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  • Languages Offered: English
  • Trips depart from outside the Station Building on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets in the center of Queenstown.
  • 3hr round trip including return transport into Skippers Canyon on the infamous Skippers Road and a thrilling jet boat ride in the dramatic canyons of the upper Shotover River.
  • Enjoy commentary from our knowledgeable drivers on the scenic drive in.
  • Blast through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River and feel the adrenaline surge during the 360 spins.
  • Summer deaprtures (October - April): 8.30am, 12pm and 3.30pm.
  • Winter departures (May - September): 9am and 1pm.
  • This is Queenstown's best value jet boat tour with the inclusion of the scenic drive into the canyon plus the jet boat.
  • Two trips in one!
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Skippers Canyon Jet

Enjoy two trips in one on this good-value jet boat tour: a guided tour of Skippers Canyon and a thrilling ride on the Shotover River. Zip up some of the narrowest canyons on the Upper Shotover, and learn about the gold mining history of the area from your knowledgeable guide on the journey there. This combined tour is ideal for history buffs and adrenaline seekers.

  • Experience a two-for-one trip that combines excitement and learning

  • Enjoy year-round departures

  • Depart from central Queenstown and travel along the infamous Skippers Road

  • Learn about the history of Skippers Canyon on the commentated bus journey

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Reviewed yesterday
Great fun

Cannot fault this trip. What an adventure. Picked up at Queenstown and driven to boat, via road that you must have a special license to drive on. The drive had excellent scenic views and good commentary, although I kept on freaking out (internally) if we...More

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Such great value for Money!

Not only do you get an awesome jet boat ride, but also a tour of one of New Zealand’s most unbelievable roads to get to Skipper’s Canyon. Dave & Dave (Bus driver & Boat driver) were very knowledgeable and explained the history of the canyon....More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Dave & Dave

Absolutely amazing experience! This is a must do in Queenstown! Great scenic views on the way down to the jet boat. Dave & Dave are great humorous guys and were lots of fun which made this trip fantastic! Best jet boat tour in Queenstown!!!!! Thanks...More

Thank gemmy_3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great adventure!

We initially were thinking of doing the shotover jet, but after speaking with a few people we realised it would be a good scenic drive (about an hour) through to the jet boat, as opposed to ~15mins to shotover from queenstown. After getting picked up...More

Thank benno007123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fun starts when you climb on board the huge ungainly Wocka vehicle which is a cross between an all wheel drive and hummer on steroids. Dave, our intrepid driver, had an odd sense of humour that involved driving us really close to the edge...More

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write us such a nice review! Dave and his odd sense of humour will be glad to hear you enjoyed the trip!

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August 15, 2018|
Response from Jared D | Reviewed this property |
It is a 3 hour return trip from Queenstown. November is in the summer so the sun sets around 9 pm so there will be plenty of light on both tours.
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Ferrousso | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Michael. After I’ve visited the webpage, I guess my trip was “Jet Boat Tour”, not the “scenic....”. Since, firstly, it was not a half day trip, and, secondary, we didn’t have “Winky museum”, “Sainsbury Gold Claim” and... More
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