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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the shot over. Our driver was so funny and very skilled. Going done the gorge was so beautiful. The kids loved it. Smiles all round. Well worth the short drive out of Queenstown. The gift shop was well priced and had a great selection of gifts. Five Stars.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora 708leaj,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate it. We're thrilled to hear that you and the kids loved your experience on Shotover Jet. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown.

Ngā mihi,
Lauren

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent excellent experience. Just do it. You will not regret it. And you are welcome.

It's exhilarating fun without going over the top. Of all the jet boat rides, this would be the best. Period. The environment, the river, the boat, omg. Do it!!!

Tips - book early online. 5 days ahead I think, it's 10% off early bird. Also, add on the 'Instant Replay' option, it allows you to go on another ride for great great value. My wife berated me for not checking that option when I told her about it after the ride.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora KevinLimCS,

Thank you for taking your time to write such an awesome review of your ride with us. We're thrilled to hear you had was an excellent experience and look forward to the next time you visit us at Shotover Jet.

Ngā mihi,
Lauren

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just out for a drive and came across jetboats on a river. We stopped to watch and got totally drawn into having a go. I was thrilling! The scenery was out of this world and the water was so blue and clear. An unexpected thrill for the old girl! And the 11 yo loved it too.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank WarehamsAus
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Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora WarehamsAus,

Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review for us! We're so glad that you decided to have a go on the Shotover Jet and experience the thrill that we have to offer here and you're right, the scenery really does add to the experience!

Ngā mihi,
Lauren

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went on the shotover jet in the middle of winter on a rainy day, so it was really cold, but that was expected.
It is very expensive, but a once in a lifetime experience, and I'm pretty sure the government would cop a big piece of the action, so it was acceptable.
This is a lot of fun. The ride is awsome. Mostly quite smooth, and not over the top, just a great feeling.
You will get wet! They supply a big raincoat, but expect your clothes to get wet anyway.
Staff are very friendly and helpful.
I strongly suggest booking, because if the weather is good, it would get really busy, and you may miss out. And plan to do it early in your stay at Queenstown in case it gets cancelled and you have to reschedule.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Phill_Driver
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Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Phill_Driver,

Thank you for taking your time to write such an awesome review of your ride with us. Yes it can be pretty chilly down the river but the view is certainly breath-taking! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown.

Ngā mihi,
Lauren

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having now been on all the jet boating experiences in Queenstown, the Shotover is by far the best. The drivers are clearly well trained and the thrills start from the first minute.
In amongst the twists, turns and spins you also get to see the beautiful canyon and surrounding scenery with some local history added in for context.

The Shotover experience may not be the cheapest, but it’s definitely the best!

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Marketing_NTT1, Marketing Intern at Shotover Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Kiwi_CarlC,

Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review for us. We aim to deliver a world class jet boat adventure & are the only company permitted to operate through these canyons, so that combined with all the 360 spins certainly makes it pretty special - thanks again.

Ngā mihi,
Lauren

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