Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet


269 Rankers Reviews

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    Shotover Jet

    Jet Boat Ride

    The only way to experience our Canyons


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    $119/person $159/person


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    $67/person $89/person

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    $299/family $363/family

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    $299/family $399/family

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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 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!


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Shotover Jet

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South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


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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


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

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Alex Hah


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

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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


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing fun, a must do in Queenstown.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Jair's avatar



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

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Hazel Norman


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

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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