All photos (10)Shotover Jet (Queenstown)
Shotover Jet (Queenstown)
Shotover Jet (Queenstown)

Shotover Jet (Queenstown)

9.037 reviews
Tours, Classes and Rentals, Sports, Guided Tour
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    Adventure Travelers
  • 8.0
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 6.7
    Family Travelers
  • 6.7
    Backpackers
Write Review
Bookmark
3 Arthurs Point Rd, Arthurs Point 9371, New Zealand
+64 3 442 8570
https://www.shotoverjet.com/
Edit info
Description
Get on the Shotover Jet if you want to ride in a jet boat over the Shotover River. People have been taking thrilling rides on it since 1970, and it is your turn now. This is the only company that can ... Read more
take you on a 85kph ride through the Shotover River Canyons. You should have no problem getting there, since there is a shuttle that transports passengers from Queenstown to the base of the river. If riding one of the boats is too much for you, there re plenty of places where you can sit and watch others enjoy it.

Member Reviews(37)

Reviews
9.0/10
Wonderful!
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Most Helpful
Show Local reviews
Whangamata, New Zealand

Super fun and fast. It is pretty popular and always crowded so its easy to meet people. If you like speed and water this is a really fun choice.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersSolo Female Travelers
Helpful
Report
Bangkok, Thailand

It's fun and not too scared than I thought. It's really fast and shocking but still can handle it.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersAdventure Travelers
Helpful
Report
Reno, Nevada, USA

A really fun ride and good scenery. If you've never done this, you have to go once.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersAdventure Travelers
Helpful
Report
Reno, Nevada

Truly a great adventure. The ride takes you through narrow canyons and extremely beautiful scenery. The boats get so close to the walls that you can reach out and touch them (although that is against the rules!). An amazing adrenaline pumping ride.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersAdventure Travelers
Helpful
Report
Sydney, Australia

Worth the hype. A fun ride down the gorge, but watch those rocks on the sides they get awfully close to your head!

Recommended for:Adventure Travelers
Helpful
Report

The Shotover Jet in Queenstown is an awesome experience. Ripping up the river as the canyon walls brush past only inches from the boat. Hold on tight - it's a great ride!

Recommended for:Adventure TravelersHistory BuffsOutdoor Enthusiasts
Helpful
Report
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

a really great experience! you'll feel like you're about to fall off the boat but somehow no one has managed to do that... do it!

Helpful
Report
Virginia, USA

It's fun! I went bungy jumping later the same day, and compared to that, not as thrilling. It's pretty, too, though.

Helpful
Report

It was great but it was a buzz very addictive ride my husbands words, mine I had my eyes shut through fear of hitting the rocks, if I was going to die I didn't want to see when it was going to happen , even though I had my eyes shut I could see the rocks reflection through my lids with the sunshine on them fun but scary.

Helpful
Report
Santa Monica

This is a fun ride, but you're a bit packed into the boat. If you have the dough to do all the water thrills, go for it. But if you are choosing between this and white water rafting, I'd pick the white water rafting, but I like rapids over a vrroom, vroom of a big engine.

Helpful
Report
Doncaster, UK

Great fun, spectacularly close to the canyon sides and a guaranteed way to get wet. History of the rich Shotover river is interesting too.

Helpful
Report
Local from Queenstown, New Zealand

The world's most exciting jet boat ride. They have a courtesy bus to take you from the station building in town center straight to the river.

Recommended for:Family TravelersBackpackersHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers
Helpful
Report
Paris, France

Amazing adventure!

Recommended for:Adventure Travelers
Helpful
Report
Los Angeles, California, USA

Totally worth it!

Helpful
Report
Nashville, Tennessee

Don't pass this up - thrilling and soooo much fun!

Helpful
Report

Loads of fun in a powerful boat on amazingly shallow waters.

Helpful
Report
London, UK

Do it - irrelevant of weather!

Helpful
Report
Mackay, Queensland

Awesome, mind blowing fun best time ever

Helpful
Report
Wellington, New Zealand

Fun and more fun

Helpful
Report
Gulgong, New South Wales

WO! Once is enough.

Helpful
Report
Shotover Jet (Queenstown)

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
-44.987005168.669888
Trelawn Place
Trelawn Place
8.73 reviews
Distance: 0.6 mi
The Canyons Lodge
The Canyons Lodge
10.02 reviews
Distance: 0.61 mi
The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
9.76 reviews
Distance: 2.99 mi
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
10.04 reviews
Distance: 3.09 mi
View all
Shotover River, Arthur's Point Bridge
Shotover River, Arthur's Point Bridge
10.01 review
Sights and Museums, Bridge
Distance: 0.06 mi
Skyline Queenstown
Skyline Queenstown
8.914 reviews
Outdoors, Scenic Lookout, Trams & Gondolas
Distance: 2.96 mi
Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu
9.512 reviews
Outdoors, Lake, Scenic Lookout
Distance: 3.07 mi
AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown
AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown
9.212 reviews
Other, Entertainment
Distance: 3.07 mi
View all
Skyline Queenstown
Skyline Queenstown
9.322 reviews
Bar, Buffet
Distance: 3.05 mi
Queenies Dumplings
Queenies Dumplings
10.01 review
Chinese, Asian/Pacific
Distance: 3.08 mi
Fishbone Bar & Grill
Fishbone Bar & Grill
8.02 reviews
Seafood
Distance: 3.11 mi
Speights Ale House
Speights Ale House
10.01 review
$$$$
Pubs
Distance: 3.07 mi
View all
Report this place