All about the Half Day Jet Boat Tour

Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River.

Half Day Jet Boat Tour Itinerary - 1 days

  • Day 1 Skippers Canyon Jet Boat
    The Jet Boat Tour begins with a guided drive into historic Skippers Canyon with on board commentary from our knowledgeable drivers. You will be escorted into a land rich in gold mining history and stunning scenery via the infamous Skippers Canyon Road which was carved out of the vertical rock face by miners over 120yrs ago. Getting there is half the adventure!
    Once on the boat you will feel your adrenalin surge as you power deeper into Skippers Canyon through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Our highly skilled jet boat drivers manoeuvre the boat just inches from the sheer canyon walls and keep the excitement levels high with speeds in excess of 80kmh and a series of full 360 degree spins. Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour is the only jet boat ride where you get to experience historic gold mining relics that still remain in the river and Lord of the Rings locations. Skippers Canyon Jet is THE must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.
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You will also experience Lord of the Rings locations first hand on the drive out to Skippers Canyon.

Half Day Jet Boat Tour Price information
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Tour code: JBT
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Family rate 2 adults/ 1 child
Adult. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Child ( 3-15 years). For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Family Rate 2 Ad/ 1 Ch. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

From outside the Station Building on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets.
Be there 10mins before departure time.
Allow 3hrs return from central Queenstown.
This is a true backcountry experience- getting there is half the fun!
We recommend using the toilet in the Station Building before departing Queenstown.
‘No shows’ or cancellations within 24hrs of departure time are non-refundable.
Please advise if you have any medical conditions, back problems or are pregnan

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