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Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Discover a land rich in gold...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Station Building, Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9434
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Reviewed yesterday

You will not regret doing the Skippers Jet Boat experience - from the time we jumped in the bus with AWESOME & hilarious commentary from Willie, our kick-@ss driver, all the way through the unbelievable Skippers Canyon (LOTR fans will LOVE this!), onto the BEST...More

Thank GeoffD746
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We considered the usual Red boats, but decided on this package as it is less crowded and has a great ‘journey’ on winding tracks to the departure point. Great fun and well worth the money.

Thank CliveF95
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Clive!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Going by bus on skippers road plus the jet boat ride through skippers canyon on shotover river is pure fun and absolutely worth the time spent. The whole trip takes you for around 1 hour one-way over skippers road with stunning views and a marvelous...More

Thank udochrist
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an amazing experience to be able to see Skippers Canyon and jet boat down it! The jet boat is one of the most exciting experiences, like riding a roller coaster, but on a river! It was quick, but so exhilarating I don't think it...More

Thank Ladyivy1
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery on the road in as well as the jet boat ride!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jet Boat experience in Skippers Canyon was one of the best ones we had in New Zealand! So much fun and so so worth it! We went in November and we were still able to see a lot of snow! Which made the experience...More

Thank cmpdias
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely the jet boat tour to choose if you have 3 hours to spare. Not only do you get an exhilarating jet boat ride though the canyons but you also get to experience a drive through countryside that isn’t accessible to tourists on...More

Thank viagray
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your awesome review and for recommending Skippers Canyon Jet over other jet boats in town!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

100% recommend! It's true when they say it's not just a jet boat ride, the drive there is half the fun! Amazing scenery and you will be on edge quite literally during the drive into the canyon. Have your cameras ready as it's beautiful! Our...More

Thank Guide08014204950
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write us such a good review. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience!! All of the family members were happy with this adventure. The staff was really nice and the driver quite professional. We all had fun. And if you are a fan of lord of the rings you will find some surprises. I really recommend...More

Thank tobiasfolko
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tobias, thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up exactly on time from The Station to start our day. Our driver was a wonderful older gentleman (sorry don’t remember his name). He was full of great stories and facts about the area. He pulled the bus over a few times...More

Thank edfoo78
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bus driver gave zero commentary. Not a single snippet The coach is dirty and old, dubious seatbelts - which no one was instructed to wear 1st bus arrived with 1 to few seats so we had to get off and wait for replacement Jet...More

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SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Angela, thanks very much for your review however it's disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy your trip. Commentary during the journey into the canyon is an important part of our trip and one which most people enjoy very much. We pride ourselves on giving...More

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AradhanaS2
August 26, 2018|
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Response from Smitty09876 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the comment above about road, steep and winding and about 45 minutes plus to get to boat launch site. HOWEVER, if you are game and ready for a higher cost, you can take a helicopter ride from the airport in... More
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Emma P
December 17, 2017|
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Response from SkippersJet | Property representative |
Hi, there are no weight restrictions. Customer's just have to be mobile enough to get in and out of the boat.
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November 21, 2017|
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Response from Canterburycrusader | Reviewed this property |
It was $195pp and I would think it is fine for a fit and healthy 80 year old, It is a family run business and very caring people. Not sure about pickups but they may.
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