Experience 25 or 60 minutes of exhilarating adventure from the heart of Queenstown’s town centre. Jump on our Queenstown Jet for an adrenaline rush like no other.
Our jet boat rides are filled with speed, thrills and plenty of those famous 360-degree spins. Take in the stunning scenery with the wind in your face as we race across Lake Whakatipu and head down the Kawarau River. Our experienced drivers will get you up close and personal with the lake's edge, skimming past trees and any obstacles in the way. Be sure to hold on to your hats as we navigate under not one, but two bridges at speed.
Want the ultimate jet boat adventure? Check out our Jet Boat + Whitewater Rafting Combo.
Queenstown Jet Kiosk, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown.
If you have booked a seat on the Jet Boat please arrive 15 minutes before departure so we can give you all the gear you need for your trip.
Black is the new orange. We’ve given our jet boats a new lease of life, stripping back colour to reflect the raw and real environment around us. These fresh illustrations are designed to get you even closer to nature, as you dart through Queenstown’s hidden landscapes.
Please bring sensible clothing and footwear. You are more than welcome to wear your sunglasses, hats and other accessories should they be securely fastened to your body – if they fly off, we can’t pick them up. Don’t forget to bring your camera, Go Pro’s and video devices. Selfie sticks are also welcome. We want to see your adventure!
Great family thrill ride!25 September 2022
Chris was made us all feel safe and relaxed while showing us all the beauty of Queenstown. Would highly recommend this thrilling trip and cannot thank Chris enough for taking the time to show my husband who is a ford enthusiast the two ranger raptor engines that powered this incredible boat.836belindac, Via TripAdvisor
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G29 April 2021
Do not miss out doing this! This is by far the best money I have spent while being in Queenstown! We went on the hour trip, and still felt like it wasn’t long enough! We got off the boat absolutely drenched but with grins ear to ear! Sit in the back row of the boat for great views but it also guarantees you leave the boat with Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau River drenching your clothing from the 360’s!!! Truly amazing trip, and worth paying the hour for! This would be even more amazing during winter!FatSlobNZ Rolleston, New Zealand, Via TripAdvisor
Great family experience4 September 2022
Had an awesome time going at high speeds through the twists and turns of the river and doing 360 spins. Our driver was great and made sure everyone had fun. Team at the counter were helpful and great to deal with. Thanks for an epic time!Andrew Row, Via Google
"Jet Boat 360"7 November 2022
We just loved it. The best Jet Boat experience we ever had. Highly recommend a full one hour as it covers more area and much information shared during the journey.990rajeshkumarp Williams Landing, Australia, Via TripAdvisor
"Friendly Crew"21 November 2021
My 9yr old had never been on a jet boat before, so I booked him on the 30 minute trip to see how he'd go and sent him off with his mum. Both came back smiling and my wife encouraged me to take all the boys for a go. a few spins later and the boys 11,9,8 were beaming... close enough to objects to get the heart going, but very safe and well worthwhile .. friendly crew with good communication for both trips.Russell Mirams, Via Google
In case you haven't found the information you were looking for, we've put together some of the most common questions our customers ask about our trips. If you need more specific answers, please contact us directly.
Children must be at least 2-years-old, weigh over 13kg and fit our smallest life jacket.
Spray jackets are NOT provided. Please bring a waterproof jacket with you!
Yes. Jet Boating is an excellent family activity to be enjoyed by all. Bring your kids, they will love it!
Of course! The Jet Boats travel at high speed and take you to some epic photo spots. Just keep it covered when we spin, we wouldn’t want it getting wet. Go Pro’s and selfie sticks are also welcome, just hold on during those spins.
Photos an videos are not currently available for purchase.
It is not our intention to get you wet however we can’t control the weather and sometimes our spins can get a little powerful. Meaning you may experience a light spray of water - best to bring along a spray/rain jacket if you're concerned!
Unless you require your bag on the boat for medical reasons we suggest you leave it with us on land. We have lockers that we can store your belongings in until you return from your experience.
Hopefully you won’t. Our Jet Boats travel at speed and we throw in a few 360-degree spins, however if you’re feeling a little queasy just let the driver know.