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Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64-3-442-8570
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Ranked #33 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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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I was dubious about the value of this activity as it was $299 for the family to do it but boy am I glad we did. Awesome experience and the family loved it too. Fun activity with plenty of excitement, the jet boats are the bomb and the driver we had, Niam, was an informative and upbeat guy who made... More

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Victoria, Australia
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17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I tried a competitor jet boat company prior to doing the shotover jet and we can both honestly say that this is the best jet boat ride in Queenstown. Had an absolute ball, 30 minutes of adrenalin packed fun. You cant put a price on fun, so pay the cash and have a ball. You wont regret... More

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Perisher Valley, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is the second time I have visited shotover jet, with the first being back in '00 during the Sydney Olympics. I really can see the amount of invest the company has spent in recent years upgrading facilities and making the experience more seamless. Having said that I really enjoyed my experience the second time around and would recommend others... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

$129 for about a 20-25 ride. Had to be done as it's a major attraction to the area. Happy I did it but wouldn't do it again.

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Adelaide
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Me adrenaline junky ..... Wife not, but guess who had the biggest smile ? A must for jet boating.... Not cheap but THE best. Next time I'm driving !!!

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Tahmoor, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is so much fun! Racing down the river at 90km/h and going through the canyons nearly touching the edges and doing 360 spins was an awesome adrenalin rush. The driver was a true professional. I was even able to film the entire experience on my GoPro after hiring a head strap for only $10! I would highly recommend this... More

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queensland
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

When travelling at the speeds the jet is going at and the closeness of rocks etc good preparation is required. Every aspect is fully explained and safety is number 1. Thoroughly recommend.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Me and a friend finally did shotover jet after living in Queenstown for months and hearing about how good it was. It did not disappoint it was absolutely awesome fun! It is so scary how close the boat gets to the canyons but it is just brilliant! We smiled throughout the whole ride, we were drenched through during the ride... More

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la paz
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was expecting much more. It's too expensive for such ride. I would prefer to explorer such a beautiful canyon with slow ride. Driver is very professional!

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ShotoverJet, Marketing at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Reviewer Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to see our product did not meet your expectations. We are continually monitoring feedback and reviewing our online and print material to set a clear expectation. So this is a concern and I would appreciate your feedback on what elements of our marketing set an expectation that was clearly... More

Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was skeptical at first about the jet boat ride, but decided that it was too neat of an experience to pass. I did not regret my decision. Even though the experience was short-lived, it was amazing. I was so impressed with the driver's skills - skidding around every corner a few feet away from the canyon and doing 360's.... More

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