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Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Discover a land rich in gold...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Station Building, Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9434
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Reviewed yesterday

We chose Skippers in part because of the bus trip out to the river. Well worth the drive and the jet boating was awesome.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shaun R
Reviewed yesterday

We chose Skipper's for the bus ride out to the river, which is spectacular in itself. The staff were all friendly and our bus driver Robbie was a pleasure and very knowledgeable. The jet boat part was also great and afforded spectacular scenery. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shaun R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Look no further. This is the tour to do if you're wanting to Jet Boat in Queenstown. The ride out to the boat is pretty exhilarating and the country side is magnificent. Our driver Robbie was excellent. He was friendly and knowledgeable and lots of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VapeTrish
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review! It's awesome to hear you enjoyed your trip with us.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must do in New Zealand. Do not go in your vehicle. Firstly the road is really bad and dangerous. Secondly, if your renting a car, probably your insurance would not cover you. The tour was absolutely amazing and gives a good insight...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 818nishanthap
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately we didn't get the funny one mentioned so often here. Ours was Dave. He was fine, but bare minimum. Kept us safe. REALLY didn't like it that someone ate on his bus. The bus ride is fairly long relative to the boat ride. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tyegator
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are many jet boat operations around Queenstown, but this one I can highly recommend! They take the time to give you a tour and history of the area on the bus transport to the river making it more of a lasting memory. The jet...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kfrye128
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not regret doing the Skippers Jet Boat experience - from the time we jumped in the bus with AWESOME & hilarious commentary from Willie, our kick-@ss driver, all the way through the unbelievable Skippers Canyon (LOTR fans will LOVE this!), onto the BEST...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeoffD746
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Geoff, thanks for writing us such an awesome review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the trip as much as you did and Willy and Brian showed you a memorable time in the canyon. Thanks for choosing Skippers Canyon Jet!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We considered the usual Red boats, but decided on this package as it is less crowded and has a great ‘journey’ on winding tracks to the departure point. Great fun and well worth the money.

Date of experience: December 2018
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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Clive!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Going by bus on skippers road plus the jet boat ride through skippers canyon on shotover river is pure fun and absolutely worth the time spent. The whole trip takes you for around 1 hour one-way over skippers road with stunning views and a marvelous...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank udochrist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an amazing experience to be able to see Skippers Canyon and jet boat down it! The jet boat is one of the most exciting experiences, like riding a roller coaster, but on a river! It was quick, but so exhilarating I don't think it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ladyivy1
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery on the road in as well as the jet boat ride!

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AradhanaS2
27 August 2018|
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Response from Smitty09876 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the comment above about road, steep and winding and about 45 minutes plus to get to boat launch site. HOWEVER, if you are game and ready for a higher cost, you can take a helicopter ride from the airport in... More
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Emma P
17 December 2017|
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Response from SkippersJet | Property representative |
Hi, there are no weight restrictions. Customer's just have to be mobile enough to get in and out of the boat.
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21 November 2017|
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Response from Canterburycrusader | Reviewed this property |
It was $195pp and I would think it is fine for a fit and healthy 80 year old, It is a family run business and very caring people. Not sure about pickups but they may.
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