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Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64-3-442-8570
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Ranked #33 of 166 activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

what an amazing jet ride , the guys are amazing look after you so well , very friendly from the min you get on the bus in town to the moment they guys meet you on the beach to get on the boat , not to forget how amazing the drivers are , so skilled and full of info and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was so much fun, our driver was called the royal driver as he was the one who drove the duke and duchess. Fantastic driving skills and amazing fun. Only reason I didn't give you a five is I felt ripped off. 129 dollars for your first ride but the second one you can pay around 20 dollars? What a... More

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Kiwionwheels, Marketing Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Andy. Great review, disappointed that you have viewed the instant replay as a 'rip off'. We consider the Instant replay a reward to our valued customers. Not everyone takes it up of course but it if you have spent the money and taken the time to ride with us once and want to go again we feel a... More

Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband had done this before, but wanted me to do it. It cost approx $130 p/adult which I felt was EXTREMELY overpriced, however that is tourism for NZ for you. The ride went for approx 15-20mins. It was fast, cold, stomach churning. Our driver was great, and funny! Unfortunatly I spent half of of the time with my eyes... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

For a family of four this was very expensive however if you are going to jet boat the Shotover is a far more exciting experience that the others around Queenstown. This is the third time I've done it, second time for my 11 year old and first time for my 7 year old. They couldn't get enough or wipe the... More

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Cannock
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best experiences of a very fun packed couple of months in New Nealand. I didnt stop giggling the whole time and it is such an exilerating experience, the boat captains are quite mad, so prepare to get very wet. Brilliant attraction well worth trying. You only live once go on do it!!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was one of the best things we have ever done, the staff are great & the driver Tim awesome, thank you so much, this is a must do if you are in Queenstown. They go every half an hour so you can book on the day if you want which is great if the weather is bad.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was awesome, a must do. If doing in winter wear warm clothes, beanie and ski goggles. I had to hold on to my beanie and sunglasses the whole time, would have been much better with the goggles keeping everything secure. Rug up as it's freaking freezing!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We did the shotover jet during winter in June! It was definitely freezing but we had another waterproof layer given by the heaps there on top of what we we wearing. The ride was awesome! Something new and different from the other activities as it's uniquely a Kiwi activity!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of the activities you must do whilst in Queenstown is the Shotover Jet boat ride. Whilst a little pricy, you will certainly be entertained (some maybe scared) but you get your monies worth. These boats are basically flying past cliff faces within inches of the rocks, so not for the faint hearted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had a great time on the shotover jet, its a unique way to experience the river in Queenstown. First time to Queenstown? dont skip the jet boats. I found Shotover to be the best value when I went.

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