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!
With high-performance boats designed specifically for our stretch of the river, we take you through our Canyons; riding the rapids and performing thrilling, gravity-defying stunts within a hair’s breadth of the awe-inspiring cliff faces. Our boats are made for speed, travelling at up to 90 kilometres an hour in as little as 10 centimetres of water. A unique combination of beauty and power, it’s an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall action from start to finish.
Our connection to Kimiākau (the Shotover River) goes back centuries. Before the arrival of Europeans, our Ngāi Tahu tipuna (ancestors) would use this network of awa (rivers) to gather food, plants and pounamu (greenstone). As the home of our ancestors, this place is a part of us. We’re the only ones with access to the spectacular canyons and no one knows this area like we do.
What to expect;
• Our jet boats carry a maximum of 14 passengers for a more personal experience: small boats- big thrills!
• Twin engine jet boats for the highest standards in safety..
• Self drive – located 6kms or a 10 minute drive from Queenstown.
• Daily from 10.00am - 4:00pm.
• We operate every day (river and weather conditions permitting) except Christmas Day.
25 minutes on the water, action packed from the moment you leave the jetty.
Allow 1 hour (if self driving) or 1 hour 45 minutes if taking our complimentary shuttle.
Complimentary shuttles depart ‘The Station’ Information Centre, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown. Space is limited so please arrive early to secure your seat.
Life jackets are mandatory and are supplied
Eyewear recommended year round.
Dress warmly in winter – warm clothes, jacket, hat and gloves (although hand rails on the jet boats are heated) are strongly recommended.
Minimum child height of one metre applies (1.2m in certain conditions). This experience is not recommended if you are pregnant. If you have any specific medical conditions or if you suffer from back or neck problems, please advise at the time of booking so we can assess and advise your suitability to travel.
Onsite facilities include parking, retail, toilets, secure lockers and viewing areas. There is a restaurant next door to us.
For safety reasons the only cameras allowed on board Shotover Jet are forehead mounted hands free Go Pro or similar. Any other cameras or phones are not permitted to be carried aboard our Jet boats.
0800 802 804
Shotover Jet, 3 Arthurs Point Rd,Queenstown
03 442 8570
0800 802 804
Shotover Jet Beach, 3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown
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