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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8570
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The shot over jet was 100% worth it, even though it was a short 15-20min ride. The views and thrills are hard to beat! My partner and I sat up the front which was even better and the driver was great! Would do this over...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every bit as exhilarating as a jet boat experience you’d imagine. Boat at times went precariously close to rocks so you’ll be thrilled and get wet!

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like controlled thrills without having to throw yourself off a bridge or into a canyon, then this serves as a suitable alternative! Take a thrilling ride through rocky river beds and canyons of the Shotover river, with several 360’s and opportunities to get...More

Thank Jacki H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't do many thrilling things in my life, so this was an absolute treat. Exciting, beautiful scenery,extremely cold mid-winter, so wrap up warm. But I really enjoyed it and could have done it again and again, it was so much fun.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was great, very exciting and everybody that works there seemed very friendly. From the bus drivers to the jet boat driver

Thank jwil17
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have a 7 year old son and thought he would be ok on the ride. He started out a little worried but in the end we mad use of the $19 repeat deal. Got to experience two different drivers both were excellent. Spray jackets...More

Thank 11joannan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 30 year olds but we were put in a group with people of all ages. Great fun for anyone regardless of age.

Thank julian13488
Reviewed 5 days ago

Shotover Jet is an adrenaline filled jet boat ride through narrow canyons and shallow waters. Our driver Jeremy was great and very skilled at his job! We sped along the river and got splashed during the numerous 360 turns. Waterproof jackets are provided before you...More

Thank Esther B
Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s been 18 years since I last did the Shotover Jet and great to do it with a thrill seeking teen who I had told was going on a slow scenic boat trip looking at rock formations and plants. The look on his face once...More

Thank frequentflyerNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Skippers Canyon more for the trip and enjoyed the jet boat ride but nothing prepares you for the Shotover- it is amazing! Just make sure you wear a beanie and gloves because it gets freezingMore

Thank Bellsie17
SOJ_CustomerService, Katie Gill, Customer Service Manager at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia ora Bellsie17, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you had an amazing jet boat adventure with us here at Shotover Jet. We think that being the only company permitted to operate through these beautiful canyons, combined with...More

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Wendy B
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Response from Herculan | Reviewed this property |
About 30-40 minutes depending on how many boats are on the river it is great fun sit up the back on the left closest to the side
October 23, 2017|
Response from parasghiya | Reviewed this property |
45min before
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Yolksonntoast | Reviewed this property |
yes they have a free shuttle to and from