Come on the world's most exciting jet boat – the famous Queenstown Shotover Jet!
Prepare yourself for the ultimate jet boating experience and an adrenaline rush you'll never forget. From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, you'll speed over 10cm deep water, along the famous Shotover River and deep into the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
As the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver will put the Big Red Jet Boat through its paces. At 85km an hour your driver will skilfully whip the powerful boat past rocky outcrops, skim around crags and boulders, and speed through the dramatic and narrow canyons. Rock faces blur in your peripheral vision and the water sprays into a myriad of white water crystals with every turn. Early-risers, choose the Sunrise Jet option to get the first ride of the day.
Book your Shotover Jet boat ride today and get ready to hold on tight!
Address: Shotover Jet, Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown
Infants aged 3 - 4 years can take part in this activity for free.
All children aged 0 - 15 must travel with a fare paying adult aged 16 years and older.
Duration: 30 minute jet boat ride, 1.5 hour round-trip
Operating hours: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Jet boat rides depart every 15 minutes.
This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or customers with medical conditions including back or neck problems.
A minimum height of 1 metre applies. The operator reserves the right to extend the minimum height to 1.2 metres in certain river conditions, to ensure passenger safety.
This is a high-risk activity, we recommend purchasing travel insurance which includes cover for this activity.
For security reasons, personal cameras and video cameras cannot be carried on board.
Shotover Jet operates every day of the year (weather and river conditions permitting) except Christmas Day.
Sunrise Jet times vary throughout the year based on changing length of day.
8:15 am 20 January - 29 February
8:30 am 1 March - 30 April
9:00 am 1 May - 31 August
8:30 am 1 September - 16 December
What to bring:
Hat and gloves
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.