1. New Zealand
  2. Waikato
  3. Hamilton, New Zealand

Cambridge: Waikato River 45-Minute Extreme Jet Boat Ride

Product ID: 188328
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Ride the mighty Waikato River on a V8 jet boat for thrilling speed and 360° spins. Get ready for a fun, heart-pumping experience that will leave you with a big smile on your face.
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Duration: 45 minutes
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  • Hang on tight during furious slides and 360-degree spins along the Waikako River
  • Learn about the local sights and wildlife with your expert guide
  • See the Cambridge Gorge and Karapiro Dam
Full description
Take a hair-raising ride on the Waikato River, and reach speeds of up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) per hour. Enjoy fast and furious slides, make 360-degree spins, and stop at historic and sightseeing locations.

Meet and greet your local, professional guide at the boat ramp meeting point. Complete a small amount of paperwork, and fit yourself up with a spray suit to keep you dry, as well as a life jacket to keep you safe.

After receiving a safety briefing from your guide, hear the roar of your high horsepower V8 jet boat as it comes into life once fed with air, fuel, and fire. Head off on the first leg of your tour, and feel your adrenaline pumping. Enter into a 360-degree spin before coming to a stop at historic locations.

Listen to your guide's commentary about the places you visit and learn about the fish, birds, and wildlife in the area. Sites you will see include the Cambridge Gorge and Karapiro Dam, as well as rapids and waterfalls. Then, hang on extra tight for the speedy return leg back to the boat ramp.
  • Entrance fees
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local, professional guide
  • All safety equipment
What’s Not Included
  • Souvenir photos and video (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the boat ramp on Dominion Avenue, 3434 Cambridge, New Zealand.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• A minimum of two adults per booking is required
• Child rate applies only when shared with two paying adults
• You may book for one adult and one child, but will be charged for two adults
• Children must be accompanied by an adult and the minimum age is 4 years
• This tour is not recommended for people with back problems, heart complaints, or other serious medical conditions
• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
• Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking impairments or wheelchair users, though your guide can assist you when required
• This tour operates in all but extreme weather conditions. If your tour is canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

From US$ 72.37 per person

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Product ID: 188328