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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 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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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The thrill of the boat was really great going over shallow river areas and up and down the raging water. You will get wet. The driver's humor was apt and made part of the fun. Something you have to do if in Queenstown - albeit it is quite pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great thing to do if you love speed and your adrenaline pumping! You go so close to the rocks in the Shotover river it's crazyy!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Do not leave Queenstown without doing the Shotover Jet. This is an amazing jetboat ride through narrow canyons and very shallow water. Lots of turns, spins and narrow misses to keep the adrenalin pumping.

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Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Never fails to disappoint, icy cold day with river rising, still value for money. Book in town in advance for extra savings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was amazing. If it's winter and in the morning layer up. It can get a bit cold and wet. Can have your own gopro with head mount so can re live the experience again and show friends. Highly recommend going here. Book a time in advance.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved the Shotover Jet!! the drivers really do give you a thrill getting so close to the rocks!! absolutly beautiful scenery too! one time was not enough and we opted to return!!

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Dunsborough, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Was expecting more of a thrill, nice bus and boat but rather boring. Was over quickly. Don't think it was worth the money

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Avoca Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Shotover Jet was fun, but for what you pay it is very overpriced. I think that under 15yrs old would get a rise out of it. The staff are lovely, the scenery is great. Wear sunglasses or you can't see much as you go too fast and can't keep your eyes open.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the second time in 15 years that I have done this and it was just as thrilling the 2nd time. These drivers are unbelievably skilled at what they do. We all had a smile on our face from the moment we boarded the boat until we got off. Such an adrenaline rush. For all ages!!

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Was great fun, was longer than expected so good value for money there. Staff were helpful, we had a person in a wheelchair who needed to be carried onto the boat staff helped without fuss. Good to get the heart pumping!!!!!

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