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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

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What You Can Expect

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

Shotover River, Jet Boating

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Top Class thrills. Went for the morning ride. Water and weather was cold which added to the fun.
This is the best jet boat ride I have been on.

Lynn T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


James J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

One of the best fun and thrilling experiences we have had.

Neil M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Awesome fun - great service too.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My family and I came a day early, which they accommodated for. We went once and couldn't wait to do the replay ride 21. It's crazy how fast we went and how close we got to the rocks or trees. I loved it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

An awesome experience - my husband and I loved it! Our driver was very funny and also a master at navigating the boat between the ridges! The 360 spins are awesome. Great organization in terms of pickup and drop off. A very fun thing to do in Queenstown.

Emma B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The views were astounding, the guides were amazing and the ziplining was exhilarating!

Lorraine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had perfect weather, a fast boat and an amazing driver. The boat skimmed over rocks and sediment in just a few inches of water and came so close to cliffs we were sure we were going to crash into them. We screamed, we yelled and had a wonderful time. We think this is the best jetboat ride in Queenstown and highly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent jet boat ride! Our driver, Wayne was simply great. We are in our mid 60's, and had no problem with the sudden shifts and swerves. It was so much fun that we almost took another ride only 19 but were constrained by time. We thoroughly recommend this ride.PS wear a beanie or scarf if its cold, because you will end up with cold, wet hair.

Jennifer G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

My second time on the shotover Jet and it didn't disappoint, the driver was great and we had a fun time.

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