Jet Boating Queenstown

There are fewer Queenstown activities more iconic than jet boating! Shotover Jet and Skippers Canyon Jet are both sure to provide a memorable experience.


Shotover Jet

Take a spin in the iconic ‘big red’ through the spectacular Shotover River canyons on Queenstown’s world-famous jet boat ride – the Shotover Jet – which has thrilled millions of people since it started in 1965.

Just five minutes’ walk from Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park, Shotover Jet operates on an exclusive stretch of the Shotover River – spetacular canyons carved out over the ages by a vast volume of fast-flowing water.

The trip combines a classic New Zealand invention – the jet boat – with the typical Kiwi attitude of adventure and fun. Shotover Jet has helped take jet boating from humble beginnings to one of New Zealand’s most ‘must do’ visitor activities.

Shotover Jet is proud to be one of Queenstown’s original adventure activities, and an iconic experience that has helped put New Zealand on the global tourism map.

Book at Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park or online below!


Skippers Canyon Jet

Come for a ride with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River.

Proving the saying that getting there is half the adventure, your tour begins with a drive into historic Skippers Canyon via the Skippers Canyon Road, carved out of the vertical rock face by gold miners more than 120 years ago. On-board commentary from knowledgeable guides will reveal many stories of this remarkable landscape.

Once on the jet boat, feel the adrenaline surge as you power deeper into Skippers Canyon through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Their highly skilled jet boat drivers manoeuvre the boat just inches from the sheer canyon walls and keep the excitement levels high with speeds in excess of 80kmh and a series of full 360-degree spins. Skippers Canyon Jet is the only jet boat ride featuring historic gold mining relics remaining in the river, as well as Lord Of The Rings locations. Awesome fun, splendidly scenic, and unbeatable value, Skippers Canyon Jet is a fantastic jet boat trip in Queenstown.

FREE pick up & drop off from Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park.