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Jet boat - Dart River Wilderness Jet

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Adult: Special NZD$239.00 (was NZD$249.00)
(Special from 1 st April 2017 - 31 st December 2017)

Child (5-15yrs): NZD$139.00

Family (2ad+2ch): Special NZD$617.00 (was NZD$637.00)
(Special from 1 st April 2017 - 31 st December 2017)

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Service rating:   excellent

Beautiful view and exciting boat ride, well organised and good services. Highly recommended to others.

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Reviewed 19-Nov-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Great trip. Guides made it lots of fun. Surprisingly great lunch

Product rating:   excellent

Great time. Exceeded my expectations

Reviewed 11-Oct-2017

Latest Questions about Jet boat - Dart River Wilderness Jet (Queenstown)

if we upgrade to the Funyaks option, what is the cost. and how much longer does it take?

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Heya, The full day Funyaks is $339 for an adult and $239 for a child currently. It is about 8-9 hours long (approx 8am-4pm). The funyaks sells out really quickly so i would recommend booking as soon as possible for that one.

Comment by: Alicia - Everything Queenstown on 11th Nov 17 at 13:36

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Hi did a dart river jet boat ride about 18 years ago then kayaked back up the river and through caves in a inflatable kayak/ canoe do you still do the same trip

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It's called the Funyaks. You take the Dart River jet boat upstream and then paddle back downstream in the Funyaks, inflatable kayaks. Great fun!! You can get free return transfers from Queenstown or you can drive yourself to Glenorchy which is 55 minutes from Queenstown.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 21st Jul 15 at 15:31

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Hi me and partner are 70+. the walk on the dart jet trip, how hard is it.

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Hi Tony, the walk on the Dart River Safari is a 30 minute walk through native forest. There are plenty of photos stops and the walk is more of a meander so it isn't strenuous and very gentle but you will need supportive footwear for the rolling track. If you are comfortable being on your feet for 30 minutes walking then you will be absolutely fine.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 4th Jun 14 at 12:50

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please could you confirm that the Dart River Safari Tour is appropriate for our 4 year old. she is 110m tall.

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Hi Alison. Yes your 4 year old can go on the Dart River Safari tour with you as she is over the 100cm minimum height requirement. There is no charge for her as she is under 5 years old.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 16th Apr 14 at 12:43

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My Wife and I will be in Glenorchy on the 3rd. or 4th. of March 2014.
Is it possible to join the Dart Rivrer Safari from there.
If so, at what cost per person.
Regards
Bill

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Hi Bill. Yes, you are more than welcome to meet at the Dart River Jet Safaris shop in Glenorchy rather than taking the free transfers from Queenstown. The price is still the same at $219 per adult. You will need to check in at 8.30am for the morning tour or 12.30pm for the afternoon trip. There is currently space on the 3rd and 4th January at this stage however this is a very busy time of year and both days will book out soon so I recommend booking asap via our site. Once you book online we will email your booking confirmation to you.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 18th Dec 13 at 13:14

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Hi......Planning a Dart River trip in Jan. 2014.
Does the cost cover pick-up in Queenstown?

Thanks.
Monica.

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Hi Monica. Yes the Dart River Jet Boat Safari tour does include return transfers from Queenstown to Glenorchy. January is the busiest month of the year in Queenstown so I recommend booking asap so you don't miss out.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 7th Dec 13 at 13:17

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What Lord of the Rings sites do you visit on the Dart Wilderness Safari?

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Hi Laura, the Dart River Wilderness Safari includes visiting scenes for Isenguard (this is the main area visited) and also Lothlorien. There are many individual scenes pointed out as well but these two are the main ones.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 9th Jan 13 at 10:49

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We would like to do the funyaks option with our daughter who is 9 1/2yrs. Can 3 of us ride the one kayak?

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Hi Shane, yes the 3 of you certainly would be able to go in the one Funyak. Three adults wouldn't fit but you'll be fine with two adults and your daughter.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 1st Dec 12 at 14:40

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My husband and I are looking at taking the Dart River Safaris on 1/10/13. The Shotover boat looks really fun too. Can we do both? or is the boat on the Dart River tour the same?

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Hi Sheri. Yes you can certainly do both jet at tours while in Queenstown and we do actually recommend that you book both as they are very different jet boat rides. The Dart River Jet Boat Safari is a scenic half day trip through the stunning Mt Aspiring National Park where as the Shotover Jet is a 30 minute thrilling ride through the narrow Shotover Canyons. I recommend booking the Dart Safari at 8am and then the Shotover Jet at 3pm which will give you time to grab some lunch in town in between rides.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 5th Nov 12 at 13:07

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Will you be operating on Christmas Day?

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Hi Jesse,

Yes Dart River Safaris are open for the morning trip only on Christmas Day. The trip departs at 7:40am.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel) on 3rd Nov 12 at 12:21

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Hi - Do you stop anywhere for a bite to eat on the 6 hour trip?

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Hi June, the Dart River Safari does not include any meals so you may like to take a snack with you.  Generally, you will have completed this trip in 4 hours, either before or after lunch. It's a 45 minute drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy and then the boat ride is 1.5 hours.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 2nd Jul 12 at 13:13

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what are your age limits re kids? I have a two year old.

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Hi Dolina. There is no age limit for the Dart River Jet Boat Safari in Queenstown however there is a minimum height restriction of 100cms (3ft).

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 23rd Jun 12 at 11:13

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Please can you let me know the cost for 2 adults and onechild/family package without the Queenstown pickup, as we are stayiing in Glenorchy. Thank you.

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Hi Sally. The cost for the Dart River Safari from Glenorchy is the same as if you were getting the transfers from Queenstown. $219 per adult and $119 per child.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 14th Feb 12 at 18:50

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Are there any family package options for Dart River Safaris?

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Hi Annabel, yes there are a number of family package deals offered by Dart River Safaris. They are 2 adults and 2 children for $557. 2 adults and 3 children for $616 or 2 adults and 4 children for $676.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 31st Jan 12 at 14:19

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My husband and I will be in New Zealand in March. Your Dart river safari with funyaks has been recommended. My husband was injured in an accident and has no use of his left hand. I can paddle and guide a canoe. Would we have trouble navigating the funyak? Thank you.

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Hi Anita. I have spoken to the manager at Funyaks and this will not be a problem. As long as your husband is able to get in and out of the canoe (funyak) then you will be able to paddle and steer from the back and he can sit in the front and enjoy the ride. If necessary, one of the guides can join you both in the funyak to help make things a little easier for you.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 16th Jan 12 at 14:48

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We will be staying at Mercure Queenstown Resort. Do you have pick-up there?

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Hi Sharon. Yes, there is a pick up and drop off from the Mercure Queenstown Resort on Fernhill for the Dart River Jet Boat Safari. The pick up time will be at 7.50am for a morning tour or 11.50am for the afternoon tour.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 12th Dec 11 at 11:46

waht clothing is required for this journey in September and do you pick up from Queenstown

Comment by: Belinda on 22nd Aug 12 at 21:21

Hi Belinda, although you may get a sunny day it can still be very cold in September so we suggest still taking along a jacket, hat and gloves if it is on the cold side. The wind chill will be cold as the boat travels at speeds of up to 80km/h so make sure you have plenty of layers on. Yes, Dart Safaris do pick up from Queenstown

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 22nd Aug 12 at 21:25

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