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Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64-3-442-8570
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Ranked #32 of 157 activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My family and I went on the Shotover Jet twice today. A fun, thrilling and very fast experience. Loved it! Our drivers were Mike and Glenn - top of the class guys. Tony Melbourne AUS

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was a very enjoyable attraction. Scary at times but had confidence in the operator to keep us safe and he did! There are other companies but we went with the tried and true and weren't disappointed.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is awesome and you can't come to queenstown without doing it. If not for the incredible jet boats, then for the unique, close up of shotover canyon. Incredible.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

If might only be 30 mins but it's exhilarating fun! The drivers know what they are doing & make sure you get lots of 360 degree spins whilst they take you up close to the canyon. The scenery is fantastic! Do it!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing Ride ... loved it. I will recommend this ride to every one. The drivers are experienced and share their local knowledge, which was great as well...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Ok so here is the bottom line. This is a blast! Very well organized, professional with an emphasis on safety. A rain cover and safety vest are provided. The boat is a jet boat just like a jet ski in tea of water propulsion. You comes incredibly close to canyon walls as you skim across as little as a few... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

First time, with my two teenage sons, all really enjoyed ourselves, its exciting rather than scary but we all thought really good value and we would do it again. Worth getting the photo and DVD pack

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to Shotover Jet with the first visit being approximately 7 years ago. My husband had not been so it was a 'Must Do' for our honeymoon trip. I enjoyed it just as much this time as I did the first time and my husband absolutely loved every second of it. The boat pilots are just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This was great fun. It's a pretty gorge, a fast ride, lots of water, a nice fun activity (especially for a grey day). It's not an adrenalin rush despite the promo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Forget everything you know about Jet Boats! If you are thinking that you'll give this a miss because you've done a jet boat somewhere else, think again! This ride isn't like any other you've been on! They aren't lying when they say that it's NZ's most exciting jet boat ride! You are filled with excitement and fear as you hold... More

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