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
Gorge Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown OR Complimentary shuttle departs from The Station Information Centre - corner Camp and Shotover streets
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 5 years and child must be at least 3 feet (1 meter) in height; dependent on water conditions, the operator reserves the right to increase the minimum height to 4 feet (1.2 meters)
Lifejackets and full-length spray jackets are provided
Please allow 1.5 hours for return trip from Queenstown if taking shuttle bus
There is a cafe on-site
Locker facilities available for personal belongings
Check-in is 45-min prior to jet boat ride departure
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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!.