Shotover Jet

If you are visiting or staying in Queenstown and looking for to add a little fun, adventure and adrenaline to your day then head to Shotover Jet for an amazing and thrilling jet boat ride. Nothing you have experienced will prepare you for the excitement of a jet boat ride. Shotover Jet Queenstown is the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyon.

Once aboard, your expert driver puts your famous 'Big Red' jet boat through its paces, speeding past rocky outcrops with only inches to spare, twisting through narrow canyons. The major highlight - the famous 'Shotover Jet' turn, where your boat spins through a full 360 degrees on its own length! An onsite specialised photography service will capture your experience and photos are available for no obligation viewing immediately after your trip.

Experience the adrenaline rush of the Shotover Jet on your next action packed family holiday. Located only 6 kilometres from Queenstown, this is one New Zealand tour you will never forget!


  • 360 degree spins
  • Shotover River


  • Life jackets
  • Full length spray jackets
  • Secure lockers for valuables
  • Complimentary shuttle transfers from the 'The Station' Info Centre in Queenstown


Operates: 9.30am - 4.00pm daily, with departures every 30 minutes
Departs: Complimentary transfers depart from 'The Station' Info Centre, Queenstown, Check in for transfer 45 minutes prior to boat departure.
Self Drive: For guests who are self driving, make own way to 3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown, 30 minute prior to departure
Duration: Allow 1 hour and 45 minutes including transfers from Queenstown (Boat ride is 25 minutes)

Additional Info

Children: Aged 3-4 are free of charge. Children 5-15 are at the child rate. Minimum child height 1 metre. Dependent on river conditions on the day, Shotover Jet reserves the right to extend to 1.2 metres to ensure maximum passenger safety.
What to Bring: Sunglasses/glasses. Warm hat, jacket and gloves are recommended in winter months. The only cameras allowed on board are forehead-mounted, hands -free, Go Pro or similar.
Operated By: Shotover Jet