Discover Queenstown’s untouched and pristine wilderness during your authentic jet boat adventure along the historic Kawarau River.
Experience the exhilarating 25 minute adventure with world famous 360° spins, skimming the water at exciting speeds of up to 90kmph, going the furthest distance of 44km, and delightfully complemented by our storytelling commentary.
You are entitled to the ultimate bragging rights on board Go Orange Thunder Jet. With frequent photo opportunities, you are spoilt for choice when capturing your own jet boat memories to take home and show your friends and families. Take our 25 minute adventure!
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!