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Jet Boat - Shotover Jet

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Latest Questions about Jet Boat - Shotover Jet

Does the Shotover Jet Boat operate in Queenstown when it rains?

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Generally speaking, the Shotover Jet in Queenstown will still run in most rainy conditions, however on occasion the river may rise to a level where they are unable to operate.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Rhiannon) on 3rd Jan 21 at 14:06

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Can I take my own GoPro on the Shotover Jet in Queenstown?

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You can only bring your GoPro on the Shotover Jet if it is hands-free by way of using a forehead mount strap. These straps can be purchased at the base building. Photos are taken on the land prior to boarding, and there is also a camera at the front of the boat to capture some great footage throughout the trip. These photos are available to purchase at the end of the tour.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Rhiannon) on 1st May 19 at 12:39

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Does the experience start and end in the same place? If not, why are there some self-driving options for some booking times?

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The Shotover Jet starts and ends at the same location in Arthurs Point. There are transport options from Queenstown central to the check-in point, and back to Queenstown after the jet boat. The self-drive option is to just meet in Arthurs Point which is about a 10-minute drive from Queenstown central.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Kiani) on 18th May 24 at 16:17

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What time do I need to be at The Station Building in Queenstown for my transfer out to the Shotover Jet?

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If you have booked transfers from central Queenstown to the Shotover Jet, this option departs 45 minutes prior from the Station Building. If you are self driving to the Shotover Jet at 3 Arthurs Point Road, you need to be there 30 minutes prior to your departure time.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Rhiannon) on 21st Jul 23 at 17:13

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Can I do the Shotover Jet in a CAM boot?

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Yes, you can still do the Shotover Jet Queenstown in a moon boot.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Rhiannon) on 21st Jul 23 at 17:17

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Is 74 years too old to do the Shotover Jet in Queenstown?

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The Shotover Jet in Queenstown is suitable for most ages if you have a general level of physical integrity. We would advise those with any neck or back issues to take a more cautious approach to join this activity.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Rhiannon) on 11th Apr 22 at 12:58

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I have bought a gift voucher for the Shotover Jet in Queenstown, can you post it to me?

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Gift vouchers are automatically sent to your email in a PDF format, so that you can download and print them as required.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Rhiannon) on 3rd Dec 21 at 15:12

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Will I get wet on the Shotover Jet in Queenstown?

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If you are sitting on the outer seats of the Shotover Jet, you may get a little wet while doing the 360 degree spins. If you would prefer to be on the drier side, we recommend sitting in the middle of the boat and bringing a rain jacket.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Rhiannon) on 5th Sep 15 at 10:36

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I'm pregnant, can I still do the Shotover Jet in Queenstown?

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If you are pregnant, it is not recommended that you do the Shotover Jet in Queenstown.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Rhiannon) on 31st Mar 15 at 16:07

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Where do I leave my belongings while doing the Shotover Jet in Queenstown?

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There are complimentary lockers available at the Shotover Jet base, however these are shared with others so we recommend leaving your valuables at home.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Kaitlin) on 29th Dec 14 at 14:08

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Can my 1 year old daughter join us on the Shotover Jet ride in Queenstown?

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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. 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.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Callum) on 14th Aug 13 at 14:50

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How fast does the Shotover Jet go in km/h?

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

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Callum) on 6th Oct 12 at 16:12

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

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

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (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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Unfortunately Shotover Jet do not recommend people who are pregnant to go on the jet boat ride for safety precautions.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Belinda) on 9th Apr 12 at 18:45

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Hai,

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

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The Shotover Jet Boat in Queenstown operates during daylight hours so in winter (June - Sept) this means the first boat is at 9.30 am and the last boat is at 4 pm. This can change slightly during the season depending on sunrise and sunset.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (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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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 years 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 New Zealand (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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The Shotover Jet is a very popular activity and can be booked out in advance especially if there are tour groups in town. We do recommend booking in advanced especially during the Peak summer season to ensure you get your preferred time and day.

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Belinda) on 27th Jan 12 at 17:24

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Does the jet boat operate in the rain?

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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 New Zealand (Callum) on 7th Dec 11 at 17:19

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