Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River.

The Jet Boat Tour 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 the Canyon. Our highly skilled jet boat drivers manoeuvre 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. 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.

Skippers Canyon Jet is THE must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.

The Backpacker Group Members Deal

One free Photo Pack per booking! Skipper Canyon have the most advanced photo system of any jet boat operator in the world so you get true action shots of your trip: 2 printed photos in a folder plus roughly 40 images in a digital format. This deal has a $40 value.

Tours & Products

Jet Boat Tour Adult: $159

Jet Boat Tour Child: $85

Jet Boat Tour Family Pack (one child free with two paying adults): $318

 

Jet Boat Tour Summer: 8.30am, 12pm and 3.30pm

Jet Boat Tour Winter: 9am and 1pm.

 

All trips depart from outside The Station Building on the corner of Camp and Shotover Streets in the centre of Queenstown. Please wait by the wooden benches 10 minutes prior to trip departure time.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Available for The Backpacker Group members only
  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
  • Direct bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]co.nz.  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.