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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 171 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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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great boats, driven with superb expertise through a canyon and shallows. terrific fun. worth every cent. if you have the means, i highly recommend it. its a blast!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Rode the shotover jet boat in early October & it was great fun! The driver was very professional, with a hint of humor & the ride itself has to be experienced to be believed. You just need to be prepared for the elements & it was very cold the day we went, so rugging up was the order of the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My Husband and I were very excited to do the Shotover Jet, this was one of the main reasons for coming to Queenstown. The Ride was awesome and very thrilling indeed. The only downfall was the rather abrupt American girl on the front desk. I am sure she was just having a bad day, but when I pay $129 for... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It was an amazing experience. The boat drivers were very professional and made our ride absolutely thrilling. It's a short ride that takes 10-20 min in total. They provide a rain coat so your clothes do not get really wet. It's quite a comfortable ride and not too scary. My husband has maniere's but had no problem taking this ride... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Imagine 700 horse jet boats taking you at 60 miles an hours through the Shotover River Canyon! An adrenaline rush and great beauty. Did it 37 years ago and came back for more! Very safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this boat ride. It's quite exhilarating but not too scary. Decent time spent on the river, fun 360 spins, get upto about 85 which felt very fast. Was given big warm waterproof jacket and a neck warmer. Would definitely recommend it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

While there are other cheaper jet Boat companies in the area, I choose shotover because the jet boat goes through a canyon, and this was a great choice. Great thrills, at times it looks like the boat is headed for the canyon rocks, the boat drivers are professionals and know what they are doing. I was in the front seat,... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Absolutely amazing jet boat ride! Have never heard an unsatisfied customer as far as the product goes, but let down by some of the customer relations staff. I am a local in Queenstown and on several occasions I have visited the Station Building for business and have received very poor service from the front desk staff. I was spoken to... More

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ShotoverJet, Guest Relations Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Dale, As the Customer Services Manager for Shotover Jet, I am disappointed and deeply concerned to read that not only have you received very poor services from member(s) of my team working in The Station building but you have also witness poor manners and treatment towards our customers as well. Although as you suggested it’s not all the... More

Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Loved our shotover jet boat trip! Great fun for all the family! Thrilling and exciting! This is the only company that can use the canyon and the closeness to the canyon walls makes the trip.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is the third time in my life I took a jet boat tour but this was the first one that went through a canyon. It was quiet exhilarating with my driver make a point of heightening the thrills by skirting close to the canyon walls and throwing in plenty of heart stop spins. However, even at the high speeds... More

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