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“Awesome fun, operator a bit questionable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Water Sport World Day Tours

Water Sport World Day Tours
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Owner description: We are the only water sport operator on the lake Wakatipu Queenstown, with jet ski hire and tours, boat hire for a all levels, wake board, skis, banana , biscuits, a great way for all the family to have fun all self drive if you require no experience needed.
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome fun, operator a bit questionable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

My partner and I hired a Jet Ski each for half an hour. We had an awesome time so worth doing however the guy operating the water park seemed quite disinterested in giving us safety instructions regardless of knowing we were first timers to jet skiing and there being no one else around to have to worry about, it was basically here it is, get on and don't go past these zones. We learned ourselves rather quickly not to turn too swiftly on the jet ski. All was fine for us however I did enquire if he's had some bad accidents in the past of which he said they had and was mostly due to the stupidity of the customer... Perhaps more detailed safety instructions might have prevented some of those accidents.

Visited February 2013
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best way to experience the lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

In Queenstown, there are dozens of ways to see the sights around the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Nothing beats renting your own watercraft. It's a deeper experience, and greater value than the pricey tickets on a jetboat or antique steamship.

I rented a jetski for an hour and went out just a touch past Bob's Cove. This was enough to see much of the lakeshore on Lake Wakatipu, including the impressive view north towards Mount Alfred.

One word of warning. The water temperature in late Spring was somewhat chilly, and the air temperature was around 10C as well. Water Sport World provides a very warm, full-body wetsuit, but you may find a pair of wetsuit gloves and booties helpful, along with sunglasses for wind protection, and something to keep your head warm.

Wave conditions were also fairly calm when I went out, with just a few whitecaps at the far end of the lake on the west side. Much of the lake was smooth sailing and comfortable at any speed. Check with Marcus and Lucy before going out, and pick a time of day when the waves suit your preference.

Visited November 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent exciting day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Staff very helpful on all aspects of our trip, they make sure that you understand all the aspects of health and safety before you even get to touch your jet ski, which made us feel extremely safe. I would defiantly recommend them if you visit New Zeland.
Great way to see the lake, and excellent value for money, we had a ball.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Jeanny H
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Water sport world, jetski, Boat Hire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

The only way to see the lake, its a must hire a jet ski self drive no exp needed as they talk you through everything full speed to any palce on the lake, or a day or half day boat hire no exp needed full trainning given, Amazing value for money, six of us hired a boat for a full day with wet suits, wake board and tubing, all it cost was $100 each. the jet ski for three of us for 1 hour was $240 for all three.
go have a day out at water sport world.....

Visited December 2011
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Thank Kmo26
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best thing to do in Queenstown!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

Watersports world in Queenstown has everything to offer for fun on the lake. Really friendly and helpful staff. The Jet ski's are amazing what a brilliant way to see the wonders of Queenstown we hired them for an hour and went to a beautiful secluded Bob's Cove amazing!!!
If we had more time in Queenstown we would have rented a boat for the day maybe next time.

Visited November 2011
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