures stuff to the other companies! ;) I'm glad you still had fun, thanks again.
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Joann H
, Mar 2019
This was a fantastic time with a little excitement and much more enjoyment! I would highly recommend!
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Jasinta T
, Jan 2016
Great experience for the whole family. We went with 3 girls age 10, 8 and 5. Everyone loved the experience and I think it's just th right length for the kids. All the guides were friendly and experienced - they are also great in interacting with the little ones.

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