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Buller Canyon Jet

Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9883
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So much fun

Was well worth the hour drive from Westport to go jetboating on the buller river with Mark. He has... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
owlbeonholiday
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Fantastic Jet Boat Ride

Very impressed with the safety briefing that Mark gave and his continued care throughout the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
johnshill
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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Climb aboard one of our River Sharks and take a thrilling 40 minute ride on the mighty Buller River,race amongst the amazing pink granite rock canyons at up to 85 kph.Charge into the big volume white water Earthquake rapids then get ready when the driver signals for some high speed 360 degree spins .Discover the tranquill clear pools were you can spot for trout and listen to the birdsong , take some photo's then hang on again for some more action packed adventure.
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Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was well worth the hour drive from Westport to go jetboating on the buller river with Mark. He has the only jet boat on the whole river so it feels very exclusive. It's all very safe and he made us feel instantly comfortable. The jet...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressed with the safety briefing that Mark gave and his continued care throughout the trip. Mark is a very skilful driver and his control of the boat at high speed is impressive. A real thrill making ride and worth every dollar. The speed, the...More

Thank johnshill
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks alot John and those sandflies sure get hungry just before it rains Cheers Mark

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having booked a 12:00 trip and missed the start Mark took us on a 2:00pm trip on the river. Apart from being in the V8 powered boat which is awesome, this is the only way to really see the Buller River and Gorge - from...More

Thank Paul C
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

your very welcome Paul really glad you enjoyed it so much,thanks for the 5 star .P.S there's nothing like the snarl of a Chevy cranked right up,all the best Mark and team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mark made this experience so rad. He really knows what he's doing and how to make you feel comfortable. Let us get some great photos and just overall fantastic time! If you want to go jetboating, there really isn't any other option. You have to...More

Thank Danielle M
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers Danielle for the ripper review ,and thanks for the great company all the best Mark

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Twice the Experience of any Jet Boat ride in Queenstown. So thank you Mark, you where a fantastic host and the trip so “out of this world”

Thank nickrogers007
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Nick Thanks so much for the top review hope the rest of your travels are fantastic All the Bestt mark

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience! Following a morning of rafting, we decided we could not miss the opportunity to go jet boating on this beautiful river so turned up, not having booked, and were pleasantly surprised to be so easily accommodated. Mark took us out for...More

Thank sarahreder88
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Glad you made it guys and thanks for the review all the Best Mark

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Great trip great skipper great scenery great time. A trip not to be missed dont drive passed this trip the real deal and not your standard commercialized touristy jet boat ride and the skipper just love his work.

Thank TheDeandog
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

far out I loved your review , it's a real pleasure to come to work with such a great bunch of people to show it all of to. keep on trukin - Mark

Reviewed 23 October 2017

This trip has it all, from shooting rapids, speeding through narrow canyons too a relaxing drift through stunning scenery with an informative and entertaining commentary. This truly is up with best that New Zealand has to offer.

Thank Graeme H
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Graeme what a cracking review really appreciate the feed back and so glad you loved our part of the country Happy travells BCJ

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Forget Queenstown, if you are only going to do jet boating once in New Zealand, make sure it's at Buller Gorge. Mark was fantastic, knew a heap about the Buller River, and was really entertaining. The kids, wife and I all rate this as our...More

Thank Richard P
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thanks Richard what a cool review ,really glad your family joined us on a buller river adventure, all the Best- Mark

Reviewed 15 October 2017

After travelling around the South Island for a week, we passed many jet boat operators but had a hunch that our last stop - Murchison - would host the best river and conditions. We were not wrong. Mark was an excellent driver, knew the local...More

Thank PhildeFur
mark609165, General Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Cheers mate for the great feed back and wer'e stocked you got so much out of the ride and hope therest of your holiday goes well Kind Regards Mark

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Christine J
30 December 2016|
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Response from mark609165 | Property representative |
Hi we are a 30 minute drive south of the Owen tavern,and we are a high speed thrill activity with spray crossing the boat frequently when in the rapids so a waterproof coat is recomended and a strong grip when boat goes into... More
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