Tekapo Jet is the only licensed jet boat operation on Lake Tekapo and provides one of the most spectacular ways to view the captivating beauty of Lake Tekapo.
Your magical journey on Tekapo Jet starts from Pines Beach on the southern shores of the lake. following a safety brief and fitted out with spray cloaks and lifejackets. Our Jet boat trip takes us up the lake and around Motuariki Island. Here you will be treated to gorgeous views of ancient glacial valleys and remote high country sheep stations in the distance. You will also stop at some of Lake Tekapo’s iconic landmarks such as the Church of Good Shepherd that was built in 1935.
Nearby to the church is the well-known bronze statue of a New Zealand Collie sheepdog. The statue recognises the indispensable role of sheepdogs in the lives of McKenzie Country residents. Tekapo Jet gives you the opportunity to take plenty of photo’s seeing both of these New Zealand icons from a unique perspective.
Our professional drivers will provide an informative commentary about the lake, its rivers and its majestic surroundings as you marvel at the beauty that surrounds you, Along the way you will be thrilled with manoeuvres and our trademark hamilton jet 360 degree spins will leave you with a beaming smile and a heart pumping with adrenaline. At the end of your tour, you will leave with some amazing photos and everlasting memories of a unique opportunity to connect with beautiful Lake Tekapo.
Tour Times: Tours depart daily at 9am, 11am, 1:00 pm and 3pm. Times may vary and other times are available on request. Please check departure times before booking.
Duration: Each trip takes approximately 1 hour including pick up and drop off in our 4WD bus. Luggage storage is available.
Price: Adult $95 per person – Children $50 pp – Family (2 Adults + 2 Kids) $240
Group bookings, weddings and charter trips are available by arrangement. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
We will pick you up from your local accommodation or from our base located in the Tekapo Helicopters office. Please advise us of your preference when you book. We will return you at the end of your tour.
Clothing: Please dress in comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the weather. You will need to wear warm clothes in the winter.
Sunglasses: If you normally wear them, remember to bring them with you.
Footwear: Wear flat, comfortable shoes. Sports shoes are ideal.
A camera with plenty of spare memmory
Tekapo Jet will provide life jackets, sunscreen and spray cloaks.
Your safety is our top priority. Our drivers are professionally trained and have had many years experience on Lake Tekapo. Tekapo Jet exceeds all requirements for boat safety and driver training.