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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour
From $179.10pp

Experience a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon taking you on a journey back through the gold rush era, followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the dramatic canyons of the Shotover River.

Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour is the only jet boat ride where you get to experience historic gold mining relics that still remain in the river and Lord Of The Rings locations.

The Skippers Jet Tour isn’t just an amazing jet boat tour through some of the tightest canyons in Queenstown, it’s also a step back through time where you get to experience what it would have been like to be riding your horse and cart down the famous Skippers Canyon Road. Experience living on the edge and holding your breath as you navigate through the depths of the canyon before reaching the start of your jet boat ride. Skippers Canyon Jet is THE must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.

Trip Intinerary

Skippers Canyon Shotover River Jet Boat Tour Itinerary

Get picked up from a pre-chosen pick up location at designated time from the Skippers Jet bus.
The tour then begins with a guided drive into historic Skippers Canyon with on board commentary from our knowledgeable drivers.
You will be escorted into a land rich in gold mining history and stunning scenery via the infamous Skippers Road which was carved out of the vertical rock face by miners over 120yrs ago. Getting there is half the adventure!
Once on the boat you will feel your adrenaline surge as you power deeper into Skippers Canyon through the dramatic canyons of the Shotover River.
Our highly skilled jet boat drivers maneuver the boat just inches from the
sheer canyon walls and keep the excitement levels high with speeds in excess of 80kmh and a series of full 360 degree spins.

Important Information

Tour Duration: 3 Hours
Jet Boat Duration: 0-30 Mins
Tour Departure Times: 9AM-1PM

Inclusions & Extras


  • Adrenaline Packed Jet Boat Tour
  • Informative & Historic Teachings Of The Area
  • Experienced Guides
  • Protective Gear & Lifejackets
  • Complimentary Transportation

Not Included

  • Alcohol
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

What to bring

  • Warm Clothes (Winter Tours)
  • Sunglasses
  • Cameras
  • Insect Repellant
  • Non-Plastic Water Bottle

Pick Ups & Departures

Pickups available from and back to your accommodation.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy
Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations within 1 Day of the start date incur a 100.00% fee.
Between 1 Day and 365 Day incur a 0.00% fee.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat

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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour on the Shotover River in Queenstown is one of the most adrenaline packed activities in the area, zipping through historic sites.

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