Water activity

Wanaka: Jet Boat Ride on Clutha River

Wanaka: Jet Boat Ride on Clutha River

Activity provider: Lakeland Wanaka
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 87.33 per person

Experience one of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities with some of the world’s most beautiful scenery as a backdrop. Marvel at the power and remarkable maneuverability of a high-speed jet boat.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience 1 hour of pure adrenaline on New Zealand's swiftest-flowing river
  • Allow your driver to safely and skillfully demonstrate the jet boat's extreme maneuverability
  • Admire stunning snow-capped mountain views
Full description
Experience the water like never have before on a jet boat adventure in Wanaka. Skim across shallow water, over sand bars, through rapids, and around rocks at speeds in excess of 80 kilometers per hour. Departing from Wanaka’s waterfront, enjoy a short jaunt across the lake taking in stunning snow-capped mountain views, and prepare to enter one of the world’s swiftest-flowing rivers, the Clutha River.  Of course, a jet boat ride wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Hamilton Spin, a high-speed maneuver causing the boat to spin rapidly on the spot. Your expert driver will raise your adrenalin, demonstrating the maneuverability of the jet boat and pushing it to its absolute limits, safely and skillfully navigating you on an unforgettable adventure.
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: River boat, speedboat
  • Life vest
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 4 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People prone to seasickness
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    100 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Change of clothes
    • Waterproof camera

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 7 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    Great jet boat ride adapted for weather conditions.

    April 17, 2022

    February 28, 2022

    Jeremiah , our boat driver, was amazing! Well informed, fun and great driver!

    January 31, 2020

    Product ID: 302813