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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

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icon25 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
  • Shotover River jet boat adventure from Queenstown
  • Feel a rush of adrenaline as you power down the river at top speeds
  • Experience fun 360-degree spins and fishtails
  • Multiple tours throughout the day to conveniently fit into your schedule
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Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
3 Arthurs Point Road , 3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand

Please check-in 30 minutes prior to your departure time at our river base in Arthurs Point.

This activity will end right where it started.
At your chosen time, hop aboard a complimentary shuttle bus in downtown Queenstown, New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital.’ After a short ride through New Zealand’s once-thriving gold country, arrive on the shores of the Shotover River to embark on your high-speed jet boat ride.

Hold on tight as the driver expertly navigates the jet boat over white-water rapids and squeezes through the narrow canyon walls of the Shotover. Pass sheer cliffs and rocky outcrops, then feel your adrenaline pumping as the boat makes trick maneuvers, twists, and turns. Once back on firm ground, relax on the shuttle transfer back to Queenstown. Souvenir photos are available to purchase.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years and child must be at least 3 feet (1 meter) in height; dependent on water conditions, the operator reserves the right to increase the minimum height to 4 feet (1.2 meters)
  • Lifejackets are provided
  • Please allow 1.5 hours for return trip from Queenstown if taking shuttle bus
  • Locker facilities available for personal belongings
  • Check-in is 30 min prior to jet boat ride departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Shotover Jet Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand.
What is the policy on sanitization during Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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  • "One thing to be aware of is to think carefully if you have a back problem as it can be pretty bumpy." See review
  • "By far the better jet boat, worth paying the extra." See review


1,449 Reviews

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Jet boating experience
, May 2022
Excellent experience. I enjoyed the jet boat experience. Its great fun. I requimend everyone to do. One of the rememberable experience.
, May 2022
This was the most thing I have ever done I'm my 64 years. Our driver was Donald and he was so lovely. Thankyou so much. Kerryn pearce.
Very fun and exciting...
, Mar 2022
Very fun and exciting thing to do, will definitely to it again Bring warm jackets and hat or Bennie, even glasses! Make yourself look as cool as you can lol
, Feb 2022
Driver skill. Felt safe although they didn't hold back on the thrill side of things you knew you were in good hands because they looked comfortable. The scenery was beautiful and the whole ride an enjoyable experience
Family sugar rush adventure
, Jan 2022
If you like speed and adrenaline adventure for family, this is what you are looking for. Staff are fantastic, will treat you best customer service.
Omg! My son he so happy!
, Dec 2021
Woooo! Wooo 🥳 woooo That excellent trip ♥️♥️♥️♥️🌹🌹👍! We will come back! We love it ! When you holiday in Queenstown never forget trying it! I share video my friend and my family so excited 😆👍 They are very nice and friendly Love all your guys ♥️🌹
Shooting the Shotover
, Dec 2021
I had no idea what to expect and was a bit worried to be doing it by myself. But when arriving the staff were super friendly, professional and put me at ease. Had a blast, felt safe and really enjoyed the whole experience. The driver was exceptional😊😊👏👏👏
Thrilling ride
, Jul 2021
Always such an awesome experience, we have never done this in warm weather so suckers for punishment for how cold it is but would do it over & over again.
, May 2021
Enjoyed every moment was still buzzing after. By far the better jet boat, worth paying the extra. The canyons make this experience unique compared to the other jet boats. Our driver Nardia was awesome so enthusiastic and we felt safe in her expert hands. I will definitely recommend the Shotover to friends and family. We will be back but will include the swing next time. Thank you :)
Ride of our lives
, Feb 2021
Had the ride of our lives, enjoyed every moment. Our driver was friendly, informative and entertaining. Would highly recommend this trip
Thrilling experience on the Shotover River
, Apr 2020
Great experience on the Shooter River Extreme Jet Boat. This is a smooth running operation. We checked in, were outfitted and on our boat in now time. Thrilling experience shooting up and down the river, close to cliffs and rocks that were jetting out of the water. Pretty amazing to see the agility of these boats and the skill of the drivers... all with a few 360 degree spins every once in a while. I would definitely recommend it. We also purchased the video. Great mix of stock video with our actual boat ride video intermixed. It was reasonable and something we've watched many times since.
, Mar 2020
What a blast! So happy we made it! The location was amazing and easy to get to. The staff was wonderful. SOOO much fun!
, Feb 2020
Brilliant experience in a fantastic location. Organisation spot on. One thing to be aware of is to think carefully if you have a back problem as it can be pretty bumpy.
, Feb 2020
Awesome experience!! I would do it again anytime. SO MUCH FUN!! You can’t come to Queenstown and not do the Jet Boats.
Fun on Shotover River
, Feb 2020
This tour is tons of fun. I was impressed with our captains boating abilities. Don’t want to give spoilers but I did check boat after for scratches😜
Fun nature adventure
, Feb 2020
Very fun! Crew made you feel safe! If the weather is beautiful this is a must! Great way to be close to nature in an entrar aiming way!
Funny and exciting
, Feb 2020
Funny, safe and exciting. but feel a little bit dizzy when 360 degree turn. recommend of this activity.
Very fast and close to rocks :)
, Jan 2020
Perfectly organized service on a spectacular river. The hall of fame is imposing, but even more impressive that our jet boat driver turned to be not only an excellent guide and a very nice guy but an Olympic champion as well!
Fun & Quick Activity
, Jan 2020
Really fun activity just outside of town (only 10 min drive). The views were great and they own a private portion of the Shotover River. Similar to riding a jetski. Would highly recommend!
Couldn't stop smiling!
, Nov 2019
This was such a blast! We couldn't believe how fast they can fly that boat down the river. The 360 turns are a great thrill!

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