We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Discovery Jet
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (36)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“gorge”(17 reviews)
“driver”(7 reviews)
“boat”(10 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Coleridge Rd, New Zealand
+64 800 538 2628
Improve This Listing
Reviews (47)
Filter reviews
44 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gorge driver boat ride exhilarating highlights
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 44 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

thank you so much! such a friendly lovely gentleman who ensured we were safe...happy and enjoying it. we absolutey loved it!! so much fun! so exciting and also some scenic views and facts -such a beautiful place! we will be back in a few weeks...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nataliekearns
Blair G, Owner at Discovery Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your great feedback to our tours Natalie and we look forward to hosting you again with visitors.

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We took the long ride option which takes you all the way along the gorge. Blair was skilled and considerate. He gave us plenty of warning before doing 360's. The landscape and river were breathtakingly beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Geol_Nic
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Blair and his team were so very helpful. I hired the boat to deliver my daughter to her wedding and collect her and the groom after and take them to another part of the river for photographs. They did a try out before the event...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank JabdC
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

We took a 30 minute tour down the gorge and it was absolutely fantastic! The views were breathtaking, the ride was super fun, and we loved Blair (the guide/owner)!!! He even went out of his way to help us find some lost credit cards :)...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kara K
Reviewed July 19, 2017

We made an unplanned visit to the Gorge whilst driving and made it on to the last ride of the day. What a brilliant location! The driver was a true local and stopped at all the relevant spots to show us the highlights including brilliant...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank RossD0001
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We took the 30 min trip and a drop off at the start of the gorge walk. The journey was great fun and the operator (also the owner) provided a very interesting commentary on the gorge. We had fun, learnt a little and were dropped...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank arthur1999
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

If you like fast boats, excitement, and some nature... This is the place to be. Don't expect a slow ride up the gorge...this is fast paced and adrenaline pumped (with a few stops to take in the scenery and make photo's) Would do it again.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Hans-Smeets
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Wow, how great was this Jet ride. What magnificent views and mountains in the Rakaia Gorge. Fantastic driver! was an awesome experience to see this part of New Zealand. Highly recommended! 10/10 MUST DO THIS!!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank chris_cairns
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We booked thru a family member who recommended Blair and his jet boat, what a thrill it was, blair was friendly, informative and thru the trip he stopped and took pictures off the groups on board, That was so good off him. whilst it was...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank susie622
Reviewed April 25, 2016

What a ride!!!!!!!! We went on the jet boat ride up the beautiful Rakia Gorge with John our jet boat driver. We had a fabulous time, John very professional and knowledgeable of the area and a great jet boat driver. Plenty of thrills

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank lacollins1
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
January 2, 2015|
Response from Blair G | Property representative |
Lots of people have experienced the Jet/horse combo and everyone loves it.