Shotover Jet

Queenstown's world famous jet boat ride, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970.

Shotover Jet

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

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

Shotover Jet operates on an exclusive area of the Shotover River and is the only company permitted to operate within its spectacular canyons, carved out over the ages by a vast volume of fast 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.

Shotover Jet commenced operations on the upper Shotover River in 1970 and was one of Queenstown’s first adventure activities, and over the years is one of the experiences that has helped to put New Zealand on the global tourism map. Combining the classic New Zealand invention of the Jet Boat with the Kiwi culture of adventure, Shotover Jet has become part of the fabric of what is quintessentially ‘New Zealand’ and has taken jet boating from its humble beginnings to become one of New Zealand’s most iconic ‘must do’ visitor activities.