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Jet boat - Shotover Jet Queenstown
Shotover Jet Boat Queenstown
As the Shotover jet boat careens wildly down the Shotover river, suppress a scream as you clutch white-knuckled at the hand rails and feel the adrenaline course through your veins. Right from the start, as the engine gives a mighty roar and the boat picks up speed shockingly quickly, you know you’re in for the ride of your life. As you race down the Shotover River and into the dramatic Shotover Canyon, zigzag past outcrops before holding on for dear life as the boat performs the Shotover Jet’s signature move—a hair-raising 360 degree spin. In between, your captain will point out noteworthy sights, pausing briefly before once again catapulting the boat into action. Shotover Jet Queenstown has been dubbed the world’s most exciting jet boat ride for a reason. We dare you to prove us wrong.
- Return transfers from inside The Station Information Centre building in central Queenstown, close to your Queenstown Accommodation
- 25 minute exhilarating jetboat experience
- 25 minute jetboat ride (1.5 hrs round trip from Queenstown including transfers)
- Every 30 minutes during daylight hours
- Check in is inside The Station building located on the corner of Shotover and Camp street, central Queenstown
- Departs daily all year
- Children 3-5 years are free (infant)
- Minimum height to ride the jetboat is 1 metre (3ft)
- Dress warmly, sunglasses are recommended
- There are free lockers next to the boats for you to secure valuables
- Photos of your jet boat experience are available in the retail shop immediately after your ride
- Spray jackets are provided on request to help keep you dry
- Not suitable for pregnant women
- The Shotover Jet base is located 10 mins drive from central Queenstown and all trips include free transfers from town
- Book the Sunrise Jet, the first jet of the day to receive a $20 discount per adult and $15 discount per child. Please note seats are very limited so booking in advance is required to secure this rate
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Prices & Options
Sunrise Jet Adult: NZD$115.00
Sunrise Jet Child (5-15yrs): NZD$60.00
Child (5-15yrs): NZD$75.00
Family (2ad+1ch): NZD$345.00
Family (2ad+2ch): NZD$345.00
Family (1ad+3ch): NZD$345.00
Everything Travel Group Reviews
Wow! What a fabulous time I had on the Shotover Jet. I didn't imagine I would find it as exciting and thrilling as I did, given that I have grown up with jet boats but these guys really do know their stuff and their skills at manouvering these powerful machines really are impressive. From the driver who picked us up and drove us to the river to the lady that gave us our life jackets and over coats, the photographer that took our photo and then our jet boat driver Nick they were all outstanding in their jobs and made the experience a very enjoyable and memorable one. Not only did Nick have the crew in stitches of laughter he also knew his stuff about the Shotover River and gave us all a very insightful and interesting run down on the history behind Shotovoer Jet and the gold mining era. The infamous Shotover Jet 360 degree spin was awesome and one that our crew never got sick of. Nick was very accomomdating to the crew's excitement and continued to spin wherever he could. I advise all going to Queenstown to tick the Shotover Jet off your list. You will be so glad you did and it will make you want to go back for more. Thanks Nick and the Shotover Team for such an awesome experience.
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The Shotover Jet is the most well known jet boat ride in New Zealand and an iconic Queenstown activity... and rightly so! The boats wizz & spin down the Shotover river through kilometres of narrow rocky canyons pausing only briefly to allow the knowledgeable driver to offer some local insight into the history of this once prolific gold mining river. Shotover Jet is a big company, thrilling hundreds of tourists every day but they run a professional, personal and smooth operation so you wont feel like just a number. There are cheaper and longer jet boat rides around NZ but none offer the same high speed, white knuckle experience. This is simply an activity you have to do!
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Latest Questions about Jet boat - Shotover Jet (Queenstown)
We have a family group consisting of 8, 5 over 15 and 3 under 15, what deal can we get for our group for a booking on 09 Jan 2016?
Hi can we enquire if there is a pick up service from our accommodation in queens town for the shot over jet? Secondly, if we select the 9am jet, does that mean we are picked 1.5 hours before or the entire trip is 1.5 hours to and fro from hotel to shot over and back.
What time is the "sunrise jet" how early?
Hi, how much would the professional photos cost?
Does it work on each shot for per family pics?
Hi. Just wondering what are the departure times for shotover jet boat? I'm planning to book skydive at 8.30am so can we do this after that?
Can my 1 yr old daughter join us in this ride?
How fast does it go? km/h?
how busy are you this time of year - do we need to book in advance?
thanks - belinda
hello, im just wondering what is your opening and closing times??
im pregnant for 3 months now, can i be on the shotover jet?
If my plane arrive at Queenstown Airport on 1525, and I go to city by public transport, which time slot would you suggest me to book?
Would like to know your official opening and closing hours in winter(june).Thank you.
what age does a child go up to?do u have to have a parent with you?
Hi we will be in queenstown form the 11th feb until 16th was just wondering if we should book before we come or can we organise it when we get to nz???
Does the jet boat operate in the rain?
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