Skippers Canyon Jet

Skippers Canyon Jet

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Tomas Lloyd

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great experience, lots of excitement. The journey up was great too! Knowledgeable driver and funny. Jet boat was quality, shame it was over so quick.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Cameron Jeal

England

Ranking: 7/10

The drive to Skippers Canyon was epic along the old goldmine track. Our driver was great up to the canyon with lots of stories and history about the place. The jet boat was ok, not as much of an adrenalin rush as I thought it would be.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Frans Derks

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Because we could ride and see Skippers Canyon as extra on top of the jetride itself. Very professionally done.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Jenben

France

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant trip out and well worth the money. Friendly, funny, informative staff. It had a nice mix of history and fun combined.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Robin Sable

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Interesting and exciting.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Green UK

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Good use for more mature customer, good history lesson on the drive there and back and the original bungy. However, not enough time on the water, and too much stopping whilst on the water.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Esther Goh

Malaysia

Ranking: 9/10

The jetboat ride was fun - there were two 360' turns (I wished for more!). Also, great commentary by the skipper. After the boat ride, they took us to the old bungy site with a suspension bridge where you can take beautiful pictures from. Great experience and value for money.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Eltel

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This is a kick arse experience. The drive into the canyon with the history lesson is great and the boat ride, brilliant.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ray Banham

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting, fabulous boat trip, great jet boat trip.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Prideaux

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Pickup at door, great narrow mountain track and scenery, excellent jet boat ride and drive back to camp.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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DJohnson

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great value. Don't bother with Shotover jetboat unless you have no time. Trip up Skippers Canyon with great commentary. Description of the gold rush facilities. Jetboat ride was great with more commentary about actual gold mining sites. 3 hours.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Tom Bushell

England

Ranking: 9/10

Great trip, great fun.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Laura Leigh

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

We chose combined gold tour which was well done but aimed towards the older traveller, a little tame for us. Included Jetboat, 4x4 ride and museum.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Werner and Rita

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Skippers Road was very interesting and difficult to drive.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Sophia Kelly

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent local knowledge, enjoyed learning the gold rush history of the canyon. Jet boat - very fun!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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John Cullin

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent! Good value. You are escorted to Shotover River by bus from your campsite then an exhilirating Jet Boat excursion up the river and back, then you are returned to your campsite.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Adam Duus-Boolsen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Great trip to Skippers Canyon, a bit further than the competition. Lots of interesting trivia on the walk. Maybe a bit pricey.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Victoria Boolsen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Good fun. Good family tour. Guides in good spirit. recommended!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Brian Lind

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Very scenic bus trip on Skippers Road and funny race with jet boat. Good story telling by the drivers about the goldmining time.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Hee Min Kang

Korea, Republic of

Ranking: 9/10

Too far to reach, but an excellent sight - very exciting, very kind especially Roy! I will recommend to Korean travellers.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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H Schepers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Picked up at campground, 4 wheel drive car through Skippers Road, lots to see, experienced driver. Jet boat very exciting!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Sarraute

France

Ranking: 9/10

Good company. Nice activity.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Gillian de Vries

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting trip into Skippers Canyon. Friendly driver with lots of fascinating information, brillian jet boat ride.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Keita-Karen Buchanan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Jetboat ride a little 'tame' compared to the bus journey to Skippers Canyon which was excellent.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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jewelz

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome. Perfect way to finish a perfect holiday. Everyone who loves a bit of adrenaline will love this. The ride through the canyon is an adventure itself accompanied with a bit of a historical backround and finished of with an amazing jet boat ride. Great value for money.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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sezybee

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome experience!!! The 4WD ride through the canyon was a thrill in its self. The jet boat ride was the the best adrenalin rush!! I would recommend this to everyone visiting Queenstown, its a must! The company were friendly and professional, very well run business. Keep up the good work guys.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Jillian

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic experience....you can the most amazing drive thru Skippers Canyon and an incredible jet boat ride to top it off. I highly recommend them...great crew bus and boat.....

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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David B

England

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting trip up canyon + the guides were informative. The jet boat was brilliant + not too overcrowded.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Bert Tonwen

South Africa

Ranking: 10/10

Laid back and fun, well organised.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great, marvellous, fantastic.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Yssel de Schepper

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Marvellous.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ian E

England

Ranking: 9/10

One hour in coach to upper reaches of shotover canyon. Good on jet boat.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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rincoln

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The drive from Queenstown is much scarier then the boat ride !!!! The canyon road is amazing and very terrifying but something you will remember. The boat ride is great fun and I could have spent hours doing that. Nice people and great tour guide. I am glad we didn't ride the boat in town and went with Skippers Canyon.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Wildtime

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fun, Fantastic and very worth while. Would recommend to all who want a great few hours of entertainment. Also nice to see staff members that know what they are talking about - very knowlegable about the area and also Queenstown in general.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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EllieMiller

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome trip - fantastic value for money as not only do you get a jet boat ride but also a spectacular drive out to Skippers Canyon with full commentary from your driver.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in October 2009

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TomL

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Had a great time. The tour felt super personalized. the 4WD portion has phenomenal views of the canyon, sheer cliffs and the whole bit. They Explained everything about the gold mine history and the general history and geography of Queenstown. The actual jet boat ride was awesome- went really super close to the rocks and the turns were super fun. It must have been a 35-40 min ride- we didn't feel rushed or cramped or cattle-called at all.. The whole experience felt very personalized. Highly Recommended!!!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Suzanne

United States

Ranking: 10/10

What a thrilling jet boat ride. The drive up skippers canyon narrow, cliff hanging road to the jet boat site was equally fabulous. This was such a better value compared to the shotover jet ride.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Edcan

Iceland

Ranking: 10/10

11/10! The best thing to do in Queenstown.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Edward Bugg

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This was not just a jet boat ride which makes it a whole lot different from it's competitors. Fantastic commentary on the history of the region. Great thrills with hair raising drive in and the boat ride was exhilarating. Fantastic crew and highly recommended.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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mikestep

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Bloody awesome! Great value for money. Made the Shotover Jet look like a bus ride.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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JosephF

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Skippers Canyon Jet were very accomodating for our group, it was an exciting and educational experience. GREAT 4X4 drive in and absolutely THRILLING jetboat ride!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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tinkerbe11

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really good trip. The ride on the bus down to the canyon was excellent (only downside was at back of bus we could not hear what the driver was saying about area and gold mining history) but the views were great. Boat trip excellent with lots of spins and thrills. Definitely worth the cost and would recommend.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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kymberlyw

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent trip. Well worth it. You get a tour of the canyon on the way to the boat and the jet boating itself is brilliant.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Doll

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very good organisation - a real highlight.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Rob

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

35mins on water! Cheaper than rivals. 4x4 drive plus stops for photos on the way. Gold mining history as part of the trip. $25 cheaper than Shotover. Really good 3 hours! (Shotover give you 20mins).

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Brian

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Again excellent safety briefing & good experience.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Dean Rodick

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic experience,the jetboating was intense doing over 80 kph in the tight canyon,great scenery, and the drivers and guides were excellent.Highly recommended.
By the way it was only 99 dollars so great value for the drive into the canyon and the jetboat.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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shelly milne

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome adventure, wicked history, trip in was on the edge with amazing views of the crazy raw terrain the jet ride was cool got the heart pumping while checking out the amazing river & mining remains. Makes you appreciate the easy quality of life we have now compared to the early mining days. Highly recommend this trip.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Richard Ebbett

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The history of the area provided during the trip was awesome, the road getting there was an adventure in itself! the boat trip was cool forgot how much sideways grip they have. Good fun & informative. Highly recommend.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Jennie

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Had a beautiful day and the bus trip to Skippers canyon was really cool. The jet boat was fun too.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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famlou

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This was fantastic. Well organised, interesting and great value for money. Hair raising ride in (which was part of the fun). Do it!

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Martha

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Fun! Good length ride, nice scenery on the way into the canyon and knowledgeable drivers and staff.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Thomas Bachmann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very cool. It is about 2 1/2 hours all up (1/2 hour in the jetboat). You drive in on a small gravel road and the driver is very funny with good jokes and explained alot. Glad I did it.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Brian

United States

Ranking: 9/10

I would bet that these guys are the best in Queenstown. The drive along the skippers road (an intense mountain road) was even more exhilarating that the jet boat ride itself!

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Nigel McArthur

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic trip, very friendly, enthusiastic, and well trained staff and spectacular scenery. Real value for money, and I would highly recommend this activity to anyone.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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sukmi

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great value for money, the drive in was a real surprise. I would call this a "must do" trip in Queenstown

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Rhys Howell

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Standard jet boat trip, but with a fantastic drive thrown in.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Anke Bohrer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

This has to be the best value for money trip there is! Fantastic!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Rob and Dorothy

England

Ranking: 9/10

Fabulous tour.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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jahirst

Ranking: 9/10

Great drive into the canyon and a visit to one of the old bridges high over the canyon as well as jetboat thrills

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Kelly

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Drive on Skippers Road was a real bonus, though totally scary.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Wendy Williams

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Cheaper than Shotover - definitely recommend it!

Reviewed almost 13 years ago