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Queenstown Jet 1-hour Jet Boat ride on Lake Whakatipu and Kawarau River

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Queenstown Jet 1-hour Jet Boat ride on Lake Whakatipu and Kawarau River
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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

This exhilarating alternative to slow sightseeing cruises allows you to whizz around Lake Wakatipu on a jet boat and feel the thrill of twists, turns, and riding over rapids. During the adventure, access scenic views of cliffs and natural wonders, as you ride along the Kawarau River—the perfect option for nature lovers and thrillseekers alike.
  • Explore the outdoor wonders of Queenstown at a fast pace on a jet boat
  • See the peaks of The Remarkables and the Kelvin Peninsula
  • Learn as you ride: Commentary is provided along the way
  • No need to bring life jackets—they’re included
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Jet boat ride across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau River
Life jackets
Famous 360-degree spins
Driver commentary
Queenstown Jet Boat - RealNZ , Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Please check in 20 minutes prior to departure.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children 2 and younger are not allowed.
  • You must weigh at least 33 pounds (15 kg).
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
  • OPERATED BY RealNZ
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Queenstown Jet 1-hour Jet Boat ride on Lake Whakatipu and Kawarau River?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Queenstown Jet 1-hour Jet Boat ride on Lake Whakatipu and Kawarau River.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Queenstown Jet 1-hour Jet Boat ride on Lake Whakatipu and Kawarau River?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Queenstown Jet 1-hour Jet Boat ride on Lake Whakatipu and Kawarau River.

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star-5
Awesome!
Nakita_M
, Aug 2022
The friendly staff and awesome views ! Very fun and thrilling! Loved it Enjoyed the 360 spins the most
star-5
Fancy a spin
Kay_H
, May 2022
Hold tight for a thrill , even the bumpy lake ride was fun, felt very safe and loved the fact that they gave you some information about what we were seeing . Fast and fun not too wet and friendly people
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review and sharing that you enjoyed the whole trip. You must have selected a good seat to not get too wet!
star-5
Great experience
Jordan_D
, Apr 2022
Host was great!! He was giving us a lot of info that actually mattered. Boat ride was a good amount of time to not to long to to quick. Just recommend taking lots of layers. Can get a bit chilly.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Great to hear you had a good time - and good piece of advice about extra layers as we get into the cooler months. Thank you for your review.

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