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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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US$91.27*
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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US$248.26*
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Queenstown Twin Challenge (Jet Boat Ride and White Water Rafting)

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I cannot wait to do it again!. It is just outside of Queenstown. Beautiful setting, great fun. Be prepared that you will not be able to use your camera, unless of course you wear... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Etterbeek, Belgium
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Etterbeek, Belgium
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot wait to do it again!. It is just outside of Queenstown. Beautiful setting, great fun. Be prepared that you will not be able to use your camera, unless of course you wear one of those action cameras. Try to sit next to the driver. You might get wet a little bit but it is worth it. Have fun!

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't understand how there are 1 and 2 out of 5 reviews for this activity. Those people must have unattainable expectations. I'm from Australia and this was the best jet boat ride I have ever been on - and my partner agreed. Skilled drivers create a great sense of community among the passengers and are very knowledgable about the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my family on the Shotover Jet yesterday. The ride is well organised and in a beautiful spot in a stunning canyon. The ride takes you at high speeds through the canyon and aims to be an adrenaline pumping experience. This is achieved by the driver taking the boat at high speed down the river within less than a... More 

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Kyneton, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was so it's not as scary as I thought it would be once you do your first spin you know your completely safe you aren't even wearing a helmet so your really safe! If you want a better experience sit at the side of the boat so your closer to the rocks! ALSO once you do one right you... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Jet boating almost seems cliche. You've seen it so many times you think it'll all be a bit ho hum. But I challenge you to not walk away with a smile on your dial after taking a spin or two with Shotover Jet. Great scenery and exhilarating fun. Family package pretty good value too.

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SOJ_CustomerService, Assistant Reservations Team Leader at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thankyou for your review. Excellent to hear that you all left with smiles on your dials, we aim to please! Our Family package sure is good value for money with 1 child travelling for free! Nga Mihi (Kind Regards) Jess More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! We loved this ride. Kids (aged 5 and 7) loved it too. Lots of speed, spins and giggles. You get a bit wet but that is part of the fun.

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SOJ_CustomerService, Assistant reservations Team Leader at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia Ora Sully, Shotover Jet sure is fun for the whole family, glad to hear that you had such a good time. Excellent! Jess More 

Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With my heart in my mouth I sat in the boat. The next 25 minutes were simply exhilarating. The precision driving was amazing. The spectacular scenery you see on your way through the gorge leaves you wanting the ride to go on for much, much longer. I wanted to do it all again immediately!

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SOJ_CustomerService, Assistant Reservations Team Leader at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Our drivers complete over 100 hours of training out on the river before taking out any commercial trips so they sure are skilled when it comes to getting close up to the rocks! We sure are lucky to be situated in such beautiful surroundings. Nga Mihi (Kind Regards) Jess More 

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a package deal that included shotover jet and although it was a bit more expensive than some of the others it was well worth it. Most people said this company is the most thrilling and they were right! Going through canyons on the river and coming centimetres close to the rock faces was crazy! We loved it so... More 

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SOJ_CustomerService, Assistant Reservations Team Leader at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia Ora Alora, So happy to hear that you took advantage of our instant replay option, once just isn't enough! I will be sure to pass on your comments to Matt and Andy K. Jess More 

Long Beach, California
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88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time doing the shotover boat out of Queenstown. The ride is very exhilarating and the pilots really seem to know what they're doing. I'm a little susceptible to motion sickness and the 360's started to bother me, although it appeared I was the only one since everyone else was having a good time. So, if you... More 

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Thank cavvygirl
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Shotover Jet is an amazing family fun attraction. I highly recommend it if you are visiting Queenstown.

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SOJ_CustomerService, Assistant Reservations Team Leader at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia Ora Indira, Shotover Jet certainly is fun for all ages. Thanks for your recommendation! Jess More 

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