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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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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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The experience was quite exciting and something you should do when in Queenstown but I felt the price is a little high for the time actually travelling in the boat. Although the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lance C
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The experience was quite exciting and something you should do when in Queenstown but I felt the price is a little high for the time actually travelling in the boat. Although the scenery is nice and unique, you are moving so fast that not much is noticeable.

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Canberra, Australia
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were given this as a gift and it certainly exceeded our expectations! Andy, our driver was hilarious and we felt really safe in his hands. Thanks for an awesome experience (wear warm clothes).

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great way to get an adrenaline rush......safe , exiting, memorable trip for a half an hour through the Gorge and along various parts of the Shot Over River

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora David, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had an exciting and memorable trip. Safety is paramount to us so we appreciate the feedback about you feeling safe. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

San Francisco, California
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend has been talking about this for months. It’s a pretty unique experience zipping through the canyon at top speed. The rocks jutting out were just mere inches from us. I strapped a GoPro to my head and the footage was pretty awesome. A few things I would recommend to make your experience more enjoyable: - If you go... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Cecilia, Thank you for your review. We are appreciate your recommendations. Fantastic that you got some great GoPro footage. Enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely recommend this for something different if you like adrenaline rushes! So much fun, couldnt wipe the smile off our faces the whole time. You go zooming down narrow passages on the river, through sections the company has soul rights to, going super close to natural obstacles and doing lots of 360s. Bring your woolies in winter as its pretty... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Tanya, Thank you for your review. It is definitely an adrenaline rush and it awesome to read you couldn't wipe the smile off your faces afterwards! It is very scenic through the gorges. Great recommendation to wear your winter woollies in the cooler months as it can be quite fresh through the gorges. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

Gunnedah, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of fun, very professional and an activity you just have to experience! You can't go to Queenstown without doing the shot over jet!

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Jennifer, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had lots of fun on your Shotover Jet trip. We definitely agree that if you're visiting Queenstown taking a ride on the Shotover Jet is a must. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My kids (aged 14 & 12) loved this. The drivers are extremely professional and funny. This is a fun thing for the whole family to do in Queenstown. The shot over river is fantastic for this ride (the only company who can use this part of the river). Thoroughly recommend.

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Michelle, Thank you for your review. Fantastic that you had a fun family trip on the Shotover Jet. Love the recommendation. Enjoy the rest of your family holiday. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived early to get the feel for the place. Very touristy. When it was our turn to jump on the jet boat my kids x 3 and me had a blast. The driver was informative and friendly and not afraid for us to get a little wet. Unbelievable experience. Recommended.

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a blast on your family trip. Love the recommendation - thank you. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great adrenaline rush through the canyons! Whole family loved it! It was a cold day but still lots of fun.

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thank you for your review. Fantastic you had a great family trip on Shotover Jet. We definitely recommend wrapping up warm especially on the cooler days. Hopefully the heated handrails helped. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

Melbourne
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Exhilarating, just what you'd expect. Specialise in tricks as well as speed. As compared to funyaks/dart which is more about speed and skill. Don't forget to book in for a repeat $19 extra!

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Shotover Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Kimberley, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you boys had a fantastic trip. You may have some boat drivers there when they are older. The Instant Replay for $19 is great value for all those enthusiasts who want a second ride. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

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