Experience 25 minutes of exhilarating adventure starting right in the heart of Queenstown’s town centre. Meet your driver and your chosen vessel for an adrenaline rush like no other.
Go Orange offers you an electric 25 minute ride. Filled with speed, thrills and even more of those famous 360 degree spins. Hold on as we race faster than ever before down Lake Wakatipu. We will get you up close and personal with the lakes edge, skimming past trees and any obstacles in our way and be sure to hold on to your hats as we navigate under not one, but two bridges at speed.
Our experience is champion in the jet boat game and we can’t wait to give you the ride of your life.
You can’t miss us, we are the ones surrounded by Orange flags. If you have booked a seat on the Thunder Jet please arrive 15 minutes before departure so we can give you all the gear you need for your trip
25 minute thrilling Jet Boat ride
360 degree spins
Spray jacket, life vest and goggles (should you require)
Guaranteed epic views
Twin V8 engines delivering 820 horse power
360 degree spins + upto 90KMPH
We go further than anyone else! 44km up the historic Kawarau River
1 hour or 25 minutes Jet Boat experience, longest in town
What to bring
Please bring sensible clothing and footwear. You are more than welcome to wear your sunglasses, hats and other accessories should they be securely fastened to your body – if they fly off, we can’t pick them up. Don’t forget to bring your camera, Go Pro’s and video devices. Selfie sticks are also welcome! We want to see your adventure!
Summer - Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Warm Jacket & Camera (at own risk)
Winter - Sunscreen, Hats, Gloves, Sunglasses, Warm jacket & Camera (at own risk)
820 horsepower twin V8 Engines
Marine sound system
Built in floatation tanks
Hamilton Jets 213 jet pumps
Designed by Mackraft Jet Boats in Bluff
Remember to tag us on social media here @goorangenz
Our first time on a jetboat was an awesome experience! Our skipper, Levi was great. He went through the safety instructions before we took off. He was funny and gave a hell of a ride with spins and turns that made the experience really memorable.
Fab way to see the outskirts of Queenstown via Lake Wakatipu and Shotover river and an area you would otherwise not see. Excellent mix of fun but also time to admire the beauty of the area. Very trusting and skilled driver :) must do in Queenstown!
I have never been on a boat like this before what can I say wow!! What a great adventure, the staff very helpful the driver of the boat very funny and made the whole trip fun. The boat was clean and well-maintained.
My partner and I went on a jetbot ride the past weekened and we loved it! If you're here in Queenstown for a couple of days and are looking for an activity to do but you're on a low budget, jet boat riding is totally reccommendable! It's affordable, fun and you get to see a bit more of Queenstown in a way that is otherwise inaccessible. Harley was our driver asnd guide and he was amazing! He made us spin but checked on us everytime, he gave us interesting information about the area and was overall lovely. Thanks Go Orange and Harley for the ride, it was great fun!
In case you haven't found the information you were looking for, we've put together some of the most common questions our customers ask about our trips. If you need more specific answers, please contact us directly.
Why should I choose Thunder Jet?
Apart from the fact that we are awesome, our Jet boats travel further and cheaper than any other Jet Boat in Queenstown. Covering 44Km down the Kawarau River giving you that real wilderness experience. We offer a trip packed with famous 360 degree spins and navigate under not one, but two bridges. Our drivers are also pretty epic, spinning quality yarns and playing the best tunes.
How old do you have to be to ride with Thunder Jet?
There are no age limits, however we are unable to take children under 13kg.
What are your weight restrictions?
You just need to be over 13kg. There are no upper weight limits.
Will I get wet?
It is not our intention to get you wet however we can’t control the weather and sometimes our spins can get a little powerful. Meaning you may experience a light spray of water but that’s why we give you spray jackets.
Can I take my camera?
Of course! The Jet Boats travel at high speed and take you to some epic photo spots. Just keep it covered when we spin, we wouldn’t want it getting wet. Go Pro’s and selfie sticks are also welcome, just hold on during those spins.
Can I take my bag?
Unless you require your bag on the boat for medical reasons we suggest you leave it with us on land. We have lockers that we can store your belongings in until you return from your experience.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes. Jet Boating is an excellent family activity to be enjoyed by all. Bring your kids, they will love it!
Will I get seasick on the Jet Boat?
Hopefully you won’t. Our Jet Boats travel at speed and we throw in a few 360-degree spins, however if you’re feeling a little queasy just let the driver know.
Can I ride on the jet boat if I am pregnant?
We don’t suggest you Jet Boat if you are pregnant, sorry!