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“gold mining”(50 reviews)
“boat ride”(61 reviews)
“dangerous road”(20 reviews)
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. Discover a land rich in gold...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Station Building, Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9434
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Reviewed today via mobile

What an amazing adventure! The drive through the mountains is worth it on its own. Our driver “Dave” was THE BEST.! Add to that the jet boat and you’ve got the complete package. Queenstown’s best and a must do.

Thank beachside62
Reviewed yesterday

OMG what a drive in to the canyon , our driver Willy was fantastic he explain the history of the area and also pointing out Lord of the rings info as well and making us so relaxed on the breath taking drive . The jet...More

Thank KellyT2097
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best jet boat trip up to Skipper's Canyon imaginable. 3.5 hour tour, picked up in central Queenstown and driven in OKA all-terrain vehicle up to the boat. Great commentary on the Gold mining history of the area by Dave, a local of 30 years. Then...More

Thank Michele J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was really worth the money. The drive through the moiuntians into the canyon was fantastic, and our driver Dave was experienced and knowledgeable, we felt very safe! The boat ride itself was amazing! With Ben in control of the boat we had so much...More

Thank katwan201
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review! Great to hear Dave and Ben showed you a great time in the canyon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

From the ride in the OKA SUV along breathtaking mountain "roads" into Skippers Canyon, to the exhilarating sprint atop the caynon river on the jet boat, we coudnn't have been more satisfied with the experience. Well done Skipper Canyon Jet!

Thank Dave V
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Dave, great to hear you had an awesome time with us! Thanks for the fantastic review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The road to get to Skippers Canyon was incredible!! I have done Shotover Jet the last time I was in Queenstown 6 years ago and so out hotel QT Queenstown recommended we do this! The scenery to get to the canyon is just eye dropping...More

Thank Chris C
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Chris, thanks for coming to experience Skippers Canyon Jet this time and for the great review! Great to hear we were recommended to you by your accommodation.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An experience that not only had you on your seats edge (literally), but a trip that will leave you relaxed. The bus drive there was exceptional with great commentary of the history and features of the area. Our host Willy was fantastic and took his...More

Thank Sui-Travel-Garo
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of choices for tours and different jet boats in queens town. Highly recommend the 3 hour trip with Skippers Canyon Jet for a thrill ride plus a way to explore the mountains and canyons of the area. Really professional operation, knowledgeable...More

Thank gcolclough88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been on other Jet Boat rides before, but this one was a definite Wow. The maneuvering around the narrow and shallow canyon was heart stopping. It was fun, exciting and heart pumping at once. Beautiful scenery whenever I could keep my eyes open....More

Thank 744marylou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time at Skippers Canyon. The 40 or so min drive from Queenstown to the canyon was exciting and almost breathtaking. It's a much better value than the other jet boat offers around queenstown as it is more than just a boat...More

Thank hotstepper22
SkippersJet, Director of Sales at Skippers Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review!

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27 August 2018|
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Response from Smitty09876 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the comment above about road, steep and winding and about 45 minutes plus to get to boat launch site. HOWEVER, if you are game and ready for a higher cost, you can take a helicopter ride from the airport in... More
Emma P
17 December 2017|
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Response from SkippersJet | Property representative |
Hi, there are no weight restrictions. Customer's just have to be mobile enough to get in and out of the boat.
21 November 2017|
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Response from Canterburycrusader | Reviewed this property |
It was $195pp and I would think it is fine for a fit and healthy 80 year old, It is a family run business and very caring people. Not sure about pickups but they may.