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Shotover Jet Boat Queenstown

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Adult: NZD$145.00

Child (5-15yrs): NZD$75.00

Sunrise Jet Adult: NZD$125.00

Sunrise Jet Child (5-15yrs): NZD$60.00

Family (2ad+1ch): NZD$365.00

Family (2ad+2ch): NZD$365.00

Family (1ad+3ch): NZD$365.00

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Service rating:   excellent

Absolutely amazing experience:)

Product rating:   excellent

Great experience would do it again

Reviewed 05-Jun-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Very good.

Product rating:   excellent

Excellent trip. Our driver, Tim was very personable and fun. And the bus driver Skinny was also fun!

Reviewed 05-May-2017

Service rating:   excellent

What a thrill, the only downside was not having time to go a second time. Thanks heaps, and our driver Jeremy was awesome.

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Reviewed 17-Mar-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Very helpful as I booked the wrong date and they where more than happy to help me change dates!! thanks again

Product rating:   excellent

All I can say is YEWWWWWWW!!!

Reviewed 14-Feb-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Professional and fun

Product rating:   excellent

Well worth ita

Reviewed 03-May-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Easy to book services

Product rating:   excellent

Great experience start to finish and had a blast

Reviewed 08-Jan-2016

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Sorry to hear that you missed some of the best parts of the tour due to the traffic. Queenstown is not normally known for its busy streets, but during the busy summer school holiday period it can get a bit hectic. Usually the drivers make up the time but you must have just got a particularly bad day. If you are planning on coming back to NZ or even heading over to Australia I'd like to offer you a gift voucher to make up in some small way for what you missed out on. If you can't use it then you are welcome to pass it on to one of your travelling friends or family. Please email us and mention this and I'll sort one out for you. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback.

Regards
Callum Goodall
Everything Travel

Posted 09-Jan-2016

Service rating:   excellent

The service was excellent and our travel arrangements were confirmed instantly.
My questions were answered satisfactorily and was also given travel tips.

Product rating:   excellent

Our second time on the Shotover Jet was again very excellent and exhilarating one.
The driver was also very accommodating to our questions and made us really feel safe.

Reviewed 04-Jan-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Callum was so great to deal with, and nothing was too much trouble

Product rating:   excellent

Fantastic !! One of the must do adventures !!

Reviewed 01-Jan-2016

Service rating:   excellent

Friendly and helpful Customer Service personnel. Shoutout to Belinda who helped with numerous queries.

Product rating:   excellent

Entertaining and exhilarating. Duration of ride is just nice.

Reviewed 04-Oct-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Excelent

Product rating:   excellent

Excelent servies

Reviewed 30-Sep-2015

Service rating:   good

very good

Product rating:   excellent

this was my 3rd time on the jetboat and was amazing as ever - team/driver was awesome!

Reviewed 21-Sep-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Really easy to use and very accommodating. And their service was very prompt.

Product rating:   excellent

So fun!!

Reviewed 29-Aug-2015

Service rating:   excellent

No complaints.

Product rating:   excellent

Only a bit too expensive...

Reviewed 20-Aug-2015

Service rating:   excellent

It was really easy to book all my activities and there were no problems

Product rating:   excellent

It was great fun....but freezing!

Reviewed 11-Aug-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Easy to Use website

Product rating:   excellent

Fun experience.

Reviewed 05-Jul-2015

Service rating:   good

Booking online was easy with plenty of info on all of the activities on offer.

Product rating:   excellent

Well organised, professional, good fun

Reviewed 12-May-2015

Service rating:   excellent

They were very helpful providing all the activities I wanted in queenstown

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 25-Apr-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Easy to use

Product rating:   excellent

Great

Reviewed 10-Apr-2015

Service rating:   excellent

The staff is friendly and helpful

Product rating:   good

exciting, staff takes his time to explain

Reviewed 08-Apr-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Excellent idea, easy to use website, would use again.

Product rating:   excellent

Wow what a blast, a smoothly run operation from start to finish, will be recommending to all family and friends.

Reviewed 27-Mar-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Easy to book and everything went smoothly.

Product rating:   excellent

Highly recommend

Reviewed 15-Feb-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Callum Goodall at "Everything travel group was just outstanding.

Product rating:   excellent

Great just like the last time (20 yrs ago) but faster the driver was good.

Reviewed 16-Jan-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Easy booking system, no problems at all

Product rating:   excellent

Well run activity, what a hoot!!! We wanted to go again!

Reviewed 01-Dec-2014

Service rating:   good

Booking went smoothly. Shame about the hiccuo with Shot over.

Product rating:   poor

Rude clerk informed us we shoukd have brought printed tickets. This is not only impractical but downright stupid. Good service from bus driver right to Jet and home again.

Reviewed 28-Nov-2014

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback after your Shotover Jet ride. I'm sorry you had an unpleasant experience at check in. As mentioned in my email to you we have an agreement with operators where our customers can show their tickets electronically as this makes sense to us in this day and age. I have passed your feedback on to Shotover Jet to rectify this situation and avoid others having the same issue upon check in. Thanks again for providing us with this feedback.

Belinda Nichol
Everything Travel Group.

Posted 28-Nov-2014

Service rating:   excellent

easy to use, no problems.

Product rating:   excellent

great experience,

Reviewed 29-Jul-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Everything stands for 'Everything was perfect! Not a glitch. We can't wait to come back again, and we will prebook everything the same as last time

Product rating:   excellent

Fantastic fun! Again perfectly organised. Jumped on the bus and jumped in the boat.Too easy

Reviewed 24-Jul-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Excellent

Product rating:   excellent

Excellent

Reviewed 19-Jul-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Website is clear and easy to use. Prompt payment of refund for cancelled activity. Thank you.

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 06-Apr-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Staff were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble.

Product rating:   excellent

Awesome adventure, Great trip. thanks

Reviewed 13-Nov-2013

Service rating:   excellent

I had made an error on my dates and double booked myself which they picked up for me.

Product rating:   excellent

Lots of fun, but dress warmly!

Reviewed 14-Oct-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Efficient and reliable. will recommend to friends and family.

Product rating:   excellent

Great fun. I haven't laughed and screamed so much in ages!!

Reviewed 08-Oct-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Very prompt and easy to use!

Product rating:   excellent

was so awesome we went twice in the freezing cold!

Reviewed 04-Oct-2013

Service rating:   excellent

No problems

Product rating:   excellent

Excellent trip, well worth it

Reviewed 30-Sep-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Great service and very helpful. Sent many queries via email and had prompt helpful replies. Service desk in Queenstown were excellent.

Product rating:   excellent

Fabulous. Great fun and amazing scenery. Very friendly staff.

Reviewed 28-Sep-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Very helpful website

Product rating:   excellent

Staff and experience were fantastic

Reviewed 02-Sep-2013

Service rating:   excellent

The website was easy to use and informative. When I had to change my pick up point my e mail was answered promptly and the problem sorted out without any fuss.

Product rating:   excellent

What a wonderful experience! All the staff were friendly and helpful and the flight itself was amazing. The pilot made the whole trip great fun.

Reviewed 28-Aug-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Great

Product rating:   excellent

great

Reviewed 18-Aug-2013

Service rating:   good

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Product rating:   excellent

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Reviewed 10-Aug-2013

Service rating:   excellent

The bookings people were really helpful on email.

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 06-Aug-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Simple and quick, the staff very helpful.

Product rating:   excellent

Awesome, loved the heated handrails for the winter adventurers

Reviewed 23-Jul-2013

Service rating:   excellent

very quick booking response and helped coordinate everything nicely

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 15-Jul-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Way too easy.

Product rating:   excellent

Great fun.

Reviewed 11-Jul-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Service from Belinda was excellent. Even when i changed from emailing her to then ringing. She was able to change details straight over there and then. E tickets came through not long after. Will definately use Everything Queenstowns service again. Thanks guys. :)

Product rating:   good

We didn't end up doing the Shotover as was full at the time we wanted to go. Service from your staff was excellent in being able to change over. Due to heavy rain kjet trip was shortend. Not anyones fault. Just the elements.

Reviewed 07-Jul-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Great Service

Product rating:   excellent

Awesome ride, liked the way the boat drivers struck a repore with the passengers.

Reviewed 22-Apr-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Well run

Product rating:   excellent

Great fun

Reviewed 21-Mar-2013

Service rating:   excellent

easy and quick to use

Product rating:   excellent

FAntastic experience - guide driver was brilliant - very well organised and highly recommend!

Reviewed 17-Mar-2013

Everything Travel Group Reviews

Wow! What a fabulous time I had on the Shotover Jet. I didn't imagine I would find it as exciting and thrilling as I did, given that I have grown up with jet boats but these guys really do know their stuff and their skills at manouvering these powerful machines really are impressive. From the driver who picked us up and drove us to the river to the lady that gave us our life jackets and over coats, the photographer that took our photo and then our jet boat driver Nick they were all outstanding in their jobs and made the experience a very enjoyable and memorable one. Not only did Nick have the crew in stitches of laughter he also knew his stuff about the Shotover River and gave us all a very insightful and interesting run down on the history behind Shotovoer Jet and the gold mining era. The infamous Shotover Jet 360 degree spin was awesome and one that our crew never got sick of. Nick was very accomomdating to the crew's excitement and continued to spin wherever he could. I advise all going to Queenstown to tick the Shotover Jet off your list. You will be so glad you did and it will make you want to go back for more. Thanks Nick and the Shotover Team for such an awesome experience. 

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Reviewed 17 May 2012 by Everything Travel Group (Belinda)

The Shotover Jet is the most well known jet boat ride in New Zealand and an iconic Queenstown activity... and rightly so! The boats wizz & spin down the Shotover river through kilometres of narrow rocky canyons pausing only briefly to allow the knowledgeable driver to offer some local insight into the history of this once prolific gold mining river. Shotover Jet is a big company, thrilling hundreds of tourists every day but they run a professional, personal and smooth operation so you wont feel like just a number. There are cheaper and longer jet boat rides around NZ but none offer the same high speed, white knuckle experience. This is simply an activity you have to do!

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Reviewed 4 Jan 2012 by Everything Travel Group (Callum)

Latest Questions about Jet boat - Shotover Jet

we are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids), can you please advise the cost?
Also, we have our own transport so is there a discounted fee or do we need to come with the rest of the group in your transport?
Thanks!

Comments

For the Shotover Jet in Queenstown, the cost is currently $135 for adults and $75 for kids however there is a family deal that costs $345 for 2 adults and 2 kids and then you'll just need to pay for 1 more child. So the total cost for you would be $420. Effectively you get one child for free. The shuttle from town to the jet boat base is complimentary so there is no discount if you drive yourself but you are welcome to do so.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 15th Aug 16 at 15:48

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We have a family group consisting of 8, 5 over 15 and 3 under 15, what deal can we get for our group for a booking on 09 Jan 2016?

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There are family packages for the Shotover Jet that will save you some money. You can book 1 x Family (2ad+2ch), 1 x Family (2ad+1ch), 1 x Adult.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 5th Sep 15 at 10:36

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Hi can we enquire if there is a pick up service from our accommodation in queens town for the shot over jet? Secondly, if we select the 9am jet, does that mean we are picked 1.5 hours before or the entire trip is 1.5 hours to and fro from hotel to shot over and back.

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Hi Mamta. There are no Queenstown hotel pick ups for the Shotover Jet. You simply need to check in at the Shotover Jet counter inside the Station building in central Queestown 30 minutes before your jet boat ride. You will then be taken by bus to the jet boat base which is 10 minutes out of town and brought back afterwards. If you are on the 10am Shotover Jet then you check in at 9.30am and ride the boat at 10am for 25 minutes and you are then brought back to town. The entire experience including the return transfers takes 1.5 - 2 hours.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 22nd Apr 15 at 11:58

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What time is the "sunrise jet" how early?

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Hi Mel. The sunrise Shotover Jet in Queenstown operates at 8.30am daily. As it's a discounted price on the standard Shotover Jet it is very popular so please book well in advance.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 31st Mar 15 at 16:07

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Hi, how much would the professional photos cost?
Does it work on each shot for per family pics?
Thank you

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Hi Quan, the Shotover Jet photo pack costs $39. Alternatively, you can purchase the photo pack and DVD of your ride for $59.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 29th Dec 14 at 14:08

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Hi. Just wondering what are the departure times for shotover jet boat? I'm planning to book skydive at 8.30am so can we do this after that?

Thank you

Regards,
Angeline

Comments

Hi Angeline. The Shotover Jet operates every 30 minutes all day during daylight hours. If you are skydiving in the morning at 8.30am you will be back in town by about midday so you can book the Shotover Jet for any time after that.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 7th Dec 14 at 14:53

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Hi!
Can my 1 yr old daughter join us in this ride?

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Hi KB. Unfortunately there is a minimum height requirement of 1 metre (3ft) to ride the Shotover Jet in Queenstown so your 1 year old daughter will not be able to accompany you I'm sorry. If you do still wish to ride the Shotover Jet then you and your partner/wife can do the jet boat ride at different times, one after the other, so that one of you can look after your child at all times. Please let me know if you need any assistance booking this.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 14th Aug 13 at 14:50

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How fast does it go? km/h?

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Hi Danielle. The Shotover Jet boats in Queenstown go up to 85kms per hour through the narrow Shotover river canyons!

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 6th Oct 12 at 16:12

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hi,

how busy are you this time of year - do we need to book in advance?

thanks - belinda

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Hi Belinda, the Shotover Jet is very busy at the moment due to school holidays and it has also been closed for a week because of ice on the river so there is a huge back log to get through. Due to these conditions we definitely recommend booking in advance to get on at your desired time. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 13th Jul 12 at 10:07

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hello, im just wondering what is your opening and closing times??

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Hi Nicola, the Shotover Jet runs every 30 minutes during the day. Currently they are operating with their first trip departing at 9.30am and the last scheduled for 4pm.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 8th Jun 12 at 15:34

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im pregnant for 3 months now, can i be on the shotover jet?

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Hi Zariq. Unfortunately Shotover Jet do not recommend people who are pregnant to go on the jet boat ride for safety precausions.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 9th Apr 12 at 18:45

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If my plane arrive at Queenstown Airport on 1525, and I go to city by public transport, which time slot would you suggest me to book?

Comments

Hi Kevin. It depends on what time of year you are flying into Queenstown. If you there in April then you can get on the 4.30pm or 5pm Shotover jet boat. Alternaively if you are in Queenstown in May the latest boat to go is 4.15pm. The 4.15pm ride may be pushing it for time. Hopefully there are no delays with your flight. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 3rd Apr 12 at 11:07

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Hai,

Would like to know your official opening and closing hours in winter(june).Thank you.

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Hi Aju. The Shotover Jet Boat in Queenstown operates during daylight hours so in winter (June - Sept) this means the first boat is at 9am and the last boat is at 4pm. This can change slightly during the season depending on sunrise and sunset.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 21st Mar 12 at 12:59

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what age does a child go up to?do u have to have a parent with you?

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Hi Bailey. For the Shotover Jet in Queenstown a child is considered 5 - 15 years old and the minimum height requirement is 1 metre tall. Children aged 10 - 15 yrs can travel unaccompanied as long as a parent or guardian is on-site, but children any younger must travel with a parent or guardian aged 16 years or older.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 20th Mar 12 at 20:03

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Hi we will be in queenstown form the 11th feb until 16th was just wondering if we should book before we come or can we organise it when we get to nz???

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Hi Helena, the Shotover Jet is a very popular activity and can book out in advance especially, if there are tour groups in town. While it is not essential to book before you arrive, we do recommend it to ensure you get your preferred time and day.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 27th Jan 12 at 17:24

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Does the jet boat operate in the rain?

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Hi Chris. The Shotover Jet can operate if it's raining lightly but if the weather is really bad and it's pouring with rain then the drivers don't have optimal visibility and they will cease operations until it eases. If this happens you can reschedule with Shotover Jet or you can receive a full refund from us.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 7th Dec 11 at 17:19

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