Jet Ski Tour Group




Enjoy a jet ski tour exploring all the stunning bays, islands and alpine scenery showcasing the beauty Lake Wanaka has to offer from a different perspective. Release your adrenaline driving our stylish jet skis at your own pace.

Join us on the ultimate adventure and experience the best of both worlds; combine Lake Wanaka’s natural scenery with the thrill of jet skiing.

Come alone, with your partner, family or group of friends and discover the stunning bays, hidden islands and alpine scenery of Lake Wanaka.  Feel the freedom of riding your own jet ski or buddy up as a passenger, it’s your choice.

Release your inner adrenaline as we visit the famous Wanaka Tree from a different perspective, cruise past the popular Ruby Island and discover our favourite parts of Lake Wanaka. No licenses are required and no matter your jet ski experience, Lakeland Jet Ski Tours are set up for your enjoyment whatever your skill level.

Lakeland Jet Ski Tours are the ultimate lake experience. Fun, scenery, freedom and adrenaline – all on offer with our amazing guides to show you the way. Come ride with us for one of the most entertaining and unforgettable moments of your holiday here in Wanaka.


Single Jet Ski $235

Double Jet Ski (driver & passenger) $235

Driver Age

Driver Age

The minimum age to drive our Jet Skis is 18 years. We do have options for drivers between 16-18, if they have a passenger over 18.

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Water Confidence

You must be confident floating in the water to join our jet ski tours. They is a chance you could fall off your ski and must not panic.

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Your tour is made of 60 minutes on Lake Wanaka itself. Please allow 90 minutes for the experience as you do need to go through a safety briefing.

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We run 3 Jet Skis per tour plus our guide. Each of our Jet Skis have a maximum capacity of 2 people and a maximum combined weight of 230kgs.

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 exciting and scenic tour of Lake Wanaka
  • Historical and geographical commentary
  • Life Jackets
  • Operation instructions
  • Storage for smaller items
  • Latest Jet Skis
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  
  • Clothing that can get wet and suitable for the weather (A windbreaker or waterproof jacket is recommended on cooler days) - 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.



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.


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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Jet Boat Fun
  • Did the 3 1/2 hour Jetski trip to Mau Waho Island

    "The Island within a lake with its own lake & island. Really great experience, from the initial phone call, to making it happen. VERY PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY, & SAFETY FOCUSED.
    Great people, Mike, & Matt my guide were awesome.
    Highly recommended."

    Kiwi 9242 - Google - April 22

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  • Awesome Fun On Lake Wanaka

    "We had a great time on the Lake with Mike on the jet skis. He was very generous with the time allowed for the adventure and he was very patient with our shenanigans playing on the jet skis.
    Great time & value for money doing this adventure as a group."

    Mars D - Tripadvisor - January 22

    Jet Ski Tour Group
  • Best Wanaka Activity

    "The best activity we did whilst in Wanaka. Micheal took us on an exhilarating ride but balanced it off brilliantly with knowledge about the lake and Clutha river. Would do again at the drop off a hat!"

    bsheridan2017 - Tripadvisor - January 22

    Jet Boat Fun
  • Boat Hire

    "Awesome half day on the lake using the boat for hire. We visited the islands and inlet and had a heap of fun. The boat was in good condition, worked well and helped make the day a great one."

    Kenneth B - Tripadvisor - January 22

    Boat Hire Lake Wanaka
  • Quick and efficient service, friendly easy going staff

    "The 2 girls that helped us with the kayaks were awsome so friendly and nothing was a problem! When we got back from our 1hr paddle she let our 2 boys keep their life jackets on so they could swim in the shallows and jump off the dock for another hour. The boys loved it!"

    Andrez - Tripadvisor - January 22

    Double Kayak Lake Wanaka


To drive our jet skis you need to be 18 years of age. However if you are 16 or over plus accompanied by a guardian over the age of 18 years you can drive the Jet ski with them behind you as a passenger.
What to wear depends on the weather and what you would like to get out of the trip. If it’s hot and you want to swim during the trip, wear your swimwear, but if it’s not quite as hot as that, then opt to just pop on a light wind proof layer, too. If it’s cool, then there is a good chance we will have the lake to ourselves but you will want to dress a little warmer. A merino or thermal layer topped with a good wind proof layer would be suitable. Heavy clothing such as denim is never appropriate on a jet ski. Shoes are likely to get wet any time of year so bring a spare pair, or go barefoot.
Each jet ski can sit two people and there are 3 skis available for each tour so a total of six can come on the tour.
Recommended 8 years old, the passenger must be able to hold on by themselves behind the driver.
No experience is required for the jet ski Tour, ourguides will give you an induction on how to drive the Jet ski and will be withyou throughout the tour if you need any help.
Yes you can bring a camera, The jet ski will have a waterproof pocket to store some belongings such as a camera or phone, we can store other valuables in a secure box in the Lakeland trailer.
The operation of our jet ski tours takes your experience into consideration when we assess the weather, so please make sure to give us your correct contact information. Severely cold or strong winds may prevent operation regardless of your skill.

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