The world-famous Queenstown jet boat ride, Shotover Jet is the ultimate in water sports excitement, and has been thrilling millions of people since hitting the crystal clear waters of New Zealand in 1965. So hold on tight and take a spin in the iconic Big Red. Marvel as the jaw-dropping scenery passes you by while you power your way through the narrow Shotover River Canyons.
From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof. You’ll speed over 10cm deep water, along the famous Shotover River and deep into the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
It’s an amazing white water ride, as the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts his state-of-the-art Big Red Jet Boat through its paces. At 85kph he’ll skillfully 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.
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 Boat Ride’ and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
The canyons are beautiful and a truly remarkable sight. Primarily made up of steep rock walls, that have been carved over thousands of years by billions of tonnes of fast flowing river water from the heart of the Southern Alps.
The canyons of the Shotover River provide for a truly unique location and the very grandeur of this spectacular environment adds to the excitement and exclusivity of the Shotover Jet experience.
Shotover Jet operates a complimentary shuttle service to and from Queenstown and our river base. Courtesy shuttles depart from ‘The Station’ Information Centre, corner Shotover and Camp Streets in downtown Queenstown,