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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Shotover River jet boat tour offers frequent departures from Queenstown
  • Maneuverable jet boat can perform 360-degree spins and turns
  • Experience Queenstown's legendary adrenaline sports just outside of town
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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10:30am DepartureMost Popular
Departs 10:30am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 10:20am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
From USD 108.77
3pm Departure
Departs 3pm from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at 2:50pm from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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9:30am Departure
Departs 9:30am from Shotover River. Complimentary shuttle bus departs at at 9:20am from the Queenstown departure point. Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior
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Overview
Churning rapids and towering cliffs make the Shotover River a thrilling experience by jet boat, and this high-speed tour gets you spinning, fishtailing, and skimming across the surface. Frequent departures from Queenstown means you can easily tailor a time to fit your schedule, while the included round-trip transport means you don’t need a car and ensures maximum adventure time on the Shotover River.
What to Expect
Your jet boat excursion starts at a central location in Queenstown. Meet a shuttle bus for the trip to the Shotover River. Departures are available throughout the morning and afternoon, and may be selected when booking.

It’s a quick trip from downtown Queenstown to the departure point on the Shotover River. Upon arrival, suit up for the jet boat with personal flotation devices and wet gear to keep out the splashing white water.

Hold on tight as the jet boat driver maneuvers through the Shotover River’s narrow canyon walls, squeezing past tight corners and rocky outcroppings. At the end of the trip, get the opportunity to purchase souvenir photos if desired, or simply hop on the shuttle back to Queenstown, where you'll be walking distance from many of the city’s top attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
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Reviews (1,010)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Has to be done

If you have travelled that far to get to the south island you have to put it on your bucket list of things to do. We had a great trip with the river being high and the skipper being up for a great bit of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank B0b666
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora B0b666, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5* review. We are glad to hear you had a great experience on Shotover Jet. The boat drivers certainly are incredible at navigating through the canyons in variable river conditions & take great...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
"A" "MAY" "ZING"

You guys are the best. Had so much fun. This was recommended by so many people and i am happy to say i yous guys met all our expectations. Great experience....More

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SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora vibhayjitb, Thank you for taking the time to write your 5* review. We are delighted to read your comments & to hear that you had an amazing trip. We aim to deliver the best experience for all our customers so we are glad...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
Exhilarating Shotover Jet.

Pick up is in the middle of town, you can drive your own car out if you want, it is not far but i figured why? Bus driver was informative on the short drive and staff on arrival were all helpful. We took the first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora KeithTwidz, Welcome back to Shotover Jet after 40 years & thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you had a great experience, from the bus ride out here to the jet boat ride itself. The boat drivers...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
So much fun!!!

Everyone needs to do The Shotover Jet! It's SO FUN and all of the staff are incredible! Definitely, definitely worth doing if you're wanting some excitement. The jet boats get so close to the cliff edges and race through such shallow water its insane, plus...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katherine P
SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora kplummer89, Thank you for your 5* review and simply the best recommendation! We are delighted that you had an exciting jet boat adventure with us here at Shotover Jet. We think that being the only company permitted to operate through these canyons, combined...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun...

This is fun to do, and well worth doing for the thrill. The setting is lovely and the inches of water that the jet boat travels over is thrilling. Having owned a rib, and riden in a powerboat, I suppose I didn't experience the same...More

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SOJ_CustomerService, Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Dave9960, Thank you for taking the time to review Shotover Jet. We are pleased to hear you had a fun trip & are happy to have shared our beautiful location & ride with you. The whole team aim to deliver an amazing experience...More

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Nicholas K
23 October 2018|
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Response from TLux20 | Reviewed this property |
You can just drive there. I'd say about a 10 minute drive from Queenstown. They have a carpark on site. Pretty sure you could buy tickets over the counter. You'd probably want to at least call first before going to check... More
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venedom
5 August 2018|
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Response from Nudine K | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t use the bus, but it’s very close to town. No more than 1 1/2 hours I would estimate.
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B0athaven
25 June 2018|
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Response from melissamurray29 | Reviewed this property |
Going at that speed is going to be cold at anytime but well worth it. The jackets will keep you warm but a beanie or hat will need to be on really well or it will blow off. Go for it! :)
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