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25 Jet Boating

96 Queenstown Township




You can step onto a big yellow KJet boat every hour at the Main Town Pier in the centre of Queenstown. In an unforgettable Jet boat experience you’ll be transported from the sophisticated downtown area into the channels of two of New Zealand’s most scenic rivers.

Driven by over 50 years of passion, KJet is locally owned and operated and proud of its heritage as the world’s first commercial Jet boat operation.


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South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


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JW's avatar


Ranking: 1/10

Julie <weatherhead.julie@gmail.com>
6:13 PM (12 minutes ago)

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My daughter and I did your jet boat ride in Queenstown this afternoon. It is our last day in New Zealand and were looking forward to ending our trip on a high with an exhilarating and fun jet boat ride with Kjet. Unfortunately our ride was neither of these things. Firstly the one hour ride ended up being only 45 minutes. The 45 minutes did not live up to our expectations in any way. I have been jet boating both in Queenstown and elsewhere and loved every minute of it but this ride was not exciting, thrilling or even interesting in any way. We did 5 360 degree spins and apart from that, it was simply a fast ride up and down very boring parts of both rivers. There was none of the advertised 'thrill'. We didn't go anywhere near rock faces or trees or anything else that was in the promotional video. We were both incredibly disappointed and it was a very poor way to end our holiday. Our driver seemed completely disinterested and the rest of the boat seemed to be equally disappointed in the ride. There was certainly no information about the local area, as mentioned in many reviews.

I feel we wasted our money and certainly would not recommend your company to others who wish to do a jet boat ride. Talking to others in Queenstown who had taken trips with other companies, their experiences were completely different to ours and they had the experience we were expecting.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Jenna Neivandt's avatar

Jenna Neivandt

Ranking: 7/10

Not a bad hour out on the water. We were sitting in the front row so was a bit underwhelming. Try sit in the back row to get more of the action. We got to about 90km/hr and did some great spins. I think kids would enjoy this.
I would recommend a beanie/ear warmers and sunglasses. The hand rails are heated so gloves aren't really necessary

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Patz's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Wow! What a thrill! Awesome! Pure adrenaline. The driver was excellent! Stopped in several spots with great professional explanation. The safety was great. The thrilling spins were great. Remember when you arrive they have also an aquarium! We want to go back for more! We recommend it. 👌🏼

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Rachael Sleege


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing, extreme boat experience. Takes you on a much longer ride. Very nice and funny staff. Felt safe all the time. Book in advance!!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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David Horley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

KJet take you on the lake and then two rivers with different characteristics. The driver made a special effort to make it exciting with 360 degree spins and weaving in and out of obstacles on the river. Great fun.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Rebecca Holmes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Driver stopped and gave us information on various places.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Adam Pullinger


Ranking: 3/10

$100 for an hour ride in a jet boat - however, it does not deliver on the thrills it advertises. An average experience.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Saskia Irblich


Ranking: 6/10

It was nice to do once, but very expensive. Also, it was not much action, less than expected.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016