Welcome to Alpine Jet Thrills

We are the premier Canterbury and Christchurch jet boat operator.

The Waimakariri River runs from the mountains to the sea and we have a departure point at both ends of this diverse river.

NOTE: Unfortunately we are currently not operating as New Zealand is in lock down due to Corona Virus, until further notice. (This message was posted 24th March 2020)


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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Spectacular Hamilton Jet Boat Spins

New Zealand Jet Boating at its Best!

What others are saying

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"Lovely Experience"

Paul gave us a fantastic river jet experience - complete with a high speed upstream trip, informative commentary and the famous 360 degree spins. He also helped us with a pickup from and drop to Christchurch, which was very helpful. Wonderful

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 3 June 2019
Sinhasupriyo from Kolkata


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