Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet

82%

269 Rankers Reviews

234 Face-to-Face

  • Check AvailabilitySpecials!

    • Call and discuss your needs.

    • Instant personal connection.

    • Credit card booking.

Specials + Experience

  • Save 25%

    from $67

    Group Deal
    16x16

    Shotover Jet

    Jet Boat Ride

    The only way to experience our Canyons

    Adult

    Save 25%

    $119/person $159/person

    Child

    Save 25%

    $67/person $89/person

    Family (2A,1C)

    Save 18%

    $299/family $363/family

    Family (2A,2C)

    Save 25%

    $299/family $399/family

    Conditions apply

    minimum height to travel is 1m

Online Maps

Photos

Information

World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1965, and now it’s your turn! 

THE SPECTACULAR SHOTOVER CANYONS. ONLY WE CAN TAKE YOU THERE!

The only way to experience our Canyons, see their beauty and feel their power, is to come on a journey with us, the world’s most exciting jet boat ride. A unique combination of beauty and power, it’s an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall canyon action from start to finish!
Proudly owned by Ngāi Tahu, the Māori people of this land, our connection to the Kimiākau (Shotover River) goes back centuries. As the home of our tīpuna (ancestors), this place is part of us. Only we have access to the spectacular Shotover Canyons and no one knows this area like we do!

Details

Feature Value Info

Organisation

Shotover Jet

Commercial organisation

Location

South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township

Categories

  • Jet Boating

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 233.

Paul from USA's avatar

Paul from USA

Ranking: 1/10

The ride itself is fine for kids. I really expected something more "extreme" based on the promotions. But the experience ended on a very sour note based on photo policies and pricing. Keep in mind, customers pay at least $139 per seat, but the company is very strict about taking photos. At first I thought this was for safety reasons, but later learned this was for pure greed. During the experience the boat stops a few times for the driver to answer questions. Our driver, Phil, was amusing and informative for most of the trip. Then, during one of the stops one customer took out his phone to take a photo of his family . Phil was visibly angered and threatened to take away his phone. I thought it was an over-reaction. When the ride concluded, I was eager to see the photos and videos taken by the cameras mounted on the boat. However, I was aghast at the prices ranging up to $100. What an outrageous gouging of the customers. Shameful and exploitative. My advice: skip this scam and spend your money on an activity that is truly "extreme" and don't support this inexcusable photograph and pricing policy.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Andrew Hammond's avatar

Andrew Hammond

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Just as much fun as last time. A good amount of time out on the water for the money you pay. Always plenty of seats available. Kids took advantage of the Instant Replay option and did another ride for just $19. Lots of fun thanks

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

Each camping location is approved by a regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Alex Hah's avatar

Alex Hah

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

We were just stopping in at Queenstown for the day, and it was so easy to show up and book a spot on the next boat. There was plenty of parking at the jetty, but they also have a shuttle from town. The ride itself was a great combination of scenic and exciting!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Nicola's avatar

Nicola

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Nice view, too slow in the canyon, more fun/action expected, too expensive.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Josh Mills's avatar

Josh Mills

England

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing fun, a must do in Queenstown.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2017

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Jair's avatar

Jair

Portugal

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice. We would do it again for sure. Amazing how professional they are. Since the beginning till the end - very good.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

Hazel Norman's avatar

Hazel Norman

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent experience - the 360 degree turns are fantastic! 25 minutes on the water - good amount of time.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in October 2016

George Bellwood's avatar

George Bellwood

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very scary experience, constantly on the edge of your seat thinking you are going to smash into the canyon walls.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016