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. Skippers Canyon Jet also have exclusive access to the Sainsbury Gold Claim and Winky’s Gold Mining Museum that play host to a vast array of gold mining relics.
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 craft is skillfully 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 equipment still remains in the river and is 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.
This really is a must do tour whilst your in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Taking in the sights of Skippers canyon and some of the filming locations for the Lord of the Rings films.