Legal company name
Skippers Canyon Jet Ltd
PO Box 522 9300 Queenstown Otago
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About the activity provider
Skippers Canyon Jet is a well established Queenstown jet boat company that operates in the spectacular Skippers Canyon. It is widely regarded as the best value jet boat tour available due to the inclusion of a fully guided scenic tour with on board commentary from our knowledgeable bus drivers, plus a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. The drive into Skippers Canyon is an adventure in itself as the bus winds its way down the historic Skippers Road which was chiselled out of the sheer rock face by the miners over 120yrs ago. Then on the jet boat ride the adrenaline really starts to surge as the boat is skilfully manoeuvred just inches from the steep canyon walls with speeds in excess of 80km/h and a series of 360 degree spins. Disused gold mining relics still remain in the river and are visible from the boat as well as a number of Lord of the Rings locations. Skippers Canyon Jet offers a great balance of stunning scenery, local history and a thrilling jet boat ride just a short drive from central Queenstown.