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Review of Rapids Jet

Rapids Jet
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$82.28*
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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 30, 2013

This is the BEST Jet Boat ride I've been on - by far, and I've been on a few. Very exciting, with a bit of info thrown in regarding the river. Gaz the driver was a lot of fun, and all of the staff incredibly friendly and helpful. I don't know how they do it, but the ride was not bone jarring, even when getting Air. Sam took some great photos, which my ten year old son thought was awesome, and he couldn't wait to get home to show his mum. If your going Jet Boating, Rapids Jet outstrips all the others. ABSOLUTELY WICKED. Cavie

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

It's just a little further away from town, but there's a big difference in the experience you will get in comparison with the competition. Less expensive,longer ride, and the thrill of going thru rapids. The other just rides up to Huka Falls, which is fine for sight-seeing, but you can always walk to Huka. The Rapids are definitely a more thrilling experience.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

most exciting thing we've done on our vacation to NZ! They actually take u thru rapids, unlike the other companies who just ride around a calm river and do a few spins. Well worth it! Would totally do it again!

Thank jocej85
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We had a fantastic afternoon on the water on the 23rd of Jan. Everyone in our family of five - ages 7yo through to 46yo decided that is was the highlight of a wonderful trip around the north island. While getting very wet, we all felt completely safe with a driver who really knew what he was doing through the rapids. Garry kept all five children on board (all aged under 12) entertained and reassured while ensuring the adults didn't miss out on any of the action. We would highly recommend this as a great family activity.

Thank Michelle584
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Rapids Jet was the BEST JET BOAT RIDE EVER we LOVED IT! special thanks to Rusty and Braedon you two are pretty cool :) we would do this again in a heartbeat we cant stop talking about it enough and will recommended to everyone :) THANKS GUYS

Thank mitchcohen
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