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 Discoveries Tours and Pricing

Canyon Discoveries

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 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 360 Hamilton 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 Jet Thrills to anyone looking for an exciting jet boat experience.

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

"Great ride!"

We were fortunate to have the boat to ourselves, allowing us to sit and chat with our very knowledgeable driver for extended periods. Perhaps he performed so many spins to keep me from asking more questions lol. You are very fortunate to have such a beautiful river to work with offering spectacular scenery!

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 29 November 2017
John G Toronto, Canada