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Address: Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 8570
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has...

World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970, and now it's your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360° spins. 'Can you handle the canyons?' with award winning Shotover Jet, 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boating Ride' and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.

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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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A blast!

So much fun riding the jet boat down the river. The driver was both funny and informative. The ride is full of close calls and spins, so I would avoid this on a full stomach. I... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much fun riding the jet boat down the river. The driver was both funny and informative. The ride is full of close calls and spins, so I would avoid this on a full stomach. I hadn't eaten in a while and I couldn't handle another ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although may be slightly expensive, worth the money. Great, thrilling ride and has wonderful scenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting from San Diego with our children and signed up for the Shotover Jet ride. I am not into adventure sports and was definitely nervous. The experience was once in a lifetime. Our driver was experienced and it seemed to be a well run operation.

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommend the jet boat ride through Shotover Canyon. Adrenaline pumping thrills at breakneck speeds, our driver AJ is an expert in his craft! Beautiful scenery and jaw dropping 360 degree spins. Rug up!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did it and it was very good experience for us , the pilot was very good ...we had a good adventure plus he made us Lough couple of times

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great trip. But at 125 pp it is a bit pricey. I'd say rafting would get you the scenery PLUS all the thrills of the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excitement, thrills, exhilarating, fast, spectacular are some of the emotions experienced while speeding down the canyon amongst the rocks, white water, shallows and clear crisp waters of the shotover river. A pleasure to take my family there and relive the experience of over 35 years ago. Jetspins and abrupt turns all add to the excitement. One day would love to... More 

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Ongar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The jet boat went at breakneck speed along the shot over canyon river inches from the canyon walls, it was exciting and exhilarating, with 360 degree turns added to add to the excitement.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a safe , fun speed boat for everyone regardless of age !! The speedboat go very near the rocks at the side so it's exciting !! Will get a bit wet but that's the fun part of the trip as well !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was soooo much fun! Donald was a great driver and very funny, we had the best time 👌🏼👌🏼 I would recommend something to cover your face, once splashed with water doing a turn, those high winds become icey, other than that it was the best! Highly recommend taking your GoPro (with a head strap so it sits on your... More 

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