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Shotover Jet

Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8570
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canyon walls” (117 reviews)
“great fun” (345 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8570
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great couple of hours out. The actual boat ride is only 20 mins but a heap of fun if you love speed and nature mixed together. You can do a 2nd ride for only $19 pp. Dress warmly if going in winter, bring gloves...More

Thank Frances L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With temperatures low and ice on the waterproof overalls I knew I was in for an interesting 30 mins. Exhilarating ride but extremely cold...thanks for the warmed handrails! Not for the squeamish esp the 360 degree turns. Sit near the front to avoid getting wet!...More

Thank ransom59
Reviewed 2 days ago

Apparently mechanical problems delayed our trip for "at least an hour". Nothing posted on their website, no attempt to contact us, just let us turn up and have to cancel as we we could not afford an extra hour as we were catching a flight....More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went in June and it was freezing but very fun. The driver was super skillful, there were times we looked like we would run into something or scrap the canyon walls - but that was the point. It was fun but definitely bring gloves...More

Thank Sean J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brilliant! Far more exciting than we expected! This tour was very accessible from queens town, and was well organized. Our driver was very entertaining... and duly scared us with hair raising spins and brushes with death around rocks etc!

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took an Australian high school group to Shot Over Jet and we all loved it! Every person who we came in contact with throughout our thrill ride experience were exceptionally friendly and welcoming, especially our bus driver SKINNY, he was very entertaining. As far...More

1  Thank Sitash
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed this experience but, like everything in Queenstown, so expensive for what it is. If you can afford it, definitely give this a go. If your budget is stretched, don't worry too much about missing out.

Thank Katie P
Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Katie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoy your trip with Shotover Jet and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown. Safe travels. Nga mihi, Kate

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had reservations about doing this after hearing others saying it's expensive and having some fear of extreme speed etc. But this is a great experience very well done with a very friendly driver and a real thrill to be part of. I did the...More

Thank fox_102014
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great fun and directly from lakeside. Be prepared to get a little wet and, like me, a bit of a sore back afterwards.

Thank RosieFifeGirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked online for the early morning 'sunrise' jet at 8 am to get a lower price but it was still $125. It was summer so not too cold but had to report at 7am at the Station building in the center of Queenstown from where...More

Thank wingsonwheels
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Hi whats the best time of the day to take the boat ride? We are planning to do Gondola (skyline lunch) and Luge on same day, wondering would it be too late to start the shotover jet in late afternoon/early evening?
17 March 2017|
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Response from srikanthbharadwaj | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You can easily do the skyline luge in the morning and keep the shotover jet for the afternoon! But pls keep in mind not to have heavy lunch in the afternoon! As it may cause nausea😊
Sheryn S
Hi, just wondering how long the jet ride goes for?
5 December 2016|
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Response from Anita W | Reviewed this property |
Ours was 15mins in the boat. Disappointing.
Can you tell me which tour, what company, you used please? Thanks
11 September 2016|
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Response from Kernaghan K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We went with the original Shotover Jet company that runs on the Shotover Canyon. Look up shotoverjet on Google. They are the bright red boats and have rides every 15 - 30 minutes all day, weather permitting. It's all on... More