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Jet boat - Skippers Canyon Jet & 4wd

from NZD$145.00

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Skippers Jet:

  • adult NZD$145.00
  • child (3-15yrs) NZD$85.00
  • family (2ad+1ch) NZD$290.00

Skippers Gold Experience:

  • adult NZD$195.00
  • child (3-15yrs) NZD$115.00
  • family (2ad+1ch) NZD$390.00

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Service rating:   excellent

Service was very good, we really enjoyed our trip.

Product rating:   excellent

What a great experience! We really enjoyed the Jet Boat experience, the scenery was absolutely beautiful!

Reviewed 18-Jan-2015

Service rating:   excellent

So much variety

Product rating:   excellent

Best jet ride in queenstown by far.thanks Kevin

Reviewed 26-Dec-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Very quick n easy

Product rating:   excellent

Great local knowledge fun jet boat ride

Reviewed 17-Dec-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Easy to use

Product rating:   excellent

Best day ever, cold!

Reviewed 26-Aug-2014

Reply from Customer

It made organizing our trip easy!

Posted 26-Aug-2014

Service rating:   excellent

The service was really good and the guide knowledgable and friendly

Product rating:   excellent

My son had never been in a jet boat before and thoughly enjoyed himself as did I.

Reviewed 13-Aug-2014

Reply from Customer

I found it easy to pre book and the service was excellent.

Posted 13-Aug-2014

Reply from Customer

Had a much needed fantastic trip away. Thank you

Posted 13-Aug-2014

Service rating:   excellent

They were helpful especially when the excursion had to be postponed due to bad weather and when 2 of our party couldn't do the trip because it had to be rescheduled and they didn't have any available time we were able to get a refund with no hassles at all and processed very quickly.

Product rating:   excellent

It gave us far more than just a jet boat ride.

Reviewed 29-Jul-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Very happy with the service. Quick & the staff lovely
No problem at all.
Definitely book with this service again if we go to NZ in the future.

Product rating:   good

This activity little boring & time is short.
But the tour guide have good knowledge & helpful.

Reviewed 17-Jul-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Awesome

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 29-Dec-2013

Service rating:   excellent

User friendly and extremely helpful. Will not hesitate to use again in the future.

Product rating:   excellent

Amazing experience and good value for money. Not only did we get a jetboat ride but we also got a scenic tour to get there. After reading reviews between the Skippers Canyon Jet versus other jetboat companies, this looked like the best one of all so very happy. Would definitely do it again.

Reviewed 27-Jun-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Bus on time, informative and very competent driver

Product rating:   excellent

The jet boat experience was great, but what I hadn't anticipated were the vistas we met with on the way to Skippers, totally memorable. I will always remember the road, too - amazing and scary.

Reviewed 23-May-2013

Service rating:   excellent

the guys were great

Product rating:   excellent

Hi we had a great time but would have paid extra for a coffee

Reviewed 03-May-2013

Reply from Customer

I thought we were being collected from motel lucky at last minute looked at booking and had enough time to get to station

Posted 03-May-2013

Service rating:   good

Helpful and pleasant on phone

Product rating:   excellent

Good Value Great Drivers (bus and boat) Interesting commentry on history of area

Reviewed 26-Mar-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Very prompt service.
Belinda was very obliging and gave us great advice on our travels.
Has a vast knowledge of Queenstown and made our stay that much easier.
Everything Queenstown is a great way to book any adventures or activities while on holiday!

Product rating:   excellent

Classic driver Craig who had a great personality about him. I remember the adventure more for its bus ride over than the jet boat! But certainly a wicked way to get both a history lesson on the area and a jet boat rush, awesome!!

Reviewed 25-Mar-2013

Service rating:   excellent

was very happy with service....was able to easily book and pay for tour from Australia

Product rating:   excellent

it was absolutely fabulous.....by far the best Jet Boat experience....had previously done the Shotover Jet 2 years ago which was great also but Skippers Canyon Jet tour was fantastic

Reviewed 21-Mar-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Like the website. Will be good if more activities are available.

Product rating:   excellent

Enjoy both the bus and boat trips.

Reviewed 20-Mar-2013

Service rating:   good

Nice to have everything under the same roof.

Product rating:   excellent

Really, really, really nice bus ride with an knowledgable as well as funny driver.

Reviewed 18-Mar-2013

Everything Travel Group Review

This definitely gets my tick of approval. Racing through the world famous Skippers Canyons via jet boat is a truly unique way to feel embraced by the beauty of Lord of the Rings territory and miners history. Reaching speeds of up to 80km/hr, make sure you hold on tight while your driver navigates the cliff faces and then swings the boat into a 360 degree spin known as a Hamilton jet spin. Not to mention the 4WD tour getting to the boat, the Skippers Canyon Jet Boat sure does get the adrenalin pumping.

  Thrill Factor

  Wow Factor

  Fun Factor

Reviewed 26 Jan 2012 by Everything Travel Group (Belinda)

Latest Questions about Jet boat - Skippers Canyon Jet & 4wd

Our son is 2 years and 8 months. Is he allowed on jet boat and if so how much?

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Hi Scott. Unfortunately the minimum age is 3 years for all the jetboat operators in Queenstown! So no good I'm sorry. He can go with you for free on a helicopter flight, 4wd tour, lake cruise, Skyline gondola to name a few activities.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 3rd Jan 15 at 17:12

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Can you tell me the duration of this tour from pick up at accom & return as we have limited time.

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Hi Pauline,

Please allow 3 hours from pick up to drop off.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel) on 24th Feb 14 at 14:21

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Hi,
I was just wondering is the do u need to purchase the
Gold tour ticket to see The Lord of the rings or is that
Included in the standard one.
Thank you

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Hi Natasha, the Lord of the Rings filming locations are pointed out during both Skippers Canyon experiences so you do not need to book the Gold Experience to see these.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 7th Feb 14 at 13:47

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Does the $129 Price includes the 4wd?

Can you please confirm what the $129 price includes?? Does it only include the transfer fro m Queenstown to destination and jet ride?

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Hi Sarinah. Yes the standard Skippers Jet tour includes a central Queenstown pick up and transfers out to Skippers Canyon (50 minutes from town) and of course the 30 minuet jet boat ride in the canyons. The vehicles that take you in to Skippers are 22 seater vans and sometimes (during winter)  you will travel in the big purpose built Mog vehicles. You can upgrade to the Skippers Gold Experience which includes transfers to and from Queenstown in a 4wd, the 30 minute jet boat ride, gold panning & entry into Winky's museum.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 17th May 13 at 19:07

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Can I take my own GoPro on the Skippers Jet?

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Hi Michael, yes you can take your GoPro on the Skippers Jet boat trip. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 22nd Jan 13 at 16:13

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Hi,
Will there be photos and/or video available for purchase of the Skippers Gold Experience package?
Thanks

Comments

Hi Sn, there is a photo available to purchase for the Jet boat ride of your Skippers Gold Experience package. The photos is $20 and is presented in a photo holder. This can be purchased on the day if you decide you want it. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 22nd Jan 13 at 12:37

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How long does the actual journey down this dangerous road take? I really want to do this, but am more than just a little bit scared...Is there any other way to get to the bottom of the canyon?

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Hi Jo, It takes approximately 45 minutes to get into the start of the Skippers Canyon jetboat ride in Skippers Canyon. The drivers are all very experienced and have driven the road many times. I have been in quite a few times myself and while it is a little scarey, the views and photo stops on the way more than make up for it. You can ask to sit on the far side of the bus away from the edge and nearer to the rock face if that helps you to feel more comfortable.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Kris Barrs) on 22nd Sep 12 at 16:02

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What does the Skipper's Canypn Gold include?

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Hi Asia, additional to the standard Skippers Canyon Jet tour the Skippers Canyon Gold Experience includes a 4WD tour of Skippers Canyon, gold panning in an original gold claim as well as a visit to the Pipeline suspension bridge and Winky's museum where refreshments are served with a 5th generation Skippers local. You will also receive a glimpse into Quartz mining and battery press set up like Mt Aurum.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 25th Jan 12 at 09:56

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would it be ok for our 2 1/2 year old to join us adults on this jet boat adventure? If not, can the three of us take the organized trip from Queenstown to the canyon, and only one adult takes the skipper boat ride while the other one stays on land with our toddler? Thanks for the info, Gitta

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Hi Gitta, The minimum age for the Skippers Canyon Jet is 3 years old. It's also an adventurous 4WD trip into the canyon so your 2 1/2 year old will be to small for the seats on the bus, they unfortunately don't have children's seats. If you wanted to watch the jet boat trip from the shore the Shotover Jet would be the best option.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Nigel Hobbs) on 11th Dec 11 at 12:38

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Can I book the above and give you the details of my accommodation for pick up later?

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Hi Anica. Yes that is absolutely fine. When you book the Skippers Canyon Jet Boat via our website just type in N/A in the accommodation field in the Check Out page and once you know where you are staying just email us and we can adjust your pick up location.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 9th Dec 11 at 19:14

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