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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"So much fun!"

Our expert driver Greg took us up into the gorge and it was awesome. The kids loved it, especially the 360 degree spins! I’ve paddled the river a few times but it’s great to see it all from a different angle. Thanks to Paul for your recommendation. We’d love to come back and do the longer version.

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 26 August 2018
MP1234 From London

"Well worth it"

This is a must do if you are in the area! Our pilot Greg was great! He was very friendly and awesome at explaining some of the history of jet boats, how they worked, he pointed out the highlights of the river and some of the history of the area. This was all in addition to the actual fun we had whipping up and down the river and doing 360s while we took in the stunning views. I highly recommend going for the hour trip if you can as it is well worth it. We also lucked out because we were the only people on the boat scheduled for that time.

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 11 May 2018
The_GR_Blade Grandville, Michigan