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Jet boat - Skippers Canyon Jet & 4wd

from NZD$145.00

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Jet boat - Skippers Canyon Jet & 4wd

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Skippers Jet:

  • adult NZD$145.00
  • child (3-15yrs) NZD$85.00
  • family (2ad+1ch) NZD$290.00

Skippers Gold Experience:

  • adult NZD$195.00
  • child (3-15yrs) NZD$115.00
  • family (2ad+1ch) NZD$390.00

Everything Travel Group Review

This definitely gets my tick of approval. Racing through the world famous Skippers Canyons via jet boat is a truly unique way to feel embraced by the beauty of Lord of the Rings territory and miners history. Reaching speeds of up to 80km/hr, make sure you hold on tight while your driver navigates the cliff faces and then swings the boat into a 360 degree spin known as a Hamilton jet spin. Not to mention the 4WD tour getting to the boat, the Skippers Canyon Jet Boat sure does get the adrenalin pumping.

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Reviewed 26 Jan 2012 by Everything Travel Group (Belinda)

Latest Questions about Jet boat - Skippers Canyon Jet & 4wd (Queenstown)

Hi,
Do you sell gift vouchers for this trip and do they need to be bought for a specific date?
Thanks
Adam

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Hey Adam, what a great gift idea! Absolutely you just need to click on book now and tick 'keep as an open dated gift voucher'

Comment by: The Everything Travel Group (Sally) on 12th Sep 17 at 13:39

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Are we able to self drive to the canyon and then take the jet boat trip.
Regards
Col

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It is possible to drive into Skippers Canyon but cars are not insured in there and the road is unsealed, quite dodgy and very dangerous with a 100m drop off on one side. I would not recommend this at all and you certainly couldn't do in in winter unless you are an very experienced 4wder with chains etc. The transport from Queenstown is part of the trip so best to let the experienced local drivers do the job.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 17th Jul 17 at 16:27

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Hello
I would like to book a jet boat ride for my family of three. I am in a wheelchair and wanted to find out if you are accessible and if the 4 wheel drive part of the skippers gold package is accessible as well?

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Hi Matthew, 
The Skippers Canyon jet boat trip isn't overly accommodating for wheelchair passengers but that being said, it can be done and is done. You just need to have someone with you that can help you into the 4WD and then from the 4WD over the rocks and up a few stairs onto the boat!

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 11th May 17 at 17:45

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Our son is 2 years and 8 months. Is he allowed on jet boat and if so how much?

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Hi Scott. Unfortunately the minimum age is 3 years for all the jetboat operators in Queenstown! So no good I'm sorry. He can go with you for free on a helicopter flight, 4wd tour, lake cruise, Skyline gondola to name a few activities.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 3rd Jan 15 at 17:12

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Can you tell me the duration of this tour from pick up at accom & return as we have limited time.

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Hi Pauline,

Please allow 3 hours from pick up to drop off.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel) on 24th Feb 14 at 14:21

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Hi,
I was just wondering is the do u need to purchase the
Gold tour ticket to see The Lord of the rings or is that
Included in the standard one.
Thank you

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Hi Natasha, the Lord of the Rings filming locations are pointed out during both Skippers Canyon experiences so you do not need to book the Gold Experience to see these.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 7th Feb 14 at 13:47

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Does the $129 Price includes the 4wd?

Can you please confirm what the $129 price includes?? Does it only include the transfer fro m Queenstown to destination and jet ride?

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Hi Sarinah. Yes the standard Skippers Jet tour includes a central Queenstown pick up and transfers out to Skippers Canyon (50 minutes from town) and of course the 30 minuet jet boat ride in the canyons. The vehicles that take you in to Skippers are 22 seater vans and sometimes (during winter)  you will travel in the big purpose built Mog vehicles. You can upgrade to the Skippers Gold Experience which includes transfers to and from Queenstown in a 4wd, the 30 minute jet boat ride, gold panning & entry into Winky's museum.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 17th May 13 at 19:07

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Can I take my own GoPro on the Skippers Jet?

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Hi Michael, yes you can take your GoPro on the Skippers Jet boat trip. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 22nd Jan 13 at 16:13

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Hi,
Will there be photos and/or video available for purchase of the Skippers Gold Experience package?
Thanks

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Hi Sn, there is a photo available to purchase for the Jet boat ride of your Skippers Gold Experience package. The photos is $20 and is presented in a photo holder. This can be purchased on the day if you decide you want it. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 22nd Jan 13 at 12:37

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How long does the actual journey down this dangerous road take? I really want to do this, but am more than just a little bit scared...Is there any other way to get to the bottom of the canyon?

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Hi Jo, It takes approximately 45 minutes to get into the start of the Skippers Canyon jetboat ride in Skippers Canyon. The drivers are all very experienced and have driven the road many times. I have been in quite a few times myself and while it is a little scarey, the views and photo stops on the way more than make up for it. You can ask to sit on the far side of the bus away from the edge and nearer to the rock face if that helps you to feel more comfortable.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Kris Barrs) on 22nd Sep 12 at 16:02

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What does the Skipper's Canypn Gold include?

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Hi Asia, additional to the standard Skippers Canyon Jet tour the Skippers Canyon Gold Experience includes a 4WD tour of Skippers Canyon, gold panning in an original gold claim as well as a visit to the Pipeline suspension bridge and Winky's museum where refreshments are served with a 5th generation Skippers local. You will also receive a glimpse into Quartz mining and battery press set up like Mt Aurum.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 25th Jan 12 at 09:56

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would it be ok for our 2 1/2 year old to join us adults on this jet boat adventure? If not, can the three of us take the organized trip from Queenstown to the canyon, and only one adult takes the skipper boat ride while the other one stays on land with our toddler? Thanks for the info, Gitta

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Hi Gitta, The minimum age for the Skippers Canyon Jet is 3 years old. It's also an adventurous 4WD trip into the canyon so your 2 1/2 year old will be to small for the seats on the bus, they unfortunately don't have children's seats. If you wanted to watch the jet boat trip from the shore the Shotover Jet would be the best option.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel Hobbs) on 11th Dec 11 at 12:38

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Can I book the above and give you the details of my accommodation for pick up later?

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Hi Anica. Yes that is absolutely fine. When you book the Skippers Canyon Jet Boat via our website just type in N/A in the accommodation field in the Check Out page and once you know where you are staying just email us and we can adjust your pick up location.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 9th Dec 11 at 19:14

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