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Address: Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-3-442-8570
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has...

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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I've wanted to experience this since seeing my Grandma's photos 20 years ago. It was like a roller coaster ride times 20 with amazing scenery included! This is one excursion you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've wanted to experience this since seeing my Grandma's photos 20 years ago. It was like a roller coaster ride times 20 with amazing scenery included! This is one excursion you should not miss! We seriously thought about doing it again the next day but had other things previously booked.

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Three years since we were here and the experience just gets better. Our friend had never done anything like this so she was really wowed.

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Charleston, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was chicken and didn't do this. I did however watch my husband and a few friends. The river is spectacularly beautiful and the boats loud and flashy. My husband enjoyed the ride and sat at the very front next to the driver. They did not go too far in either direction but did spin out in circles. The drivers... More 

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Thank Charleston_SCSukey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a brilliant experience going on the shot over jet was, the boat takes you in areas of the river that you would otherwise not be able to see (only they are allowed access to this part of the river). You get the best of both worlds - both a stunning view and a fantastic time. The jet boat drivers... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the highlights of our 3 week NZ trip Many adjectives to describe it exciting, exhilarating, thrilling and on. Excellent drivers and very modern boats with heated handrails that came in very handy. You are not allowed to bring a camera or cell phone on board but they have an excellent camera system that catches all your screaming and... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had heard a lot of good things about shot over jet, and they were all spot on! What an awesome experience! Not gonna lie I was a little nervous before the ride, but even after chatting away to (ughh I forgot her name, but my lovely Irish driver) I felt a lot more at ease. Donald our highly experienced... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked this at the last minute, the company was extremely well organised and we caught the free shuttle from the centre of Queenstown and pretty much got straight on the jet boat after we arrived. The ride is so much fun and the guide we had was excellent and very engaging. My only criticism would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great short adventure. Only lasts 30 mins and costs NZ dollars 135. So expensive but if you want a thrill without trying Bungay jumping then try it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was one of the highlights of our holiday. The Shotover Jet through the canyons was unbelievable. You have to do this. The driver was awesome and the staff on the jetty before you got on were great! Must do! 10/10 for this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very professional team. Got picked up by a bus, where you'll get instructed through a video. The drive to the site is about 10 mins. The team is very kind and helpful, same as the driver of the jet boat. They take you through the shotover river and ends at a beautiful and unique site. The sceneries along the route... More 

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