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Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64-3-442-8570
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Ranked #31 of 168 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went on the Shotover Jet ride when we were here 10 years ago and we enjoyed it then. It was just as fantastic again this time. The skill of our driver was outstanding. Plenty of precision driving through the canyons

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We did this in winter and was glad I wore good boots and gloves. Forgot the beanie but a face scarf was provided. Didnt care that I even got splashed a bit. It was great fun and an awesome way to see the canyon!

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Brisbane
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

loved it..we went in august..so rug up..these boats are awesome..captain mike did a fantastic job of handling the boat and getting us back in one piece..but i'm sure the other drivers are just as capable..honestly its a great buzz and i think a must do...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I was very hesitant to give this a try but had heard first hand from a few people that my partner and I had met in our travels that it was worth every cent and I'm very glad we bit the bullet and did it. Mike was our skipper and he was great value, the views were absolutely breath taking... More

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took my 60 year old mother and 7 year old son with us and everyone loved it. It was freezing so rub up! I was surprised at how long it we for so you do get value for your money.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

On the more expensive side... but a lot of fun. I went with my Mum, who is NOT an adrenalin junkie, but she loved it! If none of the other extreme activities in Queenstown tickle your fancy, at least try this one! Just make sure you rug up extra warm in winter - gloves, scarf, even a beanie!

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Altrincham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We rode the Shotover Jet on our last day in New Zealand. Having been cancelled twice due to adverse weather conditions (torrential rain) we were delighted that they could accommodate us. The ride was spectacular and the driver exceptional, particularly given the swollen river and the fact that the boats ideally work best in shallow water. For thrill seekers this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My wife suggested we should do the Shotover Jet while we were in Queenstown. I thought she had signed me up to die. How wrong was I? Oh my god, this would have to be THE BEST experience I have ever had in my whole entire life. Ian our driver was very professional and gave us both the ride of... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Just how much fun can one person handle! Friendly service, great facilities, just excellent. There is no more to say

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was so awesome!! Really really enjoyed this!!!! The guy driving the boat was very good with people and knew what he was doing. Spoke very loud and drove AWESOMELY!!!

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