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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.
Was okay, had an engine failure on the river, so we stayed for 1 hour in the boat, just an excuse nothing more......
Great fun and good service - and long duration (about an hour).
One of the few companies we found who would accommodate children under 5 so would recommend to younger families. We were well looked after from start to finish.
Both our 9 & 3 year olds had a ball. Mainly on the lake and open (but very narrow and shallow) rivers - not up the river gorges - so not the full thrill for the adrenaline junkies, but pretty exciting all the same.
Fantastic experience. Its one of the longest jet boat rides on offer and you get a full hour of jet boating as opposed to the 20 minutes you get on some of the other similar priced operators. The captain was very informative and stopped every so often to point things out and the scenery you get to experience is amazing, I wished I had taken my camera. Highly recommended and I would do this again in a heart beat plus the girls running the operation and answering the phone provided outstanding customer service and fully looked after my wife and one year old who were waiting there for me to get back.
An hour on a jetboat, while others do it in only 20 minutes. It is so exciting and wonderful. After that 30mins helicopter flight to the mountains of Queenstown. Very good price and quality.
Jet boat ride good as travelled across lake Wakatipu, Kawarau and Shotover Rivers. Great way to see surroundings - not as adrenaline pumping as Shotover Jet. Pricey.
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Good value for our costs, good information, took care of people and made sure they were alright.
Very good pilot.
Fun, scenic, fast, lots of spins, friendly efficient service.
Very good, safe.
In retrospect we would go for the Shotover jetboat. On the Kawarau jetboat you won't go through the narrow cliffs. It is cheaper and longer than the Shotover though.
Excellent value for money. Our best experience in Queenstown. Driver was great - friendly and funny. Loved the hour long ride. A real buzz.
Great driver, but a little disappointed we didn't get into the 'canyon' part of the river. Did lots of turns which we all enjoyed. Kids loved it!!
Really good value for meoney and exciting boat trip.
Did expect more.
really enjoyed this trip, our driver was very informative and gave us a really good ride.
Very ordinary + most of the 1 hour we had a terrible trip across the lake. We sat in the back + couldn't see (shotover jet looked better)
1 hour trip. Excellent. Driver good. Very safe. Lots of fun!
Despite a rainy day it was a great ride! Loved the long ride and saw a lot! Our driver was cool and very safe!
Great people who run Kawarau Jet. Awesome ride with great local knowledge shared by the driver! Great value for money and loved the 360's!
Picked this as it gives good value for money - longer tour for less $$. We left from Queenstown. Excellent comfort + safety. Saw 2 rivers and had thrills. Good driver - very funny.
What an amazing trip!! Best experience in Queenstown. Great because you get a whole hour on the boat so is great value for money, our driver Brett was fantastic!!
Okay trip. Nice they allowed children age 4 on board.
Great experience!! Thanks to our driver Glenn!!
Best choice for a boat ride.
Best value for money boat trip on the Island. Across the lake, looking at the Mountains, down the Kawarau River, turn up the Shotover River, time for a short history lesson then back again. Running over waters just 100mm or so messes with your head. My wife and I loved it. Coming back into Queenstown via the Kawarau alone is worth the money.
Speed, fun, wet, 360 degree turns.
Funny and interesting.
Great fun, fair price, friendly relaxed staff.
Awesome. So worth it. Mark our driver was friendly and helpful. Thanks.
Great value for money for family. Fast and fun with time to see the beauty of the area. Was a cold day but they provided beanies, gloves, coats which was very welcome.
Great, professional driver. Well done.
Really good fun and felt very safe. Great experience.
Very exciting trip with lots of laughs. Nice price and I felt very secure.
Good driver, joking and informative regarding the landscape.
Good value for money.
Great ride but not that scary! Good looking staff!
Great fun. Well organised and good safety procedures. Very informative and approachable people.
Very good action! Really good.
Friendly staff. Driver spins when you want to and had good info
still goes to bottom of shotover ,lot longer and starts from queenstown wharf far better
Lots cheaper and longer than the Shotover - great fun!
Good value and good experience.