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Katoa Jetboating Rotorua

An adrenaline-pumping, half-hour thrill jet boating ride in Rotorua that lets you take in four historical landmarks along the way - a rush awaits!


An adrenaline-pumping jet boat experience
Famous geothermal scenery
Pristine Lake Rotorua
A full 30 minute jet boating on the Kawarau river
High speed spins, turns and stops
Courtesy pick up & drop off within the city

What you need to know

This half-hour Rotorua jet boat ride on the lovely waters of the Kawarau River will give you a dose of adrenaline while allowing you to take in such local icons as Sacred Island, the world-famous Sulphur Lake, and Mokoia Island. Buckle up and prepare to perform a series of speedy, spinning, adrenaline-based moves while being suitable for all ages. While it's a great rush, jet boating is by no means "scary", with getting wet all part of the experience!

See the beautiful and unpredictable Lake Rotorua from the waters rather than the shore for the best possible vantage point available - plus with courtesy pick up and drop off available via prior arrangement and all necessary equipment provided, you'll have everything you need to simply enjoy the jet boating adventure!

More info


  • Half hour jet boat ride filled with action packed adrenalin on Lake Rotorua
  • Ride in the sleek yellow boat and take in four historical landmarks along the way, pass by Mokoia Island, the Sacred Island and over the world renowned Sulphur Lake
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off from the Rotorua CBD


  • Based at Memorial Drive on Rotorua’s scenic Lakefront
  • A short stroll from Fenton Street and Rotorua’s CBD
  • Courtesy pick up and drop off from the Rotorua CBD


  • Katoa Jet has no age restrictions and it is quite safe and a lot of fun for kids
  • Available for all ages
  • Under 5 years and under ride for free
  • Infants aged under 5 years are free, limit 1 free infant per paying adult


  • Will I get wet? Very likely! But it does depend on where you sit in the boat and we do have spray jackets available if you don’t want to get wet
  • How many people can go on the boat? The boats will take 11, 18 and 25 people
  • Can I fall out of the boat? No, falling out of the boat is very unlikely. The driver will explain what to do and what not to do to prevent falling out

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
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Katoa Jetboating Rotorua

Lakefront drive, City Lake front, Rotorua, NZ 3201