Shotover Jet with Transport from Queenstown

From $159

per person


World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled almost 4 million people since 1965, and now it’s your turn!

The spectacular Shotover Canyons. Only we can take you there!

As the only company permitted to operate within the canyons, the only way to 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, V8 twin engine 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 canyon action from start to finish. Hold on tight for our famous 360 degree spins!

This is where we come from. This awa (river) is part of who we are. 

We are Ngāi Tahu, the Māori people of this land and the proud owners of Shotover Jet. 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. Let us welcome you our way, share our stories and take you on an adventure you’ll never forget!

More than just another jet boat ride

Combining the classic New Zealand invention of the Jet Boat with the kiwi culture of adventure, Shotover Jet has become part of the fabric of what is quintessentially ‘New Zealand’. People from all around the world visit Queenstown for three main reasons- scenery, culture and adventure; Shotover Jet combines all of these in a unique and unforgettable way and is for many visitors the highlight of their Queenstown and New Zealand holiday!

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Fine Print

What to bring

Eyewear (sunglasses / glasses) are recommended year-round.
Waterproof jacket or raincoat, warm clothes, hat and gloves are strongly recommended in winter (although the handrails on the jet boats are heated).
For safety reasons, the use of handheld personal cameras and video cameras are not permitted aboard the jet boats.

Shuttle Service

Our complimentary shuttle operates for our 11am & 3pm jet boat departures.

Customers must check-in at our desk inside the Station Building in Queenstown 45 minutes prior to the trip time.

The Station Building is located on the Corner of Camp & Shotover Streets, Queenstown.

July Shuttle Schedule

For the month of July, our complimentary shuttle will operate for our 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm jet boat departures.

Customers must check-in at our desk inside the Station Building in Queenstown 45 minutes prior to the trip time.


  • A minimum height of 1 metre applies. Shotover Jet reserves the right to extend the minimum height to 1.2 metres in certain river conditions, to ensure passenger safety.
  • Children under 5 years old who meet the minimum height limit are free with a fare paying adult, but a ticket still needs to be issued.
  • Child fares apply to children aged 5 – 15.
  • All children (0-10) must travel with a fare paying adult aged 16 years and older.
  • Unfortunately if you are pregnant we do not recommend that you ride on the jet boat.
  • Please speak with one of our team if you  have any medical conditions including back or neck problems and they will assess your suitability.
  • If for any reason, medical or otherwise, you are unable to get into and out of the jet boat without assistance, you are required to have two support people who are able to get you in and out and they must also be booked on your trip.
  • We don’t have a weight limit but you must be able to fit into one of our life jackets to ride and you must be able to get into and out of the jet boat per above. We do have larger sizes available.

From $159

per person


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