Shotover Jet Boat Ride
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Experience the thrill of your life with a fast and furious jet boat ride! Really get your adrenaline pumping with this high-speed trip down the legendary Shotover River
Our guide to Shotover Jet Boat Ride
Experience the thrill of your life with a fast and furious jet boat ride. Really get your adrenaline pumping with this high-speed trip down the legendary Shotover River. Your expert driver will have you racing past the towering canyon walls so close that you could almost reach out and touch them. Hold on tight as your boat does a 360 degree turn that will take your breath away.
Travel deep into canyons and soar around protruding rocks as you zip down this wild untamed river, stopping or slowing only for the driver to indicate points of interest.
Daily, year round, weather and river conditions permitting. Does not operate on 25th December.
Rides operate every 15 minutes from 8.00am until sunset.
Allow around 1.5 hours in total, including 25 minutes jetboating.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Shotover Jet Boat Ride
- You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
- Tours depart every 15 minutes from 8am to 4pm. Please check in 45 minutes prior to your expected departure time.
- Minimum age to participate is 3 years.
- If you have any specific medical condition including breaks or fractures or you suffer from back or neck problems please advise us at time of booking so we can assess and advise your suitability to travel.
- We strongly advise that pregnant women do not ride on the jet boat due to the vigorous nature of the ride.
- Spectators are welcome to join the complimentary shuttle service free of charge on a ‘space available’ basis.
- The fleet of 8 boats was specifically designed for the Shotover canyons. The twin V6 powered jet boats have excellent strength and manoeuvrability.
- Photos will be available for purchase after your ride.
- Life jackets are mandatory.
- Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.