The Jet Boat Tour begins with a guided drive into historic Skippers Canyon with on board commentary from our knowledgeable drivers. You will be escorted into a land rich in gold mining history and stunning scenery via the infamous Skippers Canyon Road which was carved out of the vertical rock face by miners over 120yrs ago. Getting there is half the adventure!
Once on the boat you will feel your adrenalin surge as you power deeper into Skippers Canyon through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Our highly skilled jet boat drivers manoeuvre the boat just inches from the sheer canyon walls and keep the excitement levels high with speeds in excess of 80kmh and a series of full 360 degree spins.
Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour is the only jet boat ride where you get to experience historic gold mining relics that still remain in the river and Lord of the Rings locations. Skippers Canyon Jet is THE must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.
See Lord of the Rings filming locations in real life and discover some of the engineering marvels performed by the pioneers of the region during the mining era. Find out through commentary provided by your knowledgeable driver about the fascinating past of the various mining relics lying on the Shotover riverbank.
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-From outside the Station Building on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets.
-Be there 10mins before departure time.
Summer: 8.30am, 12pm and 3.30pm.
(October – April)
Winter: 9am and 1pm.
(May – September)
Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour includes:
-Guided tour into Skippers Canyon.
-Informative commentary from our knowledgeable bus drivers.
-30 minute jet boating experience on the upper Shotover River.
-Spectacular scenery and photo opportunities.
-Spray jackets and life jackets for the jet boat trip.
-Return transport to central Queenstown.
What to bring:
-Dress for the conditions on the day!
-Summer: Hat, sunglasses, warm top, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and a camera.
-Winter: Warm hat, wind proof warm jacket, gloves, sunglasses, water and a camera. Dress like you are going skiing up the mountain and you’ll love it!
-This is a true backcountry experience- getting there is half the fun!
-We recommend using the toilet in the Station Building before departing Queenstown.
-‘No shows’ or cancellations within 24hrs of departure time are non-refundable.
-Please advise if you have any medical conditions, back problems or are pregnant.