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Queenstown: Shotover River and Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride

1. Queenstown: Shotover River and Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride

Get an adrenaline rush on a 1-hour jet boat ride, operated by the world’s first commercial jet boat company. Take in stunning views of the Remarkable Mountains and journey up 2 of South Island’s most iconic rivers.  Depart from the heart of Queenstown, and climb aboard the big yellow jet boat at the Main Town Pier. Hold on tight as you accelerate across the water and feel the exhilaration of a high-powered twin-engine boat that powers across Lake Wakatipu. Experience the twists and spins as you enter the Kawarau River and race past rocks and under bridges at speeds of up to 95 kilometers per hour.  Grip the heated handrails and experience 360° spins while you speed up the shallow channels of the Shotover River. After 45 kilometers of pure adrenaline, return to the pier and see photos and videos from your trip.

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What people are saying about Queenstown Underwater Observatory

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 165 reviews

I highly recommend KJet for the thrilling ride of your life! You get excitement, beautiful scenery, and the staff there are excellent. You even get to download video and photo's of your experience after your trip is over. 10 out of 10 KJet! I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful ride!

Great, fun experience. Staff were friendly. Booking and checking in was easy. Thank you.

The tour lasted an hour, most other offers are much shorter and cost much more.

We all had a great time, suitable for all ages, thank you.

Great family fun! Grandma and family had an amazing trip!