Shotover Jet Queenstown

It's the ultimate Queenstown Shotover Jet boat experience taking you on a thrilling jet boat ride through Shotover River Canyon at seriously high speeds!
Shotover Jet Queenstown


  • Thrillling 25 minute jetboat ride

  • Travel over 85km per hour

  • Zoom through the spectacular Shotover River Canyons

  • Power brakes and sweeping fishtails

  • Free shuttle service on selected trips

  • 360 degree spins over 10cm deep water

More info


  • 25 minute thrilling Jet Boat ride
  • Free shuttle transfers are available on selected trips (11am and 3pm). Bookings are required


  • 360 degree spins over 10cm of water
  • Reach speeds over 85km per hour
  • Whip past rocky outcrops
  • Skim around crags and boulders
  • Speed through the dramatic and spectacular Shotover River Canyons
  • Free transfers for selected trips (11am and 3pm), bookings required


  • Jet Boat rides depart on the hour every hour between 9am and 4pm. Should you require a time outside of these hours, please contact our friendly staff to see if we can arrange an alternative time to suit your travel requirements
  • If you are self-driving to the Arthurs Point river base, please check-in at 30 minutes prior to your trip departure time.
  • The courtesy shuttle runs for the 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm jet boat departures. Please check-in inside the Station Building in Queenstown 45 minutes prior to your jet boat departure time.
  • Jet Boat rides depart every day (river and weather conditions permitting) except Christmas Day (25th December)


  • This is a 25 minute Jet Boat ride (please allow 1.5 hours for the entire experience)

What To Bring

  • We recommend that you dress for the conditions and simply be mindful that there will be some wind-chill factor as you are travelling at speed
  • In summer don’t forget your sunblock and some people get concerned that it may be too cold in winter, however simply dress warmly and bring a warm hat and gloves (although the handrails are heated) just like you would for skiing and sunglasses are great year round
  • For safety reasons, the use of handheld personal cameras and video cameras are not permitted aboard the jet boats

Additional Information

  • 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, however a ticket still needs to be issued
  • All children (0-15yrs) must travel with a fare paying adult 16 years and over
  • Shotover Jet is not suitable if you are pregnant or have any medical conditions including back or neck problems
  • Onsite facilities include parking, retail, cafe, toilets, secure lockers and viewing areas

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking, however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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