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Skippers Canyon Jet

| Station Building, Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9434
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Great morning activity by guides that really know their stuff. Half day starts with a trek in a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rhona A
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Great boat ride with some hairy bits!

The drivers are obviously very good at their job. There's some points you think you're going to hit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ryan B
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Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Discover a land rich in gold mining history and breathtaking scenery just a short distance from Queenstown. Skippers Canyon Jet is the must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold mining” (46 reviews)
“boat ride” (51 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
| Station Building, Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9434

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great morning activity by guides that really know their stuff. Half day starts with a trek in a large off-road vehicle down some scary roads to get to the boat launch site. The driver though very competent and also gives you local history. The ride...More

Thank Rhona A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The drivers are obviously very good at their job. There's some points you think you're going to hit a rock but there's never any danger. The drive over the mountain and down the valley was great too. You get a nice tour from the driver...More

Thank Ryan B
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ryan, that's a shame we couldn't coax 5 stars out of you but I'm glad you largely enjoyed the trip. Our jet boat ride is the longest you can get in the region that goes through super narrow canyons and like you say the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon which started with an hour trip by 4 wheel drive into Skippers Canyon. Our driver gave us an interesting commentary along the way. Scenery was outstanding. Jet boat ride itself was lots of fun. Tight turns and jet spins. This trip is worth...More

Thank LoveTaupo123
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5* review! It's good to hear you enjoyed the driver commentary, the scenery and the jet boat ride!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome trip and would highly recommend this tour. I did the shotover jet a couple days prior and found that the Skippers Canyon Jet tour was a much better value for money. It includes a nice scenic drive in a kickass 4wd bus to get...More

1  Thank clement974
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. We love it when people enjoy the trip as much as you did and recognise the added value of the scenic drive into the canyon. I'll pass on your awesome feedback to Willy and Brian and thanks for coming to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A van took us up into the mountains while our guide pointed out views right out of "Lord of the Rings". Then we went onto a road twisting around canyons. We caught our breaths when we reached the old mining camp where the family that...More

Thank CapeCarl
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi CapeCarl, thanks for the amazing review. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip with us and found the ride into the canyon nice and exciting!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on a cold July morning... and had an amazing time. Definitely woke us up... Willy knew the area well and was a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Willing to recommend places in the area! Elliot was our driver... really friendly and keen...More

Thank Aroha R
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Aroha, thanks for the great review. I'm glad to hear Willy and Elliot looked after you well and you enjoyed the heated hand rails on the boat. They are a welcome surprise at this time of year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Sweet as" is local NZ slang for awesome, fabulous, dynamite, lit, sick, wicked, or any other vernacular for an excellent event. Now the slightly higher price point, and the more inconvenient departure point of further up the Skippers Canyon for this Jet boat trip really...More

Thank Free Phoenix
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Free Phoenix, thanks for the 5* review! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

A last minute closure of our planned snow boarding booking due to weather left us with not much to do so decided to book a day with skippers canyon jet and tours, a 3 hour round trip took us to a great location up past...More

Thank AzzRhi
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Azza, what a review! Thanks for coming to experience Skippers Canyon Jet although I'm sorry your day of snowboarding got cancelled. However I'm glad that you enjoyed your alternative activity with us as much as you did. I'll let Big Willy know you appreciated...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Booked both the jet boat ride and tour. Picked up from hotel, stopped halfway to location halfway up hill for photos of valley and mountains. Ride down into canyon nearly as exciting as the boat ride, stopping a couple of times for the view. Jet...More

Thank gefdebmoy
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thanks for the amazing review and a very succinct description of the activity! I couldn't have described it better myself. I'll pass on your feedback to Willy!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

We arrived in Queenstown at the top 10 and booked in, as we had a wish list of things to do, we asked at the reception desk how we could fit in the three things we wanted to do, the girls came up with the...More

Thank Guru652015
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Hi Guru, thanks for the great review and also for the recognition of our small family run business. 5 generations in the canyon is long time and we love showing people our little piece of paradise. Enjoy your travels!

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skitzySuffolk
2 April 2017|
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Response from SkippersJet | Property representative |
Hi there, as the other answers above suggest Skippers Canyon Jet is a great option! It is excellent value for money due to the inclusion of the scenic drive into the canyon as well as the jet boat ride itself. If you'd like... More
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gf l
6 September 2016|
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Response from SunshineLeanne | Reviewed this property |
They would certainly enjoy the jet boat ride - however I'm not sure their attention could be kept up on the bus ride out to the canyon ... The views are magnificent however I understand children are not always into scenery... More
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Effie V
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Response from Lambertus K | Reviewed this property |
The bus ride to the attraction is nothing short of spectacular both there and back. Scenes from Lord of the Rings were shot there, which the Driver spoke about. He was very informative. Once there the jet boat... More
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