Jet Boat Clutha River

Jet Boat The Mighty Clutha River

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LAKE WANAKA JET BOAT

Experience one of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities in one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. Marvel at the power and remarkable manoeuvrability of New Zealand’s famous jet boat here in Wanaka.

Come join us on a thrilling jet boat ride experiencing a unique combination of beauty and speed, discover our waterways like never before.

Merge pristine landscape and nature with world renowned jet boat speed and action as we race across scenic Lake Wanaka, and down New Zealand's largest river on this action-packed 1 hr Jet boat ride.

The Clutha River famous for its scenery, gold-rush history, and swift turquoise waters. Travel at speed navigating through shallow water and over giant pressure waves, speeding past overhanging trees and of course, what jet boat ride wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Hamilton Spin!

Remember your camera and enjoy photo opportunities of our unique landscape not to be missed plus get stories from your guide about our lands and our history.

This is an adventure for most so come and experience the iconic Wanaka Jet boat right in the heart of beautiful Wanaka.

Adults $129

Children $75
(4 - 15 years)

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $329

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Minimum Age

The minimum age to ride our Jet Boats is 4 years. We are able to lower this age for private group bookings

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Commentary

All our Jet Boat tours include commentary about the region's history and our waterways ecosystems

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Duration

Your tour is made of 60 minutes across Lake Wanaka and on the Clutha River. Please allow 90 minutes for the full experience

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Capacity

Each of our Jet Boats is design to carry a maximum of 10 passengers; this allows us to maximise thrills whilst keeping our tours personal

Before you arrive

Departure Point:

The Wanaka Wharf 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka

Please check-in 15 minutes prior to departure at our Lakeland Wanaka beachfront trailer

We provide:
  • 60 minute thrilling Wanaka Jet Boat ride
  • Historical and ecological commentary
  • Life Jackets
  • Storage for smaller items
  • World famous scenery
What to bring
  • Sunglasses (recommended all year round)
  • Cameras (especially phones), as there will be opportunities for photos - however all electronics are carried at your own risk  
  • Dress for the weather - when in doubt, please bring extra layers
No Availability?


If there is no availability online and that is the only time you can go, please join the waitlist or get in touch by email or phone and we will do our best to try and let you know of any cancellations or if we can accommodate in any other way.

WE LIVE, SLEEP AND BREATH LAKELAND WANAKA.


For us, the aim is quite simple – to share our love of the water and the astounding beauty of the region with our visitors. We are 100% locally owned and operated; our team are passionate experts with an absolute love for their jobs, a passion for the outdoors and water, picked for their personalities and a want to share why we love what we do. On top of this, the health and safety of you is our number 1 priority; our guides are put through rigorous training programs ensuring all our guides are competent and confident to provide the best experience to you each and every time.

Lake Wanaka provides the perfect setting – a popular kiwi holiday destination, with world renowned mountain scenery from a picture-perfect lake. The view from the shore is only a snap shot of what is out there to see. The silence when you get out on the lake is breath-taking, the beauty; mind blowing, and the space to play; uninhibited. Come and visit us right by the lake in the centre of town, we are proud to share the beauty of lake Wanaka with you and have fun while we do it.


WHY US?

We are proud to have been sharing our adventures with visitors to the Wanaka region for over 50 years and our goal has never changed – to deliver outstanding personalised experiences.

We understand that each person is different and not everyone wants the same adventures; that’s why we pride ourselves on being your one stop adventure shop with a range of activities from relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences. All leaving right from the waterfront in the centre of town, we have something to do for everyone

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FAQ's

Dress for the weather on the day, taking into account a significant wind chill factor. In winter the more wind protection the better and gloves are great, while in summer a wind proof layer never goes amiss, especially on the trips before lunch. Remember to mind your hat though, as it may blow away.
There is a possibility that you may get slightly wet during the “Hamilton spins”, ask our driver where to sit based on your preference on how wet you want to get!
Yes, you are welcome to bring a small camera or phone. You need a secure place to put this while we are at speed as your hands will be busy holding on. Your jacket pocket is best, as this will be easy to access when we stop at the photo opportunities, while staying protected from any stray splashes. Please note that we travel at high speeds, and any valuables you bring along are at risk of getting damaged.
Our minimum age is 4 years, our passengers must be able to hold onto the handrail from a seated position.
We provide life jackets, A secure place for belongings you don't want to bring on the boat. And the experience of a lifetime!
Yes you can! Just dress as though you were going skiing. Bring gloves and woolly hats, and our expert drivers will do our best to keep you dry.
Unfortunately you cannot ride the Jet boat when pregnant.
The approximate time you spend on the boat is 60 minutes, However we like you to arrive at the departure point on the lakefront 15 minutes before departure to allow time to get fitted for life jackets.
No weather is bad weather and any day on the water is a good day, but if it is pouring with rain, we will do our best to rearrange your trip to miss the rain. We will get in touch with you if the weather is looking extra wet so please just make sure when you book you give us your correct contact information.

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