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Shotover Jetboat ride

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Key Highlights
  • Perfect for those looking for action and adventure.
  • Go on a jet boat ride of Shotover River Canyons
  • See the famous towering rocky canyons.
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    1½ hours (including 25 minutes jetboating)

    Start time

    Every 15 minutes from 8:00am
    Duration: 1½ hours (including 25 minutes jetboating)

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from the Station Information Centre, Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at the starting point.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview Get ready for the world's most exciting jet boat ride in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. It's a thrilling ride - skimming past rocky outcrops at close range in your 'Big Red' jet, as you twist and turn through the narrow canyons at breath-taking speeds. And a major highlight - the famous 'Shotover Jet' turn, where your boat spins through a full 360° in its own length.

    For a truly daredevil adventure in New Zealand, this jet boat ride is a must-do.


    Please make your own arrangements to reach the tour's departure point at the Station Information Centre, Queenstown, from here, you will be transferred to the Arthur's Point Beach.

    After a short safety briefing from your skipper you will receive life and full spray jackets.

    Board the distinctive red 'Big Jet' for your exciting jet boat ride in the Shotover River Canyon.

    Experience an adrenalin-rush as your jet speeds through the narrow gorges of the Shotover River Canyon. The river is famous for its towering rocky canyons. Hold on tight as your jet boat shoots the rapids and navigates narrow channels with breathtaking 360° spins.

    The tour returns to the starting point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Transfers from the Station Information Centre, Queenstown to Arthurs Point Beach
    • 25 minutes jetboat ride
    • Life jackets and full length spray jackets
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    This tour requires a minimum of four people to operate. If this number is not reached on your chosen tour date every effort will be made to move you to another date. Should this not be possible you will be offered a full refund.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Check in is 30 minutes prior to departure time

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • reviews
    • Awesome town Queenstown NZ

      Awesome place awesome people some pretty good restaurant, will be back...

      Tuan Nguyen, Australia, 28/Feb/2014
    • Great ride - lots of thrills!

      Lots of fun with great beauty in the canyon but very pricey for 25 minutes!...

      BARBARA BIRGE, United States, 14/Nov/2013
    • This ride was well above my expectations

      Shotover Jetboat Ride is a must for every visit to Queenstown, We found all the staff very happy and friendly and our driver made the experience one well to remember forever and...

      mrs susan l james, Australia, 12/Feb/2013
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