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More than just a jet boat ride
rates apply for bookings made between 30 October 2020 - 31 March 2021 and valid for travel until 30 September 2021.
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.
Only KJet offers a 60 minute Jet boat experience with unforgettable thrills, spins & exhilaration across three waterways in one of the world’s most stunning locations in Queenstown.
WITH KJET YOU GET:
A thrilling 60 minute Queenstown Jet boat ride at speeds of up to 95kph
A wild Jet boat ride on Lake Wakatipu and the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers
45km of pure adrenaline, 360° spins and 360° views
South Island ▷ Queenstown Region ▷ Queenstown Township
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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.
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
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. 👌🏼
Amazing, extreme boat experience. Takes you on a much longer ride. Very nice and funny staff. Felt safe all the time. Book in advance!!
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.
Driver stopped and gave us information on various places.
$100 for an hour ride in a jet boat - however, it does not deliver on the thrills it advertises. An average experience.
It was nice to do once, but very expensive. Also, it was not much action, less than expected.
A fun and at time thrilling one hour jet boat ride.
Pretty good. The driver was personable and smiled.
Amazing experience! The boat was very fast and fun! Perfect activity if you want to see mountains, rivers and have adrenalin!
Awesome experience! Such great, experienced boat drivers (coming from someone always on boats). Highly recommend!
Great fun and great people.