Water activity

Wanaka: Jet Boat Ride on Clutha River

4.8 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Lakeland Wanaka
Water activity

Wanaka: Jet Boat Ride on Clutha River

Activity provider: Lakeland Wanaka

From US$ 86.99 per person

Experience one of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities with some of the world’s most beautiful scenery as a backdrop. Marvel at the power and remarkable maneuverability of a high-speed jet boat.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience 1 hour of pure adrenaline on New Zealand's swiftest-flowing river
  • Allow your driver to safely and skillfully demonstrate the jet boat's extreme maneuverability
  • Admire stunning snow-capped mountain views
Full description
Experience the water like never have before on a jet boat adventure in Wanaka. Skim across shallow water, over sand bars, through rapids, and around rocks at speeds in excess of 80 kilometers per hour. Departing from Wanaka’s waterfront, enjoy a short jaunt across the lake taking in stunning snow-capped mountain views, and prepare to enter one of the world’s swiftest-flowing rivers, the Clutha River.  Of course, a jet boat ride wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Hamilton Spin, a high-speed maneuver causing the boat to spin rapidly on the spot. Your expert driver will raise your adrenalin, demonstrating the maneuverability of the jet boat and pushing it to its absolute limits, safely and skillfully navigating you on an unforgettable adventure.
  • Life Jackets and all safety equipment needed
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 4 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People prone to seasickness

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    Meeting point

    100 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

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    • Please note that the activity provider requires a minimum of 4 adult participants to run the tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 20 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Service
    • Organization

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    This was a lot of fun. The driver of the boat did a great job of making the ride thrilling with a bit of knowledge about the area and the boat. I’d definitely do this again.

    March 17, 2023

    Super fun activity with our driver/guide Sara. Thank you!

    February 18, 2023

    January 23, 2023

    Product ID: 302813