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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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$100*
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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.
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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was a complete thrill. You just can't believe that the boat can go in such shallow water and so close to canyon walls. It's terrifying & fantastic all at once. The canyon is simply gorgeous. Well worth the steep price tag. Do it!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Going on the Shotover Jet in Queenstown, had always been on my bucket list. When we discovered our friends from the USA were coming to NZ for their first visit we started planning an itinerary. Discussing plans with my partner, I found out it was on her bucket list too. We flew from Auckland, into Queenstown picked up our car... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was so much fun! The wind in your hair, the 360 spins, the canyon walls. Definitely placing your life into the hands of the driver but ours was very skilled and friendly, and we felt safe at all times, even when centimetres from the rock face. In this regard, I recommend sitting on one of the sides for that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you got o Queenstown this is a must do! They are a finely oiled machine, running boats every 15 minutes for a 30 minute tour. The drivers are personable and very talented, the boats are amazing and this is a definite thrill ride. If you go to Queenstown do it!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Only reason i gave it 4 instead of 5 was probably more my fault for sitting on the outside at the very back..... I found out it gets pretty wet there ha, but besides that its real good fun, nice and fast, drifts on the bends and gets scarily close to the walls at times, definitely must be on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of jet boat rides in Queenstown New Zealand, but after some research we decided on the Shotover Canyon Jet Boats. We were not disappointed. Our driver was Ryan who made the whole ride exciting, fun and safe. Not for the faint of heart, we ran at 80kph within inches of canyon walls and made at least... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to from Queenstown as they run a free shuttle service from their booking office in Shotover Street. Very well organized at the river, equipment is first class and the drivers experienced. Terrific ride - we did it on a lovely sunny day which made it better. I just wore shorts and a jacket, plus what they give... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Took this trip a couple of years ago but never thought to leave a review. WOW that is all there is to say really, you have got to do it, we did it as a family of three - our daughter was 8 at the time and loved it, still have the dvd and can't believe just how close we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun during summer, however you might feel a bit sore if the ride is rough. 360 degree turns were the highlight of the ride.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Good fun, easy to get tickets, get prepared and great fun for all the family. The jet boat drivers are friendly very experienced and good at creating the illusion of danger.

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