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Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64-3-442-8570
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Ranked #34 of 157 activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This seriously great fun! Thrilling, exciting and a little bit scary. Our driver Glenn Scott was fantastic not at any time did we at risk and his comments where know agreeable and interesting. The ride is worth the price and felt as though it lasted - which is unusual for this type of experience in my estimation. My advice would... More

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New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Shotover Jet is the quintessential Queenstown jet-boating experience! Fun, wild, 360 degree spins, it just couldn't be better fun! Totally recommend.

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Queenstown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is the thrilling jet boat ride it is marketed to be. The company also delivers on service - you feel important (though you are one of Many!) from booking to leaving. The first five minutes, I was actually afraid, wondering if the driver could see how close he was to the rocks. Then I concentrated on how many times... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We took the family for a trip, second time I have been, first was over 10 years ago. Good fun for everyone. The driver was excellent stopped to explain a bit of history and information. Recommended fun for all ages.

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Queenstown
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Shotover Jet is the best of the Jet boat adventures with beautiful scenery, amazing canyons and really exciting ride passing within inches of rocks at amazing speed. You also get to see the Oxenbridge Tunnel where the old miners dug for gold in the 1860s. Gold can still be found near the entrance of the tunnel !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We did the Shotover Jet as part of a combo during our recent honeymoon. The ride was exhilerating and our guide/skipper was both informative and funny. Absolute must on a trip to Queenstown!

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Vaasa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

As everybody tells you Queenstown is the capital of thrill's. There's countless things you CAN do and next to NONE you can't do. So when I found out that you can do 360 spinn with Jet Boat it was an instant MUST to do. As others say, it's a bit pricey (without package), but you live only once and I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

its very touristy very well organised... near queenstoen unlike the other trips which taske hours exciting.... expensive for the dvd and pics... worth it once though

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London
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178 reviews 178 reviews
52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The Ride itself is fantastic. Really experienced staff and the perfect way to see the gorges. I don't think i can add much more to what has already been said. It is an excellent ride, although a bit short. The downside is definitely the price, especially if you buy it own its own and not as a package. I understand... More

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did this ride in early November during our Honeymoon and had an incredible experience. There is nothing like this kind of "ride" in the states. Very adrenaline running. The one huge recommendation I would suggest is to dress very warm including covering your face because the water, wind and speed cause for freezing temperatures. This is... More

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