Take on New Zealand’s greatest jet boat adventure! See breathtaking views on a tour of Skippers Canyon and then speed down Shotover River on a jet boat - and hold on tight as your driver does skillful maneuvers and spins!
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- Covid-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
- Mobile ticketing
- Use your phone or print your voucher
- Duration 3 hours
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- Live tour guide
- Experience the stunning scenery of Skippers Canyon
- Travel the infamous Skippers Canyon Road - where no rental car is insured!
- Jet through the narrowest canyons on the famous Shotover River
- Discover a land rich in gold mining history where getting into the canyon is half the adventure!
- Return transport from central Queenstown
- Guided tour into Skippers Canyon
- Informative commentary from knowledgeable bus driver
- 30-minute jet boat ride on the upper Shotover River
- Spectacular scenery and photo opportunities
- Life jackets and spray jackets (gloves in winter)
- Meals and drinks
- Photo or video packages (available for purchase on the day)
- All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
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Prepare for the activity
Station Building, corner of Shotover and Camp Streets, Central Queenstown. Meet the driver outside by the wooden benches on the Camp Street side.Open in Google Maps ⟶
Know before you go
- This is a true backcountry experience and getting there is half the fun!
- It is recommended to use the toilet prior to departing Queenstown as there will not be an opportunity to do so on the tour
- Dress for the conditions on the day, wear warm clothing and bring a hat, sunglasses, camera, insect repellent and water
- Minimum age requirement is 3 years for children
- Tour is suitable for all ages as long as mobility is not a problem
- Please advise the local operator if you have any medical conditions, back problems or are pregnant