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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

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Prepare yourself for the ultimate jet boating experience with Shotover Jet - the unique, breathtaking white water ride and adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!
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
  • Round-trip transport from a walkable departure point
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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Important Information
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
Duration
25m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Jet boat ride
  • Complimentary shuttle bus
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Fun river rides to do with family. It’s thrilling but not scary at all. They created a cool movie summary of your ride that you can download.
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, retail + photography at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 2 days ago
Kia ora christianrD6666CP, Thank you for your review, we are delighted you had a great time and loved your video. We hope to see you again one day! Safe travels and enjoy the rest of your trip. Nga mihi, Faith
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It's fun for all ages. The drivers are personable and funny, not to mention skilled. We felt very safe. The operation is perfectly set up and there is very little waiting if you have booked in advance. Definitely our favorite activity in Queenstown!
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Retail & Photography dept. at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 2 days ago
Kia ora flatwhite10, We think that being the only company permitted to operate through these beautiful canyons, combined with all the refreshing 360° spins, certainly makes it pretty special here & it’s great to hear you do to. Thank you for taking the time to write your 5* review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in beautiful Queenstown - thank you again & safe travels. Nga mihi / Kind regards, Faith
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We really enjoyed our ride. Shotover jet is a well oiled machine. We had the front seat and after the ride think that the back row may have been better. The driver does a lot of 360 spins and watching everyone be thrown around would be fun to see. The cost is $159 a person. It
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Retail & Photography dept. at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 2 days ago
Kia ora ERDFirefighter, We are delighted that you had an exciting jet boat adventure with us here at Shotover Jet. We have a lot of history in this stunning location, plus are the only company permitted to operate through these canyons, so that, combined with all the 360° spins certainly makes it pretty special here! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in beautiful Queenstown - thank you again & safe travels. Nga mihi / Kind regards, Faith
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Went on the shot over jet on a very wet day, so was cancelled twice before we got on. Appreciate the safety can’t be compromised.well worth the wait!! Great staff!!
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Retail & Photography dept. at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 2 days ago
Kia ora Jennie M, Thank you for your patience and understanding with cancellations. We're glad you had an amazing time, We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in beautiful Queenstown - thank you again & safe travels. Nga mihi / Kind regards, Faith
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Our driver was James and he made this the best experience. We spent two weeks exploring NZ and this was our favorite activity. I don't see how anyone could dislike this?! Anyways, me and my husband were amazed at how cool this was. There were lots of laughs- happy and nervous...
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Response from SOJ_CustomerService, Retail & Photography dept. at Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
Responded 2 days ago
Kia ora E B, Thank you for your 5* review, we are so glad you had an awesome time! James is certainly an incredible driver navigating his way through the canyons & takes great joy in thrilling his passengers. Being the only company permitted to operate in this stunning location plus combined with all the 360° spins, it certainly makes it a pretty special experience. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in beautiful Queenstown - thank you again & safe travels. Nga mihi / Kind regards, faith
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Chris Brady
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Recommended fun ride!
Fun river rides to do with family. It’s thrilling but not scary at all. They created a cool movie summary of your
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Andrea
San Francisco, California
372
A Great Time!
It's fun for all ages. The drivers are personable and funny, not to mention skilled. We felt very safe. The
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Jeff
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
8015
Adrenaline Rush
AWESOME ! If you like boats and excitement you have to book this trip. Imagine a JetBoat speeding through a narrow
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Louise D
163
Do it
By far the best adrenaline rush for me, Omg it was exhilarating, fun, scary. Worth it. You can only take go pro if
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ERDFirefighter
Edmonton, Canada
710267
Very exhilarating
We really enjoyed our ride. Shotover jet is a well oiled machine. We had the front seat and after the ride think
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JenMol
60
Fun
Went on the shot over jet on a very wet day, so was cancelled twice before we got on. Appreciate the safety can’t
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Jason
70
So much fun!
Pricey, but definitely worth it. You won’t get too wet, just a bit of spray. The 360s they pull are thrilling!
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E B
Sammamish, Washington
90
LOVED IT!
Our driver was James and he made this the best experience. We spent two weeks exploring NZ and this was our
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Ralph
Davao City, Philippines
30
Exhilarating Experience
Our entire experience was superb! From booking to free shuttle ride, and the jet boatride itself. Bring
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Susanne J
Brisbane, Australia
5718
Brilliant
Absolute must-do when in town. It will give you an adrenalin kick for sure. Fun, fun, fun and stunning scenery.
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  • Duration: 25m
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