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The only way to experience our Canyons
minimum height to travel is 1m
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!
South Island ▷ Queenstown Region ▷ Queenstown Township
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Paul from USA
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.
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
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!
Nice view, too slow in the canyon, more fun/action expected, too expensive.
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Amazing fun, a must do in Queenstown.
Very nice. We would do it again for sure. Amazing how professional they are. Since the beginning till the end - very good.
Excellent experience - the 360 degree turns are fantastic! 25 minutes on the water - good amount of time.
Very scary experience, constantly on the edge of your seat thinking you are going to smash into the canyon walls.
It was quite fun and a nice team but way overpriced, $135 per person for twenty minutes!
Too expensive though great fun.
This was amazing. They take you down through the canyons unlike other companies. Highly recommend this company.
It is worthy, definitely! Just perfect! Go Pro head mount is allowed.
Spectacular. Did not expect much but it was pretty cool. 360 degree spin was very fun. Backrow, opposite side of the boat driver is the recommended seat to take! Scenery is beautiful, plus enjoying speed.