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.

 

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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"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

"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