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Shotover Jet

Address: Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-3-442-8570
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Ranked #40 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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McCrae, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A family experience on the shot over jet boat ride was both fun and exciting. With teenage kids absolutely loving the twists and turns along the river. A beautiful sunny morning, with incredible scenery passing us at a very fast rate! This was such a great activity it was actually the boys second ride and because of this the lovely... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Who knew that the Jet Boat was discovered in New Zealand?!?! After taking this ride, you will never forget it. This is a really fun and exciting adventure. The drivers are professional and knowledgeable. The ride on the Jet Boat is fun and exciting - especially as you traverse the canyon and swear you will nick the sides of those... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Definitely one of the best things I did on my 4 week holiday to New Zealand. Our driver was Wayne who was fantastic, not only extremely professional but gave us interesting facts about the area when we stopped to let other boats go past. A great way to see the Canyons. Its a must if you are a speed freak!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

did shotover jet boat and had great time. First run was in bright sunshine , second run was in light rain, not as much fun due to stinging rain in your face. Overall a great time, friendly staff, second run is good value at$19 a head but you have to ask for this special deal.

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Grimes, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

So much fun! Our driver, Glenn, was great, and obviously loves his "job" - he had us thinking we were going to hit the rocks every time, but he's very experienced at what he does, all he really put the thrills in our thrill ride! And when he spun the boat around (with advance warning), it was GREAT! We'd get... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Highly Recommend the jet boat trip on the Shotover River. Shotover Jet really do it well. Very professional and its a thrilling ride. Thank you Shotover Jet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Exhilarating, exciting, wet, wild we loved every second of it. So much so that we booked an instant replay and did it all again! Got the photos and the swept back hair to prove it!

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Thrilling ride down the river. Guide/driver was very friendly. Stunning scenery, particularly through the canyons. Very friendly staff. Amazing that the jet boat can zip along in as little as 2 inches of water. Biggest thrill was when the boat jetted within a couple of inches toward rock outcroppings before swerving past them. The rotations were lots of fun.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Great fun..Got a bit wet but wasn't cold. Did go a little close to the rocks but was exciting. Don't go if you suffer from back pain.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I and my family took the shotover jet ride in December 2014. It was busy time and we had to wait extra 15 minutes from the ticket time due to delay in earlier groups that day. The wait was definitely worth it. My kids were very excited. Every single time when the boat turned 360 degrees they screamed with excitement.... More 

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