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“Pure adrenaline” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet
Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64-3-442-8570
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$102*
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Ranked #40 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Sydney
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“Pure adrenaline”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

What a rush! This is a Queenstwon must do- & with transport to the river from in town, it's super easy to do.

Visited February 2014
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“Exciting trip up and down the Shotover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is just something you need to do if you're in Queenstown. It doesn't take long so you can do it in addition to something else when you plan your days. We opted for the $19 repeat and were able to get on after a short wait. It allowed us to grab a quick coffee and beer while we waited.

The drivers were very professional as they came dangerously close to the rock walls and did many 360's. They also explained a bit of the river and history. Thank you for a great afternoon.

Visited February 2014
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“A fun time if you like motorboats”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

A good activity to add as package to a primary activity you plan, which was rafting for us. 700 horsies will kick you in the back when the boat spins which is not an experience you get on any other water-bound vessel. Apart from that it is one trip down and one trip up the river going fast and very close to obstacles. If you are into jetskis and fairground spinners and the like you will likely enjoy, else best to pick something else.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Wonderful experience. They may be the first and some say there are now better operators but we loved our experience.

Sooooooo, close to the gorge edges, sooooo fast and yet safe.

Very enjoyable!

Visited December 2013
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Moscow
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“Was way less exciting than expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It was fun, but just not thrilling. A few times going up and down the river - very fast, though - and that was it. Was disappointed.

Visited January 2014
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