From Queenstown: Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Ride

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Experience breathtaking scenery, Lord of the Rings locations, the Skippers Road and the adrenaline pumping jet boat ride through the most dramatic canyons of the Shotover River.

Highlights

  • Experience the stunning scenery of Skippers Canyon
  • Travel the infamous Skippers Canyon Road - where no rental car is insured!
  • Jet through the narrowest canyons on the famous Shotover River
  • Discover a land rich in gold mining history where getting into the canyon is half the adventure!

Description

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. Begin with a guided drive into historic Skippers Canyon with on board commentary from 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 130 years ago. Once on the boat you will feel your adrenaline surge as you power deeper into Skippers Canyon through the most dramatic canyons on the Shotover River. The highly skilled jet boat drivers maneuver 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. After the boat ride, head to the historic Pipeline Bungy area for a rest break and incredible views out over the canyon before making the 45min journey back to Queenstown.

Includes

Return transport from central Queenstown Guided tour into Skippers Canyon Informative commentary from knowledgeable bus driver 30-minute jet boat ride on the upper Shotover River Spectacular scenery and photo opportunities Life jackets and spray jackets (gloves in winter)

Important Information

  • This is a true backcountry experience and getting there is half the fun!
  • It is recommended to use the toilet prior to departing Queenstown as there will not be an opportunity to do so on the tour
  • Dress for the conditions on the day, wear warm clothing and bring a hat, sunglasses, camera, insect repellent and water
  • Minimum age requirement is 3 years for children
  • Tour is suitable for all ages as long as mobility is not a problem
  • Please advise the local operator if you have any medical conditions, back problems or are pregnant

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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