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Address: Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-3-442-8570
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Description: 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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What a thrill ride!

Our family of 4 joined the jet boat ride one sunny afternoon and we all loved every minute of it. There was a lot of screaming and laughing along the way. The driver was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Our family of 4 joined the jet boat ride one sunny afternoon and we all loved every minute of it. There was a lot of screaming and laughing along the way. The driver was very experienced and he seemed to have the control over the boat constantly. We all loved the 360 spins. The ride was long enough not to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

My wife & I did the shot over jet boat ride & thoroughly enjoyed it, it was a very exciting ride, our driver Donald was excellent. Highly recommend this trip. We booked the trip thrust our hotel and walked a short distance the station for pick up. Excellent service. We purchased the DVDs rom pack which to be honest was... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

They say they are 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boat'' and they don't disappoint. All the staff were super friendly and they gave you some history and information on the jet boats as well as the thrills and spins! I would recommend wearing sunglasses or the glasses provided so you can see where you are going as it really adds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I am being honest with you, people. I was desperately hungover the day I risked my precious life at - Shotover Jet - since it was the day after St. Patricks Day. Not too sure how to actually describe my feelings during this wild ride but even though my stomach cried for a break I found myself yelling for more... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this to anyone coming to Queenstown. It is so much fun. We had Ryan as our driver, he was great and is from Dunedin so obviously a legend. It's a fantastic piece of river too. Only thing I question is the price. I realise it's a popular attraction but it seems extremely over-priced. "Business" decision I guess, being... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I liked everything about this ride including the customer service representatives and the driver. This is an activity well worth the time.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great time but screamed all the way! Highly recommend the shotover jet experience. Our boat was a mix of all ages and nationalities with everyone enjoying the ride. It tests your nerves but provides a great adrenaline rush. Great fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

4th time in queenstown 4th time on shotover jet. Amazing canyon and scenery. The speed and the spins these boats can do will surprise you its so exhilarating. Great friendly staff,good gift shop and cafe. Will be back for a 5th time. Jo,Jenny & Wendy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was a most amazing and interesting jetboat ride we had in Queenstown. Everything was good from start till ends. Must try if you are there !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We've had jet boat rides before , but nothing like this amazing experience. Beautiful canyon & just amazing scenery . What these drivers can do with these boats is incredible.Glen was our driver & is very skilled and took us on a trip we will never forget. We could buy the dvd of our ride as well for $30!

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