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Address: Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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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$86*
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

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The scenery is spectacular and the ride is so fun especially if you sit on the edge. They drive the boat (safely) like a race car and it's a great experience

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The scenery is spectacular and the ride is so fun especially if you sit on the edge. They drive the boat (safely) like a race car and it's a great experience

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Second time and it won't be the last. I love this attraction. Staff are great. Shuttle bus was excellent. Worth every penny.

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Thank rachy270
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Short and sweet but a bit of fun none the less. Watch out for the 360 turns. Sitting on the outside not for the faint of heart.

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Thank Emily O
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty amazing to think this is all natural and not man made. The experience is great but be warned that if the weather is cold, this ride takes it beyond enjoyable. Perfect for warmer weather months.

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Thank Nick M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome jet boat experience. Was a super cold and windy day, face nearly fell off from the cold haha but it was so much fun!! Take extra layers if going in winter temps. Great fun for a day out

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Thank Jasmyne G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for something fun to do while you're in Queenstown, I'd recommend the Shotover Jet. It's about a 20 minute boat ride and heaps of fun. The drivers are amazing at what they do. On the trip down the river, they get you extremely close to the canyon rocks. For almost the whole time, you're flying down the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was twenty-five minutes of clinging on and trying to manage the feelings of fear and wonder and exhilaration, as we were swept at high speed across the shallows and through the gorge, seeming to steer straight into rocky outcrops and doing sudden 360 degree turns which, thankfully, we were warned about in advance. It was bone-shuddering! Very cleverly, they... More 

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Thank Tim S
Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and 8 year old daughter absolutely loved this - lots of thrills and a pleasant drive out of Queenstown. Wrap up warm - they got chilly and wet!. Can't remember if there was a height restriction but although my 8 year old loved it my 6 year old was not going anywhere near it - not for the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an experience. Absolutely thrilling. Adrenalin really flowing well after getting so close to the cliffs. Well worth the price and the shuttle from Queenstown made it easy to get there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

350HP jet boat - what a rush, flying over icy waters only a few inches deep, includig a tour through the beech forrest. The guide pointed out a a few movie sites such as lord of the rings, Wolverine and others. good value, but rug up its cool.

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