Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
from AUD $149.89
Prepare yourself for the ultimate jet boating experience with Shotover Jet - the unique, breathtaking white water ride and adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!
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In Brief

Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand
25 minutes
Important InfoInfo


The only way to experience our Canyons, see their beauty and feel their power, is to come on a journey with us, the world’s most exciting jet boat ride. A unique combination of beauty and power, it’s an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall canyon action from start to finish!

Proudly owned by Ngāi Tahu, the Māori people of this land, our connection to the Kimiākau (Shotover River) goes back centuries. As the home of our tīpuna (ancestors), this place is part of us. Only we have access to the spectacular Shotover Canyons and no one knows this area like we do!

Stop At:

• Shotover Jet, Queenstown 9371 New Zealand


  • Jet boat ride
  • Complimentary shuttle bus


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary shuttle departs from The Station Information Centre - corner Camp and Shotover streets

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This tour is tons of fun. I was impressed with our captains boating abilities. Don’t want to give spoilers but I did check boat after for scratches😜
• Submitted 14 Feb 2020
Very fun! Crew made you feel safe! If the weather is beautiful this is a must! Great way to be close to nature in an entrar aiming way!
• Submitted 13 Feb 2020
Really fun activity just outside of town (only 10 min drive). The views were great and they own a private portion of the Shotover River. Similar to riding a jetski. Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 08 Jan 2020
This was such a blast! We couldn't believe how fast they can fly that boat down the river. The 360 turns are a great thrill!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
I didn’t do this one but my daughters and niece did and raved about it. Said it was the best experience of their life. They highly recommend this and would do it again.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
My Husband and I took a Jet Boat Ride while on our Honeymoon and it was hands down one of the best things we did!! Transportation was smooth and our driver was pleasant!! The gentleman who provided us our coats and life jacket was a little rude but our driver was awesome!! Everyone else we encountered was kind and friendly! If you want to wear/use your own GoPro you need a head mount and they were sold out at the shop so bring your own if you want any footage. We bought the video/photo package and it was worth it! Multiple photos and the video is great!!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
We were looking forward to this exciting boat ride all week. It was everything they say it will be. We went in the winter so of course it was cold, but well worth it. You go really fast and get super close to the canyon walls. Everyone that worked there was really friendly and helpful. We took the bus in from Christchurch and everything went super smooth.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Because we contact with the quay of a narrow Shotover river, the Jet boat is very thrilling. Rear may feel the rolling of the boat. You get wet with spray when you get on the side, so you should sit down inward.
• Submitted 06 May 2019
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!
• Submitted 12 Oct 2018
This is a terrific activity to do so exciting.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2018
it's a worth trying activity. Memorable experience.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
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.
• Submitted 05 Apr 2018
Great experience! Very exciting!
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
Plenty of opportunity to enjoy the speed and the wet and felt safe at all times
• Submitted 16 Mar 2018
Very well organized activity. The driver Niam was fantastic! Absolutely great fun
• Submitted 08 Mar 2018
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!.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2018
Love it.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
Loved this adventure cruise!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
Such a fun time! It was a thrilling ride driven by an expert driver. It lasted longer than we thought it would, and that was a good thing. We liked the 360's and the close calls near the boulders. Appreciated the wet gear provided. Highly recommend the experience.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2017
Fantastic ride so adrenaline pumping rushing towards rocks and doing those 360 turns and the driver was so informative.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
Great experience, staff very friendly and our driver was a hoot. Highly recommend this one!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2017
So thrilling! Speeding through this beautiful rocky canyon, and coming so close to the rocks just takes your breath away! We had an awesome boat driver! There are other jet boat rides in Queenstown, but they don't go on the Shotover River. This is a must-do if you're in Queenstown!
• Submitted 19 Oct 2017
so exhilarating and fun! highly recommended!
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
worth it once in your life
• Submitted 07 Jul 2017

In Brief

Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand
25 minutes

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