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Address: Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 8570
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has...

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.

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$91.96*
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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$250.12*
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Queenstown Twin Challenge (Jet Boat Ride and White Water Rafting)

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Fantastic experience

This has been on my bucket list for decades, and was well worth the wait. Excellent fun as the jet boat travels perilously (but safely) past rocks at high speed. The Shotover Jet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has been on my bucket list for decades, and was well worth the wait. Excellent fun as the jet boat travels perilously (but safely) past rocks at high speed. The Shotover Jet is well organised - with two boats departing every 15 minutes. You check in at the building next to the car park. You then head down to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Professional well organised jet boat ride. Great for kids and those a bit nervous about such activities. Drivers are very skilled. Boats are comfortable and safe. But at 90km and 360 turns through a canyon it should have been more exciting and they do everything they can do make it so but it just wasn't fast or exciting enough for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are a lot of adrenalin experiences in Queenstown but this one should be at the top of everyone's list. We went just after some heavy rain so the river was much higher than normal and not its usual crystal clear state. This however didn't dampen the experience as our driver didn't hold back on giving us a thrilling ride.... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I laughed for 25 minutes straight! Amazing fun! I thought that the reviews were over hyped but I now I understand why it is so popular! Cost is high but worth it as it is safe, fun for all and exhilarating! They get SO close to the edge. Everyone gets wet so don't think you won't need to wear that... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I didn't expect that doing jet-boating will be one of my holiday-adventure highlight at Queenstown! The location is easy to be reached by your own. Once there, you'll be given your check-in time, also they provide raincoat for you and glasses (optional) for the ride. The feeling? Unbelievable! You have to try on your own to feel the adrenaline-rush! Me... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great ride. So thrilling and the scenery is spectating.The river is crystal clear and beautiful. The ride was exciting and the manoeuvres were unbelievable

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thank you for the review. It is great to hear that you had a thrilling ride with Shotover Jet. The river is absolutely stunning when clear so I am glad you got to see it from our boats. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bought as a gift for Christmas this was a fantastic ride. Fast and fun. Suitable for most ages. Lasts about an hour. Lots of twists, turns and spins!!

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia Ora Janet, Thank you for the review. It is great to hear that you had a thrilling experience with Shotover Jet. Getting a Jet Boat adventure is such a fantastic Christmas present! We have carried a wide range of passengers from the age of 4 years old and even passengers over 70 years old. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was great! I definitely believe them when they say this is the most exciting jet boat ride in the world! The drivers are skilled and take you within centimetres of the canyons, they're not afraid to gun it with speeds of 90kph and you learn a bit about the area as well. The only negative in my book was... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Jen, Thank you for writing your review. We are so pleased you had the most exciting jet boat ride in the world with Shotover Jet. The discounted rate for the second ride is called "Instant replay" and it is only $19 per person! Such a fantastic deal isn't it. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

Biggin Hill, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in Queenstown, then the Shotover Jet has got to be a must see on your list of things to do. You are ptovided with a long rain coat and a life jacket. Wd sat right sat the front and yes you do get splashed but with the rain coat we didn't get wet. The boats go at... More 

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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia Ora Amanda, Thank you for writing your review. We are delighted to hear that you had a thrilling experience on the Jet Boats with Shotover Jet. We aim to provide a unique experience for all passengers going through the Shotover River Canyons and our 360 degree spins. Hopefully you were able to capture cool memories and photos to share... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Abs thrilling!! A bit pricey though! Even with a reasonably large gr, we did not get a discount!! But that did not diminish the fun!! Be prepared to get little bit wet, but all in all a very good experience.

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