Skippers Canyon Jet

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.

Explore Our Backyard 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.

Accommodation Nearby

Absoloot Hostel QT

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Heritage Queenstown

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Mi-Pad Queenstown Hotel

Ramada Remarkables Park Queenstown

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

Wyndham Garden Queenstown

Terms & Conditions

  • Available for Explore Our Backyard members only
  • A valid Explore Our Backyard 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

Activity Info

Skippers Canyon