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Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64-3-442-8570
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Ranked #36 of 165 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had a great time on the shotover jet, its a unique way to experience the river in Queenstown. First time to Queenstown? dont skip the jet boats. I found Shotover to be the best value when I went.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A visit to Queenstown probably isn't complete without a ride on the famous shotover jet. Could get pricey if you have a whole family, we were able to go on the first jet of the day for a slightly cheaper price. This is worth doing if you are an early riser to save some $$$. Good wow factor for all... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was soooo thrilling, the experience is so worth it! we took the bus out there and waited for about 15 minutes. The canyon was beautiful and our driver was so friendly, humorous and knowledgable I think Mike was his name. Well worth it!

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were given rain gear and a brief safety talk by a very congenial boat driver. He told us what to expect, but we were unprepared for the absolute thrill that comes with this ride. there's a gallery of famous people who have ridden the jet boats. The souvenirs are mostly photos taken in the boat. Was disappointed in the... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This ride although being expensive for a family was so worth it. You can get cheaper rides on other boats but will never get the scenery and exhilarating ride as you do here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Decide to take the family on a ride of the famous Shotover Jet ( being a kiwi lad ) so when we arrived the lady giving out the life jackets asked my wife to remove her hat ( it was a special hat they we had bought in Osaka) and place it in the locker they provided. We went for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This trip lives up to its hype and more. Simply stunning, exhilarating and a wonderful experience. Our driver was a really fascinating fellow, with a droll and laconic sense of humour, and he sure knew how to drive the boat. It can get cold on this trip, because of the windchill, but the adrenaline seems to kick in to keep... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Shotover Jet is a well run organisation providing transport from the Station (uplift point in town) to Arthur's Point (10 minutes ) for the ride and back so hassle free. Yes it is a bit pricey but is heaps of fun and the drivers are both skillful and a real laugh at the same time. The ride through the gorge... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Did this shotover jet.... Prefer this one in between the canyons as compared to the open one in lake. Must do as its not risky as compared to bungee and sky diving and even cheap too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Yet another Queenstown activity that is expensive, but you just have to do it! Our 8yo rated this the best activity we did. We drove ourselves out - close to town, plenty of parking, cafe on site. It was busy so if you didn't book that day there were only occasional seats. No need to get there more than a... More

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