Prepare yourself for an amazing white water ride with Shotover Jet – the ultimate jet boating experience that has been thrilling millions of people since hitting the crystal clear waters of New Zealand in 1965. Come on a journey with us and experience a unique combination of beauty and power, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall canyon action from start to finish! Hold on tight for our famous 360 degree spins!
With high-performance, V8 twin engine boats designed specifically for our stretch of the river, we take you through our Canyons; riding the rapids and performing thrilling, gravity-defying stunts within a hair’s breadth of the awe-inspiring cliff faces. Our boats are made for speed, travelling at up to 90 kilometres an hour in as little as 10 centimetres of water.
Combining the classic New Zealand invention of the Jet Boat with the kiwi culture of adventure, Shotover Jet has become part of the fabric of what is quintessentially ‘New Zealand’. People from all around the world visit Queenstown for three main reasons- scenery, culture and adventure; Shotover Jet combines all of these in a unique and unforgettable way and is for many visitors the highlight of their Queenstown and New Zealand holiday!
Price: Adult $159 per person – Child $89 pp – Family $399 (2 adults+2 children)
Departs: From Summer 9:30 am through to 6:00 pm Winter 9:30 am through to 3:00 pm (Choose time when booking)
Duration: One Hour
Spaces are limited in peak season, so book early to avoid disappointment.
From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof. You’ll speed over water as little as 10cm deep, 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 the state-of-the-art Big Red Jet Boat through its paces. At up to 90kph your driver will skilfully whip the powerful boat past rocky outcrops, skim around crags and boulders, and speed through the dramatic and narrow canyons.
N.B. You will need to be at Shotover Jet at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure. Shotover Jet is located at Arthurs Point, 7km from Queenstown. There is plenty of car parking at our base. Location Map
Shotover Jet provide a free transport service from The Station Information Centre (25 Shotover Street) to the Shotover Jet Base. If you are catching the shuttle, please arrive at The Station at least 60 minutes prior to your scheduled boat departure time. The shuttle takes 10-15 minutes to get to the Shotover Jet base. As shuttle capacity is limited, please ensure you have ample time to get to your boat. For groups of 10+ it is highly recommended that you contact us prior to arrange transport.