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NEW ZEALAND’S GREATEST RAFT AND JET BOAT ADVENTURE.

MORNING TRIPS ONLY, DEPARTING ALPINE SPORTS AT 7.45AM

Come with Family Adventures Rafting - Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon. 

We take to the water by raft at the "Ford of Bruinen" made famous by the Lord of the Rings movie.

We then enjoy a gentle scenic excursion packed with fun for everyone from 3 - 103 (older by arrangement).

On arrival at our take out, Deep Creek, you will be greeted by your Skippers Canyon Jet Boat.

The Tour begins with a guided drive into the 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 Canyon Road which was carved out of the vertical rock face by miners over 120yrs ago. Getting there is half the adventure!

We float down gentle Grade 1 & 2 rapids only (takes approx 1-1.5 hours on the river).  On the way see gold mining relics, sheer canyon walls and get to play on the odd rock jump.

Once on the boat you will feel your adrenalin surge as you power deeper into Skippers Canyon through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. 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.