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“One of the best jet boat rides”
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Rapids Jet
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$80.93*
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Rapids Jet NZ's Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Jet Boat is a New Zealand icon, and jet boating is a favourite activity for Kiwis. Set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve is New Zealand’s best white water Jet Boat Ride, Rapids Jet.Conveniently located just 15 minutes drive north of Taupo and 50 minutes south of Rotorua, Rapids Jet operates on the biggest rapids for commercial jetboating in New Zealand.Shoot through a narrow canyon, be exhilarated by spins on crystal clear waters, spot a trout and surf the pressure waves of the awesome Nga AwaPurua rapids. Take time to view the amazing surrounds of Aratiatia Scenic Reserve, and learn about the wildlife and history of the area with your Kiwi owner/drivers Rusty, Jimmy and Gazza.Our 35 minute blast guarantees an adrenaline rush! Since 1993, over 140,000 passengers aged 5-89 years have safely experienced the thrill of real white water jet boating with Rapids Jet.We have thousands of hours experience driving jet boats both in New Zealand and overseas, so you can be sure you are in safe hands with Rapids Jet. Let us share our love of jet boating with you, book a ride on Rapids Jet today.
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The Rapids Jet was one the best jet boat rides I have done, very exciting with plenty of speed. Braeden handled the boat very well, getting airborne over the rapids is exhilarating.

Thank Chris4201
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the best experiences - Ace team, really entertaining - wish i was closer to Taupo would go again in a heartbeat!!

Thank Laura J
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had the most amazing day! Beautiful sunny day, great rapids, amazing clear blue Waikato river. Our driver Simon is the best, great spins and jumps on the rapids, so much fun! Thanks Siza! Thank you to the girls for great pics! This is a must thrill for all who love great fun outdoor activities. Excellent! Go visit if you're in Taupo, you won't regret it!

Thank MaijaK6277
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We had a great experience on a light rainy day. The staff was really friendly and especially the capitain of the boat did a great job. He knows how to drive that every passenger gets his portion of water...
This has been one of the best activities on our trip around New Zealand

Thank Pascal225
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

An absolutely fantastic experience, would do it again in a heartbeat. The whole team was an absolute pleasure to deal with, very professional and enthusiastic about what they do. Especially our driver Braeden, he gave us an awesome ride and made sure everyone was having a good time. I highly recommend requesting him as your driver!

Thank SophU_13
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