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Address: Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 8570
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has...

World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970, and now it's your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360° spins. 'Can you handle the canyons?' with award winning Shotover Jet, 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boating Ride' and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.

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US$80.89*
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown
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Queenstown Twin Challenge (Jet Boat Ride and White Water Rafting)

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Amazing thrill ride

So much fun. Nick was amazing and gave us a great ride. We were laughing and screaming and got soaked.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Caron H
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Hewitt, New Jersey
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Hewitt, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much fun. Nick was amazing and gave us a great ride. We were laughing and screaming and got soaked.

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Thank Caron H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Second visit, last time 11 years ago, just as exciting this time as last! What an experience, the ride of a lifetime. Beautiful scenery, crystal clear water. Driver was entertaining!

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Thank JennyAnn53
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife, who is normally afraid of boats and water, didn't stop screaming & laughing for the first 10-minutes of the 25-minute jet-boat adventure, and then continued to have a massive smile for the rest of the day! A thoroughly great experience, highly recommended.

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Thank Russell N
Aughrim, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fun all around and certainly worth doing. One of those great experiences - flying through a river canyon at 80kmh hard to beat

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Thank Mary M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want some fast excitement in your life then come here! You will be looked after by a wonderful knowledgeable team. My experience here was so amazing. I loved the combination of dangerous wet fast turns then a bit of knowledge of the area and then repeat :) you can not visit queenstown and not do a shot over... More 

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Thank Santana T
Cavite City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent experience! Enjoyed by the family. One of our highlights in the trip. Surely going to do it again next time we are in NZ.

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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A long standing well run business with amazing 700 HP boats that skim across the water in depths less than 250mm nearly touching the cliffs and missing large boulders. On advanced notice the driver would complete a spin that has the boat at speed turn 180 or 360 degrees in its own boat length, just hang on and enjoy. Not... More 

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Thank rodb780
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rode it twice because once was not enough! Honestly, there are so many outdoor activities to do in Queenstown and this is one of them. I'd love to come back and do this again.

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Thank sourcola
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A hoot of fun and adreline! If you are not into jumping off bridges, or mountains then this could be for you. The boat has 2 x V8 motors (impressive!) and goes like a bullet! Such fun. Life jackets and wet weather jacket supplied. Can order photos and video of the trip after the ride. Photos are a bit expensive... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we saw that the Shotover jet operates in the very scenic and very narrow gorges of the river near Arthurs Point we signed up for a ride. A very slick operation from the courtesy shuttle pick up in Queenstown through the ride itself and return. Dress appropriately, wind/spray coat provided, and a locker for valuables too. Hang on and... More 

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