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Skippers Canyon Tour with Jet Boat Ride

Skippers Canyon Tour with Jet Boat Ride


  • Experience the thrill of 360 spins on a 30 minute jet boat ride
  • Take in the spectacular scenery of Skippers Canyon
  • Enjoy return transport from Queenstown along with informative commentary

Prepare for the ultimate experience out in Skippers Canyon, discovering the incredible scenery adventuring down the iconic Skipper Road, before boarding the Jet Boat, for an the ultimate 30 minute jet boat ride. Zip through narrow canyons and reach speeds over 80kmph. Be sure to hold on tight!

What's Included?

  • Guided scenic tour into Skippers Canyon with 30 minute jet boat ride
  • Total of 3 hours for the entire experience
  • On board commentary from the knowledgeable drivers
  • 30 minute thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River
  • Highly skilled jet boat drivers manoeuvre the boat just inches from the sheer canyon walls
  • Speeds in excess of 80kmh and a series of full 360 degree spins
  • Guided tour into Skippers Canyon
  • Spectacular scenery and photo opportunities
  • Spray jackets and life jackets for the jet boat trip

Discover the incredible raw beauty of Skippers Canyon on this amazing guided tour with jet boating combo. After being picked up from your Queenstown accommodation, your bus driver will take you on a journey through this incredible part of New Zealand, leading you through land rich in gold mining history, and home to the movie set of the epic Lord of the Rings. Arrive at Shotover River and board the Skipper Canyon Jet Boat for a 30 minute thrilling ride full of excitement and moreover, lots of fun. Skim past towering rock faces, zip through narrow canyons and old gold dredges at speeds of up to 80kmph. Hold on tight as you are taken through a series of 360 spins, twists and turns, experiencing the might of the rapids. This is truly a must do activity, full of spectacular views, unbeatable photo opportunities and will most definitely be an experience to remember.

Session Length

  • This experience has a duration of 3 hours
  • Please arrive 10 mins before departure time
  • Winter (May - September): 9am and 1pm
  • Summer (October - April): 8.30am, 12pm and 3.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • This is a true back country experience, getting there is half the fun
  • Please advise if you have any serious back problems or are pregnant
  • It is recommended to use the toilet before you depart town, toilets are available at The Station building


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Dress Code

It is recommended to dress for the weather and to wear sunglasses/normal glasses, even on a cloudy day. In winter wrap up extra warm with a jacket, gloves and a hat, in summer bring insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses, water.

This experience is located at Skippers Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand.

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