An Experience - more than just a ride!

 Thrilling Hamilton Jet Spins or Armchair Airboat Cruising

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We are Christchurch & Canterbury's premier Jet Boat operator also now proudly offering the only commercial passenger Airboat ride in the country...

...and you get all this from a small, family owned company with a passion for sharing their experience and expertise on the Waimakariri River. 

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The Waimakariri River runs from the mountains to the sea and we have departure points that cover both ends of this diverse river.




Canyon Safaris Tours and Pricing

Canyon Safaris

Departs close to Springfield just over one hour west of Christchurch in the spectacular canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps.

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Braided Shallows Tours and Pricing

Braided Shallows

Departs from Hamilton Quay, Kaiapoi in the Waimakariri Regional Park just 20 minutes north of Christchurch. Enjoy spins and speed in the shallow braided section of this amazing river.

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Alpine Airboats - Tours and Pricing

Alpine Airboats

Three Locations on the Waimakariri - predominantly from Christchurch - please contact us for best option.

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Spectacular Hamilton Jet Boat Spins

New Zealand Jet Boating at its Best!

What others are saying

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"Truly awesome; one for the memory box"

We booked this from the UK not quite knowing what to expect and were blown away by the experience, definitely one for the memory box.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paul, he was not only our driver but also owner of the company. He was charming, personable, knowledgeable and clearly very experienced, he knew the river like the back of his hand as he barely took his foot off the throttle for the whole time, he even stopped off for tea and biscuits at the half way point; how civilised!!
I would thoroughly recommend Alpine Jet Thrills to anyone looking for an exciting jet boat experience.

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 28 February 2018
CDJDorset_UK Dorset, UK


Enjoyed this thrilling ride and the amazing views :) Paul made the experience more enjoyable with the frequent 360 spins. My little one enjoyed this a lot :)

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5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 24 April 2019
Sangeetha Gopalan