Shotover Jet Queenstown | NgĀi Tahu Tourism

World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 2.5 million people since 1970 and now it is your turn!


Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360 spins.

“Can you handle the canyons?” with award winning Shotover Jet, The Worlds Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular River Canyons.

Shotover Jet operates on an exclusive area of the Shotover River and is the only company permitted to opertae within its spectacular canyons, carved out over the ages by vast volume offast flowing water.  The very grandeur of this spectacular environment less than 10 minutes drive from Queenstown adds to the excitement and exclusivity of the Shotover Jet experience.

“Big Red’ jet boats depart up to every 15 minutes and operate every day (river and weather conditions permitting) except Christmas Day.  Allow 1 hour 30 minutes Queenstown return including jet boat ride.  Our red complimentary shuttles depart “The Station” Information Centre up to every 15 minutes.

Be prepared!! Life jackets are mandatory and are supplied along with optional splash coats.  Eye wear is recommended all year round and dress warmly in winter.  Warm clothes are strongly recommended, jackets, hats and gloves.  (Hand rails on the jet boats are heated)

Reservations are essential, either direct with Shotover Jet or through your travel agent or New Zealand and Queenstown booking agents and accommodation.

+64 3 442 8570 or 0800 SHOTOVER (0800 746 868)

Shotover Jet Beach
Gorge Road
Arthurs Point
Queenstown, NZ