A Breathtaking Ride Through Narrow Spectacular Canyons

Established in 1965, Shotover Jet operates on an exclusive section of the Shotover River in Queenstown, New Zealand. We are the only jet boat operator permitted in the Shotover Canyons, leaving this area exclusively for those visitors who choose to take a ride on the world famous Shotover Jet! Go where others can't.

The canyons are a beautiful and truly remarkable sight. Primarily made up of steep rock walls, that have been carved over thousands of years by billions of tonnes of fast flowing river water from the heart of the Southern Alps.

The canyons of the Shotover River provide for a truly unique location and the very grandeur of this spectacular environment adds to the excitement and exclusivity of the Shotover Jet experience.


We operate on the Shotover River, conveniently located less than 10 minutes drive from central Queenstown, making it even easier for you to join us for a unique breath-taking ride through dramatic and narrow Shotover Canyons.

Power and beauty in perfect balance

The award-winning Shotover Jet is the world's most exciting jet boat ride, operating at high speeds and delivering gravity-defying stunts to thousands of visitors every year. These unique qualities combined with the stunning setting of the Shotover River provide passengers with adrenaline filled fun Jet Boating adventure.

Are you brave enough to handle New Zealand’s wildest water ride?

Shotover Jet is part of Ngāi Tahu Tourism who offer a range of tours and attractions in NZ, including: